Psalm 144:6
New International Version
Send forth lightning and scatter the enemy; shoot your arrows and rout them.

New Living Translation
Hurl your lightning bolts and scatter your enemies! Shoot your arrows and confuse them!

English Standard Version
Flash forth the lightning and scatter them; send out your arrows and rout them!

Berean Study Bible
Flash forth Your lightning and scatter them; shoot Your arrows and rout them.

King James Bible
Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them.

New King James Version
Flash forth lightning and scatter them; Shoot out Your arrows and destroy them.

New American Standard Bible
Flash forth lightning and scatter them; Send out Your arrows and confuse them.

NASB 1995
Flash forth lightning and scatter them; Send out Your arrows and confuse them.

NASB 1977
Flash forth lightning and scatter them; Send out Thine arrows and confuse them.

Amplified Bible
Flash lightning and scatter my enemies; Send out Your arrows and confuse and embarrass and frustrate them.

Christian Standard Bible
Flash your lightning and scatter the foe; shoot your arrows and rout them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Flash Your lightning and scatter the foe; shoot Your arrows and rout them.

American Standard Version
Cast forth lightning, and scatter them; Send out thine arrows, and discomfit them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Cause your lightnings to flash and trouble them; send your arrows and scatter them.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Send lightning, and thou shalt scatter them: send forth thine arrows, and thou shalt discomfit them.

Contemporary English Version
Use your lightning as arrows to scatter my enemies and make them run away.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Send forth lightning, and thou shalt scatter them: shoot out thy arrows, and thou shalt trouble them.

English Revised Version
Cast forth lightning, and scatter them; send out thine arrows, and discomfit them.

Good News Translation
Send flashes of lightning and scatter your enemies; shoot your arrows and send them running.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Hurl bolts of lightning, and scatter them. Shoot your arrows, and throw them into confusion.

International Standard Version
Send forth lightning and scatter the enemy, shoot your arrows and confuse them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Cast forth lightning, and scatter them; Send out Thine arrows, and discomfit them.

Literal Standard Version
Send forth lightning, and scatter them, Send forth Your arrows, and trouble them,

NET Bible
Hurl lightning bolts and scatter them! Shoot your arrows and rout them!

New Heart English Bible
Throw out lightning, and scatter them. Send out your arrows, and rout them.

World English Bible
Throw out lightning, and scatter them. Send out your arrows, and rout them.

Young's Literal Translation
Send forth lightning, and scatter them, Send forth Thine arrows, and trouble them,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Blessed Be the LORD, My Rock
5Part Your heavens, O LORD, and come down; touch the mountains, that they may smoke. 6Flash forth Your lightning and scatter them; shoot Your arrows and rout them. 7Reach down from on high; set me free and rescue me from the deep waters, from the grasp of foreigners,…

Cross References
Psalm 7:13
He has prepared His deadly weapons; He ordains His arrows with fire.

Psalm 18:14
He shot His arrows and scattered the foes; He hurled lightning and routed them.

Psalm 58:7
May they vanish like water that runs off; when they draw the bow, may their arrows be blunted.

Psalm 59:11
Do not kill them, or my people will forget. Scatter them by Your power, and bring them down, O Lord, our shield.

Psalm 89:10
You crushed Rahab like a carcass; You scattered Your enemies with Your mighty arm.

Habakkuk 3:11
Sun and moon stood still in their places at the flash of Your flying arrows, at the brightness of Your shining spear.

Zechariah 9:14
Then the LORD will appear over them, and His arrow will go forth like lightning. The Lord GOD will sound the ram's horn and advance in the whirlwinds of the south.


Treasury of Scripture

Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out your arrows, and destroy them.

cast forth

Psalm 18:13,14
The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire…

Psalm 77:17,18
The clouds poured out water: the skies sent out a sound: thine arrows also went abroad…

2 Samuel 22:12-15
And he made darkness pavilions round about him, dark waters, and thick clouds of the skies…

shoot out

Psalm 7:12
If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.

Psalm 21:12
Therefore shalt thou make them turn their back, when thou shalt make ready thine arrows upon thy strings against the face of them.

Psalm 45:5
Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; whereby the people fall under thee.









(6) Cast forth lightning.--Literally, lighten lightning, the verb being quite peculiar to this place.

Verse 6. - Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out thins arrows, and destroy them (comp. Psalm 18:14).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Flash forth
בְּר֣וֹק (bə·rō·wq)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 1299: To flash (of lightning)

Your lightning
בָּ֭רָק (bā·rāq)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1300: Lightning, a gleam, a flashing sword

and scatter them;
וּתְפִיצֵ֑ם (ū·ṯə·p̄î·ṣêm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive imperfect - second person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 6327: To be dispersed or scattered

shoot
שְׁלַ֥ח (šə·laḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 7971: To send away, for, out

Your arrows
חִ֝צֶּ֗יךָ (ḥiṣ·ṣe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 2671: A piercer, an arrow, a wound, thunderbolt, the shaft of a, spear

and rout them.
וּתְהֻמֵּֽם׃ (ū·ṯə·hum·mêm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - second person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 2000: To make a noise, move noisily, confuse, discomfit


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