Psalm 84:11
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New International Version
For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.

New Living Translation
For the LORD God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The LORD will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right.

English Standard Version
For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.

New American Standard Bible
For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.

King James Bible
For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the LORD God is a sun and shield. The LORD gives grace and glory; He does not withhold the good from those who live with integrity.

International Standard Version
For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD grants grace and favor; the LORD will not withhold any good thing from those who walk blamelessly.

NET Bible
For the LORD God is our sovereign protector. The LORD bestows favor and honor; he withholds no good thing from those who have integrity.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because Lord Jehovah is God, our sustainer and our helper; Lord Jehovah will give love and honor and will not withhold his good things from those who walk in perfection.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD God is a sun and shield. The LORD grants favor and honor. He does not hold back any blessing from those who live innocently.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the LORD God is a sun and shield unto us; the LORD will give grace and glory; he will not withhold good from those that walk uprightly.

King James 2000 Bible
For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

American King James Version
For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

American Standard Version
For Jehovah God is a sun and a shield: Jehovah will give grace and glory; No good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For God loveth mercy and truth: the Lord will give grace and glory.

Darby Bible Translation
For Jehovah Elohim is a sun and shield: Jehovah will give grace and glory; no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

English Revised Version
For the LORD God is a sun and a shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

World English Bible
For Yahweh God is a sun and a shield. Yahweh will give grace and glory. He withholds no good thing from those who walk blamelessly.

Young's Literal Translation
For a sun and a shield is Jehovah God, Grace and honour doth Jehovah give. He withholdeth not good To those walking in uprightness.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

84:8-12 In all our addresses to God, we must desire that he would look on Christ, his Anointed One, and accept us for his sake: we must look to Him with faith, and then God will with favour look upon the face of the Anointed: we, without him, dare not show our faces. The psalmist pleads love to God's ordinances. Let us account one day in God's courts better than a thousand spent elsewhere; and deem the meanest place in his service preferable to the highest earthly preferment. We are here in darkness, but if God be our God, he will be to us a Sun, to enlighten and enliven us, to guide and direct us. We are here in danger, but he will be to us a Shield, to secure us from the fiery darts that fly thick about us. Through he has not promised to give riches and dignities, he has promised to give grace and glory to all that seek them in his appointed way. And what is grace, but heaven begun below, in the knowledge, love, and service of God? What is glory, but the completion of this happiness, in being made like to him, and in fully enjoying him for ever? Let it be our care to walk uprightly, and then let us trust God to give us every thing that is good for us. If we cannot go to the house of the Lord, we may go by faith to the Lord of the house; in him we shall be happy, and may be easy. That man is really happy, whatever his outward circumstances may be, who trusts in the Lord of hosts, the God of Jacob.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 11. - For the Lord God is a Sun and Shield; i.e. not only a "Shield" or protection, as he has been already called (ver. 9), but also a "Sun," the source of life and light, of joy and happiness (comp. Isaiah 60:19, 20; Malachi 4:2). The Lord will give grace and glory. Inward grace, outward splendour and glory (Revelation 21:11-24). No good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly (see 1 Corinthians 2:9; 1 Timothy 4:8; and Psalm 34:10).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For the Lord God is a sun and shield,.... Christ is "the sun of righteousness", and it is in the house of God that he arises upon his people with healing in his wings, Malachi 4:2 he is like the sun, the great light, the fountain of light, the light of the world, that dispels darkness, makes day, and gives light to all the celestial bodies, moon and stars, church and ministers; he is a "sun" to enlighten his people with the light of grace, to warm them with the beams of his love, to cheer and refresh their souls with the light of his countenance, and to make them fruitful and flourishing and he is a "shield" to protect them from all their enemies; he is the shield of faith, or which faith makes use of, against the temptations of Satan; he is the shield of salvation, and his salvation is a shield which shelters from divine justice, and secures from wrath to come:

