Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"You have also delivered me from the contentions of my people; You have kept me as head of the nations; A people whom I have not known serve me.

King James Version

Thou also hast delivered me from the strivings of my people, thou hast kept me to be head of the heathen: a people which I knew not shall serve me.

Holman Bible

You have freed me from the feuds among my people;
You have appointed me the head of nations;
a people I had not known serve me.

International Standard Version

You delivered me from civil war among my own people. You preserved me as head of the nations. People whom I had never known served me!

A Conservative Version

Thou have also delivered me from the strivings of my people. Thou have kept me to be the head of the nations. A people whom I have not known shall serve me.

American Standard Version

Thou also hast delivered me from the strivings of my people; Thou hast kept me to be the head of the nations: A people whom I have not known shall serve me.

Amplified

You also have delivered me from strife with my people; You kept me as the head of the nations. People whom I had not known served me.

Bible in Basic English

You have made me free from the fightings of my people; you have made me the head of the nations: a people of whom I had no knowledge will be my servants.

Darby Translation

And thou hast delivered me from the strivings of my people, Thou hast kept me to be head of the nations: A people I knew not doth serve me:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Thou also hast delivered me from the strivings of peoples; thou hast kept me to be head of the Gentiles; peoples whom I did not know have served me.

Julia Smith Translation

And thou wilt save me from the strifes of my people, Thou wilt watch me for the head of nations: The people I have not known shall serve me.

King James 2000

You also have delivered me from the strivings of my people, you have kept me to be head of the nations: a people whom I knew not shall serve me.

Lexham Expanded Bible

You delivered me from the strife of my people; you preserved me as the head of the nations. A people I had not known served me.

Modern King James verseion

You have also delivered me from the strivings of my people, You have kept me the head of the nations. A people I knew not shall serve me.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And thou deliveredst me from the dissension of my people, and keepest me to be a head over nations, for the people which I knew not became my servants.

NET Bible

You rescue me from a hostile army; you preserve me as a leader of nations; people over whom I had no authority are now my subjects.

New Heart English Bible

You also have delivered me from the strivings of my people. You have kept me to be the head of the nations. A people whom I have not known will serve me.

The Emphasized Bible

Thus didst thou rescue me from the contentions of my people, didst keep me to be the head of nations: - a people whom I had not known, served me;

Webster

Thou also hast delivered me from the strivings of my people, thou hast kept me to be head of the heathen: a people which I knew not shall serve me.

World English Bible

You also have delivered me from the strivings of my people. You have kept me to be the head of the nations. A people whom I have not known will serve me.

Youngs Literal Translation

And -- Thou dost deliver me From the strivings of my people, Thou placest me for a head of nations; A people I have not known do serve me.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
פּלט 
Palat 
Usage: 26

me from the strivings
רב ריב 
Riyb 
Usage: 60

of my people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

thou hast kept
שׁמר 
Shamar 
Usage: 468

me to be head
ראשׁ 
Ro'sh 
Usage: 598

of the heathen
גּי גּוי 
Gowy 
Usage: 558

a people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

not shall serve
עבד 
`abad 
Usage: 288

References

Context Readings

The Victory Song Of David

43 "Then I pulverized them as the dust of the earth; I crushed and stamped them as the mire of the streets. 44 "You have also delivered me from the contentions of my people; You have kept me as head of the nations; A people whom I have not known serve me. 45 "Foreigners pretend obedience to me; As soon as they hear, they obey me.


Cross References

2 Samuel 8:1-14

Now after this it came about that David defeated the Philistines and subdued them; and David took control of the chief city from the hand of the Philistines.

Isaiah 55:5

"Behold, you will call a nation you do not know, And a nation which knows you not will run to you, Because of the LORD your God, even the Holy One of Israel; For He has glorified you."

2 Samuel 3:1

Now there was a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David; and David grew steadily stronger, but the house of Saul grew weaker continually.

Deuteronomy 28:13

"The LORD will make you the head and not the tail, and you only will be above, and you will not be underneath, if you listen to the commandments of the LORD your God, which I charge you today, to observe them carefully,

2 Samuel 19:9

All the people were quarreling throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, "The king delivered us from the hand of our enemies and saved us from the hand of the Philistines, but now he has fled out of the land from Absalom.

2 Samuel 19:14

Thus he turned the hearts of all the men of Judah as one man, so that they sent word to the king, saying, "Return, you and all your servants."

2 Samuel 5:1

Then all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron and said, "Behold, we are your bone and your flesh.

2 Samuel 18:6-8

Then the people went out into the field against Israel, and the battle took place in the forest of Ephraim.

2 Samuel 20:1-2

Now a worthless fellow happened to be there whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite; and he blew the trumpet and said, "We have no portion in David, Nor do we have inheritance in the son of Jesse; Every man to his tents, O Israel!"

2 Samuel 20:22

Then the woman wisely came to all the people And they cut off the head of Sheba the son of Bichri and threw it to Joab So he blew the trumpet, and they were dispersed from the city, each to his tent. Joab also returned to the king at Jerusalem.

Psalm 2:1-6

Why are the nations in an uproar And the peoples devising a vain thing?

Psalm 2:8

'Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance, And the very ends of the earth as Your possession.

Psalm 18:43

You have delivered me from the contentions of the people; You have placed me as head of the nations; A people whom I have not known serve me.

Psalm 60:8-9

"Moab is My washbowl; Over Edom I shall throw My shoe; Shout loud, O Philistia, because of Me!"

Psalm 72:8-9

May he also rule from sea to sea And from the River to the ends of the earth.

Psalm 110:6

He will judge among the nations, He will fill them with corpses, He will shatter the chief men over a broad country.

Isaiah 60:12

"For the nation and the kingdom which will not serve you will perish, And the nations will be utterly ruined.

Isaiah 65:1

"I permitted Myself to be sought by those who did not ask for Me; I permitted Myself to be found by those who did not seek Me I said, 'Here am I, here am I,' To a nation which did not call on My name.

Daniel 7:14

"And to Him was given dominion, Glory and a kingdom, That all the peoples, nations and men of every language Might serve Him His dominion is an everlasting dominion Which will not pass away; And His kingdom is one Which will not be destroyed.

Hosea 2:23

"I will sow her for Myself in the land I will also have compassion on her who had not obtained compassion, And I will say to those who were not My people, 'You are My people!' And they will say, 'You are my God!'"

Acts 4:25-28

who by the Holy Spirit, through the mouth of our father David Your servant, said, 'WHY DID THE GENTILES RAGE, AND THE PEOPLES DEVISE FUTILE THINGS?

Acts 5:30-31

"The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you had put to death by hanging Him on a cross.

Romans 9:25

As He says also in Hosea, "I WILL CALL THOSE WHO WERE NOT MY PEOPLE, 'MY PEOPLE,' AND HER WHO WAS NOT BELOVED, 'BELOVED.'"

Romans 15:12

Again Isaiah says, "THERE SHALL COME THE ROOT OF JESSE, AND HE WHO ARISES TO RULE OVER THE GENTILES, IN HIM SHALL THE GENTILES HOPE."

Revelation 11:15

Then the seventh angel sounded; and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever."

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