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Psalms 21:8

    Psalms 21:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Your hand shall find out all your enemies: your right hand shall find out those that hate you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Thy hand will find out all thine enemies; Thy right hand will find out those that hate thee.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Your hand will make a search for all your haters; your right hand will be hard on all those who are against you.

    Webster's Revision

    Thy hand will find out all thine enemies; Thy right hand will find out those that hate thee.

    World English Bible

    Your hand will find out all of your enemies. Your right hand will find out those who hate you.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 21:8

    Thine hand shall find out - Thy uncontrollable power shall find out all thine enemies, wheresoever hidden or howsoever secret. God knows the secret sinner, and where the workers of iniquity hide themselves.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 21:8

    Thine hand shall find out - That is, Thou wilt find out - the hand being that by which we execute our purposes. This verse commences a new division of the psalm (see the introduction) - in which the psalmist looks forward to the complete and final triumph of God over "all" his enemies. He looks to this in connection with what God had done for him. He infers that he who had enabled him to achieve such signal conquests over his own foes and the foes of God would not withdraw his interposition until he had secured a complete victory for the cause of truth and holiness. In connection with the promise made to him respecting his permanent reign and the reign of his successors on the throne Psalm 21:4, he infers that God would ultimately subdue the enemies of truth, and would set up his kingdom over all.

    All thine enemies - However they may attempt to conceal themselves - however they may evade the efforts to subdue them - yet they shall "all" be found out and overcome. As this was intended by the Spirit of inspiration, it undoubtedly refers to the final triumph of truth on the earth, or to the fact that the kingdom of God will be set up over all the world. All that are properly ranked among the enemies of God - all that are in any way opposed to him and to his reign - will be found out and conquered. All the worshippers of idols - all the enemies of truth - all the rejecters of revelation - all the workers of iniquity, - all that are infidels or scoffers - shall be found out and subdued. Either by being made to yield to the claims of truth, and thus becoming the friends of God, or by being cut off and punished for their sins - they will be all so overcome that God shall reign over all the earth. An important truth is further taught here, to wit, that no enemy of God can escape him. There is no place to which he can flee where God will not find him. "There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves," Job 34:22.

    Thy right hand - See the notes at Psalm 17:7.

    Those that hate thee - All thine enemies.