New Living Translation
Lord, what can I say now that Israel has fled from its enemies?
King James Bible
O Lord, what shall I say, when Israel turneth their backs before their enemies!
Darby Bible Translation
Ah Lord! what shall I say after Israel have turned their backs before their enemies?
World English Bible
Oh, Lord, what shall I say, after that Israel has turned their backs before their enemies!
Young's Literal Translation
Oh, Lord, what do I say, after that Israel hath turned the neck before its enemies?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:8 What shall I say - In answer to the reproaches of our insulting enemies. When Israel - God's people, which he hath singled out of all nations for his own.
LibraryThe Practice of Piety in Glorifying God in the Time of Sickness, and when Thou Art Called to Die in the Lord.
As soon as thou perceivest thyself to be visited with any sickness, meditate with thyself: 1. That "misery cometh not forth of the dust; neither doth affliction spring out of the earth." Sickness comes not by hap or chance (as the Philistines supposed that their mice and emrods came, 1 Sam. vi. 9), but from man's wickedness, which, as sparkles, breaketh out. "Man suffereth," saith Jeremiah, "for his sins." "Fools," saith David, "by reason of their transgressions, and because of their iniquities, …
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Then Joshua cried out, "Oh, Sovereign LORD, why did you bring us across the Jordan River if you are going to let the Amorites kill us? If only we had been content to stay on the other side!
For when the Canaanites and all the other people living in the land hear about it, they will surround us and wipe our name off the face of the earth. And then what will happen to the honor of your great name?"
1 Samuel 4:3
After the battle was over, the troops retreated to their camp, and the elders of Israel asked, "Why did the LORD allow us to be defeated by the Philistines?" Then they said, "Let's bring the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD from Shiloh. If we carry it into battle with us, it will save us from our enemies."
You make us retreat from our enemies and allow those who hate us to plunder our land.
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