Psalm 18:2
New International Version
The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

New Living Translation
The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety.

English Standard Version
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.

Berean Study Bible
The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer. My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

New American Standard Bible
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.

King James Bible
The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my rock where I seek refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Contemporary English Version
You are my mighty rock, my fortress, my protector, the rock where I am safe, my shield, my powerful weapon, and my place of shelter.

Good News Translation
The LORD is my protector; he is my strong fortress. My God is my protection, and with him I am safe. He protects me like a shield; he defends me and keeps me safe.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my mountain where I seek refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

International Standard Version
The LORD is my rock, my fortress, my deliverer, my God, my stronghold in whom I take refuge, my shield, the glory of my salvation, and my high tower."

NET Bible
The LORD is my high ridge, my stronghold, my deliverer. My God is my rocky summit where I take shelter, my shield, the horn that saves me, and my refuge.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD is my Rock, my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my Rock, in whom I take refuge; my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And my trust, the house of my refuge, my Mighty Deliverer, God, The Mighty One, upon whom I trust, my helper and the horn of my salvation, the house of my glorious refuge.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my Savior, my God, my rock in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the strength of my salvation, my stronghold.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; My God, my rock, in Him I take refuge; My shield, and my horn of salvation, my high tower.

New American Standard 1977
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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The LORD is my rock and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

King James 2000 Bible
The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

American King James Version
The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

American Standard Version
Jehovah is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; My God, my rock, in whom I will take refuge; My shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord is my firmament, my refuge, and my deliverer. My God is my helper, and in him will I put my trust. My protector and the horn of my salvation, and my support.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my rock, in whom I will trust; my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower.

English Revised Version
The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strong rock, in him will I trust; my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

World English Bible
Yahweh is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower.

Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah is my rock, and my bulwark, And my deliverer, My God is my rock, I trust in Him: My shield, and a horn of my salvation, My high tower.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
The LORD is My Rock
1For the choirmaster. Of David the servant of the LORD, who sang this song to the LORD on the day the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. He said: I love You, O LORD, my strength. 2The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer. My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. 3I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies.…
Cross References
Luke 1:69
He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of His servant David,

Exodus 15:2
The LORD is my strength and my song, and He has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise Him, my father's God, and I will exalt Him.

Exodus 33:21
The LORD continued, "There is a place near Me where you are to stand upon a rock,

Deuteronomy 32:18
You ignored the Rock who brought you forth; you forgot the God who gave you birth.

Psalm 18:31
For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the rock except our God?

Psalm 18:46
The LORD lives! Blessed be my rock! And may the God of my salvation be exalted--

Psalm 19:14
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Psalm 28:1
To you, O LORD, I call; be not deaf to me, O my rock. For if You remain silent, I will be like those descending to the Pit.

Psalm 28:7
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. Therefore my heart rejoices, and I will thank Him with my song.

Psalm 31:2
Incline Your ear to me; come quickly to my rescue. Be my rock of refuge, the stronghold of my deliverance.

Psalm 31:3
For You are my rock and my fortress; lead and guide me for the sake of Your name.

Psalm 33:20
Our soul waits for the LORD; He is our help and our shield.

Psalm 42:9
I will say to God, my rock, "Why have You forgotten me? Why must I walk in sorrow because of the enemy's oppression?"

Psalm 59:9
I will keep watch for You, O my strength; for You, O God, are my fortress.

Psalm 59:11
Do not kill them, or my people will forget. Scatter them by Your power, and bring them down, O Lord, our shield.

Psalm 144:1
Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.

Psalm 144:2
He is my loving devotion and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer. He is my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me.

Proverbs 18:10
The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.

Proverbs 30:5
Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.

Jeremiah 16:19
O LORD, my strength and my fortress, my refuge in the day of distress, the nations will come to You from the ends of the earth, and they will say, "Our fathers inherited nothing but lies, worthless idols of no benefit at all."

Treasury of Scripture

The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

Lord

Psalm 28:1 To you will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if …

Psalm 62:2,7 He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defense; I shall not …

Isaiah 32:2 And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert …

fortress

Psalm 91:2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; …

Psalm 144:2 My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my …

Jeremiah 16:19 O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of …

strength [Heb.] rock
whom

Hebrews 2:13 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the …

buckler

Psalm 91:4 He shall cover you with his feathers, and under his wings shall you …

Proverbs 2:7 He lays up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them …

horn

Psalm 132:17 There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp …

2 Samuel 22:3 The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the …

high

Proverbs 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runs into it, and is safe.







