New International Version
For you are their glory and strength, and by your favor you exalt our horn.
King James Bible
For thou art the glory of their strength: and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted.
Darby Bible Translation
For thou art the glory of their strength; and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted.
World English Bible
For you are the glory of their strength. In your favor, our horn will be exalted.
Young's Literal Translation
For the beauty of their strength art Thou, And in Thy good will is our horn exalted,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For thou art the glory of their strength - They are strong in faith, and give glory to thee, because they know that their strength cometh from the Lord of hosts.
And in thy favor our horn shall be exalted - Instead of תרום tarum, "shall be exalted," תרים tarim, "thou shalt exalt," is the reading of several MSS.: but תרום tarum, "shall be exalted," is supported by forty-four of Kennicott's MSS., and sixty of De Rossi's, as well as by several ancient editions, with the Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate, and Arabic Versions. In the enjoyment of the Divine favor they shall grow more wise, more holy, more powerful, and, consequently, more happy.
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'Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of Thy countenance.'--PSALM lxxxix. 15. The Psalmist has just been setting forth, in sublime language, the glories of the divine character--God's strength, His universal sway, the justice and judgment which are the foundation of His Throne, the mercy and truth which go as heralds before His face. A heathen singing of any of his gods would have gone on to describe the form and features of the god or goddess who …
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The People's Christ
Second Sunday in Lent
He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David
1 Samuel 2:1
Then Hannah prayed and said: "My heart rejoices in the LORD; in the LORD my horn is lifted high. My mouth boasts over my enemies, for I delight in your deliverance.
The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.
who says, "I will cut off the horns of all the wicked, but the horns of the righteous will be lifted up."
You have exalted my horn like that of a wild ox; fine oils have been poured on me.
They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor, their righteousness endures forever; their horn will be lifted high in honor.
And he has raised up for his people a horn, the praise of all his faithful servants, of Israel, the people close to his heart. Praise the LORD.
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