Psalm 118:12
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New Living Translation
They swarmed around me like bees; they blazed against me like a crackling fire. But I destroyed them all with the authority of the LORD.

King James Bible
They compassed me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.

Darby Bible Translation
They encompassed me like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of Jehovah have I destroyed them.

World English Bible
They surrounded me like bees. They are quenched like the burning thorns. In the name of Yahweh I cut them off.

Young's Literal Translation
They compassed me about as bees, They have been extinguished as a fire of thorns, In the name of Jehovah I surely cut them off.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

118:12 Bees - ln great numbers. Thorns - Which burns fiercely, but quickly spends itself.

Psalm 118:12 Parallel Commentaries

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The Monk Nilus.
Nilus was born at Rossano, in Calabria, in the year 910, of an old Greek family. His pious parents, to whom only one child, a daughter, had been given, besought the Lord that he would give them a son. This prayer was heard, and that son was Nilus. They carried the child to the church, and consecrated him to the service of God. On that account, also, they gave him the name of Nilus, after a venerated monk of the fifth century, distinguished by his spirit of vital Christianity, and to whose example
Augustus Neander—Light in the Dark Places

Letter X (In the Same Year) the Same, when Bishop
The Same, When Bishop He exhorts him to adorn the dignity which he had obtained without preceding merits, by a holy life. 1. Charity gives me boldness, my very dear friend, to speak to you with great confidence. The episcopal seat which you have lately obtained requires a man of many merits; and I see with grief none of these in you, or at least not sufficient, to have preceded your elevation. For your mode of life and your past occupations seem in nowise to have been befitting the episcopal office.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

The Evolution of Early Congregationalism the Stone which the Builders Rejected is Become the Head of the Corner. --Psalm cxviii
CHAPTER I THE EVOLUTION OF EARLY CONGREGATIONALISM The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner.--Psalm cxviii, 22. The colonists of Plymouth, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Haven were grounded in the system which became known as Congregational, and later as Congregationalism. At the outset they differed not at all in creed, and only in some respects in polity, from the great Puritan body in England, out of which they largely came.[a] For more than forty years before
M. Louise Greene, Ph. D.—The Development of Religious Liberty in Connecticut

Epistle vii. To Anastasius, Patriarch of Antioch .
To Anastasius, Patriarch of Antioch [1310] . Gregory to Anastasius, &c. I have found what your Blessedness has written to be as rest to the weary, as health to the sick, as a fountain to the thirsty, as shade to the oppressed with heat. For those words of yours did not seem even to be expressed by the tongue of the flesh, inasmuch as you so disclosed the spiritual love which you bear me as if your soul itself were speaking. But very hard was that which followed, in that your love enjoined me to
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

Cross References
Luke 21:20
"And when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then you will know that the time of its destruction has arrived.

Deuteronomy 1:44
But the Amorites who lived there came out against you like a swarm of bees. They chased and battered you all the way from Seir to Hormah.

Psalm 58:9
God will sweep them away, both young and old, faster than a pot heats over burning thorns.

Ecclesiastes 7:6
A fool's laughter is quickly gone, like thorns crackling in a fire. This also is meaningless.

Isaiah 43:17
I called forth the mighty army of Egypt with all its chariots and horses. I drew them beneath the waves, and they drowned, their lives snuffed out like a smoldering candlewick.

Nahum 1:10
His enemies, tangled like thornbushes and staggering like drunks, will be burned up like dry stubble in a field.

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