Psalm 132:17
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New International Version
"Here I will make a horn grow for David and set up a lamp for my anointed one.

New Living Translation
Here I will increase the power of David; my anointed one will be a light for my people.

English Standard Version
There I will make a horn to sprout for David; I have prepared a lamp for my anointed.

Berean Study Bible
There I will make a horn grow for David; I have prepared a lamp for My anointed one.

New American Standard Bible
"There I will cause the horn of David to spring forth; I have prepared a lamp for Mine anointed.

King James Bible
There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.

Christian Standard Bible
There I will make a horn grow for David; I have prepared a lamp for my anointed one.

Contemporary English Version
I will give mighty power to the kingdom of David. Each of my chosen kings will shine like a lamp

Good News Translation
Here I will make one of David's descendants a great king; here I will preserve the rule of my chosen king.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There I will make a horn grow for David; I have prepared a lamp for My anointed one.

International Standard Version
There I will create a power base for David— I have prepared a lamp for my anointed one.

NET Bible
There I will make David strong; I have determined that my chosen king's dynasty will continue.

New Heart English Bible
There I will make the horn of David to bud. I have ordained a lamp for my anointed.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“There I shall make the trumpet of David shine and I will shine a lamp for his Anointed.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
There I will make a horn sprout up for David. I will prepare a lamp for my anointed one.

JPS Tanakh 1917
There will I make a horn to shoot up unto David, There have I ordered a lamp for Mine anointed.

New American Standard 1977
“There I will cause the horn of David to spring forth; I have prepared a lamp for Mine anointed.

Jubilee Bible 2000
There will I make the horn of David to bud; I have ordained a lamp for my anointed.

King James 2000 Bible
There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for my anointed.

American King James Version
There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for my anointed.

American Standard Version
There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
There will I bring forth a horn to David: I have prepared a lamp for my anointed.

Darby Bible Translation
There will I cause the horn of David to bud forth; I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.

English Revised Version
There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.

Webster's Bible Translation
There will I make the horn of David to bud, I have ordained a lamp for my anointed.

World English Bible
There I will make the horn of David to bud. I have ordained a lamp for my anointed.

Young's Literal Translation
There I cause to spring up a horn for David, I have arranged a lamp for Mine anointed.
Study Bible
Remember David's Affliction
16I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints will sing out in joy. 17There I will make a horn grow for David; I have prepared a lamp for My anointed one. 18I will clothe his enemies with shame, but the crown upon him will gleam.”…
Cross References
Luke 1:69
He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of His servant David,

1 Kings 11:36
I will give one tribe to his son, so that My servant David will always have a lamp before Me in Jerusalem, the city where I chose to put My name.

1 Kings 15:4
Nevertheless, for the sake of David, the LORD his God gave him a lamp in Jerusalem by raising up a son to succeed him and to make Jerusalem strong.

2 Kings 8:19
Yet for the sake of His servant David, the LORD was unwilling to destroy Judah, since He had promised to maintain a lamp for David and his descendants forever.

2 Chronicles 21:7
Yet the LORD was unwilling to destroy the house of David because of the covenant He had made with David, and since He had promised to maintain a lamp for David and his descendants forever.

Psalm 18:28
For You, O LORD, light my lamp; my God enlightens my darkness.

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

Psalm 89:24
My faithfulness and loving devotion will be with him, and through My name his horn will be exalted.

Psalm 132:10
For the sake of Your servant David, do not reject Your anointed one.

Ezekiel 29:21
In that day I will cause a horn to sprout for the house of Israel, and I will open your mouth to speak among them. Then they will know that I am the LORD."

Treasury of Scripture

There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for my anointed.

will I make

Psalm 92:10 But my horn shall you exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall …

Psalm 148:14 He also exalts the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; …

Ezekiel 29:21 In that day will I cause the horn of the house of Israel to bud forth…

Luke 1:69 And has raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David;

I have ordained

1 Kings 11:36 And to his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have …

1 Kings 15:4 Nevertheless for David's sake did the LORD his God give him a lamp …

2 Chronicles 21:7 However, the LORD would not destroy the house of David, because of …

Luke 2:30-32 For my eyes have seen your salvation…

lamp. or candle







(17) Horn of David.--The sprouting or growing horn is an image of young, vigorous life. (See Note, Psalm 75:5.) The Messianic application of this prediction comes out in Zechariah's song (Luke 1:69).

