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Psalms 18:37-38


18:37 I chase my enemies and catch 1  them;

I do not turn back until I wipe them out.

18:38 I beat them 2  to death; 3 

they fall at my feet. 4 

1 tn 2 Sam 22:38 reads “destroy.”

2 tn Or “smash them.” 2 Sam 22:39 reads, “and I wiped them out and smashed them.”

3 tn Heb “until they are unable to rise.” 2 Sam 22:39 reads, “until they do not rise.”

4 sn They fall at my feet. For ancient Near Eastern parallels, see O. Keel, The Symbolism of the Biblical World, 294-97.

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