New International Version
The LORD is God, and he has made his light shine on us. With boughs in hand, join in the festal procession up to the horns of the altar.
King James Bible
God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah is God, and he hath given us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, -- up to the horns of the altar.
World English Bible
Yahweh is God, and he has given us light. Bind the sacrifice with cords, even to the horns of the altar.
Young's Literal Translation
God is Jehovah, and He giveth to us light, Direct ye the festal-sacrifice with cords, Unto the horns of the altar.
Psalm 118:27 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
God is the Lord - Rather אל יהוה El Yehovah, the strong God Jehovah.
Which hath showed us light - ויאר לנו vaiyaer lanu, "And he will illuminate us." Perhaps at this time a Divine splendor shone upon the whole procession; a proof of God's approbation.
Bind the sacrifice with cords - The Chaldee paraphrases this verse thus: "Samuel the prophet said, Bind the little one with chains for a solemn sacrifice, until ye have sacrificed him and sprinkled his blood on the horns of the altar." It is supposed that the words refer to the feast of tabernacles, and חג chag here means the festival victim. Several translate the original "keep the festival with thick boughs of the horns of the altar." In this sense the Vulgate and Septuagint understood the passage. David in this entry into the temple was a type of our blessed Lord, who made a similar entry, as related Matthew 21:8-10.
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The Entry into Jerusalem.
Letter xx. To Pope Damasus.
Of the Conformity of Our Will to that Will of God's which is Signified to us by his Commandments.
1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
Make a horn at each of the four corners, so that the horns and the altar are of one piece, and overlay the altar with bronze.
1 Kings 18:39
When all the people saw this, they fell prostrate and cried, "The LORD--he is God! The LORD--he is God!"
For the Jews it was a time of happiness and joy, gladness and honor.
You, LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.
Of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation-- whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life-- of whom shall I be afraid?
Above that, the altar hearth is four cubits high, and four horns project upward from the hearth.
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