New American Standard Bible
The LORD is for me among those who help me; Therefore I will look with satisfaction on those who hate me.
King James Bible
The LORD taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah is for me among them that help me; and I shall see my desire upon them that hate me.
World English Bible
Yahweh is on my side among those who help me. Therefore I will look in triumph at those who hate me.
Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah is for me among my helpers, And I -- I look on those hating me.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The Lord taketh my part with them that help me - The psalmist had friends. There were those who stood by him. He relied, indeed, on their aid, but not on their aid without God. He felt that even their help was valuable to him only as God was with them. There was direct dependence on God in reference to himself; and there was the same sense of dependence in respect to all who were engaged in his defense. This might be rendered, however, simply "for my help," and is so rendered by DeWette. The Septuagint and Latin Vulgate render it, "The Lord is my helper."
Therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me - literally, "I shall see upon those that hate me;" that is, I shall look upon them according to my wish; I shall see them overthrown and subdued. See the notes at Psalm 54:7. Compare Psalm 92:11; Psalm 112:8.
LibraryBound to the Altar
Bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.' (Psalm cxviii. 27.) Periodically in our Halls we have had what we call Altar Services. At such times, and more especially during the Self-Denial and Harvest Festival efforts, Soldiers, friends, and others who are interested in God's work are invited to come forward with gifts of money to lay upon the special table which, for that occasion, serves the purpose of an altar. Those who have been present at these Meetings will not need …
T. H. Howard—Standards of Life and Service
Sabbath Morning Hymn.
The Lively Stones. Rev. W. Morley Punshon.
To Pastors and Teachers
Behold, God is my helper; The Lord is the sustainer of my soul.
For He has delivered me from all trouble, And my eye has looked with satisfaction upon my enemies.
My God in His lovingkindness will meet me; God will let me look triumphantly upon my foes.
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