English Standard Version
Salvation belongs to the LORD; your blessing be on your people! Selah
King James Bible
Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.
American Standard Version
Salvation belongeth unto Jehovah: Thy blessing be upon thy people. Selah
Salvation is of the Lord: and thy blessing is upon thy people.
English Revised Version
Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing be upon thy people. Selah
Webster's Bible Translation
Salvation belongeth to the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.
Psalm 3:8 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
(Heb.: 3:2-3) The first strophe contains the lament concerning the existing distress. From its combination with the exclamative מה, רבּוּ is accented on the ultima (and also in Psalm 104:24); the accentuation of the perf. of verbs עע very frequently (even without the Waw consec.) follows the example of the strong verb, Ges. ֗67 rem. 12. A declaration then takes the place of the summons and the רבּים implied in the predicate רבּוּ now becomes the subject of participial predicates, which more minutely describe the continuing condition of affairs. The ל of לנפשׁי signifies "in the direction of," followed by an address in Psalm 11:1 ( equals "to"), or, as here and frequently (e.g., Genesis 21:7) followed by narration ( equals "of," concerning). לנפשׁי instead of לי implies that the words of the adversaries pronounce a judgment upon his inmost life, or upon his personal relationship to God. ישׁוּעתה is an intensive form for ישׁוּעה, whether it be with a double feminine termination (Ges., Ew., Olsh.), or, with an original (accusative) ah of the direction: we regard this latter view, with Hupfeld, as more in accordance with the usage and analogy of the language (comp. Psalm 44:27 with Psalm 80:3, and לילה prop. νύκτα, then as common Greek ἡ νύκτα νύχθα). God is the ground of help; to have no more help in Him is equivalent to being rooted out of favour with God. Open enemies as well as disconcerted friends look upon him as one henceforth cast away. David had plunged himself into the deepest abyss of wretchedness by his adultery with Bathsheba, at the beginning of the very year in which, by the renewal of the Syro-Ammonitish war, he had reached the pinnacle of worldly power. The rebellion of Absolom belonged to the series of dire calamities which began to come upon him from that time. Plausible reasons were not wanting for such words as these which give up his cause as lost.
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and crying out with a loud voice, "Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!"
The LORD is the strength of his people; he is the saving refuge of his anointed.
May the LORD give strength to his people! May the LORD bless his people with peace!
Draw the spear and javelin against my pursuers! Say to my soul, "I am your salvation!"
The salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; he is their stronghold in the time of trouble.
The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the LORD.
I, I am the LORD, and besides me there is no savior.
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