I have ordained a lamp.--Or, I have trimmed a lamp; the word used in connection with the sacred lights, under the express charge of Aaron and his sons (Exodus 27:21; Leviticus 24:2-3). But with this distinctly sacerdotal allusion we must also combine the special allusion to the Davidic dynasty, according to the promise (1Kings 11:36): "That David my servant may have a light (or, lamp, as here) always before me in Jerusalem."

Verse 17. - There will I make the horn of David to bud. The "horn of David" budded most gloriously when "a rod came forth out of the stem of Jesse, and a branch grew out of his roots, and the Spirit of the Lord rested upon him" (Isaiah 11:1, 2) - in other words, when Messiah appeared, and re-established the Davidian kingdom, which thenceforth has endured, and will endure for ever. I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed. The metaphor is changed; but the idea is the same. Christ's coming shed a glory on David's house, and on the temple, and on David himself, such as had never previously illumined them. David is often promised "a lamp" (1 Kings 11:36; 1 Kings 15:4; 2 Kings 8:19; 2 Chronicles 21:7). In Christ the lamp was given. There will I make the horn of David to bud,.... Which the Targum interprets "a glorious" King; and both Kimchi and Ben Melech, and also Arama, understand it of the Messiah, and very rightly; called the horn of the Lord's Anointed, and the horn of salvation, 1 Samuel 2:10, Luke 1:69; expressive of his power and strength, in allusion to the horns of cattle, with which they push their enemies and defend themselves; so horns are interpreted kings, Daniel 7:24; and is fitly applied to Christ, raised up of the seed of David, the man of God's right hand, made strong for himself, who is a mighty King and an able Saviour; as appears by what he has done and suffered, by the deliverance and salvation of his people, and by the destruction of all their enemies: and it is here promised that God would make this horn to "bud" or branch out, in allusion to another name of the Messiah, the "branch"; and it is the same as raising up to David a righteous branch, or causing the Messiah to spring forth as a branch out of his roots, for which reason he is called the Lord's servant, the branch, and the man the branch; see Jeremiah 23:5; and it should be further observed that the Lord says, "there" will I do it; that is, either at Ephratah, which is Bethlehem, the place where the Messiah was to be born, and was born; or else at Zion or Jerusalem, where he appeared and showed himself, where he taught his doctrines and wrought many of his miracles, and near to which he suffered and died; and this shows that the Messiah must be come, that this horn of David must have budded, or the man the branch brought forth, since Bethlehem and Jerusalem are long ago demolished;

I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed; which Jerom understands of John the Baptist, the forerunner of Christ, who was a burning and shining light, but was not "that light", that famous light, that was to come, but was sent to bear witness of it; he being but as a candle, as the word here used signifies, in comparison of the sun of righteousness; but rather it means a son and successor of David, the Lord's anointed; in which sense the phrase is often used, 1 Kings 11:36; and here the famous and illustrious Son and successor of his, the Messiah, the light which lightens every man with the light of reason; and who is the light of the world of his people, enlightening them with the light of grace, and will be the light of the New Jerusalem state, and of the ultimate glory; him God has "ordained" as such, even foreordained him before the foundation of the world; this lamp, or light, he prepared in eternity, and it dwelt with him, and therefore was desired to be sent out from him, Daniel 2:22; which places are to be understood of the Messiah; See Gill on Daniel 2:22 and See Gill on Psalm 43:3. 17. make the horn … to bud—enlarge his power.

a lamp—the figure of prosperity (Ps 18:10, 28; 89:17). With the confounding of his enemies is united his prosperity and the unceasing splendor of his crown. 132:11-18 The Lord never turns from us when we plead the covenant with his anointed Prophet, Priest, and King. How vast is the love of God to man, that he should speak thus concerning his church! It is his desire to dwell with us; yet how little do we desire to dwell with him! He abode in Zion till the sins of Israel caused him to give them up to the spoilers. Forsake us not, O God, and deliver us not in like manner, sinful though we are. God's people have a special blessing on common enjoyments, and that blessing puts peculiar sweetness into them. Zion's poor have reason to be content with a little of this world, because they have better things prepared for them. God will abundantly bless the nourishment of the new man, and satisfy the poor in spirit with the bread of life. He gives more than we ask, and when he gives salvation, he will give abundant joy. God would bring to nothing every design formed to destroy the house of David, until King Messiah should arise out of it, to sit upon the throne of his Father. In him all the promises centre. His enemies, who will not have him to reign over them, shall at the last day be clothed with shame and confusion for ever.
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