Psalm 89:43
New International Version
Indeed, you have turned back the edge of his sword and have not supported him in battle.

New Living Translation
You have made his sword useless and refused to help him in battle.

English Standard Version
You have also turned back the edge of his sword, and you have not made him stand in battle.

Berean Study Bible
You have bent the edge of his sword and have not sustained him in battle.

King James Bible
Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword, and hast not made him to stand in the battle.

New King James Version
You have also turned back the edge of his sword, And have not sustained him in the battle.

New American Standard Bible
You also turn back the edge of his sword, And have not made him stand in battle.

NASB 1995
You also turn back the edge of his sword And have not made him stand in battle.

NASB 1977
Thou dost also turn back the edge of his sword, And hast not made him stand in battle.

Amplified Bible
Also, You have turned back the edge of his sword And have not made him [strong enough] to stand in battle.

Christian Standard Bible
You have also turned back his sharp sword and have not let him stand in battle.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You have also turned back his sharp sword and have not let him stand in battle.

American Standard Version
Yea, thou turnest back the edge of his sword, And hast not made him to stand in the battle.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you have turned away the aid of his sword and you have not upheld him in war!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou hast turned back the help of his sword, and hast not helped him in the battle.

Contemporary English Version
But you forced him to retreat because you did not fight on his side.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast turned away the help of his sword; and hast not assisted him in battle.

English Revised Version
Yea, thou turnest back the edge his sword, and hast not made him to stand in the battle.

Good News Translation
You have made his weapons useless and let him be defeated in battle.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You even took his sword out of his hand and failed to support him in battle.

International Standard Version
Moreover, you have turned back the edge of his sword and did not support him in battle.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yea, Thou turnest back the edge of his sword, And hast not made him to stand in the battle.

Literal Standard Version
Also—You turn back the sharpness of his sword, And have not established him in battle,

NET Bible
You turn back his sword from the adversary, and have not sustained him in battle.

New Heart English Bible
Yes, you turn back the edge of his sword, and haven't supported him in battle.

World English Bible
Yes, you turn back the edge of his sword, and haven't supported him in battle.

Young's Literal Translation
Also -- Thou turnest back the sharpness of his sword, And hast not established him in battle,

Additional Translations ...
Context
I Will Sing of His Love Forever
42You have exalted the right hand of his foes; You have made all his enemies rejoice. 43You have bent the edge of his sword and have not sustained him in battle. 44You have ended his splendor and cast his throne to the ground.…

Cross References
Psalm 44:10
You have made us retreat from the foe, and those who hate us have plundered us.

Psalm 89:44
You have ended his splendor and cast his throne to the ground.


Treasury of Scripture

You have also turned the edge of his sword, and have not made him to stand in the battle.

turned

Ezekiel 30:21-25
Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and, lo, it shall not be bound up to be healed, to put a roller to bind it, to make it strong to hold the sword…

not made

Leviticus 26:36,37
And upon them that are left alive of you I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; and the sound of a shaken leaf shall chase them; and they shall flee, as fleeing from a sword; and they shall fall when none pursueth…

Numbers 14:42,45
Go not up, for the LORD is not among you; that ye be not smitten before your enemies…

Joshua 7:4,5,8-12
So there went up thither of the people about three thousand men: and they fled before the men of Ai…









(43) Edge of his sword.--The Hebrew is ts-r, i.e., rock, and a comparison with Joshua 5:2 (margin) suggests that we have here a reminiscence of the "stone age." The word "flint" for the edge of a weapon might easily survive the actual use of the implement itself. So we should still speak of "a foeman's steel" even if the use of chemical explosives entirely abolished the use of sword and bayonet. This is one of the cases where the condition of modern science helps us in exegesis of the Bible. The ancient versions, who knew nothing of the stone or iron ages, paraphrase, by "strength," or "help."

Verse 43. - Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword; literally, the rock of his sword. It is not quite clear whether a "blunting of the sword," or a "turning to flight of those who drew the sword," is intended. In either ease the phrase implies military disaster. And hast not made him to stand in the battle; i.e. '" hast caused him to give way before his enemies." The words imply defeat in the open field.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You have
אַף־ (’ap̄-)
Conjunction
Strong's 637: Meaning accession, yea, adversatively though

bent
תָּ֭שִׁיב (tā·šîḇ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

the edge
צ֣וּר (ṣūr)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6697: A cliff, a rock, boulder, a refuge, an edge

of his sword
חַרְבּ֑וֹ (ḥar·bōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword

and have not
וְלֹ֥א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

sustained him
הֲ֝קֵימֹת֗וֹ (hă·qê·mō·ṯōw)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - second person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

in battle.
בַּמִּלְחָמָֽה׃ (bam·mil·ḥā·māh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4421: A battle, war


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