New International Version
Indeed, our shield belongs to the LORD, 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For thou art the glory of their strength - They are strong in faith, and give glory to thee, because they know that their strength cometh from the Lord of hosts.
And in thy favor our horn shall be exalted - Instead of תרום tarum, "shall be exalted," תרים tarim, "thou shalt exalt," is the reading of several MSS.: but תרום tarum, "shall be exalted," is supported by forty-four of Kennicott's MSS., and sixty of De Rossi's, as well as by several ancient editions, with the Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate, and Arabic Versions. In the enjoyment of the Divine favor they shall grow more wise, more holy, more powerful, and, consequently, more happy.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
the Lord is, etc. or, our Shield is of the Lord, and our King is of the Holy One of Israel.
'Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of Thy countenance.'--PSALM lxxxix. 15. The Psalmist has just been setting forth, in sublime language, the glories of the divine character--God's strength, His universal sway, the justice and judgment which are the foundation of His Throne, the mercy and truth which go as heralds before His face. A heathen singing of any of his gods would have gone on to describe the form and features of the god or goddess who …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The People's Christ
Second Sunday in Lent
Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises.
The nobles of the nations assemble as the people of the God of Abraham, for the kings of the earth belong to God; he is greatly exalted.
I will praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, my God; I will sing praise to you with the lyre, Holy One of Israel.
Again and again they put God to the test; they vexed the Holy One of Israel.
For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; it is he who will save us.
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