New International Version
I beat them as fine as windblown dust; I trampled them like mud in the streets.
King James Bible
Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind: I did cast them out as the dirt in the streets.
Darby Bible Translation
And I did beat them small as dust before the wind; I did cast them out as the mire of the streets.
World English Bible
Then I beat them small as the dust before the wind. I cast them out as the mire of the streets.
Young's Literal Translation
And I beat them as dust before wind, As mire of the streets I empty them out.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Then did I beat them - God was with him, and they had only an arm of flesh. No wonder then that his enemies were destroyed.
Small as the dust before the wind - This well expresses the manner in which he treated the Moabites, Ammonites, and the people of Rabbah: "He put them under saws, and under harrows of iron, and under axes of iron; and made them pass through the brick-kiln," etc. See 2 Samuel 12:31 (note), and the notes there.
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LibraryAugust 2. "Thy Gentleness Hath Made Me Great" (Ps. xviii. 35).
"Thy gentleness hath made me great" (Ps. xviii. 35). The blessed Comforter is gentle, tender, and full of patience and love. How gentle are God's dealings even with sinners! How patient His forbearance! How tender His discipline, with His own erring children! How He led Jacob, Joseph, Israel, David, Elijah, and all His ancient servants, until they could truly say, "Thy gentleness hath made me great." The heart in which the Holy Spirit dwells will always be characterized by gentleness, lowliness, …
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Make them like tumbleweed, my God, like chaff before the wind.
You have delivered me from the attacks of the people; you have made me the head of nations. People I did not know now serve me,
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