New International Version
You crushed Rahab like one of the slain; with your strong arm you scattered your enemies.
King James Bible
Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm.
Darby Bible Translation
Thou hast crushed Rahab as one that is slain; thou hast scattered thine enemies with the arm of thy strength.
World English Bible
You have broken Rahab in pieces, like one of the slain. You have scattered your enemies with your mighty arm.
Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast bruised Rahab, as one wounded. With the arm of Thy strength Thou hast scattered Thine enemies.
Psalm 89:10 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou hast broken Rahab - Thou hast destroyed the power of Egypt, having overthrown the king and its people when they endeavored to prevent thy people from regaining their liberty.
As one that is slain - The whole clause in the original is, אתה דכאת כחלל רהב attah dikkitha kechalal Rahab, "Thou, like a hero, hast broken down Egypt." Dr. Kennicott has largely proved that חלל chalal, which we render wounded, slain, etc., means a soldier, warrior, hero; and it is certain that this sense agrees better with it than the other in a great number of places. Mr. Berlin translates, Tu contrivisti ut cadaver Aegyptum; "Thou hast bruised down Egypt like a dead carcass." The whole strength of Egypt could avail nothing against thee. Thou didst trample them down as easily as if they had all been dead carcasses.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Rahab. or, Egypt
thy strong arm. Heb. the arm of thy strength
'Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of Thy countenance.'--PSALM lxxxix. 15. The Psalmist has just been setting forth, in sublime language, the glories of the divine character--God's strength, His universal sway, the justice and judgment which are the foundation of His Throne, the mercy and truth which go as heralds before His face. A heathen singing of any of his gods would have gone on to describe the form and features of the god or goddess who …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The People's Christ
Second Sunday in Lent
God does not restrain his anger; even the cohorts of Rahab cowered at his feet.
He shot his arrows and scattered the enemy, with great bolts of lightning he routed them.
For the director of music. Of David. A psalm. A song. May God arise, may his enemies be scattered; may his foes flee before him.
Rebuke the beast among the reeds, the herd of bulls among the calves of the nations. Humbled, may the beast bring bars of silver. Scatter the nations who delight in war.
"I will record Rahab and Babylon among those who acknowledge me-- Philistia too, and Tyre, along with Cush -- and will say, 'This one was born in Zion.'"
For surely your enemies, LORD, surely your enemies will perish; all evildoers will be scattered.
Send forth lightning and scatter the enemy; shoot your arrows and rout them.
Jump to PreviousArm Broken Bruised Carcass Crush Crushed Death Enemies Flight Mighty Pieces Rahab Scatter Scattered Slain Strength Strong Wounded
Jump to NextArm Broken Bruised Carcass Crush Crushed Death Enemies Flight Mighty Pieces Rahab Scatter Scattered Slain Strength Strong Wounded
LinksPsalm 89:10 NIV
Psalm 89:10 NLT
Psalm 89:10 ESV
Psalm 89:10 NASB
Psalm 89:10 KJV
Psalm 89:10 Bible Apps
Psalm 89:10 Biblia Paralela
Psalm 89:10 Chinese Bible
Psalm 89:10 French Bible
Psalm 89:10 German Bible
Psalm 89:10 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.