New American Standard Bible
I shall lift up the cup of salvation And call upon the name of the LORD.
King James Bible
I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of Jehovah.
World English Bible
I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
The cup of salvation I lift up, And in the name of Jehovah I call.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I will take the cup of salvation - Compare the notes at Psalm 11:6. The "cup of salvation" means the cup by which his sense of the greatness of the salvation might be expressed - the cup of thanksgiving. Compare the notes at 1 Corinthians 10:16. The reference seems to be to a custom in festivals of drinking a cup of wine as a special expression of thanks or of obligation. The act would be more solemn, and the truth more deeply impressed on the mind, when accompanied by some religious rite - some ceremonial, as in the Lord's Supper, expressly designed to call the mercy of God to remembrance.
And call upon the name of the Lord - Engage in a solemn act of devotion; make it a matter of special ceremony or observance to call the mercy of God to remembrance. This was one way of rendering to the Lord a return for the benefits received at his hands; as it is now. Christians do this at the table of the Lord - in the observance of the Lord's Supper.
The text informs us that the deaths of God's saints are precious to him. How different, then, is the estimate of human life which God forms from that which has ruled the minds of great warriors and mighty conquerors. Had Napoleon spoken forth his mind about the lives of men in the day of battle, he would have likened them to so much water spilt upon the ground. To win a victory, or subdue a province, it mattered not though he strewed the ground with corpses thick as autumn leaves, nor did it signify …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 18: 1872
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John Bunyan on the Terms of Communion and Fellowship of Christians at the Table of the Lord;
The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You support my lot.
Then we shall not turn back from You; Revive us, and we will call upon Your name.
Oh give thanks to the LORD, call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples.
To You I shall offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving, And call upon the name of the LORD.
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