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 should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned 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.

Definitions for Psalms 81 :14

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's Commentary 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.

Wesley's Commentary on Psalms 81 :14

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