There broke he the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah.
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Augustine of Hippo
4. "There He hath broken the strength of bows, and the shield, and the sword, and the battle" (ver. 3). Where hath He broken? In that eternal peace, in that perfect peace. And now, my brethren, they that have rightly believed see that they ought not to rely on themselves: and all the might of their own menaces, and whatsoever is in them whetted for mischief, this they break in pieces; and whatsoever they deem of great virtue wherewith to protect themselves temporally, and the war which they were waging against God by defending their sins, all these things He hath broken there.
There. In that favoured country. The army of Sennacherib perished on its road to Pelusium, 4 Kings xx.
Powers. Hebrew, "sparks "(Calmet) or "burning arrows. "(Montanus) (Psalm vii. 14., and cxix. 4.) (Haydock)
All the opponents of the Church, or Sion, must perish. (Worthington)