Psalms 78:9

“The children of Ephraim, being armed, and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The children of Ephraim being armed, and carying bowes, turned backe in the day of battell.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.


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