Psalm 3:8
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New American Standard Bible
Salvation belongs to the LORD; Your blessing be upon Your people! Selah.

King James Bible
Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.

Darby Bible Translation
Salvation is of Jehovah; thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.

World English Bible
Salvation belongs to Yahweh. Your blessing be on your people. Selah. For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. A Psalm by David.

Young's Literal Translation
Of Jehovah is this salvation; On Thy people is Thy blessing! Selah.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Salvation belongeth unto the Lord - That is, it pertains to God alone to save. The psalmist had no expectation of saving himself; he had no confidence in the unaided prowess of his own arm. If he was to be saved he felt that it was to be only by God, and the praise of this was to be given to Him. The particular reference here is to temporal deliverance, or deliverance from the dangers which surrounded him then; but the declaration is as true of spiritual deliverance - of the salvation of the soul - as it is of deliverance from temporal danger. In both cases it is true that God only saves, and that all the praise is due to him.

Thy blessing is upon thy people - Or perhaps, rather, "thy blessing be upon thy people," regarding this as a "prayer" rather than an "affirmation." It is true, indeed, as an affirmation (compare Psalm 2:12); but it accords better with the connection here, and is a more appropriate conclusion of the psalm to regard it as a petition, expressing an earnest desire that the blessing of God might ever rest upon his own people. Then the thoughts of the psalmist are turned away from his own perils to the condition of others; from his individual case to that of the Church at large; and he prays that all others may find the same favors from God which he had so richly enjoyed, and which he hoped still to enjoy. It is one of the characteristics of true piety thus to turn from our own condition to that of others, and to desire that what we enjoy may be partaken of by the people of God everywhere.

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Library
Rules to be Observed in Singing of Psalms.
1. Beware of singing divine psalms for an ordinary recreation, as do men of impure spirits, who sing holy psalms intermingled with profane ballads: They are God's word: take them not in thy mouth in vain. 2. Remember to sing David's psalms with David's spirit (Matt. xxii. 43.) 3. Practise St. Paul's rule--"I will sing with the spirit, but I will sing with the understanding also." (1 Cor. xiv. 15.) 4. As you sing uncover your heads (1 Cor. xi. 4), and behave yourselves in comely reverence as in the
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Of the Necessity of Divine Influences to Produce Regeneration in the Soul.
Titus iii. 5, 6. Titus iii. 5, 6. Not by works of righteousness, which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; which he shed on us abundantly, through Jesus Christ our Saviour. IF my business were to explain and illustrate this scripture at large, it would yield an ample field for accurate criticism and useful discourse, and more especially would lead us into a variety of practical remarks, on which it would be pleasant
Philip Doddridge—Practical Discourses on Regeneration

Cross References
Revelation 7:10
and they cry out with a loud voice, saying, "Salvation to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb."

Psalm 28:8
The LORD is their strength, And He is a saving defense to His anointed.

Psalm 29:11
The LORD will give strength to His people; The LORD will bless His people with peace.

Psalm 35:3
Draw also the spear and the battle-axe to meet those who pursue me; Say to my soul, "I am your salvation."

Psalm 37:39
But the salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; He is their strength in time of trouble.

Proverbs 21:31
The horse is prepared for the day of battle, But victory belongs to the LORD.

Isaiah 43:11
"I, even I, am the LORD, And there is no savior besides Me.

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