Psalm 44:5

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

Read Psalm 44:5 Using Other Translations

Through thee will we push down our enemies: through thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us.
Through you we push down our foes; through your name we tread down those who rise up against us.
Only by your power can we push back our enemies; only in your name can we trample our foes.

What does Psalm 44:5 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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 ) .

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