For they did not conquer 1 the land by their swords, and they did not prevail by their strength, 2 but rather by your power, 3 strength 4 and good favor, 5 for you were partial to 6 them.
It was not by their sword that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your face, for you loved them.
For by their own sword they did not possess the land, And their own arm did not save them, But Your right hand and Your arm and the light of Your presence, For You favored them.
They did not conquer the land with their swords; it was not their own strength that gave them victory. It was by your mighty power that they succeeded; it was because you favored them and smiled on them.
We didn't fight for this land; we didn't work for it--it was a gift! You gave it, smiling as you gave it, delighting as you gave it.
For they did not make the land theirs by their swords, and it was not their arms which kept them safe; but your right hand, and your arm, and the light of your face, because you had pleasure in them.
for not by their own sword did they win the land, nor did their own arm give them victory; but your right hand, and your arm, and the light of your countenance, for you delighted in them.
For they did not gain possession of the land by their own sword, Nor did their own arm save them; But it was Your right hand, Your arm, and the light of Your countenance, Because You favored them.
For they got
not the land
by their own sword
neither did their own arm
them: but thy right hand
and thine arm
and the light
of thy countenance
because thou hadst a favour
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they did not
by their swords
, and they did not
by their strength
, but rather
by your power
and good favor
you were partialto them.
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1 tn Or “take possession of.”
2 tn Heb “and their arm did not save them.” The “arm” here symbolizes military strength.
3 tn Heb “your right hand.” The
4 tn Heb “your arm.”
5 tn Heb “light of your face.” The idiom “light of your face” probably refers to a smile (see Eccl 8:1), which in turn suggests favor and blessing (see Num 6:25; Pss 4:6; 31:16; 67:1; 80:3, 7, 19; 89:15; Dan 9:17).
6 tn Or “favorable toward.”