and foreigners come cringing to me; as soon as they hear me, they obey me.
"Foreigners pretend obedience to me; As soon as they hear, they obey me.
Foreigners cringe before me; as soon as they hear of me, they submit.
the moment they got wind of me they submitted.
Men of other countries will, with false hearts, put themselves under my authority: from the time when my name comes to their ears, they will be ruled by me.
Foreigners came cringing to me; as soon as they heard of me, they obeyed me.
The foreigners submit to me; As soon as they hear, they obey me.
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1 tn For the meaning “to be weak; to be powerless” for the verb כָּחַשׁ (kakhash), see Ps 109:24. Verse 46, which also mentions foreigners, favors this interpretation. Another option is to translate “cower in fear” (see Deut 33:29; Pss 66:3; 81:15).
2 tn Heb “at a report of an ear they submit to me.” The report of David’s exploits is so impressive that those who hear it submit to his rulership without putting up a fight.