Psalm 28:8
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New International Version
The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.

New Living Translation
The LORD gives his people strength. He is a safe fortress for his anointed king.

English Standard Version
The LORD is the strength of his people; he is the saving refuge of his anointed.

New American Standard Bible
The LORD is their strength, And He is a saving defense to His anointed.

King James Bible
The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD is the strength of His people; He is a stronghold of salvation for His anointed.

International Standard Version
The LORD is the strength of his people; he is a refuge of deliverance for his anointed.

NET Bible
The LORD strengthens his people; he protects and delivers his chosen king.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD is the strength of his people. He is a stronghold of salvation to his anointed.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lord Jehovah is the power of his people, the protector and the Savior of his Anointed One.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD is the strength of his people and a fortress for the victory of his Messiah.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The LORD is a strength unto them; And He is a stronghold of salvation to His anointed.

New American Standard 1977
The LORD is their strength,
            And He is a saving defense to His anointed.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The LORD is the strength of his people, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.

King James 2000 Bible
The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.

American King James Version
The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.

American Standard Version
Jehovah is their strength, And he is a stronghold of salvation to his anointed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord is the strength of his people, and the protector of the salvation of his anointed.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah is their strength; and he is the stronghold of salvation to his anointed one.

English Revised Version
The LORD is their strength, and he is a strong hold of salvation to his anointed.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.

World English Bible
Yahweh is their strength. He is a stronghold of salvation to his anointed.

Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah is strength to him, Yea, the strength of the salvation of His anointed is He.
Study Bible
The Lord is My Strength
7The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him. 8The LORD is their strength, And He is a saving defense to His anointed. 9Save Your people and bless Your inheritance; Be their shepherd also, and carry them forever.…
Cross References
Psalm 3:8
Salvation belongs to the LORD; Your blessing be upon Your people! Selah.

Psalm 18:50
He gives great deliverance to His king, And shows lovingkindness to His anointed, To David and his descendants forever.

Psalm 20:6
Now I know that the LORD saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven With the saving strength of His right hand.

Psalm 27:1
A Psalm of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread?

Psalm 29:11
The LORD will give strength to His people; The LORD will bless His people with peace.

Psalm 89:17
For You are the glory of their strength, And by Your favor our horn is exalted.

Psalm 140:7
"O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, You have covered my head in the day of battle.

Habakkuk 3:13
You went forth for the salvation of Your people, For the salvation of Your anointed. You struck the head of the house of the evil To lay him open from thigh to neck. Selah.
Treasury of Scripture

The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.

their. or, his
saving strength [heb.] strength of salvations
his

Psalm 2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel …

Psalm 20:6 Now know I that the LORD saves his anointed; he will hear him from …

1 Samuel 16:13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the middle …

Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is on me; because the LORD has anointed …

(8) Their strength--i.e., the strength of His people, who are throughout in the poet's thought, even if it is the individual and not the community that speaks. The LXX. and Vulg. read (comp. Psalm 29:11) "to his people."

Saving strength.--Better, stronghold of salvation. (See margin.)

Verse 8. - The Lord is their Strength; i.e. the Strength, not of himself alone, but of the whole people. The deliverance will be as much for their sake as for his. And he is the saving strength of his anointed - literally, and a Stronghold of salvation to his anointed is HE. The welfare of David and that of the people are bound up together. God strengthens him for their sakes, that he may guide them aright and fight their battles, and give them dominion over their enemies. It was with this object that he chose him out of all Israel, and took him from the sheepfolds, and had him anointed king - that he might "feed Jacob his people, and Israel his inheritance" (Psalm 78:71). The Lord is their strength,.... The strength of his people, mentioned in Psalm 28:9; not only the strength of David in particular, but of all his people in general; see Psalm 37:39;

and he is the saving strength of his anointed; meaning either himself, as before, who was anointed by Samuel king of Israel, and therefore had not invaded and thrust himself into an office he had no call and right unto; or the Messiah, the Lord's Anointed, whom he heard, helped, and strengthened in the day of salvation, and delivered him from the power of death and the grave, and raised him from thence, and gave him glory; see Psalm 20:6. 8. The distinction made between the people.

their strength—and the anointed—may indicate Absalom's rebellion as the occasion.28:6-9 Has God heard our supplications? Let us then bless his name. The Lord is my strength, to support me, and carry me on through all my services and sufferings. The heart that truly believes, shall in due time greatly rejoice: we are to expect joy and peace in believing. God shall have the praise of it: thus must we express our gratitude. The saints rejoice in others' comfort as well as their own: we have the less benefit from the light of the sun, nor from the light of God's countenance, for others' sharing therein. The psalmist concludes with a short, but comprehensive prayer. God's people are his inheritance, and precious in his eyes. He prays that God would save them; that he would bless them with all good, especially the plenty of his ordinances, which are food to the soul. And direct their actions and overrule their affairs for good. Also, lift them up for ever; not only those of that age, but his people in every age to come; lift them up as high as heaven. There, and there only, will saints be lifted up for ever, never more to sink, or be depressed. Save us, Lord Jesus, from our sins; bless us, thou Son of Abraham, with the blessing of righteousness; feed us, thou good Shepherd of the sheep, and lift us up for ever from the dust, O thou, who art the Resurrection and the Life.
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