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Psalms 89:23

    Psalms 89:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And I will beat down his adversaries before him, And smite them that hate him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I will have those who are against him broken before his face, and his haters will be crushed under my blows.

    Webster's Revision

    And I will beat down his adversaries before him, And smite them that hate him.

    World English Bible

    I will beat down his adversaries before him, and strike those who hate him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And I will beat down his adversaries before him, and smite them that hate him.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 89:23

    And I will beat down his foes before his face - I will crush them, or destroy them: showing that the power of doing this was not his own, but was the power of God exerted in his behalf.

    And plague them that hate him - His enemies. I will bring "plagues" upon them: calamities, judgments, afflictions. The word is commonly used to denote those judgments which come directly from the hand of God - as famine, pestilence, wasting sickness, the plague, or the "plagues" of Egypt. Exodus 12:13; Exodus 30:12; Numbers 8:19; Numbers 17:11-12. These are all in the hand of God, and can be employed at his pleasure, as storms and tempests may be, in executing his purposes.