Verse 14

Psalm 18:14

First … in the original language – Hebrew:

וישׁלח חציו ויפיצם וברקים רב ויהמם׃

Next, the English translation that I chose making the Psalm “mine”:

He shot His arrows and scattered the enemies, (niv)

His many bolts of lightning confused them with fear. (ncv)

Now, the English translations that I reviewed (words in white are ones that I chose for My Psalm 18 :)

(AMP) And He sent out His arrows and scattered them; and He flashed forth lightnings and put them to rout.

(ASV) And he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; Yea, lightnings manifold, and discomfited them.

(BBE) He sent out his arrows, driving them in all directions; by his flames of fire they were troubled.

(Bishops) (18:13) He shot out his arrowes, and scattered them: he cast foorth much lyghtnynges, and destroyed them.

(CEV) You scattered your enemies with arrows of lightning.

(CJB) (18:15) He sent out arrows and scattered them, shot out lightning and routed them.

(Darby) And he sent his arrows, and scattered mine enemies ; and he shot forth lightnings, and discomfited them.

(DRB) (18:15) And he sent forth his arrows, and he scattered them: he multiplied lightnings, and troubled them.

(ESV) And he sent out his arrows and scattered them; he flashed forth lightnings and routed them.

(Geneva) Then hee sent out his arrowes and scattred them, and he increased lightnings and destroyed them.

(GNB) He shot his arrows and scattered his enemies; with flashes of lightning he sent them running.

(GW) He shot his arrows and scattered them. He flashed streaks of lightning and threw them into confusion.

(HCSB) He shot His arrows and scattered them; He hurled lightning bolts and routed them.

(JPS) (18:15) And He sent out His arrows, and scattered them; and He shot forth lightnings, and discomfited them.

(KJV) Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them.

(LITV) Yea, He sent out His arrows and scattered them; and He shot out lightnings and confounded them.

(MKJV) Yea, He sent out His arrows and scattered them; and He shot out lightnings and crushed them.

(MSG) God shoots his arrows–pandemonium! He hurls his lightnings–a rout!

(NAS77) And He sent out His arrows, and scattered them, And lightning flashes in abundance, and routed them.

(NASB) He sent out His arrows, and scattered them, And lightning flashes in abundance, and routed them.

(NCV) He shot his arrows and scattered his enemies.

His many bolts of lightning confused them with fear.

(NET) He shot his arrows and scattered them,

many lightning bolts and routed them.

(NIrV) He shot his arrows and scattered our enemies. He sent great flashes of lightning and chased the enemies away.

(NIV) He shot his arrows and scattered the enemies, great bolts of lightning and routed them.

(NKJV) He sent out His arrows and scattered the foe, Lightnings in abundance, and He vanquished them.

(NLT) He shot His arrows and scattered His enemies; His lightning flashed, and they were greatly confused.

(NRSV) And he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; he flashed forth lightnings, and routed them.

(RSV) And he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; he flashed forth lightnings, and routed them.

(RV) And he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; yea, lightnings manifold, and discomfited them.

(TNIV) He shot his arrows and scattered the enemy, with great bolts of lightning he routed them.

(Webster) Yes, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them.

(YLT) And He sendeth His arrows and scattereth them, And much lightning, and crusheth them.

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