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.

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

New King James Version
I have pursued my enemies and overtaken them; Neither did I turn back again till they were destroyed.

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

NASB 1995
I pursued my enemies and overtook them, And I did not turn back until they were consumed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
I pursue my enemies, and overtake them, And do not turn back until they are consumed.

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

New Heart English Bible
I pursued my enemies and overtook them, and I did not turn back until they were destroyed.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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…









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

my enemies
א֭וֹיְבַי (’ō·wy·ḇay)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 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 5381: To reach, overtake

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

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

until
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's 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 3615: To be complete, at an end, finished, accomplished, or spent


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