Psalm 7:10
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New International Version
My shield is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart.

New Living Translation
God is my shield, saving those whose hearts are true and right.

English Standard Version
My shield is with God, who saves the upright in heart.

New American Standard Bible
My shield is with God, Who saves the upright in heart.

King James Bible
My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My shield is with God, who saves the upright in heart.

International Standard Version
God is my shield, the one who delivers the upright in heart.

NET Bible
The Exalted God is my shield, the one who delivers the morally upright.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
God is my helper, who saves the upright in heart.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My shield is God above, who saves those whose motives are decent.

Jubilee Bible 2000
My shield is in God, he who saves the upright in heart.

King James 2000 Bible
My defense is with God, who saves the upright in heart.

American King James Version
My defense is of God, which saves the upright in heart.

American Standard Version
My shield is with God, Who saveth the upright in heart.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Just is my help from the Lord: who saveth the upright of heart.

Darby Bible Translation
My shield is with God, who saveth the upright in heart.

English Revised Version
My shield is with God, which saveth the upright in heart.

Webster's Bible Translation
My defense is from God, who saveth the upright in heart.

World English Bible
My shield is with God, who saves the upright in heart.

Young's Literal Translation
My shield is on God, Saviour of the upright in heart!
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

7:10-17 David is confident that he shall find God his powerful Saviour. The destruction of sinners may be prevented by their conversion; for it is threatened, If he turn not from his evil way, let him expect it will be his ruin. But amidst the threatenings of wrath, we have a gracious offer of mercy. God gives sinners warning of their danger, and space to repent, and prevent it. He is slow to punish, and long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish. The sinner is described, ver. 14-16, as taking more pains to ruin his soul than, if directed aright, would save it. This is true, in a sense, of all sinners. Let us look to the Saviour under all our trials. Blessed Lord, give us grace to look to thee in the path of tribulation, going before thy church and people, and marking the way by thine own spotless example. Under all the persecutions which in our lesser trials mark our way, let the looking to Jesus animate our minds and comfort our hearts.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 10. - My defense is of God; literally, my shield is on God; i.e. "rests on him" (Kay) - is upheld by him. Which sayeth the upright in heart (comp. Psalm 125:4).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

My defence is of God,.... Or "my shield is in" or "of God" (e); God was his shield, his protector and defender; see Psalm 3:3; or "my shield is with God"; that is, Christ, who was the shield his faith made use of against every spiritual enemy, was with God; he was with him as the Word and Son of God from all eternity, and as the living Redeemer of his people before his incarnation; and he is now with him as their intercessor and advocate, who pleads in defence of them, and opposes himself, his blood and righteousness, to all the charges and accusations of Satan;

which saveth the upright in heart: who have the truth of grace in them, wisdom in the hidden part; who are sincere in their affections, purposes, and designs, in their faith, hope, and love; and act from real principles of truth and love, in the integrity of their souls; for these light and gladness are sown, to them grace and glory are given, and no good thing is withheld from them; they are saved by God from sin, Satan, the world, death, and hell, and every enemy, with a spiritual and everlasting salvation.

(e) "in Deo", Musculus, Tigurine version, Junius & Tremellius, Muis, Ainsworth; "apud Deum", Lutherus, Piscator, Gejerus, Cocceius, Michaelis.

The Treasury of David

10 My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.

11 God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.

12 If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.

13 He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.

The judge has heard the cause, has cleared the guiltless, and uttered his voice against the persecutors. Let us draw near, and learn the results of the great assize. Yonder is the slandered one with his harp in hand, hymning the justice of his Lord, and rejoicing aloud in his own deliverance. "My defence is of God, which sayeth the upright heart." Oh, how good to have a true and upright heart. Crooked sinners, with all their craftiness, are foiled by the upright in heart. God defends the right. Filth will not long abide on the pure white garments of the saints, but shall be brushed off by divine providence, to the vexation of the men by whose base hands it was thrown upon the godly. When God shall try our cause, our sun has risen, and the sun of the wicked is set for ever. Truth, like oil, is ever above, no power of our enemies can drown it; we shall refute their slanders in the day when the trumpet wakes the dead, and we shall shine in honour when lying lips are put to silence. O believer, fear not all that thy foes can do or say against thee, for the tree which God plants no winds can hurt. "God judgeth the righteous," he hath not given thee up to be condemned by the lips of persecutors. Thine enemies cannot sit on God's throne, nor blot thy name out of his book. Let them alone, then, for God will find time for his revenges.

"God is angry with the wicked every day." He not only detests sin, but is angry with those who continue to indulge in it. We have no insensible and stolid God to deal with; he can be angry, nay, he is angry today and every day with you, ye ungodly and impenitent sinners. The best day that ever dawns on a sinner brings a curse with it. Sinners may have many feast days, but no safe days. From the beginning of the year even to its ending, there is not an hour in which God's oven is not hot, and burning in readiness for the wicked, who shall be as stubble.

"If he turn not, he will whet his sword." What blows are those which will be dealt by that long uplifted arm! God's sword has been sharpening upon the revolving stone of our daily wickedness, and if we will not repent, it will speedily cut us in pieces. Turn or burn is the sinner's only alternative. "He hath bent his bow and made it ready." Even now the thirsty arrow longs to wet itself with the blood of the persecutor. The bow is bent, the aim is taken, the arrow is fitted to the string, and what, O sinner, if the arrow should be let fly at thee even now! Remember, God's arrows never miss the mark, and are, every one of them, "instruments of death." Judgment may tarry, but it will not come too late. The Greek proverb saith, "The mill of God grinds late, but grinds to powder."

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

10. defence—literally, "shield" (Ps 5:12).

Psalm 7:10 Additional Commentaries
I Take Refuge in You
9O let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous; For the righteous God tries the hearts and minds. 10My shield is with God, Who saves the upright in heart. 11God is a righteous judge, And a God who has indignation every day.…
Cross References
Psalm 18:2
The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Psalm 18:30
As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD's word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him.

Psalm 32:11
Rejoice in the LORD and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart!

Psalm 37:37
Consider the blameless, observe the upright; a future awaits those who seek peace.

Psalm 97:10
Let those who love the LORD hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

Psalm 97:11
Light shines on the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.

Psalm 125:4
LORD, do good to those who are good, to those who are upright in heart.
Treasury of Scripture

My defense is of God, which saves the upright in heart.

My Heb. My buckler is upon God

Psalm 3:3 But you, O LORD, are a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of my head.

Psalm 18:1,2 I will love you, O LORD, my strength…

Psalm 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and …

Psalm 89:18 For the LORD is our defense; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.

Genesis 15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, …


Psalm 112:2 His seed shall be mighty on earth: the generation of the upright …

Psalm 125:4 Do good, O LORD, to those that be good, and to them that are upright …

Job 8:6 If you were pure and upright; surely now he would awake for you, …

Proverbs 2:21 For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.

Proverbs 11:20 They that are of a fraudulent heart are abomination to the LORD: …

Proverbs 28:18 Whoever walks uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in …

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