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Psalms 81:14

    Psalms 81:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I would soon subdue their enemies, And turn my hand against their adversaries.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I would quickly overcome their haters: my hand would be turned against those who make war on them.

    Webster's Revision

    I would soon subdue their enemies, And turn my hand against their adversaries.

    World English Bible

    I would soon subdue their enemies, and turn my hand against their adversaries.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I should soon subdue their enemies, and turn my hand against their adversaries.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 81:14

    I should soon have subdued - If God's promise appeared to fail in behalf of his people, it was because they rejected his counsel, and walked in their own. While they were faithful, they prospered; and not one jot or tittle of God's word failed to them.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 81:14

    I should soon have subdued their enemies - This is one of the consequences which, it is said, would have followed if they had been obedient to the laws of God. The phrase rendered soon means literally like a little; that is, as we might say, in a little, to wit, in a little time. The word rendered subdued means to bow down; to be curved or bent; and the idea is, that he would have caused them to bow down, to wit, by submission before them. Compare Deuteronomy 32:29-30.

    And turned my hand against their adversaries - Against those who oppressed and wronged them. The act of turning the hand against one is significant of putting him away - repelling him - disowning him - as when we would thrust one away from us with aversion.