Psalm 118:6
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English Standard Version
The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?

King James Bible
The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?

American Standard Version
Jehovah is on my side; I will not fear: What can man do unto me?

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord is my helper, I will not fear what man can do unto me.

English Revised Version
The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do to me?

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The thanksgiving Psalm ending in Hallelujah is followed by this shortest of all the Psalms, a Hallelujah addressed to the heathen world. In its very brevity it is one of the grandest witnesses of the might with which, in the midst of the Old Testament, the world-wide mission of the religion of revelation struck against or undermined the national limitation. It is stamped by the apostle in Romans 15:11 as a locus classicus for the fore-ordained (gnadenrathschlussmssig) participation of the heathen in the promised salvation of Israel.

Even this shortest Psalm has its peculiarities in point of language. אמּים (Aramaic אמיּא, Arabic umam) is otherwise alien to Old Testament Hebrew. The Old Testament Hebrew is acquainted only with אמּות as an appellation of Ismaelitish of Midianitish tribes. כּל־גּוים are, as in Psalm 72:11, Psalm 72:17, all peoples without distinction, and כּל־האמּים all nations without exception. The call is confirmed from the might of the mercy or loving-kindness of Jahve, which proves itself mighty over Israel, i.e., by its intensity and fulness superabundantly covering (גּבר as in Psalm 103:11; cf. ὑπερεπερίσσευσε, Romans 5:20, ὑπερεπλεόνασε, 1 Timothy 1:14) human sin and infirmity; and from His truth, by virtue of which history on into eternity ends in a verifying of His promises. Mercy and truth are the two divine powers which shall one day be perfectly developed and displayed in Israel, and going forth from Israel, shall conquer the world.

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the Lord

Psalm 27:1-3 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid...

Psalm 46:1,11 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble...

Psalm 56:4,9,11 In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do to me...

Psalm 146:5 Happy is he that has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:

Isaiah 51:12 I, even I, am he that comforts you: who are you, that you should be afraid of a man that shall die...

Jeremiah 20:11 But the LORD is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail...

Micah 7:8-10 Rejoice not against me, O my enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light to me...

Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

Hebrews 13:6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do to me.

on my side. Heb. for me

Cross References
Romans 8:31
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Hebrews 13:6
So we can confidently say, "The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?"

1 Samuel 23:17
And he said to him, "Do not fear, for the hand of Saul my father shall not find you. You shall be king over Israel, and I shall be next to you. Saul my father also knows this."

Job 19:27
whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. My heart faints within me!

Psalm 23:4
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Psalm 27:1
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 56:4
In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?

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