Psalm 21:12
Modern Translations
New International Version
You will make them turn their backs when you aim at them with drawn bow.

New Living Translation
For they will turn and run when they see your arrows aimed at them.

English Standard Version
For you will put them to flight; you will aim at their faces with your bows.

Berean Study Bible
For You will put them to flight when Your bow is trained upon them.

New American Standard Bible
For You will make them turn their back; You will take aim at their faces with Your bowstrings.

NASB 1995
For You will make them turn their back; You will aim with Your bowstrings at their faces.

NASB 1977
For Thou wilt make them turn their back; Thou wilt aim with Thy bowstrings at their faces.

Amplified Bible
For You will make them turn their backs [in defeat]; You will aim Your bowstring [of divine justice] at their faces.

Christian Standard Bible
Instead, you will put them to flight when you ready your bowstrings to shoot at them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Instead, you will put them to flight when you aim your bow at their faces.

Contemporary English Version
You will make them run away by shooting your arrows at their faces.

Good News Translation
He will shoot his arrows at them and make them turn and run.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They turn their backs [and flee] because you aim your bow at their faces.

International Standard Version
Indeed, you will make them retreat, when you aim your bow at their faces.

NET Bible
For you make them retreat when you shoot your arrows at them.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
Therefore shalt thou make them turn their back, when thou shalt make ready thine arrows upon thy strings against the face of them.

New King James Version
Therefore You will make them turn their back; You will make ready Your arrows on Your string toward their faces.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore shall you make them turn their back, when you shall make ready your arrows upon your strings toward their face.

New Heart English Bible
For you will make them turn their back, when you aim drawn bows at their face.

World English Bible
For you will make them turn their back, when you aim drawn bows at their face.

American King James Version
Therefore shall you make them turn their back, when you shall make ready your arrows on your strings against the face of them.

American Standard Version
For thou wilt make them turn their back; Thou wilt make ready with thy bowstrings against their face.

A Faithful Version
For You shall make them turn their back; You shall aim Your arrows upon Your strings against their faces.

Darby Bible Translation
For thou wilt make them turn their back; thou wilt make ready thy bowstring against their face.

English Revised Version
For thou shalt make them turn their back, thou shalt make ready with thy bowstrings against the face of them.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore shalt thou make them turn their back, when thou shalt make ready thy arrows upon thy strings against the face of them.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
Therefore shalt thou put them aparte, and the strings of thy bowe shalt thou make readie against their faces.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
Therfore thou wilt put them to flight: and direct thine arrowes agaynst their faces.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
Therfore shalt thou put the to flight, & with thy stringes thou shalt make ready thine arowes agaynst the faces off them.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
For You make them turn their back, "" When You prepare Your strings against their faces.

Young's Literal Translation
For Thou makest them a butt, When Thy strings Thou preparest against their faces.

Smith's Literal Translation
For thou wilt set them the shoulder among thine being left, thou wilt prepare against their face.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
For thou shalt make them turn their back: in thy remnants thou shalt prepare their face.

Catholic Public Domain Version
For you will make them turn their back; with your remnants, you will prepare their countenance.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Put a scar within them and establish your preparation against their faces.

Lamsa Bible
For you shall place a scar on them; and you shall make ready your array against their faces.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
For thou shalt make them turn their back, Thou shalt make ready with thy bowstrings against the face of them.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For thou shalt make them turn their back in thy latter end, thou wilt prepare their face.








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