New American Standard Bible
The LORD is their strength, And He is a saving defense to His anointed.
King James Bible
The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah is their strength; and he is the stronghold of salvation to his anointed one.
World English Bible
Yahweh is their strength. He is a stronghold of salvation to his anointed.
Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah is strength to him, Yea, the strength of the salvation of His anointed is He.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The Lord is their strength - Margin, "his strength." The Hebrew is, "their strength," or "strength to them." The allusion is to the people of God. The course of thought seems to be, that the psalmist, having derived in his own case assistance from God, or having found God a strength to him, his mind turns from this fact to the general idea that God was the strength of "all" who were in similar circumstancaes; or that all His people might confide in Him as he had done.
And he is the saving strength - Margin, as in Hebrew, "strength of salvations." That is, In Him is found the strength which produces salvation. See the notes at Psalm 27:1.
Of his anointed - See Psalm 2:2, note; Psalm 20:6, note. The primary reference here is doubtless to the psalmist himself, as one who had been annointed or set apaart to the kingly office; but the connection shows that he intended to include all the people of God, as those whom He had consecrated or set apart to His service. See 1 Peter 2:5, 1 Peter 2:9.
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John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions
Salvation belongs to the LORD; Your blessing be upon Your people! Selah.
He gives great deliverance to His king, And shows lovingkindness to His anointed, To David and his descendants forever.
Now I know that the LORD saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven With the saving strength of His right hand.
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 will give strength to His people; The LORD will bless His people with peace.
For You are the glory of their strength, And by Your favor our horn is exalted.
"O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, You have covered my head in the day of battle.
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