38 I have
wounded [machats] them that they were not able [yakol] to rise: [quwm] they are
fallen [naphal] under my feet. [regel] KJV-Interlinear
shattered them, so that they were not able to rise; They fell under my feet. NASB
In all of Davids battles, none of his enemies ever rose again to cause him grief during his life. He destroyed them so thoroughly that he had peace during the latter portion of his reign.
His biggest problems of course were not from foreign armies, but from family and political opposition.
However, there is an important military principle in this verse as well as the prior and subsequent verses.
Peace and freedom are never accomplished by diplomatic talk, but are accomplished by victory on the battle field.
Armies have won freedom for their nations throughout history and Christ will win the greatest battle in all of history at the Second Advent.
Christ died that we might be free. Many soldiers have died throughout the ages, so that many more citizens might be free. When evil raises its head, then some form of justice is required in order to bring peace and resolution.
In crime it is the criminal justice system that resolves and accomplishes justice. In war, it is victory that accomplishes peace. The best victory is of course the thorough destruction of the enemy. That means it will be a generation of more before evil will be able to raise its head, and that means peace, and thus freedom, and opportunity for all citizens for a very long time.
When evil is finally and completely defeated at the end of the Millennium, then we will have peace forever.
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