Lexicon
The LORD
יְהוָ֤ה ׀ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

is my rock,
סַֽלְעִ֥י (sal·‘î)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5553: A craggy rock

my fortress,
וּמְצוּדָתִ֗י (ū·mə·ṣū·ḏā·ṯî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4686: A net, capture, a fastness

and my deliverer.
וּמְפַ֫לְטִ֥י (ū·mə·p̄al·ṭî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6403: To slip out, escape, to deliver

My God [is]
אֵלִ֣י (’ê·lî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

my rock,
צ֭וּרִי (ṣū·rî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6697: A cliff, a rock, boulder, a refuge, an edge

in whom I take refuge,
אֶֽחֱסֶה־ (’e·ḥĕ·seh-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2620: To flee for, protection, to confide in

my shield,
מָֽגִנִּ֥י (mā·ḡin·nî)
Noun - common singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4043: A shield, a protector, the scaly hide of the crocodile

and the horn
וְקֶֽרֶן־ (wə·qe·ren-)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7161: A horn, a flask, cornet, an elephant's tooth, a corner, a peak, a ray, power

of my salvation,
יִ֝שְׁעִ֗י (yiš·‘î)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3468: Deliverance, rescue, salvation, safety, welfare

my stronghold.
מִשְׂגַּבִּֽי׃ (miś·gab·bî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4869: A secure height, retreat, stronghold
(2) Rock.--Better here, cliff, keeping "rock" for the next clause. In the first figure the ideas of height and shelter, in the second of broad-based and enduring strength, are predominant.

Fortress.--Properly, mountain castle. We have the joint figure of the lofty and precipitous cliff with the castle on its crest, a reminiscence--as, in fact, is every one in this "towering of epithets"--of scenes and events in David's early life.

My God . . .--Better, my God, my rock, I trust in Him. God is here El, "the strong one." In Samuel, "God of my rock."

Horn of my salvation.--The allusion seems to be not to a means of attack, like the horn of an animal, but to a mountain peak (called "horn" in all languages--so ?????, Xen. Anab. v. 6; "Cornua Parnassi," Statius, Theb. v. 532; and so in Hebrew, Isaiah 5:1, see margin), such as often afforded David a safe retreat. Render "my peak of safety."

High tower.--The LXX. and Vulgate have "helper." (Comp. Psalm 9:9.) The word comes in so abruptly, that doubtless the addition in Samuel, "and my refuge, my Saviour, thou savest me from violence," was part of the original hymn, completing the rhythm.

Verse 2. - The Lord is my Rock; or, my Cliff - my Sela - an expression used commonly of Petra. And my Fortress (comp. Psalm 144:2). Not only a natural stronghold, but one made additionally strong by art. And my Deliverer. A living Protector, not a mere inanimate defence. My God, my Strength; rather, my Rock, as the same word (tsur) is translated in Exodus 17:6; Exodus 33:21, 22; Deuteronomy 32:4, 15, 18, 31; 1 Samuel 2:2; 2 Samuel 23:3; Isaiah 26:4. It is the word from which the strong city, Tyro, derived its. name. In whom I will trust (comp. Dent. 32:37). My Buckler (comp. Genesis 15:1, where God announced himself as Abraham's "Shield;" and see also Deuteronomy 33:29; Psalm 3:2; Psalm 5:12; Psalm 84:11; Psalm 119:114; Psalm 144:2). The Horn also of my salvation (comp. Luke 1:69). The horn is the emblem at once of strength and of dignity. A "horn of salvation" is a source of excellency and might, whence "salvation" or deliverance comes to those who trust in it. And my high Tower (comp. Psalm 9:9, with the comment ad loc.). It is remarked that God, in this passage, receives seven epithets, "the mystic number which in sacred things symbolizes perfection" (Delitzsch). 18:1-19 The first words, I will love thee, O Lord, my strength, are the scope and contents of the psalm. Those that truly love God, may triumph in him as their Rock and Refuge, and may with confidence call upon him. It is good for us to observe all the circumstances of a mercy which magnify the power of God and his goodness to us in it. David was a praying man, and God was found a prayer-hearing God. If we pray as he did, we shall speed as he did. God's manifestation of his presence is very fully described, ver. 7-15. Little appeared of man, but much of God, in these deliverances. It is not possible to apply to the history of the son of Jesse those awful, majestic, and stupendous words which are used through this description of the Divine manifestation. Every part of so solemn a scene of terrors tells us, a greater than David is here. God will not only deliver his people out of their troubles in due time, but he will bear them up under their troubles in the mean time. Can we meditate on ver. 18, without directing one thought to Gethsemane and Calvary? Can we forget that it was in the hour of Christ's deepest calamity, when Judas betrayed, when his friends forsook, when the multitude derided him, and the smiles of his Father's love were withheld, that the powers of darkness prevented him? The sorrows of death surrounded him, in his distress he prayed, Heb 5:7. God made the earth to shake and tremble, and the rocks to cleave, and brought him out, in his resurrection, because he delighted in him and in his undertaking.
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