Psalm 45:5
New International Version
Let your sharp arrows pierce the hearts of the king's enemies; let the nations fall beneath your feet.

New Living Translation
Your arrows are sharp, piercing your enemies' hearts. The nations fall beneath your feet.

English Standard Version
Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the king’s enemies; the peoples fall under you.

Berean Study Bible
Your arrows pierce the hearts of the king’s foes; the nations fall beneath your feet.

New American Standard Bible
Your arrows are sharp; The peoples fall under You; Your arrows are in the heart of the King's enemies.

King James Bible
Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; whereby the people fall under thee.

Christian Standard Bible
Your sharpened arrows pierce the hearts of the king's enemies; the peoples fall under you.

Contemporary English Version
Send your sharp arrows through enemy hearts and make all nations fall at your feet.

Good News Translation
Your arrows are sharp, they pierce the hearts of your enemies; nations fall down at your feet.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your arrows pierce the hearts of the king's enemies; the peoples fall under you.

International Standard Version
Your arrows are sharpened to penetrate the hearts of the king's enemies. People will fall under you.

NET Bible
Your arrows are sharp and penetrate the hearts of the king's enemies. Nations fall at your feet.

New Heart English Bible
Your arrows are sharp. The nations fall under you, with arrows in the heart of the king's enemies.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Your arrows are sharp and the nations will fall under you in the heart of the enemies of The King.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies. Nations fall beneath you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thine arrows are sharp-- The peoples fall under thee-- [They sink] into the heart of the king's enemies.

New American Standard 1977
Thine arrows are sharp; The peoples fall under Thee; Thine arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thine arrows, by which the peoples fall under thee, penetrate the heart of the enemies of the king.

King James 2000 Bible
Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; by which the people fall under you.

American King James Version
Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; whereby the people fall under you.

American Standard Version
Thine arrows are sharp; The peoples fall under thee; They are in the heart of the king's enemies.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thy weapons are sharpened, Mighty One, (the nations shall fall under thee) they are in the heart of the king's enemies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thy arrows are sharp: under thee shall people fall, into the hearts of the king's enemies.

Darby Bible Translation
Thine arrows are sharp -- peoples fall under thee -- in the heart of the king's enemies.

English Revised Version
Thine arrows are sharp; the peoples fall under thee; they are in the heart of the king's enemies.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thy arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; by which the people fall under thee.

World English Bible
Your arrows are sharp. The nations fall under you, with arrows in the heart of the king's enemies.

Young's Literal Translation
Thine arrows are sharp, -- Peoples fall under Thee -- In the heart of the enemies of the king.
Study Bible
My Heart is Stirred by a Noble Theme
4In your splendor ride forth in victory on behalf of truth and humility and justice; may your right hand show your awesome deeds. 5Your arrows pierce the hearts of the king’s foes; the nations fall beneath your feet. 6Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever, and justice is the scepter of Your kingdom.…
Cross References
Numbers 24:8
God brought him out of Egypt with strength like a wild ox, to devour hostile nations and crush their bones, to pierce them with arrows.

Deuteronomy 32:23
I will heap disasters upon them; I will spend My arrows against them.

2 Samuel 18:14
But Joab declared, "I am not going to wait like this with you!" And he took three spears in his hand and thrust them through the heart of Absalom while he was still alive in the oak tree.

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 92:9
For surely Your enemies, O LORD, surely Your enemies will perish; all evildoers will be scattered.

Psalm 120:4
Sharp arrows from the warrior, with burning coals of juniper!

Isaiah 5:28
Their arrows are sharpened, and all their bows are strung. The hooves of their horses are like flint; their chariot wheels are like a whirlwind.

Isaiah 7:13
Then Isaiah said, "Hear now, O house of David! Is it not enough to try the patience of men? Will you try the patience of my God as well?

Treasury of Scripture

Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; whereby the people fall under you.

Thine

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 38:2
For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore.

Numbers 24:8
God brought him forth out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn: he shall eat up the nations his enemies, and shall break their bones, and pierce them through with his arrows.

sharp

Psalm 2:1-9
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? …

Luke 19:42-44
Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes…

Luke 20:18,19
Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder…

people

Psalm 22:27
All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.

Psalm 66:3,4
Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee…

Acts 4:4
Howbeit many of them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.







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

pierce
שְׁנ֫וּנִ֥ים (šə·nū·nîm)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8150: To point, to pierce, to inculcate

the hearts
בְּ֝לֵ֗ב (bə·lêḇ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

of the king’s
הַמֶּֽלֶךְ׃ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

foes;
אוֹיְבֵ֥י (’ō·wy·ḇê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 341: Hating, an adversary

the nations
עַ֭מִּים (‘am·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

fall
יִפְּל֑וּ (yip·pə·lū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5307: To fall, lie

beneath your feet.
תַּחְתֶּ֣יךָ (taḥ·te·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of
(5) Thine arrows.--Our version has transposed the clauses of this verse. The original is more vivid.

"Thine arrows are sharpened--

The people under Thee fall--

Against the heart of the king's enemies."

The poet actually sees the battle raging before him.

Verse 5. - Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; whereby the people fall under thee. The original is more graphic. It runs, "Thy arrows are sharp - the peoples fall under thee - (they are) in the heart of the king's enemies." All the enemies of Messiah shall one day be chastised, and fall before him. 45:1-5 The psalmist's tongue was guided by the Spirit of God, as the pen is by the hand of a ready writer. This psalm is touching the King Jesus, his kingdom and government. It is a shame that this good matter is not more the subject of our discourse. There is more in Christ to engage our love, than there is or can be in any creature. This world and its charms are ready to draw away our hearts from Christ; therefore we are concerned to understand how much more worthy he is of our love. By his word, his promise, his gospel, the good will of God is made known to us, and the good work of God is begun and carried on in us. The psalmist, ver. 3-5, joyfully foretells the progress and success of the Messiah. The arrows of conviction are very terrible in the hearts of sinners, till they are humbled and reconciled; but the arrows of vengeance will be more so to his enemies who refuse to submit. All who have seen his glory and tasted his grace, rejoice to see him, by his word and Spirit, bring enemies and strangers under his dominion.
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