Psalm 44:3
New International Version
It was not by their sword that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your face, for you loved them.

New Living Translation
They did not conquer the land with their swords; it was not their own strong arm that gave them victory. It was your right hand and strong arm and the blinding light from your face that helped them, for you loved them.

English Standard Version
for not by their own sword did they win the land, nor did their own arm save them, but your right hand and your arm, and the light of your face, for you delighted in them.

Berean Study Bible
For it was not by their sword that they took the land; their arm did not bring them victory; it was by Your right hand, Your arm, and the light of Your face; for You delighted in them.

New American Standard Bible
For by their own sword they did not possess the land, And their own arm did not save them, But Your right hand and Your arm and the light of Your presence, For You favored them.

King James Bible
For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them.

Christian Standard Bible
For they did not take the land by their sword--their arm did not bring them victory--but by your right hand, your arm, and the light of your face, because you were favorable toward them.

Contemporary English Version
Their strength and weapons were not what won the land and gave them victory! You loved them and fought with your powerful arm and your shining glory.

Good News Translation
Your people did not conquer the land with their swords; they did not win it by their own power; it was by your power and your strength, by the assurance of your presence, which showed that you loved them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For they did not take the land by their sword-- their arm did not bring them victory-- but by Your right hand, Your arm, and the light of Your face, for You were pleased with them.

International Standard Version
It was not with their sword that they inherited the land, nor did their own arm deliver them. But it was by your power, your strength, and by the light of your face; because you were pleased with them.

NET Bible
For they did not conquer the land by their swords, and they did not prevail by their strength, but rather by your power, strength and good favor, for you were partial to them.

New Heart English Bible
For they did not get the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them; but your right hand, and your arm, and the light of your face, because you were favorable to them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because it was not by their sword that they inherited the land, neither their arms that saved them, but your right hand and your arm and the light of your face, for you were pleased with them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It was not with their swords that they took possession of the land. They did not gain victory with their own strength. It was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your presence [that did it], because you were pleased with them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For not by their own sword did they get the land in possession, Neither did their own arm save them; But Thy right hand, and Thine arm, and the light of Thy countenance, Because Thou wast favourable unto them.

New American Standard 1977
For by their own sword they did not possess the land; And their own arm did not save them; But Thy right hand, and Thine arm, and the light of Thy presence, For Thou didst favor them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For they did not get the land in inheritance by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them, but thy right hand and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance because thy delight was in them.

King James 2000 Bible
For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but your right hand, and your arm, and the light of your countenance, because you had favor unto them.

American King James Version
For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but your right hand, and your arm, and the light of your countenance, because you had a favor to them.

American Standard Version
For they gat not the land in possession by their own sword, Neither did their own arm save them; But thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, Because thou wast favorable unto them.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For they inherited not the land by their own sword, and their own arm did not deliver them; but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou wert well pleased in them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For they got not the possession of the land by their own sword : neither did their own arm save them. But thy right hand and thy arm, and the light of thy countenance : because thou wast pleased with them.

Darby Bible Translation
For not by their own sword did they take possession of the land, neither did their own arm save them; but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst delight in them.

English Revised Version
For they gat not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them.

Webster's Bible Translation
For they obtained not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thy arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favor to them.

World English Bible
For they didn't get the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them; but your right hand, and your arm, and the light of your face, because you were favorable to them.

Young's Literal Translation
For, not by their sword Possessed they the land, And their arm gave not salvation to them, But Thy right hand, and Thine arm, And the light of Thy countenance, Because Thou hadst accepted them.
Study Bible
Redeem Us
2With Your hand You drove out the nations and planted our fathers there; You crushed the peoples and cast them out. 3For it was not by their sword that they took the land; their arm did not bring them victory; it was by Your right hand, Your arm, and the light of Your face; for You delighted in them. 4You are my King, O God, who ordains victories for Jacob.…
Cross References
Numbers 6:26
may the LORD lift up His countenance toward you and give you peace.'

Deuteronomy 4:37
Because He loved your fathers, He chose their descendants after them and brought you out of Egypt by His presence and great power,

Deuteronomy 7:7
The LORD did not set His affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than the other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples.

Deuteronomy 7:8
But because the LORD loved you and kept the oath He swore to your fathers, He brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 8:17
You may say in your heart, "The power and the strength of my hand has made this wealth for me."

Deuteronomy 8:18
But remember that it is the LORD your God who gives you the power to gain wealth, in order to confirm His covenant that He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

Deuteronomy 10:15
Yet the LORD has set His affection on your fathers and loved them. And He has chosen you, their descendants after them, above all the peoples, even to this day.

