Psalms 78:9

“The children of Ephraim being armed, and carying bowes, turned backe in the day of battell.”

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Other Translations

The children of Ephraim, [being] armed, [and] carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle.
- King James Version

The sons of Ephraim were archers equipped with bows, {Yet} they turned back in the day of battle.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The children of Ephraim, being armed and carrying bows, Turned back in the day of battle.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The children of Ephraim, armed with bows, were turned back on the day of the fight.
- Basic English Bible

The sons of Ephraim, armed bowmen, turned back in the day of battle.
- Darby Bible

The children of Ephraim, being armed, and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle.
- Webster's Bible

The children of Ephraim, being armed and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle.
- World English Bible

Sons of Ephraim -- armed bearers of bow, Have turned in a day of conflict.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The children of Ephraim were as archers handling the bow, that turned back in the day of battle.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 78:9


78:9 Ephraim - That Ephraim is here put for all Israel seems evident from the following verses, wherein the sins, upon which this overthrow is charged, are manifestly the sins of all the children of Israel, and they who are here called Ephraim are called Jacob and Israel, ver.#21|, and this passage may refer to that dreadful overthrow related, #1Sam 4:10|,11, which is particularly named, because as the ark, so the flight was in that tribe. And the psalmist having related this amazing providence, falls into a large discourse of the causes of it, namely, the manifold sins of that and the former generations, which having prosecuted from hence to ver.#60|, he there returns to this history, and relates the sad consequence of that disaster, the captivity of the ark, and God's forsaking of Shiloh and Ephraim, and removing thence to the tribe of Judah and mount Zion. Bows - These are put for all arms.


Discussion for Psalms 78

  • Leigh
    Mack: How to find what God thinks of "marriage";
    Type marriage into the search box above and it will give you a sampling of verses.
    To narrow your search select a link from the Marriage topics on the right side of the page in the red area, example: Love and Marriage
    Hope this helps.
  • A disciple
    Mack (cont.); God made marriage for men to build their house, their family. Marriage is between a man and a woman. Marriage is friendship and loyalty and learning how to be unselfish. Marriage is so you aren't alone going through troubles; and it will also bring about trouble in the flesh. God HATES divorce, and He expects us to work through our troubles and differences by love. Marriage is GOOD!
  • A disciple
    Hi Mack; A Marriage is a Covenant of Love and Fidelity to be One flesh unto the LORD, and Family for Lifelong Companionship. The LORD God built the Woman out of the Man, to be a Help unto him; and upon presenting her to Adam, Adam pronounced the Law of Marriage for ever: "This now is bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman for she was taken out of Man..." Joined together!
  • Mack
    I have a question please...

    What does God consider marriage?
  • Nancy Miranti
    A reminder that HE backs us up when OUR backs are to the wall. All we have to do is not move away from Him, or He lets our enemies conquer us.
  • Bryan McCloud
    This chapter teaches me that know matter how much God does for us; we are still ungrateful. We are just like the Isarealites who murmur and complain against God after all he has done for us. Like Proverbs 27:30 states, "hell and destruction are never full, and so the eyes of men are never satisfied."

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