Psalm 78:66
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New International Version
He beat back his enemies; he put them to everlasting shame.

New Living Translation
He routed his enemies and sent them to eternal shame.

English Standard Version
And he put his adversaries to rout; he put them to everlasting shame.

Berean Study Bible
He beat back His foes; He put them to everlasting shame.

New American Standard Bible
He drove His adversaries backward; He put on them an everlasting reproach.

King James Bible
And he smote his enemies in the hinder parts: he put them to a perpetual reproach.

Christian Standard Bible
He beat back his foes; he gave them lasting disgrace.

Contemporary English Version
God scattered his enemies and made them ashamed forever.

Good News Translation
He drove his enemies back in lasting and shameful defeat.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He beat back His foes; He gave them lasting shame.

International Standard Version
He beat back his adversaries, permanently disgracing them.

NET Bible
He drove his enemies back; he made them a permanent target for insults.

New Heart English Bible
He struck his adversaries backward. He put them to a perpetual reproach.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He struck his enemies behind him and he gave them eternal reproach

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He struck his enemies from behind and disgraced them forever.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And He smote His adversaries backward; He put upon them a perpetual reproach.

New American Standard 1977
And He drove His adversaries backward; He put on them an everlasting reproach.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he smote his enemies in the hinder parts; he put them to a perpetual reproach.

King James 2000 Bible
And he struck his enemies and beat them back: he put them to a perpetual reproach.

American King James Version
And he smote his enemies in the hinder parts: he put them to a perpetual reproach.

American Standard Version
And he smote his adversaries backward: He put them to a perpetual reproach.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he smote his enemies on the hinder parts: he put them to an everlasting reproach.

Darby Bible Translation
And he smote his adversaries in the hinder part, and put them to everlasting reproach.

English Revised Version
And he smote his adversaries backward: he put them to a perpetual reproach.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he smote his enemies in the hinder part: he put them to a perpetual reproach.

World English Bible
He struck his adversaries backward. He put them to a perpetual reproach.

Young's Literal Translation
And He smiteth His adversaries backward, A reproach age-during He hath put on them,
Study Bible
I Will Open My Mouth in Parables
65Then the Lord awoke as from sleep, like a warrior overcome by wine. 66He beat back His foes; He put them to everlasting shame. 67He rejected the tent of Joseph and refused the tribe of Ephraim.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 5:6
Now the hand of the LORD was heavy on the people of Ashdod and its vicinity, ravaging them and afflicting them with tumors.

Psalm 78:67
He rejected the tent of Joseph and refused the tribe of Ephraim.

Treasury of Scripture

And he smote his enemies in the hinder parts: he put them to a perpetual reproach.

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Job 40:12 Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down …

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(66) He smote.--Possibly an allusion to 1Samuel 5:9, or else to the repeated defeats of the Philistines under Saul and David.

Verse 66. - And he smote his enemies in the hinder parts; rather, backward, so that they fled before him (comp. Psalm 40:14; Psalm 70:2, etc.). There is no allusion to 1 Samuel 5:6-12. The reference is rather to the many victories of Israel over the Philistines, which began under Samuel (1 Samuel 7:10), and continued under Saul and David. He put them to a perpetual reproach. Covered them, that is, with shame and disgrace. The shame culminated, perhaps, in David's victory over Goliath (1 Samuel 17:40-51). And he smote his enemies in the hinder parts,.... Not the Israelites, as Kimchi interprets it, but the Philistines, who in another battle were put to flight, and turned their backs, and so were smitten in their hinder parts; or rather this has reference to the Philistines being smitten with haemorrhoids, or piles in their posteriors, while the ark was retained a captive by them, 1 Samuel 5:6, and so the Targum paraphrases it,

"and he smote them that troubled them with haemorrhoids in their posteriors;''

the Greek version, as quoted by Suidas (c), is, "he smote his enemies on the back parts of the seat"; signifying, he says, a disease, modestly expressed:

he put them to a perpetual reproach; either by causing their idol Dagon to fall before his ark, and be broken upon the threshold of the house of the idol; in memory of which the priests ever after, nor any that came in thither, trod upon the threshold, 1 Samuel 5:3, or rather through their sending golden images of their haemorrhoids, and golden mice along with the ark, which were reserved to their perpetual reproach: other instances of the Lord's regard to Israel follow, in providing a proper place for the ark, and appointing a suitable governor over the people.

(c) In voce 66. And he smote … part—or, "struck His enemies' back." The Philistines never regained their position after their defeats by David.78:56-72 After the Israelites were settled in Canaan, the children were like their fathers. God gave them his testimonies, but they turned back. Presumptuous sins render even Israelites hateful to God's holiness, and exposed to his justice. Those whom the Lord forsakes become an easy prey to the destroyer. And sooner or later, God will disgrace his enemies. He set a good government over his people; a monarch after his own heart. With good reason does the psalmist make this finishing, crowning instance of God's favour to Israel; for David was a type of Christ, the great and good Shepherd, who was humbled first, and then exalted; and of whom it was foretold, that he should be filled with the Spirit of wisdom and understanding. On the uprightness of his heart, and the skilfulness of his hands, all his subjects may rely; and of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end. Every trial of human nature hitherto, confirms the testimony of Scripture, that the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked, and nothing but being created anew by the Holy Ghost can cure the ungodliness of any.
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