New International Version
He subdued nations under us, peoples under our feet.
King James Bible
He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet.
Darby Bible Translation
He subdueth the peoples under us, and the nations under our feet.
World English Bible
He subdues nations under us, and peoples under our feet.
Young's Literal Translation
He leadeth peoples under us, and nations under our feet.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He shall subdue the people under us - He shall do again for us what he had done for our forefathers - give us dominion over our enemies, and establish us in our own land. I would rather read this in the past tense, relative to what God did for their fathers in destroying the Canaanites, and giving them the promised land for their possession, and taking the people for his own inheritance. This is also applied to the conversion of the Gentiles who, on the rejection of the Jews, have become his inheritance; and whom he has chosen to inherit all those spiritual blessings typified by the sacrifices and other significant rites and ceremonies of the Jewish Church.
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LibraryA Wise Desire
I remember once going to a chapel where this happened to be the text, and the good man who occupied the pulpit was more than a little of an Arminian. Therefore, when he commenced, he said, "This passage refers entirely to our temporal inheritance. It has nothing whatever to do with our everlasting destiny: for," said he, "We do not want Christ to choose for us in the matter of heaven or hell. It is so plain and easy that every man who has a grain of common sense will choose heaven; and any person …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855
His Future Work
I crushed them so that they could not rise; they fell beneath my feet.
He is the God who avenges me, who subdues nations under me,
how quickly I would subdue their enemies and turn my hand against their foes!
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