New American Standard Bible
You Yourself crushed Rahab like one who is slain; You scattered Your enemies with Your mighty arm.
King James Bible
Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm.
Darby Bible Translation
Thou hast crushed Rahab as one that is slain; thou hast scattered thine enemies with the arm of thy strength.
World English Bible
You have broken Rahab in pieces, like one of the slain. You have scattered your enemies with your mighty arm.
Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast bruised Rahab, as one wounded. With the arm of Thy strength Thou hast scattered Thine enemies.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces - Margin, "Egypt." See the notes at Psalm 87:4. The reference is to the exodus of the Hebrew people, when he destroyed the power of Egypt.
As one that is slain - Slain on the field of battle; as a man pierced through with a sword or spear.
Thou hast scattered thine enemies - At the time referred to, in Egypt; and at other times, when the enemies of God and of his people had been discomfited.
With thy strong arm - Margin, as in Hebrew, the arm of thy strength. That is, by his power - the arm being the symbol of power. See the notes at Psalm 77:15. Compare Deuteronomy 5:15; Deuteronomy 7:8, Deuteronomy 7:19, et al.
And the same feelings were evinced by Hezekiah, the pious king of Israel:
For Sheol cannot praise thee;
Death cannot celebrate thee;
They that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.
The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this day;
The father to the children shall make known thy faithfulness.
LibrarySeptember the Sixteenth the Steadfastness of the Lord
"My covenant shall stand fast." --PSALM lxxxix. 19-29. Such a divine assurance ought to make me perfectly quiet in spirit. Restlessness in a Christian always spells disloyalty. The uncertainty is born of suspicion. There is a rift in the faith, and the disturbing breath of the devil blows through, and destroys my peace. If I am sure of my great Ally, my heart will not be troubled, neither will it be afraid. And such a divine assurance ought to make me bold in will and majestic in labour. I ought …
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"God will not turn back His anger; Beneath Him crouch the helpers of Rahab.
He sent out His arrows, and scattered them, And lightning flashes in abundance, and routed them.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. A Song. Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered, And let those who hate Him flee before Him.
Rebuke the beasts in the reeds, The herd of bulls with the calves of the peoples, Trampling under foot the pieces of silver; He has scattered the peoples who delight in war.
"I shall mention Rahab and Babylon among those who know Me; Behold, Philistia and Tyre with Ethiopia: 'This one was born there.'"
For, behold, Your enemies, O LORD, For, behold, Your enemies will perish; All who do iniquity will be scattered.
Flash forth lightning and scatter them; Send out Your arrows and confuse them.
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