New International Version
You are my strength, I watch for you; you, God, are my fortress,
King James Bible
Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my defence.
Darby Bible Translation
Their strength! ... I will take heed to thee; for God is my high fortress.
World English Bible
Oh, my Strength, I watch for you, for God is my high tower.
Young's Literal Translation
O my Strength, unto Thee I take heed, For God is my tower -- the God of my kindness.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Because of his strength will I wait upon thee - With this reading, I can make no sense of the passage. But instead of עזו uzzo, "his strength," עזי uzzi, "my strength," is the reading of fourteen of Kennicott's and De Rossi's MSS., of the Vulgate, Septuagint, Chaldee, and, in effect, of the Aethiopia, Syriac, and Arabic; and also of the Anglo-Saxon. To thee I commit all my strength; all I have I derive from thee, and all the good I possess I attribute to thee. The old Psalter translates, My strenght I shall kepe till the, for myn uptaker thou art. See on Psalm 59:17 (note).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
his strength. Instead of [uzzo], `his strength,' fourteen MSS read [uzzee, `my strength'] `O my strength, I will wait upon thee.'
defence [heb.] high place
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'Because of his strength will I wait upon Thee: for God is my defence.... 17. Unto Thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.'--PSALM lix. 9, 17. There is an obvious correspondence between these two verses even as they stand in our translation, and still more obviously in the Hebrew. You observe that in the former verse the words 'because of' are a supplement inserted by our translators, because they did not exactly know what to make of the bare words as they …
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