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Psalms 44:3


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.


Ex 15:16; Nu 14:8; De 4:37,38; De 7:7,8; De 8:17,18; Jos 24:12; 1Sa 12:22; Ps 17:7; Ps 20:6; Ps 42:5,11; Ps 74:11; Ps 80:16; Isa 63:12; Zec 4:6; Mal 1:2,3; Ro 9:10-15; 2Co 4:7

NET © Notes

tn Or “take possession of.”

tn Heb “and their arm did not save them.” The “arm” here symbolizes military strength.

tn Heb “your right hand.” The Lord’s “right hand” here symbolizes his power to protect and deliver (see Pss 17:7; 20:6; 21:8).

tn Heb “your arm.”

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).

tn Or “favorable toward.”

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