Psalms 44:5

5 Through you we push back our enemies; through your name we trample our foes.

Psalms 44:5 in Other Translations

KJV
5 Through thee will we push down our enemies: through thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us.
ESV
5 Through you we push down our foes; through your name we tread down those who rise up against us.
NLT
5 Only by your power can we push back our enemies; only in your name can we trample our foes.
MSG
5 With your help we'll wipe out our enemies, in your name we'll stomp them to dust.
CSB
5 Through You we drive back our foes; through Your name we trample our enemies.

Psalms 44:5 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 44:5

Through thee will we push down our enemies
The Chaldee paraphrase renders it, "through the Word": the essential Word of God, the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the church's King and God, and has wrought out complete deliverance and salvation for his people; and he is the horn of salvation, by which, though weak in themselves, they push down their enemies, which are many and mighty, and they are more than conquerors over them: the metaphor is taken from creatures pushing with their horns those that oppose them, and in defence of themselves; and there seems to be an allusion to ( Deuteronomy 33:17 ) ;

through thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us;
in the name of the Lord the saints set up their banners, and in his name they come forth and fight with their spiritual enemies, that rise up against them, as sin, Satan, and wicked men; and in the name, and through the power of the Lord, they tread them down as mire in the streets; and before long Satan will be wholly bruised under them; and the antichristian party shall be trodden down by them, and be as ashes under the soles of their feet; see ( Romans 16:20 ) ( Malachi 4:3 ) .

Psalms 44:5 In-Context

3 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.
4 You are my King and my God, who decrees victories for Jacob.
5 Through you we push back our enemies; through your name we trample our foes.
6 I put no trust in my bow, my sword does not bring me victory;
7 but you give us victory over our enemies, you put our adversaries to shame.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Joshua 23:5
  • 2. Psalms 60:12; Psalms 108:13