New International Version
"they have greatly oppressed me from my youth, but they have not gained the victory over me.
King James Bible
Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth: yet they have not prevailed against me.
Darby Bible Translation
Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth; yet they have not prevailed against me.
World English Bible
many times they have afflicted me from my youth up, yet they have not prevailed against me.
Young's Literal Translation
Often they distressed me from my youth, Yet they have not prevailed over me.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Yet they have not prevailed - They endeavored to annihilate us as a people; but God still preserves us as his own nation.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
yet they have
I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting. T hat which often passes amongst men for resolution, and the proof of a noble, courageous spirit, is, in reality, the effect of a weak and little mind. At least, it is chiefly owing to the presence of certain circumstances, which have a greater influence upon the conduct, than any inherent principle. Thus may persons who appear to set death and danger at defiance in the hour …
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1
And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.
2 Corinthians 4:8
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;
2 Corinthians 4:9
persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
Plowmen have plowed my back and made their furrows long.
They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you," declares the LORD.
I will make you a wall to this people, a fortified wall of bronze; they will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you to rescue and save you," declares the LORD.
But the LORD is with me like a mighty warrior; so my persecutors will stumble and not prevail. They will fail and be thoroughly disgraced; their dishonor will never be forgotten.
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