Psalms 78:9

9 The men of Ephraim, though armed with bows, turned back on the day of battle;

Psalms 78:9 in Other Translations

KJV
9 The children of Ephraim, being armed, and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle.
ESV
9 The Ephraimites, armed with the bow, turned back on the day of battle.
NLT
9 The warriors of Ephraim, though armed with bows, turned their backs and fled on the day of battle.
MSG
9 The Ephraimites, armed to the teeth, ran off when the battle began.
CSB
9 The Ephraimite archers turned back on the day of battle.

Psalms 78:9 In-Context

7 Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.
8 They would not be like their ancestors— a stubborn and rebellious generation, whose hearts were not loyal to God, whose spirits were not faithful to him.
9 The men of Ephraim, though armed with bows, turned back on the day of battle;
10 they did not keep God’s covenant and refused to live by his law.
11 They forgot what he had done, the wonders he had shown them.

Cross References 2

  • 1. ver 57; 1 Chronicles 12:2; Hosea 7:16
  • 2. S Judges 20:39
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