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Psalms 18:44 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— As soon as they hear of me they shall obey me; The foreigners shall submit themselves unto me.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— As soon as they hear, they obey me; Foreigners submit to me.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves to me.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— At the hearing of the ear, they obey me: strangers come cringing unto me.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— At the hearing of the ear, they submitted to me, the sons of the foreigner, came cringing unto me:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— At the hearing of the ear they hearken to me, Sons of a stranger feign obedience to me,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— A people which I knew not, hath served me: at the hearing of the ear they have obeyed me.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— As soone as they heare of mee, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselues vnto me.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— at the hearing of the ear they obeyed me: the strange children lied to me.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
As soon as they hear 8088
{8088} Prime
שֵׁמַע
shema`
{shay'-mah}
From H8085; something heard, that is, a sound, rumor, announcement; abstractly audience.
241
{0241} Prime
אֹזֶן
'ozen
{o'-zen}
From H0238; broadness, that is, (concretely) the ear (from its form in man).
of me, they shall obey 8085
{8085} Prime
שָׁמַע
shama`
{shaw-mah'}
A primitive root; to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively to tell, etc.).
z8735
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
me: the strangers 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
5236
{5236} Prime
נֵכָר
nekar
{nay-kawr'}
From H5234; foreign, or (concretely) a foreigner, or (abstractly) heathendom.
shall submit 3584
{3584} Prime
כָּחַשׁ
kachash
{kaw-khash'}
A primitive root; to be untrue, in word (to lie, feign, disown) or deed (to disappoint, fail, cringe).
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
themselves unto me.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 18:43-45.


Psalms 18:44

_ _ submit, etc. — (compare Margin) — that is, show a forced subjection.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 18:29-50.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 18:44

Hear — As soon as they understand my will and pleasure, they shall instantly comply with it.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 18:44

As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall (i) submit themselves unto me.

(i) Or lie: signifying a subjection constrained and not voluntary.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
As soon:
etc. Heb. at the hearing of the ear,
Romans 10:16-17 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? ... So then faith [cometh] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

strangers:
Heb. sons of the stranger,
Psalms 66:3 Say unto God, How terrible [art thou in] thy works! through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee.
Psalms 81:15 The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves unto him: but their time should have endured for ever.
Deuteronomy 33:29 Happy [art] thou, O Israel: who [is] like unto thee, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who [is] the sword of thy excellency! and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places.
2 Samuel 1:13 And David said unto the young man that told him, Whence [art] thou? And he answered, I [am] the son of a stranger, an Amalekite.
Isaiah 62:8 The LORD hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give thy corn [to be] meat for thine enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink thy wine, for the which thou hast laboured:
Ezekiel 44:7 In that ye have brought [into my sanctuary] strangers, uncircumcised in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in my sanctuary, to pollute it, [even] my house, when ye offer my bread, the fat and the blood, and they have broken my covenant because of all your abominations.
*marg.

shall submit:
or, yield feigned obedience, Heb. lie,
Psalms 68:30 Rebuke the company of spearmen, the multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the people, [till every one] submit himself with pieces of silver: scatter thou the people [that] delight in war.
Psalms 81:15 The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves unto him: but their time should have endured for ever.
2 Samuel 22:44-46 Thou also hast delivered me from the strivings of my people, thou hast kept me [to be] head of the heathen: a people [which] I knew not shall serve me. ... Strangers shall fade away, and they shall be afraid out of their close places.
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Dt 33:29. 2S 1:13; 22:44. Ps 66:3; 68:30; 81:15. Is 62:8. Ezk 44:7. Ro 10:16.

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