the Lord will give grace and glory: he gives converting grace, the first grace, and all future supplies of it; he gives sanctifying grace, all sorts of it, faith, hope, love, and every other; he gives justifying, pardoning, adopting, and persevering grace, and all freely; he gives honour and glory among men, fellow creatures, and fellow Christians; and he gives eternal glory, the glory his Father gave him, the crown of glory, life, and righteousness: this is the gift of God through Christ; Christ gives a right unto it, meetness for it, and the thing itself; and in his house and ordinances, as he gives more grace to the humble that wait upon him, so he encourages and increases their hope of glory; and he that gives the one will certainly give the other; for these two are inseparably connected together, so that he that has the one shall enjoy the other:

no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly; that walk by faith, and on in Christ, as they have received him; who have their conversation according to the Gospel of Christ, and walk in the uprightness and sincerity of their hearts; from such the Lord will not withhold any good thing he has purposed for them, promised to them, or laid up for them in covenant; no spiritual good thing appertaining to life and godliness, and no temporal blessing that is good for them; he will deny them no good thing they ask of him, not anything that is good for them; and he will not draw back any good things he has bestowed on them, his gifts are without repentance.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

11, 12. As a sun God enlightens (Ps 27:1); as a shield He protects.

grace—God's favor, its fruit—

glory—the honor He bestows.

uprightly—(Ps 15:2; 18:23).

Psalm 84:11 Additional Commentaries
Context
How Lovely are Your Dwellings!
10For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand outside. I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God Than dwell in the tents of wickedness. 11For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. 12O LORD of hosts, How blessed is the man who trusts in You!
Cross References
Matthew 7:11
If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

Revelation 21:23
The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.

Genesis 15:1
After this, the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: "Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward."

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 34:9
Fear the LORD, you his holy people, for those who fear him lack nothing.

Psalm 34:10
The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.

Psalm 85:9
Surely his salvation is near those who fear him, that his glory may dwell in our land.

Psalm 85:12
The LORD will indeed give what is good, and our land will yield its harvest.

Proverbs 2:7
He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,

Proverbs 30:5
"Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.

Isaiah 60:19
The sun will no more be your light by day, nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you, for the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory.

Isaiah 60:20
Your sun will never set again, and your moon will wane no more; the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your days of sorrow will end.

Micah 2:7
You descendants of Jacob, should it be said, "Does the LORD become impatient? Does he do such things?" "Do not my words do good to the one whose ways are upright?

Zechariah 4:7
"What are you, mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground. Then he will bring out the capstone to shouts of 'God bless it! God bless it!'"

Malachi 4:2
But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves.
Treasury of Scripture

For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

a sun

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

Isaiah 60:19,20 The sun shall be no more your light by day; neither for brightness …

Malachi 4:2 But to you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise …

John 1:9 That was the true Light, which lights every man that comes into the world.

John 8:12 Then spoke Jesus again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: …

Revelation 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine …

shield

Psalm 84:9 Behold, O God our shield, and look on the face of your anointed.

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

Psalm 47:9 The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people …

Psalm 115:9-11 O Israel, trust you in the LORD: he is their help and their shield…

Psalm 119:114 You are my hiding place and my shield: I hope in your word.

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

Proverbs 2:7 He lays up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them …

the Lord

John 1:16 And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace.

Romans 8:16-18 The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the …

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the …

2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us …

Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which has begun a good …

no

Psalm 34:9,10 O fear the LORD, you his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him…

Psalm 85:12 Yes, the LORD shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield …

Matthew 6:33 But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and …

Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in …

walk

Psalm 15:2 He that walks uprightly, and works righteousness, and speaks the …

Proverbs 2:7 He lays up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them …

Proverbs 10:9 He that walks uprightly walks surely: but he that perverts his ways …

Proverbs 28:6,18 Better is the poor that walks in his uprightness, than he that is …

Micah 2:7 O you that are named the house of Jacob, is the spirit of the LORD …

Galatians 2:14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth …

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