New American Standard Bible
O Israel, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield.
King James Bible
O Israel, trust thou in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.
Darby Bible Translation
O Israel, confide thou in Jehovah: he is their help and their shield.
World English Bible
Israel, trust in Yahweh! He is their help and their shield.
Young's Literal Translation
O Israel, trust in Jehovah, 'Their help and their shield is He.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
O Israel, trust thou in the Lord - This exhortation is founded in a great measure on what had been just said in regard to idols. They had no power. There was no reason why they should be confided in. They could not help in the day of trouble; and as people need a god, and as the idols cannot be to them as gods, the exhortation is addressed to his people to trust him. He would be to them all that was implied in the name God; all that was wanted in a God.
He is their help - The help of those who trust in him. He is able to help them in the time of trouble; he is willing to help them; he will help them. They who put their trust in him will find him a sure and certain help. This is the experience of all who confide in him.
FAITH. FAITH! Peter saith, faith, in the very trial of it, is much more precious than gold that perisheth. If so, what is the worth or value that is in the grace itself? Faith is so great an artist in arguing and reasoning with the soul, that it will bring over the hardest heart that it hath to deal with. It will bring to my remembrance at once, both my vileness against God, and his goodness towards me; it will show me, that though I deserve not to breathe in the air, yet God will have me an heir …
John Bunyan—The Riches of Bunyan
Messiah Derided Upon the Cross
"Blessed are you, O Israel; Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD, Who is the shield of your help And the sword of your majesty! So your enemies will cringe before you, And you will tread upon their high places."
Our soul waits for the LORD; He is our help and our shield.
Trust in the LORD and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.
Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah.
Behold our shield, O God, And look upon the face of Your anointed.
Oh let Israel say, "His lovingkindness is everlasting."
O house of Israel, bless the LORD; O house of Aaron, bless the LORD;
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