Psalm 89:18
New International Version
Indeed, our shield belongs to the LORD, our king to the Holy One of Israel.

New Living Translation
Yes, our protection comes from the LORD, and he, the Holy One of Israel, has given us our king.

English Standard Version
For our shield belongs to the LORD, our king to the Holy One of Israel.

Berean Standard Bible
Surely 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.

New King James Version
For our shield belongs to the LORD, And our king to the Holy One of Israel.

New American Standard Bible
For our shield belongs to the LORD, And our king to the Holy One of Israel.

NASB 1995
For our shield belongs to the LORD, And our king to the Holy One of Israel.

NASB 1977
For our shield belongs to the LORD, And our king to the Holy One of Israel.

Amplified Bible
For our shield belongs to the LORD, And our king to the Holy One of Israel.

Christian Standard Bible
Surely our shield belongs to the LORD, our king to the Holy One of Israel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Surely our shield belongs to the LORD, our king to the Holy One of Israel.

American Standard Version
For our shield belongeth unto Jehovah; And our king to the Holy One of Israel.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because LORD JEHOVAH is our trust and The Holy One of Israel is our King!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
for our help is of the Lord; and of the Holy One of Israel, our king.

Contemporary English Version
Our LORD and our King, the Holy One of Israel, you are truly our shield.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For our protection is of the Lord, and of our king the holy one of Israel.

Good News Translation
You, O LORD, chose our protector; you, the Holy God of Israel, gave us our king.

International Standard Version
Indeed, our shield belongs to the LORD, and our king to the Holy One of Israel.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For of the LORD is our shield; And the Holy One of Israel is our king.

Literal Standard Version
For our shield [is] of YHWH, And our king to the Holy One of Israel.

New American Bible
Truly the LORD is our shield, the Holy One of Israel, our king!

NET Bible
For our shield belongs to the LORD, our king to the Holy One of Israel.

New Revised Standard Version
For our shield belongs to the LORD, our king to the Holy One of Israel.

New Heart English Bible
For our shield belongs to the LORD; our king to the Holy One of Israel.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
I Will Sing of His Love Forever
17For You are the glory of their strength, and by Your favor our horn is exalted. 18Surely our shield belongs to the LORD, and our king to the Holy One of Israel. 19You once spoke in a vision; to Your godly ones You said, “I have bestowed help on a warrior; I have exalted one chosen from the people.…

Cross References
Psalm 47:6
Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises!

Psalm 47:9
The nobles of the nations have assembled as the people of the God of Abraham; for the shields of the earth belong to God; He is highly exalted.

Psalm 71:22
So I will praise You with the harp for Your faithfulness, O my God; I will sing praise to You with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel.

Psalm 78:41
Again and again they tested God and provoked the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 33:22
For the LORD is our Judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our King. It is He who will save us.


Treasury of Scripture

For the LORD is our defense; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.

the Lord is, etc.

Psalm 47:9
The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people of the God of Abraham: for the shields of the earth belong unto God: he is greatly exalted.

Psalm 62:1,2,6
To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David. Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation…

Psalm 84:11
For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Holy

Psalm 71:22
I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 1:4
Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.

Isaiah 12:6
Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.

king

Psalm 44:4
Thou art my King, O God: command deliverances for Jacob.

Isaiah 33:22
For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us.











(18) For the Lord.--Or, rather--

"For of Jehovah is our shield,

And of Israel's Holy One our king,"

"shield" and "king" being in synonymous parallelism. Jehovah is the source of the theocratic power.

Verse 18. - For the Lord is our Defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our King; literally, for to Jehovah belongs our shield, and to the Holy One of Israel belongs our king. The meaning seems to be that he who is Israel's king and shield - i.e., the Davidical monarch at the time - being under the constant protection of the Almighty, all must necessarily go well with the people at last.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Surely
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

our shield
מָֽגִנֵּ֑נוּ (mā·ḡin·nê·nū)
Noun - common singular construct | first person common plural
Strong's 4043: A shield, a protector, the scaly hide of the crocodile

belongs to the LORD,
לַֽ֭יהוָה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

and our king
מַלְכֵּֽנוּ׃ (mal·kê·nū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common plural
Strong's 4428: A king

to the Holy
וְלִקְד֖וֹשׁ (wə·liq·ḏō·wōš)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6918: Sacred, God, an angel, a saint, a sanctuary

One of Israel.
יִשְׂרָאֵ֣ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc


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