New American Standard Bible
For You are my rock and my fortress; For Your name's sake You will lead me and guide me.
King James Bible
For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.
Darby Bible Translation
For thou art my rock and my fortress; and, for thy name's sake, thou wilt lead me and guide me.
World English Bible
For you are my rock and my fortress, therefore for your name's sake lead me and guide me.
Young's Literal Translation
For my rock and my bulwark art Thou, For Thy name's sake lead me and tend me.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For thou art my rock and my fortress - See the notes at Psalm 18:2.
Therefore for thy name's sake - For the sake of thine own honor, or for the glory of thy name. See the notes at Psalm 23:3. That is, since thou art my rock and my defense - since I put my trust in thee - show, by leading and guiding me, that my trust is well founded, or that this is Thy character, and that Thou wilt be true and faithful to those who commit their all to thee. See the notes at Psalm 31:1.
Library'Into Thy Hands'
'Into Thine hand I commit my spirit: Thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.'--PSALM xxxi. 5. The first part of this verse is consecrated for ever by our Lord's use of it on the Cross. Is it not wonderful that, at that supreme hour, He deigned to take an unknown singer's words as His words? What an honour to that old saint that Jesus Christ, dying, should find nothing that more fully corresponded to His inmost heart at that moment than the utterance of the Psalmist long ago! How His mind must …
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2 Samuel 22:2
He said, "The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;
2 Samuel 22:33
"God is my strong fortress; And He sets the blameless in His way.
O LORD, lead me in Your righteousness because of my foes; Make Your way straight before me.
The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name's sake.
For Your name's sake, O LORD, Pardon my iniquity, for it is great.
Be to me a rock of habitation to which I may continually come; You have given commandment to save me, For You are my rock and my fortress.
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