New International Version
Then my enemies will turn back when I call for help. By this I will know that God is for me.
King James Bible
When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me.
Darby Bible Translation
Then shall mine enemies return backward in the day when I call: this I know, for God is for me.
World English Bible
Then my enemies shall turn back in the day that I call. I know this, that God is for me.
Young's Literal Translation
Then turn back do mine enemies in the day I call. This I have known, that God is for me.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back - As soon as they know that I call upon thee, then, knowing that thou wilt hear and save, my enemies will immediately take flight. The cry of faith and prayer to God is more dreadful to our spiritual foes than the war-whoop of the Indian is to his surprised brother savages.
This I know - I have often had experience of the Divine interposition; and I know it will be so now, for God is with me. He who has God With him need not fear the face of any adversary.
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What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
My enemies turn back; they stumble and perish before you.
I know that you are pleased with me, for my enemy does not triumph over me.
In God, whose word I praise, in the LORD, whose word I praise--
Do not hide your face from me when I am in distress. Turn your ear to me; when I call, answer me quickly.
The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?
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