Therefore shall you make them turn their back, when you shall make ready your arrows on your strings against the face of them.
Treasury of Scripture
Psalm 9:3 When my enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at your presence.
Psalm 44:10 You make us to turn back from the enemy: and they which hate us spoil for themselves.
Psalm 56:9 When I cry to you, then shall my enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me.
make. or, set them as a butt
Job 7:20 I have sinned; what shall I do to you, O you preserver of men? why have you set me as a mark against you...
Job 16:12,13 I was at ease, but he has broken me asunder: he has also taken me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark...
Lamentations 3:12 He has bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.
back [heb.] shoulder
Psalm 7:13 He has also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordains his arrows against the persecutors.
Psalm 18:14 Yes, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightning, and discomfited them.
Psalm 64:7 But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded.
ContextThe King Rejoices in Your Strength!
1The king shall joy in your strength, O LORD; and in your salvation how greatly shall he rejoice! 2You have given him his heart's desire, and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah. 3For you prevent him with the blessings of goodness: you set a crown of pure gold on his head. 4He asked life of you, and you gave it him, even length of days for ever and ever. 5His glory is great in your salvation: honor and majesty have you laid on him. 6For you have made him most blessed for ever: you have made him exceeding glad with your countenance. 7For the king trusts in the LORD, and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be moved. 8Your hand shall find out all your enemies: your right hand shall find out those that hate you. 9You shall make them as a fiery oven in the time of your anger: the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them. 10Their fruit shall you destroy from the earth, and their seed from among the children of men. 11For they intended evil against you: they imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform. 12Therefore shall you make them turn their back, when you shall make ready your arrows on your strings against the face of them. 13Be you exalted, LORD, in your own strength: so will we sing and praise your power.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
For thou wilt make them turn their back; Thou wilt make ready with thy bowstrings against their face.
For thou shalt make them turn their back: in thy remnants thou shalt prepare their face.
Darby Bible Translation
For thou wilt make them turn their back; thou wilt make ready thy bowstring against their face.
King James Bible
Therefore shalt thou make them turn their back, when thou shalt make ready thine arrows upon thy strings against the face of them.
Young's Literal Translation
For Thou makest them a butt, When Thy strings Thou preparest against their faces.