Joshua 24:12
I sent the hornet ahead of you, and it drove out the two Amorite kings before you, but not by your own sword or bow.

Psalm 4:6
Many ask, "Who can show us the good?" Shine the light of Your face upon us, O LORD.

Psalm 42:5
Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why the unease within me? Put your hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him for the salvation of His presence.

Psalm 77:10
So I said, "I am grieved that the right hand of the Most High has changed."

Psalm 77:15
With power You redeemed Your people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah

Psalm 78:42
They did not remember His power--the day He redeemed them from the adversary,

Psalm 78:54
He brought them to His holy land, to the hill country His right hand had acquired.

Psalm 89:15
Blessed are those who know the joyful sound, who walk, O LORD, in the light of Your presence.

Psalm 106:4
Remember me, O LORD, in Your favor to Your people. Visit me with Your salvation,

Psalm 136:12
with a mighty hand and outstretched arm. His loving devotion endures forever.

Isaiah 63:5
I looked, but there was no one to help; I was appalled that no one assisted; so My arm brought Me salvation, and My own wrath upheld Me.

Jeremiah 32:23
They came in and possessed it, but they did not obey Your voice or walk in Your law. They failed to perform all You commanded them to do, and so You have brought upon them all this disaster.

Hosea 1:7
Yet I will have compassion on the house of Judah, and I will deliver them, not by bow or sword or war, not by horses and cavalry, but by the LORD their God."

Treasury of Scripture

For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but your right hand, and your arm, and the light of your countenance, because you had a favor to them.

For

Deuteronomy 4:37,38
And because he loved thy fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them, and brought thee out in his sight with his mighty power out of Egypt; …

Deuteronomy 8:17,18
And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth…

Joshua 24:12
And I sent the hornet before you, which drave them out from before you, even the two kings of the Amorites; but not with thy sword, nor with thy bow.

thy right

Psalm 17:7
Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them.

Psalm 20:6
Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.

Psalm 74:11
Why withdrawest thou thy hand, even thy right hand? pluck it out of thy bosom.

light

Psalm 42:5,11
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance…

Psalm 80:16
It is burned with fire, it is cut down: they perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.

because

Numbers 14:8
If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey.

Deuteronomy 7:7,8
The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people: …

1 Samuel 12:22
For the LORD will not forsake his people for his great name's sake: because it hath pleased the LORD to make you his people.







Lexicon
For
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

it was not
לֹ֪א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

by their sword
בְחַרְבָּ֡ם (ḇə·ḥar·bām)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword

that they took
יָ֥רְשׁוּ (yā·rə·šū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3423: To occupy, to seize, to rob, to inherit, to expel, to impoverish, to ruin

the land;
אָ֗רֶץ (’ā·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

their arm
וּזְרוֹעָם֮ (ū·zə·rō·w·‘ām)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2220: The arm, the foreleg, force

did not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

bring them victory;
הוֹשִׁ֪יעָ֫ה (hō·wō·šî·‘āh)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3467: To be open, wide, free, to be safe, to free, succor

it was
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

by Your right hand,
יְמִֽינְךָ֣ (yə·mî·nə·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3225: The right hand, side, the south

Your arm,
וּ֭זְרוֹעֲךָ (ū·zə·rō·w·‘ă·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2220: The arm, the foreleg, force

and the light
וְא֥וֹר (wə·’ō·wr)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 216: Illumination, luminary

of Your face;
פָּנֶ֗יךָ (pā·ne·ḵā)
Noun - common plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

for
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

You delighted in them.
רְצִיתָֽם׃ (rə·ṣî·ṯām)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7521: To be pleased with, to satisfy a, debt
(3) The light of thy countenance.--Notice the contrast to this in Psalm 44:24; in times of distress God's face seemed hidden or averted.

Verse 3. - For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them (comp. Joshua 24:11, 12): but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them (see Deuteronomy 4:37, 38; Joshua 24:11, 18). 44:1-8 Former experiences of God's power and goodness are strong supports to faith, and powerful pleas in prayer under present calamities. The many victories Israel obtained, were not by their own strength or merit, but by God's favour and free grace. The less praise this allows us, the more comfort it affords, that we may see all as coming from the favour of God. He fought for Israel, else they had fought in vain. This is applicable to the planting of the Christian church in the world, which was not by any human policy or power. Christ, by his Spirit, went forth conquering and to conquer; and he that planted a church for himself in the world, will support it by the same power and goodness. They trusted and triumphed in and through him. Let him that glories, glory in the Lord. But if they have the comfort of his name, let them give unto him the glory due unto it.
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