Psalm 115:9
New International Version
All you Israelites, trust in the LORD— he is their help and shield.

New Living Translation
O Israel, trust the LORD! He is your helper and your shield.

English Standard Version
O Israel, trust in the LORD! He is their help and their shield.

Berean Study Bible
O Israel, trust in the LORD! He is their help and shield.

King James Bible
O Israel, trust thou in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.

New King James Version
O Israel, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield.

New American Standard Bible
Israel, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield.

NASB 1995
O Israel, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield.

NASB 1977
O Israel, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield.

Amplified Bible
O Israel, trust and take refuge in the LORD! [Be confident in Him, cling to Him, rely on His word!] He is their help and their shield.

Christian Standard Bible
Israel, trust in the LORD! He is their help and shield.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Israel, trust in the LORD! He is their help and shield.

American Standard Version
O Israel, trust thou in Jehovah: He is their help and their shield.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For the House of Israel trusts upon LORD JEHOVAH; he is their helper and their support!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The house of Israel trusts in the Lord: he is their helper and defender.

Contemporary English Version
People of Israel, you must trust the LORD to help and protect you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The house of Israel hath hoped in the Lord: he is their helper and their protector.

English Revised Version
O Israel, trust thou in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.

Good News Translation
Trust in the LORD, you people of Israel. He helps you and protects you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Israel, trust the LORD. He is your helper and your shield.

International Standard Version
Israel, trust in the LORD! He is their helper and shield.

JPS Tanakh 1917
O Israel, trust thou in the LORD! He is their help and their shield!

Literal Standard Version
O Israel, trust in YHWH, “He [is] their help and their shield.”

NET Bible
O Israel, trust in the LORD! He is their deliverer and protector.

New Heart English Bible
Israel, trust in the LORD. He is their help and their shield.

World English Bible
Israel, trust in Yahweh! He is their help and their shield.

Young's Literal Translation
O Israel, trust in Jehovah, 'Their help and their shield is He.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
To Your Name Be the Glory
8Those who make them become like them, as do all who trust in them. 9O Israel, trust in the LORD! He is their help and shield. 10O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD! He is their help and shield.…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 33:29
Blessed are you, O Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD? He is the shield that protects you, the sword in which you boast. Your enemies will cower before you, and you shall trample their high places."

Psalm 33:20
Our soul waits for the LORD; He is our help and our shield.

Psalm 37:3
Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.

Psalm 62:8
Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts before Him. God is our refuge. Selah

Psalm 84:9
Take notice of our shield, O God, and look with favor on the face of Your anointed.

Psalm 118:2
Let Israel say, "His loving devotion endures forever."

Psalm 135:19
O house of Israel, bless the LORD; O house of Aaron, bless the LORD;


Treasury of Scripture

O Israel, trust you in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.

Israel

Psalm 118:2-4
Let Israel now say, that his mercy endureth for ever…

Psalm 135:19,20
Bless the LORD, O house of Israel: bless the LORD, O house of Aaron: …

Exodus 19:5
Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:

trust

Psalm 62:8
Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.

Psalm 125:1
A Song of degrees. They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.

Psalm 130:7
Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.

their help

Psalm 33:20,21
Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield…

Psalm 84:11
For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Deuteronomy 33:29
Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places.









(9) O Israel.--There is consummate art in this sudden change of address. It is like the pointed application of some general truth in a sermon. It is possible that in the liturgic use a change in the music was made here, the Levites and choir turning to the people with a loud burst of song.

He is their help and their shield.--The original form of this motto of trust appears in Psalm 33:20. Here the change of person suggests some musical arrangement. Apparently one part of the choir, or, it may be, one officiating priest, addressed successively the whole congregation with the charge, "trust in Jehovah," and each time the full choir took up the refrain, "He is their helper and shield," repeating to the priest the ground on which he urged confidence and loyalty. Then in Psalm 115:12-13 congregation and choir join, changing to the first person.

Verses 9-11. - The idols and the idol-worshippers having been sufficiently scorned; the latter especially, for their "trust" in idols, Israel is exhorted to trust in the only sure Object of confidence, Jehovah. Three several times the leader of the choir gives forth the call - " Trust in the Lord " - and three several times the choir responds with the acknowledgment that he, and he alone, "is their Help and Shield." The exhortation seems to be addressed, first, to the lay people generally (ver. 9); then to the clerical order (ver. 10); finally, to all, whether laity or clergy, who are true Israelites at heart (comp. vers. 12, 13). Verse 9. - O Israel, trust thou in the Lord. Follow not the example of the heathen who trust in idols. Rather, be an example to them. He is their Help and their Shield (comp. Psalm 33:20). The change of per son implies a change of speaker.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
O Israel,
יִ֭שְׂרָאֵל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

trust
בְּטַ֣ח (bə·ṭaḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 982: To trust, be confident, sure

in the LORD!
בַּיהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

He
הֽוּא׃ (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

is their help
עֶזְרָ֖ם (‘ez·rām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5828: A help, helper

and shield.
וּמָגִנָּ֣ם (ū·mā·ḡin·nām)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - common singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 4043: A shield, a protector, the scaly hide of the crocodile


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