Psalm 108:8
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New International Version
Gilead is mine, Manasseh is mine; Ephraim is my helmet, Judah is my scepter.

King James Bible
Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver;

Darby Bible Translation
Gilead is mine, Manasseh is mine, and Ephraim is the strength of my head; Judah is my law-giver;

World English Bible
Gilead is mine. Manasseh is mine. Ephraim also is my helmet. Judah is my scepter.

Young's Literal Translation
Mine is Gilead, mine is Manasseh, And Ephraim is the strength of my head, Judah is my lawgiver,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

God hath spoken in his holiness - בקדשו bekodsho; some think this means in his Holy One, referring to the Prophet Jeremiah, who predicted the captivity, its duration of seventy years, and the deliverance from it.

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Gilead

Joshua 13:8-11 With whom the Reubenites and the Gadites have received their inheritance, which Moses gave them, beyond Jordan eastward...

2 Samuel 2:8 But Abner the son of Ner, captain of Saul's host, took Ishbosheth the son of Saul, and brought him over to Mahanaim;

2 Samuel 5:5 In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months: and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three years over all Israel and Judah...

Ephraim

Deuteronomy 33:17 His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns...

1 Samuel 28:4 And the Philistines gathered themselves together, and came and pitched in Shunem: and Saul gathered all Israel together...

Judah

Psalm 122:5 For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David.

Genesis 49:10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come...

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Jesus is Arrested.
Jesus was standing with his three Apostles on the road between Gethsemani, and the Garden of Olives, when Judas and the band who accompanied him made their appearance. A warm dispute arose between Judas and the soldiers, because he wished to approach first and speak to Jesus quietly as if nothing was the matter, and then for them to come up and seize our Saviour, thus letting him suppose that he had no connection with the affair. But the men answered rudely, 'Not so, friend, thou shalt not escape
Anna Catherine Emmerich—The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ

The Mercy of God
The next attribute is God's goodness or mercy. Mercy is the result and effect of God's goodness. Psa 33:5. So then this is the next attribute, God's goodness or mercy. The most learned of the heathens thought they gave their god Jupiter two golden characters when they styled him good and great. Both these meet in God, goodness and greatness, majesty and mercy. God is essentially good in himself and relatively good to us. They are both put together in Psa 119:98. Thou art good, and doest good.' This
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Cross References
Genesis 49:10
The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until he to whom it belongs shall come and the obedience of the nations shall be his.

1 Chronicles 5:2
and though Judah was the strongest of his brothers and a ruler came from him, the rights of the firstborn belonged to Joseph)--

Psalm 108:7
God has spoken from his sanctuary: "In triumph I will parcel out Shechem and measure off the Valley of Sukkoth.

Psalm 108:9
Moab is my washbasin, on Edom I toss my sandal; over Philistia I shout in triumph."

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