Psalm 18:44
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New International Version
foreigners cower before me; as soon as they hear of me, they obey me.

King James Bible
As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me.

Darby Bible Translation
At the hearing of the ear, they obey me: strangers come cringing unto me.

World English Bible
As soon as they hear of me they shall obey me. The foreigners shall submit themselves to me.

Young's Literal Translation
At the hearing of the ear they hearken to me, Sons of a stranger feign obedience to me,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

As soon as they hear of me - His victories were so rapid and splendid over powerful enemies, that they struck a general terror among the people, and several submitted without a contest.

Strangers shall submit themselves unto me - Some translate this: "The children of the foreign woman have lied unto me." This has been understood two ways: My own people, who have sworn fealty to me, have broken their obligation, and followed my rebellious son. Or, The heathens, who have been brought under my yoke, have promised the most cordial obedience, and flattered me with their tongues, while their hearts felt enmity against me and my government. Nevertheless, even in this unwilling subjection I was secure, my police being so efficient, and my kingdom so strong.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

As soon, etc. [Heb.] at the hearing of the ear

Romans 10:16,17 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias said, Lord, who has believed our report...

strangers [heb.] sons of the stranger

Psalm 66:3 Say to God, How terrible are you in your works! through the greatness of your power shall your enemies submit themselves to you.

Psalm 81:15 The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves to him: but their time should have endured for ever.

Deuteronomy 33:29 Happy are you, O Israel: who is like to you, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of your help...

2 Samuel 1:13 And David said to the young man that told him, From where are you? And he answered, I am the son of a stranger, an Amalekite.

Isaiah 62:8 The LORD has sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give your corn to be meat for your enemies...

Ezekiel 44:7 In that you have brought into my sanctuary strangers, uncircumcised in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in my sanctuary...

shall submit. or, yield feigned obedience [heb.] lie

Psalm 68:30 Rebuke the company of spearmen, the multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the people...

Psalm 81:15 The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves to him: but their time should have endured for ever.

2 Samuel 22:44-46 You also have delivered me from the strivings of my people, you have kept me to be head of the heathen...

August 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,
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Division of Actual Grace
Actual grace may be divided according to: (1) the difference existing between the faculties of the human soul, and (2) in reference to the freedom of the will. Considered in its relation to the different faculties of the soul, actual grace is either of the intellect, or of the will, or of the sensitive faculties. With regard to the free consent of the will, it is either (1) prevenient, also called cooeperating, or (2) efficacious or merely sufficient. 1. THE ILLUMINATING GRACE OF THE INTELLECT.--Actual
Joseph Pohle—Grace, Actual and Habitual

The Ark among the Flags
'And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi. 2. And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months. 3. And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river's brink. 4. And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him. 5. And the daughter of Pharaoh came
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

This State of Prayer not one of Idleness, but of Noble Action, Wrought by the Spirit of God, and in Dependence Upon Him --The Communication Of
Some people, hearing of the prayer of silence, have wrongly imagined that the soul remains inactive, lifeless, and without movement. But the truth is, that its action is more noble and more extensive than it ever was before it entered this degree, since it is moved by God Himself, and acted upon by His Spirit. St Paul desires that we should be led by the Spirit of God (Rom. viii. 14). I do not say that there must be no action, but that we must act in dependence upon the divine movement. This
Jeanne Marie Bouvières—A Short Method Of Prayer And Spiritual Torrents

Cross References
Deuteronomy 33:29
Blessed are you, Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD? He is your shield and helper and your glorious sword. Your enemies will cower before you, and you will tread on their heights."

Psalm 66:3
Say to God, "How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies cringe before you.

Psalm 81:15
Those who hate the LORD would cringe before him, and their punishment would last forever.

Psalm 144:7
Reach down your hand from on high; deliver me and rescue me from the mighty waters, from the hands of foreigners

Psalm 144:11
deliver me; rescue me from the hands of foreigners whose mouths are full of lies, whose right hands are deceitful.

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