Psalm 118:6
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New International Version
The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?

New Living Translation
The LORD is for me, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?

English Standard Version
The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?

New American Standard Bible
The LORD is for me; I will not fear; What can man do to me?

King James Bible
The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD is for me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?

International Standard Version
The LORD is with me. I will not be afraid. What can people do to me?

NET Bible
The LORD is on my side, I am not afraid! What can people do to me?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lord Jehovah is my helper; I shall not fear what a son of man does to me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD is on my side. I am not afraid. What can mortals do to me?

Jubilee Bible 2000
The LORD is for me; I will not fear what man can do unto me.

King James 2000 Bible
The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?

American King James Version
The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do to me?

American Standard Version
Jehovah is on my side; I will not fear: What can man do unto me?

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord is my helper, I will not fear what man can do unto me.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah is for me, I will not fear; what can man do unto me?

English Revised Version
The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do to me?

World English Bible
Yahweh is on my side. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?

Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah is for me, I do not fear what man doth to me.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

118:1-18 The account the psalmist here gives of his troubles is very applicable to Christ: many hated him without a cause; nay, the Lord himself chastened him sorely, bruised him, and put him to grief, that by his stripes we might be healed. God is sometimes the strength of his people, when he is not their song; they have spiritual supports, though they want spiritual delights. Whether the believer traces back his comfort to the everlasting goodness and mercy of God, or whether he looks forward to the blessing secured to him, he will find abundant cause for joy and praise. Every answer to our prayers is an evidence that the Lord is on our side; and then we need not fear what man can do unto us; we should conscientiously do our duty to all, and trust in him alone to accept and bless us. Let us seek to live to declare the works of God, and to encourage others to serve him and trust in him. Such were the triumphs of the Son of David, in the assurance that the good pleasure of the Lord should prosper in his hand.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 6. - The Lord is on my side. "At this point the speaker transfers his point of view into the past; he is once more fear less in the midst of foes" (Cheyne). I will not fear (comp. Psalm 23:4; Psalm 27:1; Psalm 56:4, etc.). What can man do unto me? Man is powerless against God. "If God be for us [i.e. on our side], who can be against us?" (Romans 8:31).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

The Lord is on my side,.... Or "for me" (s); he was on the side of David, hence all his prosperity and victories, the wonderful things done by him, his exaltation to the throne, and the establishment of it; and so he was on the side of Christ, he was near unto him, at his right hand, to guide, direct, and assist him as man; and he is likewise on the side of his people, to fight their battles for them, to support them under all their afflictions, to supply all their wants, to deliver them from all evil, to carry on the work of grace in their souls, and to bring them to glory, The Targum is,

"the Word of the Lord is for my help.''

I will not fear: what can man do unto me? David did not; he was not afraid of ten thousands of men, no, not of a whole army that encamped against him, God being for him, the strength of his life, and his salvation, Psalm 3:6; nor did the Messiah; he was not afraid of Herod when he was told he would kill him; nor of the high priests, Scribes and Pharisees, though he knew he should fall into their hands, and they would deliver him to the Gentiles, to be scourged and crucified; nor of Judas and his band of men, who came to take him; nor of Pilate his judge, who had no power against him but what was given him. Nor have the saints any reason to fear what man can do unto them, when grace is in exercise; for what is man to God, who is but flesh, and that flesh grass? Nor can he do anything without a divine permission; is often frustrated in his attempt; and what he is suffered to do is overruled for good; and the utmost he can do is to kill the body; he cannot destroy the soul, or hinder the happiness of it; see Psalm 56:4.

(s) "pro me", Musculus, Michaelis.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

6, 7. Men are helpless to hurt him, if God be with him (Ps 56:9), and, if enemies, they will be vanquished (Ps 54:7).

Psalm 118:6 Additional Commentaries
Context
Give Thanks to the Lord, for He is Good
5From my distress I called upon the LORD; The LORD answered me and set me in a large place. 6The LORD is for me; I will not fear; What can man do to me? 7The LORD is for me among those who help me; Therefore I will look with satisfaction on those who hate me.…
Cross References
Romans 8:31
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Hebrews 13:6
So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?"

1 Samuel 23:17
"Don't be afraid," he said. "My father Saul will not lay a hand on you. You will be king over Israel, and I will be second to you. Even my father Saul knows this."

Job 19:27
I myself will see him with my own eyes--I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!

Psalm 23:4
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Psalm 27:1
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?

Psalm 56:4
In God, whose word I praise-- in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?

Psalm 56:9
Then my enemies will turn back when I call for help. By this I will know that God is for me.

Psalm 56:11
in God I trust and am not afraid. What can man do to me?

Isaiah 51:12
"I, even I, am he who comforts you. Who are you that you fear mere mortals, human beings who are but grass,

Jeremiah 42:11
Do not be afraid of the king of Babylon, whom you now fear. Do not be afraid of him, declares the LORD, for I am with you and will save you and deliver you from his hands.
Treasury of Scripture

The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do to me?

the Lord

Psalm 27:1-3 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD …

Psalm 46:1,11 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble…

Psalm 56:4,9,11 In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will …

Psalm 146:5 Happy is he that has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is …

Isaiah 51:12 I, even I, am he that comforts you: who are you, that you should …

Jeremiah 20:11 But the LORD is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors …

Micah 7:8-10 Rejoice not against me, O my enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when …

Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

Hebrews 13:6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not …

on my side. Heb. for me

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