New International Version
Surely, LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.
King James Bible
For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.
Darby Bible Translation
For thou, Jehovah, wilt bless the righteous [man]; with favour wilt thou surround him as [with] a shield.
World English Bible
For you will bless the righteous. Yahweh, you will surround him with favor as with a shield. For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments, upon the eight-stringed lyre. A Psalm by David.
Young's Literal Translation
For Thou blessest the righteous, O Jehovah, As a buckler with favour dost compass him!
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous - A righteous soul is a peculiar object of God's affectionate regards; and therefore will be a subject of continual blessing.
With favor - Literally, Like a shield, thy favor will crown him. God loves such; and this love is their defense. In all places, times and circumstances, it will preserve them. "Keep yourselves," says the apostle, "in the love of God." He who abides in this love need not fear the face of any adversary. Thus ended the morning's devotion of this excellent man: a model by which every Christian may frame his own.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
compass. Heb. crown
LibraryA Staircase of Three Steps
'All those that put their trust in Thee ... them also that love Thy name ... the righteous.'--PSALM v. 11, 12. I have ventured to isolate these three clauses from their context, because, if taken in their sequence, they are very significant of the true path by which men draw nigh to God and become righteous. They are all three designations of the same people, but regarded under different aspects and at different stages. There is a distinct order in them, and whether the Psalmist was fully conscious …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Moreover what is Written "Thou Wilt Destroy all that Speak Leasing...
Covenanting a Duty.
But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.
The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.
You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.
Many are the woes of the wicked, but the LORD's unfailing love surrounds the one who trusts in him.
who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,
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