New International Version
when his lamp shone on my head and by his light I walked through darkness!
King James Bible
When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness;
Darby Bible Translation
When his lamp shone over my head, [and] by his light I walked through darkness;
World English Bible
when his lamp shone on my head, and by his light I walked through darkness,
Young's Literal Translation
In His causing His lamp to shine on my head, By His light I walk through darkness.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
When his candle shined upon my head - Alluding most probably to the custom of illuminating festival or assembly rooms by lamps pendant from the ceiling. These shone literally on the heads of the guests.
By his light I walked through darkness - His light - prosperity and peace - continued to illuminate my way. If adversity came, I had always the light of God to direct me. Almost all the nations of the world have represented their great men as having a nimbus or Divine glory about their heads, which not only signified the honor they had, but was also an emblem of the inspiration of the Almighty.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
candle. or, lamp
by his light
LibraryComfort for the Desponding
At once to the subject. A complaint; its cause and cure; and then close up with an exhortation to stir up your pure minds, if you are in such a position. I. First, there is a COMPLAINT. How many a Christian looks on the past with pleasure, on the future with dread, and on the present with sorrow! There are many who look back upon the days that they have passed in the fear of the Lord as being the sweetest and the best they have ever had, but as to the present, it is clad in a sable garb of gloom …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855
The Case of the Christian under the Hiding of God's Face.
No Sorrow Like Messiah's Sorrow
Life will be brighter than noonday, and darkness will become like morning.
The light in his tent becomes dark; the lamp beside him goes out.
The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.
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