New American Standard Bible
Take hold of buckler and shield And rise up for my help.
King James Bible
Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help.
Darby Bible Translation
Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for my help;
World English Bible
Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for my help.
Young's Literal Translation
Take hold of shield and buckler, and rise for my help,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Take hold of shield and buckler - That is, Arm thyself as if for the contest. It is a prayer, in a new form, that God would interpose, and that he would go forth as a warrior against the enemies of the psalmist. On the word "shield," see the notes at Psalm 5:12. Compare the notes at Ephesians 6:16. On the word "buckler," see the notes at Psalm 18:2. These terms are derived from the armor of a warrior, and the prayer here is that God would appear in that character for his defense.
And stand up for my help - As a warrior stands up, or stands firm, to arrest the attack of an enemy.
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Rise up, be our help, And redeem us for the sake of Your lovingkindness.
He will cover you with His pinions, And under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark.
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