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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou hast also blunted the edge of his sword and hast not made him to stand in the battle.

King James 2000 Bible
You have also turned back the edge of his sword, and have not made him to stand in the battle.

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

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
Yea, thou hast turned back the edge of his sword, and hast not made him stand in the battle.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword, and hast not made him to stand in the 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,
Study Bible
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…







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

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

the edge
צ֣וּר (ṣūr)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword

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

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

in battle.
בַּמִּלְחָמָֽה׃ (bam·mil·ḥā·māh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4421: A battle, war
(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. 89:38-52 Sometimes it is not easy to reconcile God's providences with his promises, yet we are sure that God's works fulfil his word. When the great Anointed One, Christ himself, was upon the cross, God seemed to have cast him off, yet did not make void his covenant, for that was established for ever. The honour of the house of David was lost. Thrones and crowns are often laid in the dust; but there is a crown of glory reserved for Christ's spiritual seed, which fadeth not away. From all this complaint learn what work sin makes with families, noble families, with families in which religion has appeared. They plead with God for mercy. God's unchangeableness and faithfulness assure us that He will not cast off those whom he has chosen and covenanted with. They were reproached for serving him. The scoffers of the latter days, in like manner, reproach the footsteps of the Messiah when they ask, Where is the promise of his coming? 2Pe 3:3,4. The records of the Lord's dealings with the family of David, show us his dealings with his church, and with believers. Their afflictions and distresses may be grievous, but he will not finally cast them off. Self-deceivers abuse this doctrine, and others by a careless walk bring themselves into darkness and distress; yet let the true believer rely on it for encouragement in the path of duty, and in bearing the cross. The psalm ends with praise, even after this sad complaint. Those who give God thanks for what he has done, may give him thanks for what he will do. God will follow those with his mercies, who follow him with praises.
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