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Psalms 56:9

    Psalms 56:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    When I cry to you, then shall my enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then shall mine enemies turn back in the day that I call: This I know, that God is for me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    When I send up my cry to you, my haters will be turned back; I am certain of this, for God is with me.

    Webster's Revision

    Then shall mine enemies turn back in the day that I call: This I know, that God is for me.

    World English Bible

    Then my enemies shall turn back in the day that I call. I know this, that God is for me.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then shall mine enemies turn back in the day that I call: this I know, that God is for me.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 56:9

    When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back - As soon as they know that I call upon thee, then, knowing that thou wilt hear and save, my enemies will immediately take flight. The cry of faith and prayer to God is more dreadful to our spiritual foes than the war-whoop of the Indian is to his surprised brother savages.

    This I know - I have often had experience of the Divine interposition; and I know it will be so now, for God is with me. He who has God With him need not fear the face of any adversary.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 56:9

    When I cry unto thee - This expresses strong confidence in prayer. The psalmist felt that he had only to cry unto God, to secure the overthrow of his enemies. God had all power, and his power would be put forth in answer to prayer.

    Then shall mine enemies turn back - Then shall they cease to pursue and persecute me. He did not doubt that this would be the ultimate result - that this blessing would be conferred, though it might be delayed, and though his faith and patience might be greatly tried.

    For God is for me - He is on my side; and he is with me in my wanderings. Compare the notes at Romans 8:31.