New International Version
They surrounded me on every side, but in the name of the LORD I cut them down.
King James Bible
They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
Darby Bible Translation
They encompassed me, yea, encompassed me; but in the name of Jehovah have I destroyed them.
World English Bible
They surrounded me, yes, they surrounded me. In the name of Yahweh I indeed cut them off.
Young's Literal Translation
They have compassed me about, Yea, they have compassed me about, In the name of Jehovah I surely cut them off.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
All nations compassed me about - This is by some supposed to relate to David, at the commencement of his reign, when all the neighboring Philistine nations endeavored to prevent him from establishing himself in the kingdom. Others suppose it may refer to the Samaritans, Idumeans, Ammonites, and others, who endeavored to prevent the Jews from rebuilding their city and their temple after their return from captivity in Babylon.
But in the name of the Lord will I destroy them - Dr. Kennicott renders אמילם amilam, "I shall disappoint them;" Bishop Horsley, "I cut them to pieces;" Mr. N. Berlin, repuli eas, "I have repelled them." "I will cut them off;" Chaldee. Ultus sum in eos, "I am avenged on them;" Vulgate. So the Septuagint.
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"The Lord is my strength and my song." --PSALM cxviii. 14-21. Yes, first of all "my strength" and then "my song"! For what song can there be where there is languor and fainting? What brave music can be born in an organ which is short of breath? There must first be strength if we would have fine harmonies. And so the good Lord comes to the songless, and with holy power He brings the gift of "saving health." "And my song"! For when life is healthy it instinctively breaks into song. The happy, contented …
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Letter xx. To Pope Damasus.
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"When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near.
All day long they surround me like a flood; they have completely engulfed me.
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