New International Version
May the desert tribes bow before him and his enemies lick the dust.
King James Bible
They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust.
Darby Bible Translation
The dwellers in the desert shall bow before him, and his enemies shall lick the dust.
World English Bible
Those who dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him. His enemies shall lick the dust.
Young's Literal Translation
Before him bow do the inhabitants of the dry places, And his enemies lick the dust.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They that dwell in the wilderness - The ציים tsiyim, termed Ethiopians by the Vulgate, Septuagint, Ethiopic, and Arabic. The Syriac terms them the islands. But it is likely that those who dwell by the sea-coasts, and support themselves by navigation and fishing, are here intended.
His enemies shall lick the dust - Shall be so completely subdued, that they shall be reduced to the most abject state of vassalage, till they shall become proselytes to the Jewish faith.
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All the rich of the earth will feast and worship; all who go down to the dust will kneel before him-- those who cannot keep themselves alive.
It was you who crushed the heads of Leviathan and gave it as food to the creatures of the desert.
Look at the land of the Babylonians, this people that is now of no account! The Assyrians have made it a place for desert creatures; they raised up their siege towers, they stripped its fortresses bare and turned it into a ruin.
Kings will be your foster fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers. They will bow down before you with their faces to the ground; they will lick the dust at your feet. Then you will know that I am the LORD; those who hope in me will not be disappointed."
They will lick dust like a snake, like creatures that crawl on the ground. They will come trembling out of their dens; they will turn in fear to the LORD our God and will be afraid of you.
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