Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
a. NLT: You will trample upon lions and cobras; you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet!
b. NIV: You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
c. Amplified Bible: You shall tread upon the lion and adder; the young lion and the serpent shall you trample underfoot.
d. Septuagint [Listed under Psalm 90:13]: Thou shalt tread on the asp and basilisk: and thou shalt trample on the lion and dragon.
e. Stone Edition Torah/Writings/Prophets: Upon the lion and the viper you will tread; you will trample the young lion and the serpent.
1. “Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder…”
a. tread [1869 * darak][Strong: a primitive root; to tread; by implication, to walk; also to string a bow (by treading on it in bending):--archer, bend, come, draw, go (over), guide, lead (forth), thresh, tread (down), walk.]
b. lion [7826 * shachal] [Strong: from an unused root probably meaning to roar; a lion (from his characteristic roar):--(fierce) lion.]
c. adder[6620 * pethen][Strong: from an unused root meaning to twist; an asp (from its contortions):--adder.]
2. “…the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.”
a. young lion [3715 * kephiyr][Strong: a village (as covered in by walls); also a young lion (perhaps as covered with a mane):--(young) lion, village. ]
b. dragon [8577 * tanniyn][Strong: a marine or land monster, i.e. sea-serpent or jackal:--dragon, sea-monster, serpent, whale.]
c. a similar promise is given in Luke 10 when the Lord is sending out the seventy to evangelize the lost. It is obvious that the terms lion and serpents and dragons are symbolically referring to demon spirits.
1). Luke 10:17-20 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
10:18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
10:20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.