Psalm 27:3
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New International Version
Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.

King James Bible
Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

Darby Bible Translation
If a host encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; if war rise against me, in this will I be confident.

World English Bible
Though an army should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear. Though war should rise against me, even then I will be confident.

Young's Literal Translation
Though a host doth encamp against me, My heart doth not fear, Though war riseth up against me, In this I am confident.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Though a host should encamp against me - I am so confident of the Almighty's protection, that were I alone, and encompassed by a host, I would not fear. I am in the hand of God; and while in that hand, I am safe.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

host

Psalm 3:6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.

Psalm 52:6 The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him:

2 Kings 6:15-17 And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots...

2 Chronicles 20:15 And he said, Listen you, all Judah, and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you king Jehoshaphat, Thus said the LORD to you...

Philippians 1:28 And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.

1 Peter 3:14 But and if you suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are you: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;

war

1 Samuel 28:15,16 And Samuel said to Saul, Why have you disquieted me, to bring me up? And Saul answered, I am sore distressed...

Isaiah 41:11,12 Behold, all they that were incensed against you shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing...

Isaiah 54:16,17 Behold, I have created the smith that blows the coals in the fire, and that brings forth an instrument for his work...

Romans 8:35-37 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril...

Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which you shall suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that you may be tried...

Revelation 12:7-11 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels...

in

2 Corinthians 5:6-8 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord...

Library
March 1. "Wait on the Lord" (Ps. xxvii. 14).
"Wait on the Lord" (Ps. xxvii. 14). How often this is said in the Bible, how little understood! It is what the old monk calls the "practice of the presence of God." It is the habit of prayer. It is the continued communion that not only asks, but receives. People often ask us to pray for them and we have to say, "Why, God has answered our prayer for you, and you must now take the answer. It is awaiting you, and you must take it by waiting on the Lord." This it is that renews the strength, until we
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Of the Proving of the True Lover
"My Son, thou art not yet strong and prudent in thy love." 2. Wherefore, O my Lord? 3. "Because for a little opposition thou fallest away from thy undertakings, and too eagerly seekest after consolation. The strong lover standeth fast in temptations, and believeth not the evil persuasions of the enemy. As in prosperity I please him, so in adversity I do not displease. 4. "The prudent lover considereth not the gift of the lover so much as the love of the giver. He looketh for the affection more
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

Epistle vi. To Januarius, Bishop of Caralis (Cagliari).
To Januarius, Bishop of Caralis (Cagliari). Gregory to Januarius, &c. The Jews who have come hither from your city have complained to us that Peter, who has been brought by the will of God from their superstition to the worship of Christian faith, having taken with him certain disorderly persons, on the day after his baptism, that is on the Lord's day of the very Paschal festival, with grave scandal and without your consent, had taken possession of their synagogue in Caralis, and placed there the
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

The victory of Unarmed Faith
'And David said to Saul, Let no man's heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine. 33. And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth. 34. And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock; 35. And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
1 Samuel 17:48
As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him.

1 Samuel 23:17
"Don't be afraid," he said. "My father Saul will not lay a hand on you. You will be king over Israel, and I will be second to you. Even my father Saul knows this."

Job 4:6
Should not your piety be your confidence and your blameless ways your hope?

Job 11:15
then, free of fault, you will lift up your face; you will stand firm and without fear.

Psalm 3:6
I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side.

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