5 Through thee will we push down our enemies: through thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us.

Other Translations of Psalm 44:5

New International Version

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

English Standard Version

5 Through you we push down our foes; through your name we tread down those who rise up against us.

The Message

5 With your help we'll wipe out our enemies, in your name we'll stomp them to dust.

New King James Version

5 Through You we will push down our enemies; Through Your name we will trample those who rise up against us.

New Living Translation

5 Only by your power can we push back our enemies; only in your name can we trample our foes.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 44:5

Commentary on Psalm 44:1-8

(Read Psalm 44:1-8)

Former experiences of God's power and goodness are strong supports to faith, and powerful pleas in prayer under present calamities. The many victories Israel obtained, were not by their own strength or merit, but by God's favour and free grace. The less praise this allows us, the more comfort it affords, that we may see all as coming from the favour of God. He fought for Israel, else they had fought in vain. This is applicable to the planting of the Christian church in the world, which was not by any human policy or power. Christ, by his Spirit, went forth conquering and to conquer; and he that planted a church for himself in the world, will support it by the same power and goodness. They trusted and triumphed in and through him. Let him that glories, glory in the Lord. But if they have the comfort of his name, let them give unto him the glory due unto it.