New American Standard Bible
O my strength, I will sing praises to You; For God is my stronghold, the God who shows me lovingkindness.
King James Bible
Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.
Darby Bible Translation
Unto thee, my strength, will I sing psalms; for God is my high fortress, the God of my mercy.
World English Bible
To you, my strength, I will sing praises. For God is my high tower, the God of my mercy. For the Chief Musician. To the tune of "The Lily of the Covenant." A teaching poem by David, when he fought with Aram Naharaim and with Aram Zobah, and Joab returned, and killed twelve thousand of Edom in the Valley of Salt.
Young's Literal Translation
O my Strength, unto Thee I sing praise, For God is my tower, the God of my kindness!
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing - The source of strength to me; the real strength by which I have obtained deliverance is in thee. See the notes at Psalm 18:1.
For God is my defense - See the notes at Psalm 59:9.
And the God of my mercy - The God who has showed mercy to me; he from whom all these favors have sprung. Whatever means might be used to secure his own safety (compare 1 Samuel 19:12 ff) still he felt that his deliverance was to be traced wholly to God. He had interposed and had saved him; and it was proper, therefore, that praise should be ascribed to him. The experience of David in the case referred to in this psalm should be an inducement to all who are in danger to put their trust in God; his anticipated feelings of gratitude, and his purpose to praise God when he should be delivered, should awaken in us the resolution to ascribe to God all the praise when we are delivered from impending troubles, and when our lives are lengthened out where we have been in imminent danger. Whatever may have been the means of our rescue, it is to be traced to the interposition of God.
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For the choir director. A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD, who spoke to the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. And he said, "I love You, O LORD, my strength."
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. O LORD, in Your strength the king will be glad, And in Your salvation how greatly he will rejoice!
The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.
Because of his strength I will watch for You, For God is my stronghold.
My God in His lovingkindness will meet me; God will let me look triumphantly upon my foes.
He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken.
Once God has spoken; Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God;
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