Psalm 9:3
New International Version
My enemies turn back; they stumble and perish before you.

New Living Translation
My enemies retreated; they staggered and died when you appeared.

English Standard Version
When my enemies turn back, they stumble and perish before your presence.

Berean Study Bible
When my enemies retreat, they stumble and perish before You.

New American Standard Bible
When my enemies turn back, They stumble and perish before You.

King James Bible
When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence.

Christian Standard Bible
When my enemies retreat, they stumble and perish before you.

Contemporary English Version
When my enemies face you, they run away and stumble and are destroyed.

Good News Translation
My enemies turn back when you appear; they fall down and die.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When my enemies retreat, they stumble and perish before You.

International Standard Version
When my enemies turn back, they will stumble and perish before you.

NET Bible
When my enemies turn back, they trip and are defeated before you.

New Heart English Bible
When my enemies turn back, they stumble and perish in your presence.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
When my enemies turn back their behind, they will stumble and be destroyed from before you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When my enemies retreat, they will stumble and die in your presence.

JPS Tanakh 1917
When mine enemies are turned back, They stumble and perish at Thy presence;

New American Standard 1977
When my enemies turn back, They stumble and perish before Thee.

Jubilee Bible 2000
because my enemies are turned back; they shall fall and perish at thy presence.

King James 2000 Bible
When my enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at your presence.

American King James Version
When my enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at your presence.

American Standard Version
When mine enemies turn back, They stumble and perish at thy presence.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
When mine enemies are turned back, they shall be feeble and perish at thy presence.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When my enemy shall be turned back: they shall be weakened and perish before thy face.

Darby Bible Translation
When mine enemies turned back, they stumbled and perished at thy presence:

English Revised Version
When mine enemies turn back, they stumble and perish at thy presence.

Webster's Bible Translation
When my enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence.

World English Bible
When my enemies turn back, they stumble and perish in your presence.

Young's Literal Translation
In mine enemies turning backward, they stumble and perish from Thy face.
Study Bible
I Will Give Thanks to the LORD
2I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High. 3When my enemies retreat, they stumble and perish before You. 4For You have upheld my just cause; You sit on Your throne judging righteously.…
Cross References
Psalm 27:2
When the wicked came upon me to devour my flesh, my enemies and foes stumbled and fell.

Psalm 56:9
Then my enemies will retreat on the day I cry for help. By this I will know that God is on my side.

Psalm 64:8
They will be made to stumble, their own tongues turned against them. All who see will shake their heads.

Psalm 68:2
As smoke is blown away, You will drive them out; as wax melts before the fire, the wicked will perish in the presence of God.

Treasury of Scripture

When my enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at your presence.

they shall

Psalm 68:1,2
To the chief Musician, A Psalm or Song of David. Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him…

Psalm 76:7
Thou, even thou, art to be feared: and who may stand in thy sight when once thou art angry?

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







Lexicon
When my enemies
אוֹיְבַ֥י (’ō·wy·ḇay)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 341: Hating, an adversary

retreat,
בְּשׁוּב־ (bə·šūḇ-)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

they stumble
יִכָּשְׁל֥וּ (yik·kā·šə·lū)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3782: To totter, waver, to falter, stumble, faint, fall

and perish
וְ֝יֹאבְד֗וּ (wə·yō·ḇə·ḏū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6: To wander away, lose oneself, to perish

before You.
מִפָּנֶֽיךָ׃ (mip·pā·ne·ḵā)
Preposition-m | Noun - common plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face
(3) When.--Literally, in the turning of mine enemies back, which may be either when they turned, or because they turned, or possibly with both ideas combined. The older versions have when. Psalm 9:2-3 form one sentence, "I will be glad and rejoice in thee . . . when mine enemies are turned back, (when) they fall and perish at thy presence."

Fall.--Better, stumble through weakness. So the LXX., "are weak."

Verse 3. - When mine enemies are turned back; or, because mine enemies are turned back ('Speaker's Commentary'); i.e. made to retreat, repulsed, driven before me in hasty flight. They shall fall and perish at thy presence; or, they stumble and perish, etc. The psalmist represents the enemy, poetically, "as if they had been thrown to the ground by the glance of God's fiery countenance" (Hengstenberg). 9:1-10 If we would praise God acceptably, we must praise him in sincerity, with our whole heart. When we give thanks for some one particular mercy, we should remember former mercies. Our joy must not be in the gift, so much as in the Giver. The triumphs of the Redeemer ought to be the triumphs of the redeemed. The almighty power of God is that which the strongest and stoutest of his enemies are no way able to stand before. We are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth, and that with him there is no unrighteousness. His people may, by faith, flee to him as their Refuge, and may depend on his power and promise for their safety, so that no real hurt shall be done to them. Those who know him to be a God of truth and faithfulness, will rejoice in his word of promise, and rest upon that. Those who know him to be an everlasting Father, will trust him with their souls as their main care, and trust in him at all times, even to the end; and by constant care seek to approve themselves to him in the whole course of their lives. Who is there that would not seek him, who never hath forsaken those that seek Him?
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