Psalm 18:28
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English Standard Version
For it is you who light my lamp; the LORD my God lightens my darkness.

King James Bible
For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.

American Standard Version
For thou wilt light my lamp: Jehovah my God will lighten my darkness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thou lightest my lamp, O Lord: O my God enlighten my darkness.

English Revised Version
For thou wilt light my lamp: the LORD my God will lighten my darkness.

Webster's Bible Translation
For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.

Psalm 18:28 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(Heb.: 18:21-24) On גּמל (like שׁלּם with the accusative not merely of the thing, but also of the person, e.g., 1 Samuel 24:18), εὐ or κακῶς πράττειν τινά, vid., on Psalm 7:5. שׁמר, to observe equals to keep, is used in the same way in Job 22:15. רשׁע מן is a pregnant expression of the malitiosa desertio. "From God's side," i.e., in His judgment, would be contrary to the general usage of the language (for the מן in Job 4:17 has a different meaning) and would be but a chilling addition. On the poetical form מנּי, in pause מנּי, vid., Ew. 263, b. The fut. in Psalm 18:23, close after the substantival clause Psalm 18:23, is not intended of the habit in the past, but at the present time: he has not wickedly forsaken God, but (כּי equals imo, sed) always has God's commandments present before him as his rule of conduct, and has not put them far away out of his sight, in order to be able to sin with less compunction; and thus then (fut. consec.) in relation (עם, as in Deuteronomy 18:13, cf. 2 Samuel 23:5) to God he was תמים, with his whole soul undividedly devoted to Him, and he guarded himself against his iniquity (עון, from עוה, Arab. 'wâ, to twist, pervert, cf. Arab. gwâ, of error, delusion, self-enlightenment), i.e., not: against acquiescence in his in-dwelling sin, but: against iniquity becoming in any way his own; מעוני equivalent to מעותי (Daniel 9:5), cf. מחיּי equals than that I should live, Jonah 4:8. In this strophe, this Psalm strikes a cord that harmonises with Psalm 17:1-15, after which it is therefore placed. We may compare David's own testimony concerning himself in 1 Samuel 26:23., the testimony of God in 1 Kings 14:8, and the testimony of history in 1 Kings 15:5; 1 Kings 11:4.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

thou wilt

Psalm 112:4 To the upright there rises light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

Job 18:6 The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and his candle shall be put out with him.

Job 29:3 When his candle shined on my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness;

candle. or, lamp

Psalm 132:17 There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for my anointed.

2 Samuel 22:29 For you are my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness.

1 Kings 11:36 And to his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a light always before me in Jerusalem...

Proverbs 20:27 The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.

Isaiah 62:1 For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest...

my God

Isaiah 42:16 And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known...

Matthew 4:16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.

Luke 1:79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people...

Cross References
1 Kings 15:4
Nevertheless, for David's sake the LORD his God gave him a lamp in Jerusalem, setting up his son after him, and establishing Jerusalem,

Job 18:6
The light is dark in his tent, and his lamp above him is put out.

Psalm 13:3
Consider and answer me, O LORD my God; light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,

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 118:27
The LORD is God, and he has made his light to shine upon us. Bind the festal sacrifice with cords, up to the horns of the altar!

Psalm 132:17
There I will make a horn to sprout for David; I have prepared a lamp for my anointed.

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