New International Version
You, LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.
King James Bible
For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.
Darby Bible Translation
For it is thou that makest my lamp to shine: Jehovah my God enlighteneth my darkness.
World English Bible
For you will light my lamp, Yahweh. My God will light up my darkness.
Young's Literal Translation
For Thou -- Thou lightest my lamp, Jehovah my God enlighteneth my darkness.
Psalm 18:28 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For thou wilt light my candle - Thou wilt restore me to prosperity, and give me a happy issue out of all my afflictions. By the lamp of David the Messiah may be meant: thou wilt not suffer my family to become extinct, nor the kingdom which thou hast promised me utterly to fail.
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LibraryAugust 2. "Thy Gentleness Hath Made Me Great" (Ps. xviii. 35).
"Thy gentleness hath made me great" (Ps. xviii. 35). The blessed Comforter is gentle, tender, and full of patience and love. How gentle are God's dealings even with sinners! How patient His forbearance! How tender His discipline, with His own erring children! How He led Jacob, Joseph, Israel, David, Elijah, and all His ancient servants, until they could truly say, "Thy gentleness hath made me great." The heart in which the Holy Spirit dwells will always be characterized by gentleness, lowliness, …
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1 Kings 15:4
Nevertheless, for David's sake the LORD his God gave him a lamp in Jerusalem by raising up a son to succeed him and by making Jerusalem strong.
The light in his tent becomes dark; the lamp beside him goes out.
Look on me and answer, LORD my God. Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death,
Of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation-- whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life-- of whom shall I be afraid?
The LORD is God, and he has made his light shine on us. With boughs in hand, join in the festal procession up to the horns of the altar.
"Here I will make a horn grow for David and set up a lamp for my anointed one.
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