New American Standard Bible
For it is You who blesses the righteous man, O LORD, You surround him with favor as with a shield.
King James Bible
For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.
Darby Bible Translation
For thou, Jehovah, wilt bless the righteous man; with favour wilt thou surround him as with a shield.
World English Bible
For you will bless the righteous. Yahweh, you will surround him with favor as with a shield. For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments, upon the eight-stringed lyre. A Psalm by David.
Young's Literal Translation
For Thou blessest the righteous, O Jehovah, As a buckler with favour dost compass him!
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous - It is one of the characteristics of God that, while he will punish the wicked, he will show favor to the righteous; while he brings deserved punishment upon the one, he will show his favor to the other.
With favor wilt thou compass him as with a shield - That is, as a shield is thrown round or before one in the day of battle to protect him, so wilt thou throw thy protection around the righteous. For a description of a "shield," see the notes at Ephesians 6:16. Compare the notes at Psalm 3:3. On these accounts, David felt that he might trust in God in the day of trouble and danger; and, on the same account, all who are righteous may put their trust in him now.
Morning Hymns.  My voice shalt Thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto Thee, and will look up. Psalm 5:3 …
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But You, O LORD, are a shield about me, My glory, and the One who lifts my head.
The LORD will give strength to His people; The LORD will bless His people with peace.
You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble; You surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah.
Many are the sorrows of the wicked, But he who trusts in the LORD, lovingkindness shall surround him.
Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;
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