14 He shot his arrows and scattered the enemy, with great bolts of lightning he routed them.

Other Translations of Psalm 18:14

King James Version

14 Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them.

English Standard Version

14 And he sent out his arrows and scattered them; he flashed forth lightnings and routed them.

The Message

14 God shoots his arrows - pandemonium! He hurls his lightnings - a rout!

New King James Version

14 He sent out His arrows and scattered the foe, Lightnings in abundance, and He vanquished them.

New Living Translation

14 He shot his arrows and scattered his enemies; great bolts of lightning flashed, and they were confused.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 18:14

Commentary on Psalm 18:1-19

(Read Psalm 18:1-19)

The first words, "I will love thee, O Lord, my strength," are the scope and contents of the psalm. Those that truly love God, may triumph in him as their Rock and Refuge, and may with confidence call upon him. It is good for us to observe all the circumstances of a mercy which magnify the power of God and his goodness to us in it. David was a praying man, and God was found a prayer-hearing God. If we pray as he did, we shall speed as he did. God's manifestation of his presence is very fully described, Hebrews 5:7. God made the earth to shake and tremble, and the rocks to cleave, and brought him out, in his resurrection, because he delighted in him and in his undertaking.