New American Standard Bible
For our shield belongs to the LORD, And our king to the Holy One of Israel.
King James Bible
For the LORD is our defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.
Darby Bible Translation
For Jehovah is our shield, and the Holy One of Israel, our king.
World English Bible
For our shield belongs to Yahweh; our king to the Holy One of Israel.
Young's Literal Translation
For of Jehovah is our shield, And of the Holy One of Israel our king.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For the Lord is our defense - Margin, "Our shield is of the Lord." The original word rendered "defense," is shield. Compare Psalm 5:12, note; Psalm 33:20, note; Psalm 59:11, note. The meaning is, that protection was to be found in God alone. The true construction of this verse is, "For to Yahweh (belongs) our shield, and to the Holy One of Israel our king." That is, All that they had, and all that they relied on as a defense, belonged to God, or was of God; in other words, their very protectors were themselves protected by Yahweh. They had no other defense; nothing else on which they could depend.
LibrarySeptember the Sixteenth the Steadfastness of the Lord
"My covenant shall stand fast." --PSALM lxxxix. 19-29. Such a divine assurance ought to make me perfectly quiet in spirit. Restlessness in a Christian always spells disloyalty. The uncertainty is born of suspicion. There is a rift in the faith, and the disturbing breath of the devil blows through, and destroys my peace. If I am sure of my great Ally, my heart will not be troubled, neither will it be afraid. And such a divine assurance ought to make me bold in will and majestic in labour. I ought …
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
A vision of the King.
His Future Work
Sing praises to God, sing praises; Sing praises to our King, sing praises.
The princes of the people have assembled themselves as the people of the God of Abraham, For the shields of the earth belong to God; He is highly exalted.
I will also praise You with a harp, Even Your truth, O my God; To You I will sing praises with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel.
Again and again they tempted God, And pained the Holy One of Israel.
For the LORD is our judge, The LORD is our lawgiver, The LORD is our king; He will save us--
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