Psalm 18:37
New International Version
I pursued my enemies and overtook them; I did not turn back till they were destroyed.

New Living Translation
I chased my enemies and caught them; I did not stop until they were conquered.

English Standard Version
I pursued my enemies and overtook them, and did not turn back till they were consumed.

Berean Study Bible
I pursued my enemies and overtook them; I did not turn back until they were consumed.

New American Standard Bible
I pursued my enemies and overtook them, And I did not turn back until they were consumed.

King James Bible
I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed.

Christian Standard Bible
I pursue my enemies and overtake them; I do not turn back until they are wiped out.

Contemporary English Version
I kept chasing my enemies, until I caught them and destroyed them.

Good News Translation
I pursue my enemies and catch them; I do not stop until I destroy them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I pursue my enemies and overtake them; I do not turn back until they are wiped out.

International Standard Version
I pursued my enemies and overtook them; I did not turn around until they were utterly defeated.

NET Bible
I chase my enemies and catch them; I do not turn back until I wipe them out.

New Heart English Bible
I will pursue my enemies, and overtake them. Neither will I turn again until they are consumed.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I shall pursue my enemies and overtake them and I shall not return until I finish them off.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I chased my enemies and caught up with them. I did not return until I had ended their lives.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them; Neither did I turn back till they were consumed.

New American Standard 1977
I pursued my enemies and overtook them, And I did not turn back until they were consumed.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I shall pursue my enemies and overtake them: neither shall I turn again until they are consumed.

King James 2000 Bible
I have pursued my enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed.

American King James Version
I have pursued my enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed.

American Standard Version
I will pursue mine enemies, and overtake them; Neither will I turn again till they are consumed.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I will pursue mine enemies, and overtake them; and I will not turn back until they are consumed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will pursue after my enemies, and overtake them: and I will not turn again till they are consumed.

Darby Bible Translation
I pursued mine enemies, and overtook them; and I turned not again till they were consumed.

English Revised Version
I will pursue mine enemies, and overtake them: neither will I turn again till they are consumed.

Webster's Bible Translation
I have pursued my enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed.

World English Bible
I will pursue my enemies, and overtake them. Neither will I turn again until they are consumed.

Young's Literal Translation
I pursue mine enemies, and overtake them, And turn back not till they are consumed.
Study Bible
The LORD is My Rock
36You broaden the path beneath me so that my ankles do not give way. 37I pursued my enemies and overtook them; I did not turn back until they were consumed. 38I crushed them so they could not rise; they have fallen under my feet.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 7:9
I have been with you wherever you have gone, and I have cut off all your enemies from before you. Now I will make for you a name like the greatest in the land.

Psalm 37:20
But the wicked and enemies of the LORD will perish like the glory of the fields. They will vanish; like smoke they will fade away.

Psalm 44:5
Through You we repel our foes; through Your name we trample our enemies.

Treasury of Scripture

I have pursued my enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed.

Psalm 3:7
Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.

Psalm 9:3
When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence.

Psalm 35:2,5
Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help…







Lexicon
I pursued
אֶרְדּ֣וֹף (’er·dō·wp̄)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7291: To pursue, chase, persecute

my enemies
א֭וֹיְבַי (’ō·wy·ḇay)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 341: Hating, an adversary

and overtook them;
וְאַשִּׂיגֵ֑ם (wə·’aś·śî·ḡêm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive imperfect - first person common singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5381: To reach, overtake

I did not
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

turn back
אָ֝שׁוּב‪‬ (’ā·šūḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

until
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

they were consumed.
כַּלּוֹתָֽם׃ (kal·lō·w·ṯām)
Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3615: To be complete, at an end, finished, accomplished, or spent
(37-40) Another retrospective glance of the poet over his past wars. Notice slight variations in Samuel.

Verse 37. - I have pursued mine enemies and overtaken them (see 1 Samuel 30:8-17; 2 Samuel 8:1-13; 2 Samuel 10:6-18). Neither did I turn again till they were consumed. The greatest severities exercised by David seem to have been those against Edom (1 Kings 11:15, 16) and Ammon (2 Samuel 12:29-31). Otherwise he would seem not to have used, with any great harshness, his rights as a conqueror. 18:32, and the following verses, are the gifts of God to the spiritual warrior, whereby he is prepared for the contest, after the example of his victorious Leader. Learn that we must seek release being made through Christ, shall be rejected. In David the type, we behold out of trouble through Christ. The prayer put up, without reconciliation Jesus our Redeemer, conflicting with enemies, compassed with sorrows and with floods of ungodly men, enduring not only the pains of death, but the wrath of God for us; yet calling upon the Father with strong cries and tears; rescued from the grave; proceeding to reconcile, or to put under his feet all other enemies, till death, the last enemy, shall be destroyed. We should love the Lord, our Strength, and our Salvation; we should call on him in every trouble, and praise him for every deliverance; we should aim to walk with him in all righteousness and true holiness, keeping from sin. If we belong to him, he conquers and reigns for us, and we shall conquer and reign through him, and partake of the mercy of our anointed King, which is promised to all his seed for evermore. Amen.
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