New American Standard Bible
"His enemies I will clothe with shame, But upon himself his crown shall shine."
King James Bible
His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall his crown flourish.
Darby Bible Translation
His enemies will I clothe with shame; but upon himself shall his crown flourish.
World English Bible
I will clothe his enemies with shame, but on himself, his crown will be resplendent." A Song of Ascents. By David.
Young's Literal Translation
His enemies I do clothe with shame, And upon him doth his crown flourish!
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
His enemies will I clothe with shame - They shall be so confounded that shame shall seem to cover them as a garment. See the notes at Psalm 109:29. That is, David would be triumphant.
But upon himself shall his crown flourish - His crown shall be as a fresh, blooming garland. The Hebrew word used here may mean either to glitter, or to flower, to fiourish or bloom. As applied to a crown, it may mean either that it would sparkle or glitter, as set with precious stones - or (under the idea of a garland) it may mean that it would appear to bloom or blossom. In either case it denotes success, joy, triumph - and is a promise of prosperity to David as a king. This was a part of the promise referred to by the psalmist, and a ground of the plea in the psalm. God had made these precious promises to David and his posterity; and now, in a time of sorrow and disaster, when the glory of the crown seemed about to pass away, the psalmist, in the name of the people, and in language to be used by the people, prays that those ancient promises might be remembered and fulfilled. So, in a time of general religious declension, we may plead the promises, so rich and so abundant, which God has made to his church, as a reason for his gracious interposition, for his coming to revive his work.
LibraryPromises and Threatenings
'And it came to pass, when Solomon had finished the building of the house of the Lord, and the king's house, and all Solomon's desire which he was pleased to do. 2. That the Lord appeared to Solomon the second time, as He had appeared unto him at Gibeon. 3. And the Lord said unto him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, that thou hast made before Me: I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put My name there for ever; and Mine eyes and Mine heart shall be there perpetually, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Manner of Covenanting.
"Those who hate you will be clothed with shame, And the tent of the wicked will be no longer."
For You meet him with the blessings of good things; You set a crown of fine gold on his head.
Let those be ashamed and humiliated altogether who rejoice at my distress; Let those be clothed with shame and dishonor who magnify themselves over me.
Fill their faces with dishonor, That they may seek Your name, O LORD.
Let my accusers be clothed with dishonor, And let them cover themselves with their own shame as with a robe.
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