English Standard Version
“The Spirit of the LORD speaks by me; his word is on my tongue.
King James Bible
The Spirit of the LORD spake by me, and his word was in my tongue.
American Standard Version
The Spirit of Jehovah spake by me, And his word was upon my tongue.
The spirit of the Lord hath spoken by me and his word by my tongue.
English Revised Version
The spirit of the LORD spake by me, and his word was upon my tongue.
Webster's Bible Translation
The Spirit of the LORD spoke by me, and his word was on my tongue.
2 Samuel 23:2 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
47 Jehovah liveth, and blessed is my rock,
And the God of my refuge of salvation is exalted.
48 The God who giveth me vengeance,
And bringeth nations under me;
49 Who leadeth me out from mine enemies,
And exalteth me above mine adversaries,
Delivereth me from the man of violence.
The formula חי־יהוה does not mean "let Jehovah live," for the word יחי would be used for that (vid., 2 Samuel 16:16; 1 Samuel 10:24), but is a declaration: "the Lord is living." The declaration itself is to be taken as praise of God, for "praising God is simply ascribing to Him the glorious perfections which belong to him; we have only to give Him what is His own" (Hengstenberg). The following clauses also contain simply declarations; this is evident from the word ירוּם, since the optative ירם would be used to denote a wish. The Lord is living or alive when He manifests His life in acts of omnipotence. In the last clause, the expression צוּר (rock) is intensified into ישׁעי צוּר אלהי (the God of my refuge, or rock, of salvation), i.e., the God who is my saving rock (cf. 2 Samuel 22:3). In the predicates of God in 2 Samuel 22:48, 2 Samuel 22:49, the saving acts depicted by David in vv. 5-20 and 29-46 are summed up briefly. Instead of מוריד, "He causes to go down under me," i.e., He subjects to me, we find in the psalm ויּדבּר, "He drives nations under me," and מפלטי instead of מוציאי; and lastly, instead of חמס אישׁ in the psalm, we have here חמסים אישׁ, as in Psalm 140:2. Therefore the praise of the Lord shall be sounded among all nations.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
He said to them, "How is it then that David, in the Spirit, calls him Lord, saying,
2 Peter 1:21
For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
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