New American Standard Bible
For You light my lamp; The LORD my God illumines my darkness.
King James Bible
For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.
Darby Bible Translation
For it is thou that makest my lamp to shine: Jehovah my God enlighteneth my darkness.
World English Bible
For you will light my lamp, Yahweh. My God will light up my darkness.
Young's Literal Translation
For Thou -- Thou lightest my lamp, Jehovah my God enlighteneth my darkness.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For thou wilt light my candle - Margin, lamp. The word lamp best expresses the idea. In the Scriptures light is an image of prosperity, success, happiness, holiness, as darkness is the image of the opposite. See the notes at Job 29:2-3; compare also Job 18:6; Job 21:17; Proverbs 20:27; Proverbs 24:20; Psalm 119:105; Psalm 132:17; Isaiah 62:1. The meaning here is, that the psalmist felt assured that God would give him prosperity, as if his lamp were kept constantly burning in his dwelling.
The Lord my God will enlighten my darkness - Will shed light on my path, which would otherwise be dark: will impart light to my understanding; will put peace and joy in my heart; will crown me with his favor. Compare the note at Psalm 4:6.
LibraryConviction of Weakness.
The soul in the state of abandonment can abstain from justifying itself by word or deed. The divine action justifies it. This order of the divine will is the solid and firm rock on which the submissive soul reposes, sheltered from change and tempest. It is continually present under the veil of crosses, and of the most ordinary actions. Behind this veil the hand of God is hidden to sustain and to support those who abandon themselves entirely to Him. From the time that a soul becomes firmly established …
Jean-Pierre de Caussade—Abandonment to Divine Providence
The King --Continued.
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1 Kings 15:4
But for David's sake the LORD his God gave him a lamp in Jerusalem, to raise up his son after him and to establish Jerusalem;
"The light in his tent is darkened, And his lamp goes out above him.
Consider and answer me, O LORD my God; Enlighten my eyes, or I will sleep the sleep of death,
A Psalm of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread?
The LORD is God, and He has given us light; Bind the festival sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar.
"There I will cause the horn of David to spring forth; I have prepared a lamp for Mine anointed.
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