New American Standard Bible
Who gives salvation to kings, Who rescues David His servant from the evil sword.
King James Bible
It is he that giveth salvation unto kings: who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword.
Darby Bible Translation
Who givest salvation unto kings; who rescuest David thy servant from the hurtful sword.
World English Bible
You are he who gives salvation to kings, who rescues David, his servant, from the deadly sword.
Young's Literal Translation
Who is giving deliverance to kings, Who is freeing David His servant from the sword of evil.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
It is he that giveth salvation unto kings - Margin, "Victory." The Hebrew word means "salvation," but it is used here in the sense of deliverance or rescue. Even "kings," with all their armies, have no hope but in God. They seem to be the most powerful of men, but they are, like all other people, wholly dependent on him for deliverance from danger. David thus recognizes his own entire dependence. Though a king in the divine purpose and in fact, yet he had no power but as derived from God; he had no hope of deliverance but in him. It is implied further that God might as readily be supposed to be willing to interpose in behalf of kings as of other people when their cause was right, and when they looked to him for aid. See the notes at Psalm 33:16 : "there is no king saved by the multitude of an host." Compare Psalm 44:5-6.
Who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword - Who has done it; who can do it again; on whom alone David is dependent as all other men are. David speaks of himself by name elsewhere. See Psalm 18:50; 2 Samuel 7:26. He refers to himself also under the name of "the king," Psalm 61:6; Psalm 63:11. Caesar, in his writings, often speaks of himself in the same way.
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quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, from weakness were made strong, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight.
2 Samuel 18:7
The people of Israel were defeated there before the servants of David, and the slaughter there that day was great, 20,000 men.
2 Samuel 22:51
"He is a tower of deliverance to His king, And shows lovingkindness to His anointed, To David and his descendants forever."
"In famine He will redeem you from death, And in war from the power of the sword.
He gives great deliverance to His king, And shows lovingkindness to His anointed, To David and his descendants forever.
"O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, You have covered my head in the day of battle.
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