Psalm 108:8
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English Standard Version
Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim is my helmet, Judah my scepter.

King James Bible
Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver;

American Standard Version
Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the defence of my head; Judah is my sceptre.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Galaad is mine, and Manasses is mine and Ephraim the protection of my head. Juda is my king:

English Revised Version
Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the defence of mine head; Judah is my sceptre.

Webster's Bible Translation
Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of my head; Judah is my lawgiver;

Psalm 108:8 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

This first half is taken from Psalm 57:8-12. The repetition of confident is my heart in Psalm 57:1-11 is here omitted; and in place of it the "my glory" of the exclamation, awake my glory, is taken up to "I will sing and will harp" as a more minute definition of the subject (vid., on Psalm 3:5): He will do it, yea,his soul with all its godlike powers shall do it. Jahve in Psalm 108:4 is transformed out of the Adonaj; and Waw copul. is inserted both before Psalm 108:4 and Psalm 108:6, contrary to Psalm 57:1-11. מעל, Psalm 108:5 (as in Esther 3:1), would be a pleasing change for עד if Psalm 108:5 followed Psalm 108:5 and the definition of magnitude did not retrograde instead of heightening. Moreover Psalm 36:6; Jeremiah 51:9 (cf. על in Psalm 113:4; Psalm 148:13) favour עד in opposition to מעל.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Gilead

Joshua 13:8-11 With whom the Reubenites and the Gadites have received their inheritance, which Moses gave them, beyond Jordan eastward...

2 Samuel 2:8 But Abner the son of Ner, captain of Saul's host, took Ishbosheth the son of Saul, and brought him over to Mahanaim;

2 Samuel 5:5 In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months: and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three years over all Israel and Judah...

Ephraim

Deuteronomy 33:17 His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns...

1 Samuel 28:4 And the Philistines gathered themselves together, and came and pitched in Shunem: and Saul gathered all Israel together...

Judah

Psalm 122:5 For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David.

Genesis 49:10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come...

Cross References
Genesis 49:10
The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until tribute comes to him; and to him shall be the obedience of the peoples.

1 Chronicles 5:2
though Judah became strong among his brothers and a chief came from him, yet the birthright belonged to Joseph),

Psalm 108:7
God has promised in his holiness: "With exultation I will divide up Shechem and portion out the Valley of Succoth.

Psalm 108:9
Moab is my washbasin; upon Edom I cast my shoe; over Philistia I shout in triumph."

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