Psalm 115:9
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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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Barnes' 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.

And their shield - Their protector. See Psalm 5:12, note; Psalm 18:2, note; Psalm 33:20, note. Compare Genesis 15:1; Deuteronomy 33:29; Proverbs 30:5.

Psalm 115:9 Parallel Commentaries

Christian Graces.
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
All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head saying, He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him. F allen man, though alienated from the life of God, and degraded with respect to many of his propensities and pursuits, to a level with the beasts that perish, is not wholly destitute of kind and compassionate feelings towards his fellow-creatures. While self-interest does not interfere, and the bitter passions
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1

Cross References
Deuteronomy 33:29
"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."

Psalm 33:20
Our soul waits for the LORD; He is our help and our shield.

Psalm 37:3
Trust in the LORD and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.

Psalm 62:8
Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah.

Psalm 84:9
Behold our shield, O God, And look upon the face of Your anointed.

Psalm 118:2
Oh let Israel say, "His lovingkindness is everlasting."

Psalm 135:19
O house of Israel, bless the LORD; O house of Aaron, bless the LORD;

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