New Living Translation
If a person does not repent, God will sharpen his sword; he will bend and string his bow.
King James Bible
If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.
Darby Bible Translation
If one turn not, he will sharpen his sword; he hath bent his bow and made it ready,
World English Bible
If a man doesn't relent, he will sharpen his sword; he has bent and strung his bow.
Young's Literal Translation
If one turn not, His sword he sharpeneth, His bow he hath trodden -- He prepareth it,
Psalm 7:12 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:12 He will - God will hasten, and speedily execute his judgments upon him.
LibraryThe Exile --Continued.
There are many echoes of this period of Engedi in the Psalms. Perhaps the most distinctly audible of these are to be found in the seventh psalm, which is all but universally recognised as David's, even Ewald concurring in the general consent. It is an irregular ode--for such is the meaning of Shiggaion in the title, and by its broken rhythms and abrupt transitions testifies to the emotion of its author. The occasion of it is said to be "the words of Cush the Benjamite." As this is a peculiar name …
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David
Twenty-Third Lesson Bear Fruit, that the Father May Give what Ye Ask;'
The Section Chap. I. -iii.
The Blessings of Noah Upon Shem and Japheth. (Gen. Ix. 18-27. )
when I sharpen my flashing sword and begin to carry out justice, I will take revenge on my enemies and repay those who reject me.
The wicked are stringing their bows and fitting their arrows on the bowstrings. They shoot from the shadows at those whose hearts are right.
Arise, O LORD! Stand against them, and bring them to their knees! Rescue me from the wicked with your sword!
For they will turn and run when they see your arrows aimed at them.
ignoring the tunes of the snake charmers, no matter how skillfully they play.
But God himself will shoot them with his arrows, suddenly striking them down.
Their arrows will be sharp and their bows ready for battle. Sparks will fly from their horses' hooves, and the wheels of their chariots will spin like a whirlwind.
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