Psalm 18:29
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New International Version
With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall.

New Living Translation
In your strength I can crush an army; with my God I can scale any wall.

English Standard Version
For by you I can run against a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall.

New American Standard Bible
For by You I can run upon a troop; And by my God I can leap over a wall.

King James Bible
For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
With You I can attack a barrier, and with my God I can leap over a wall.

International Standard Version
With your help I will run through an army, with help from my God I leap over walls.

NET Bible
Indeed, with your help I can charge against an army; by my God's power I can jump over a wall.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because by you I shall run against a band of robbers, and by my God I shall leap over a wall

GOD'S WORD® Translation
With you I can attack a line of soldiers. With my God I can break through barricades.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For with thee I have scattered armies; and in my God I have overcome walled defenses.

King James 2000 Bible
For by you I have advanced against a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.

American King James Version
For by you I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.

American Standard Version
For by thee I run upon a troop; And by my God do I leap over a wall.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For by thee I shall be delivered from temptation; and through my God I shall go over a wall.

Darby Bible Translation
For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.

English Revised Version
For by thee I run upon a troop; and by my God do I leap over a wall.

Webster's Bible Translation
For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.

World English Bible
For by you, I advance through a troop. By my God, I leap over a wall.

Young's Literal Translation
For by Thee I run -- a troop! And by my God I leap a wall.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

18:29-50 When we praise for one mercy, we must observe the many more, with which we have been compassed all our days. Many things had contributed to David's advancement, and he owns the hand of God in them all, to teach us to do likewise. In verse

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 29. - For by thee I have run through a troop. The military key-note is at once struck. Gedud (גְּדוּד) is a marauding band of light-armed troops sent out to plunder an enemy's country. David "ran through" such a "troop," when he pursued and defeated the Amalekites who had plundered and burnt Ziklag (1 Samuel 30:17). It is called three times a gedud (vers. 8 and 15 twice). And by my God have I leaped over a wall. Shur (שׁוּר) is a rare word for "wall," occurring in the Hebrew text only here and in Genesis 49:22, though used also of the walls of Jerusalem in the Chaldee of Ezra (Ezra 4:12, 13, 16). It may designate the walls of Jerusalem in this place, and David may intend to allude to his conquest of the stronghold of Zion from the Jebusites (2 Samuel 5:6, 7).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For by thee I have run through a troop,.... Or, "I have run to a troop": to meet one (f) with courage and intrepidity, as some interpret it (g); or, as others (h), "I have run after a troop": that is, pursued after one, as David pursued after the troops of the Amalekites who burnt Ziklag, 1 Samuel 30:8; to which Jarchi refers this passage; or rather, "I have broke a troop", or "through one" (i); for the word, as some Jewish writers (k) observe, comes from a root which signifies to "break" in pieces, and is fitly used for the destroying or cutting in pieces a troop of the enemy; and is true of Christ, when he engaged with the troops of hell, and broke the squadrons of the infernal fiends, and spoiled or disarmed principalities and powers, and triumphed over them on the cross, and made a show of them openly, when he dragged them at his chariot wheels, and led captivity captive;

and by my God have I leaped over a wall; which refers to the scaling of walls, and taking of fortified places; and so the Targum, "By the word of my God I will subdue fortified towns"; so Apollinarius has it, passed over a tower, or took it; which was literally true of David, in many instances. Jarchi applies this to his taking the fortress of Zion from the Jebusites: a learned writer (l) thinks this refers to his leaping over the city wall, and slipping through the city watch, when Michal let him down through a window: it may be applied to Christ, who broke down the middle wail of partition, the ceremonial law, which stood between Jew and Gentile; or rather it may design the many difficulties which were in the way of the salvation of his people, which he surmounted and got over with great strength and swiftness; such as fulfilling the law, satisfying justice, bearing sin, and making atonement for it, undergoing a shameful and an accursed death, and grappling with numerous enemies, whom he conquered; and he is said to do all this by his God; because, as man and Mediator, he was strengthened and assisted by him.

(f) "occurram turmae", so some in Vatablus. (g) Apud Kimchi in loc. (h) Apud Aben Ezra in loc. (i) "Conteram", Pagninus; "perfregi", Vatablus; "perrupi", Musculus; "perrumpo", Tigurine version, Castalio; so Ainsworth. (k) Kimchi & Ben Melech. (l) Delaney's Life of King David, vol. 1. p. 62.

The Treasury of David

29 For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.

30 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.

31 For who is God save the Lord? or who is a rock save our God?

32 It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.

33 He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and setteth me upon my high places.

34 He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.

35 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.

36 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.

37 I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed.

38 I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are fallen under my feet.

39 For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.

40 Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me.

41 They cried, but there was none to save them: even unto the Lord, but he answered them not.

42 Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind: I did cast them out as the dirt in the streets.

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Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

29. And this on past experience in his military life, set forth by these figures.

Psalm 18:29 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Lord is My Rock
28For You light my lamp; The LORD my God illumines my darkness. 29For by You I can run upon a troop; And by my God I can leap over a wall. 30As for God, His way is blameless; The word of the LORD is tried; He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.…
Cross References
Psalm 18:33
He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights.

Psalm 40:2
He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.

Psalm 118:10
All the nations surrounded me, but in the name of the LORD I cut them down.
Treasury of Scripture

For by you I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.

by thee

Psalm 44:6,7 For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me…

Psalm 144:1,10 Blessed be the LORD my strength which teaches my hands to war, and …

1 Samuel 17:49 And David put his hand in his bag, and took there a stone, and slang …

1 Samuel 23:2 Therefore David inquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go and smite …

1 Samuel 30:8 And David inquired at the LORD, saying, Shall I pursue after this …

2 Samuel 5:19,20,25 And David inquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go up to the Philistines? …

Ephesians 6:10-13 Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might…

Colossians 2:15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of …

Revelation 3:21 To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even …

run. or, broken
by my God

2 Samuel 22:30 For by you I have run through a troop: by my God have I leaped over a wall.

1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed …

2 Corinthians 12:9,10 And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength …

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