Psalm 89:18
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New International Version
Indeed, our shield belongs to the LORD, our king to the Holy One of Israel.

New Living Translation
Yes, our protection comes from the LORD, and he, the Holy One of Israel, has given us our king.

English Standard Version
For our shield belongs to the LORD, our king to the Holy One of Israel.

New American Standard Bible
For our shield belongs to the LORD, And our king to the Holy One of Israel.

King James Bible
For the LORD is our defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Surely our shield belongs to the LORD, our king to the Holy One of Israel.

International Standard Version
Indeed, our shield belongs to the LORD, and our king to the Holy One of Israel.

NET Bible
For our shield belongs to the LORD, our king to the Holy One of Israel.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because Lord Jehovah is our trust and The Holy One of Israel is our King!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Our shield belongs to the LORD. Our king belongs to the Holy One of Israel.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the LORD is our shield, and the Holy One of Israel is our king.

King James 2000 Bible
For the LORD is our defense; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.

American King James Version
For the LORD is our defense; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.

American Standard Version
For our shield belongeth unto Jehovah; And our king to the Holy One of Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For our protection is of the Lord, and of our king the holy one of Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
For Jehovah is our shield, and the Holy One of Israel, our king.

English Revised Version
For our shield belongeth unto the LORD; and our king to the Holy One of Israel.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the LORD is our defense; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.

World English Bible
For our shield belongs to Yahweh; our king to the Holy One of Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
For of Jehovah is our shield, And of the Holy One of Israel our king.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

89:15-18 Happy are those who so know the joyful sound of the gospel as to obey it; who experience its power upon their hearts, and bring forth the fruit of it in their lives. Though believers are nothing in themselves, yet having all in Christ Jesus, they may rejoice in his name. May the Lord enable us to do so. The joy of the Lord is the strength of his people; whereas unbelief dispirits ourselves and discourages others. Though it steals upon us under a semblance of humility, yet it is the very essence of pride. Christ is the Holy One of Israel; and in him was that peculiar people more blessed than in any other blessing.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 18. - For the Lord is our Defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our King; literally, for to Jehovah belongs our shield, and to the Holy One of Israel belongs our king. The meaning seems to be that he who is Israel's king and shield - i.e., the Davidical monarch at the time - being under the constant protection of the Almighty, all must necessarily go well with the people at last.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For the Lord is our defence,.... From all their enemies, being all around them, as a wall of fire to protect them, and as the mountains were round about Jerusalem, and being kept by his power as in a fortress, strong hold, or garrison, unto salvation; or our shield (f); see Psalm 84:9 as are his favour, righteousness, and salvation, Psalm 5:12 or "to the Lord belongs our defence or shield" (g) our protection and salvation is from him:

and the Holy One of Israel is our King; he who was to be, and is of Israel according to the flesh, and is holy in his nature, life, and office; he is King of saints, that rules over them, protects and defends them, and therefore they must be happy: or "to" or "with the Holy One of Israel is our king" (h); Christ is King of Zion by designation, appointment, and constitution, of God the Holy One of Israel, the holy God that has chosen Israel for his peculiar people; though it rather seems that Christ is the Holy One by what follows.

(f) "clypeus noster", Pagninus, Montanus, Vatablus, Tigurine version; "scutum nostrum", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator. (g) "Domino", Pagninus, Montanus. (h) "et sancto Israelis", Pagninus, Montanus.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

18. (Margin). Thus is introduced the promise to "our shield," "our king," David.

Psalm 89:18 Additional Commentaries
Context
I will Sing of His Love Forever
17For You are the glory of their strength, And by Your favor our horn is exalted. 18For our shield belongs to the LORD, And our king to the Holy One of Israel. 19Once You spoke in vision to Your godly ones, And said, "I have given help to one who is mighty; I have exalted one chosen from the people.…
Cross References
Psalm 47:6
Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises.

Psalm 47:9
The nobles of the nations assemble as the people of the God of Abraham, for the kings of the earth belong to God; he is greatly exalted.

Psalm 71:22
I will praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, my God; I will sing praise to you with the lyre, Holy One of Israel.

Psalm 78:41
Again and again they put God to the test; they vexed the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 33:22
For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; it is he who will save us.
Treasury of Scripture

For the LORD is our defense; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.

the Lord is, etc. or, our Shield is of the Lord, and our King is of the Holy One of Israel.

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

Psalm 62:1,2,6 Truly my soul waits on God: from him comes my salvation…

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

Psalm 91:1,2 He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under …

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

Deuteronomy 33:27-29 The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting …

Holy

Psalm 71:22 I will also praise you with the psaltery, even your truth, O my God: …

Isaiah 1:4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, …

Isaiah 12:6 Cry out and shout, you inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy …

Isaiah 29:19 The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor …

Isaiah 30:11 Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy …

Isaiah 43:3,14 For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior: …

king

Psalm 44:4 You are my King, O God: command deliverances for Jacob.

Isaiah 33:22 For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is …

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