New International Version
I will crush his foes before him and strike down his adversaries.
King James Bible
And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him.
Darby Bible Translation
But I will beat down his adversaries before his face, and will smite them that hate him.
World English Bible
I will beat down his adversaries before him, and strike those who hate him.
Young's Literal Translation
And I have beaten down before him his adversaries, And those hating him I plague,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The enemy shall not exact upon him - None of his enemies shall be able to prevail against him. It is worthy of remark that David was never overthrown; he finally conquered every foe that rose up against him. Saul's persecution, Absalom's revolt, Sheba's conspiracy, and the struggle made by the partisans of the house of Saul after his death, only tended to call forth David's skill, courage, and prowess, and to seat him more firmly on his throne. The Philistines, the Ammonites, the Syrians, etc., united all their forces to crush him, but in vain: "God beat down all his foes before his face," and variously plagued those who opposed him, Psalm 89:23.
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'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 …
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2 Samuel 7:9
I have been with you wherever you have gone, and I have cut off all your enemies from before you. Now I will make your name great, like the names of the greatest men on earth.
2 Samuel 7:10
And I will provide a place for my people Israel and will plant them so that they can have a home of their own and no longer be disturbed. Wicked people will not oppress them anymore, as they did at the beginning
You will break them with a rod of iron; you will dash them to pieces like pottery."
You made my enemies turn their backs in flight, and I destroyed my foes.
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