Psalm 115:11
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New International Version
You who fear him, trust in the LORD-- he is their help and shield.

New Living Translation
All you who fear the LORD, trust the LORD! He is your helper and your shield.

English Standard Version
You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD! He is their help and their shield.

New American Standard Bible
You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield.

King James Bible
Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD! He is their help and shield.

International Standard Version
You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD! He is their helper and shield.

NET Bible
You loyal followers of the LORD, trust in the LORD! He is their deliverer and protector.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The worshipers of Lord Jehovah trust upon Lord Jehovah; he is their helper and their support!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If you fear the LORD, trust the LORD. He is your helper and your shield.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD; he is your help and your shield.

King James 2000 Bible
You that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.

American King James Version
You that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.

American Standard Version
Ye that fear Jehovah, trust in Jehovah: He is their help and their shield.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They that fear the Lord hath hoped in the Lord: he is their helper and their protector.

Darby Bible Translation
Ye that fear Jehovah, confide in Jehovah: he is their help and their shield.

English Revised Version
Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.

World English Bible
You who fear Yahweh, trust in Yahweh! He is their help and their shield.

Young's Literal Translation
Ye fearing Jehovah, trust in Jehovah, 'Their help and their shield is He.'
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

115:9-18 It is folly to trust in dead images, but it is wisdom to trust in the living God, for he is a help and a shield to those that trust in him. Wherever there is right fear of God, there may be cheerful faith in him; those who reverence his word, may rely upon it. He is ever found faithful. The greatest need his blessing, and it shall not be denied to the meanest that fear him. God's blessing gives an increase, especially in spiritual blessings. And the Lord is to be praised: his goodness is large, for he has given the earth to the children of men for their use. The souls of the faithful, after they are delivered from the burdens of the flesh, are still praising him; but the dead body cannot praise God: death puts an end to our glorifying him in this world of trial and conflict. Others are dead, and an end is thereby put to their service, therefore we will seek to do the more for God. We will not only do it ourselves, but will engage others to do it; to praise him when we are gone. Lord, thou art the only object for faith and love. Help us to praise thee while living and when dying, that thy name may be the first and last upon our lips: and let the sweet savour of thy name refresh our souls for ever.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 11. - Ye that fear the Lord, trust in the Lord. Professor Cheyne explains this of proselytes, the σεβόμενοι of the Acts; but surely the order followed is one of climax - first, ordinary Israelites; next, those officially holy, the priests; finally, those actually holy, the truly faithful Israelites. He is their Help and their Shield. It would have been better in every case to have kept the Hebrew order of the words - "Their Help and their Shield is he."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Ye that fear the Lord, trust in the Lord,.... Which is said not to distinguish true saints from hypocrites, in Israel or in Aaron's house; rather to describe such who belonged to neither: but, as Aben Ezra interprets it, who feared the Lord, of every people and nation; or proselytes, as Jarchi explains it: the distinction between the people of the Jews, and the proselytes among them, under the character of those that feared the Lord, may be observed in Acts 13:26. It takes in all true worshippers of the Lord; and who are exhorted to trust in him, for faith and fear are consistent; and where there is the one, there is the other; where there is the true fear of God, not a slavish nor an hypocritical fear, but a holy reverence and a godly fear, there will be faith and confidence in him. Job was a man that feared the Lord, and yet trusted in him; these characters meet in the same persons, see Psalm 31:19.

He is their help and their shield; the help and shield of all those that fear the Lord, their protector and defender, and therefore should trust in him. The word "ezer", translated help, in this and the two preceding verses, is applied to God, and often in this book of Psalms, as a title and epithet belonging to him; and it may be observed that "Aesar", in the Etruscan language, signifies God (z).

(z) Sueton. in Angust. c. 97.



Psalm 115:11 Additional Commentaries
Context
To Your Name Give Glory
10O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield. 11You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield. 12The LORD has been mindful of us; He will bless us; He will bless the house of Israel; He will bless the house of Aaron.…
Cross References
Psalm 5:7
But I, by your great love, can come into your house; in reverence I bow down toward your holy temple.

Psalm 22:23
You who fear the LORD, praise him! All you descendants of Jacob, honor him! Revere him, all you descendants of Israel!

Psalm 103:11
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him;

Psalm 118:4
Let those who fear the LORD say: "His love endures forever."

Psalm 135:20
house of Levi, praise the LORD; you who fear him, praise the LORD.
Treasury of Scripture

You that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.

Psalm 33:18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is on them that fear him, on them that …

Psalm 118:4 Let them now that fear the LORD say, that his mercy endures for ever.

Psalm 147:11 The LORD takes pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

Proverbs 14:26 In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall …

Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield to them that put their trust in him.

Acts 10:35 But in every nation he that fears him, and works righteousness, is …

Revelation 19:5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all you …

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