Psalm 18:29
New International Version
With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall.

New Living Translation
In your strength I can crush an army; with my God I can scale any wall.

English Standard Version
For by you I can run against a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall.

Berean Study Bible
For in You I can charge an army, and with my God I can scale a wall.

King James Bible
For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.

New King James Version
For by You I can run against a troop, By my God I can leap over a wall.

New American Standard Bible
For by You I can run at a troop of warriors; And by my God I can leap over a wall.

NASB 1995
For by You I can run upon a troop; And by my God I can leap over a wall.

NASB 1977
For by Thee I can run upon a troop; And by my God I can leap over a wall.

Amplified Bible
For by You I can crush a troop, And by my God I can leap over a wall.

Christian Standard Bible
With you I can attack a barricade, and with my God I can leap over a wall.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
With You I can attack a barrier, and with my God I can leap over a wall.

American Standard Version
For by thee I run upon a troop; And by my God do I leap over a wall.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because by you I shall run against a band of robbers, and by my God I shall leap over a wall

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For by thee shall I be delivered from a troop; and by my God I will pass over a wall.

Contemporary English Version
You help me defeat armies and capture cities.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For by thee I shall be delivered from temptation; and through my God I shall go over a wall.

English Revised Version
For by thee I run upon a troop; and by my God do I leap over a wall.

Good News Translation
You give me strength to attack my enemies and power to overcome their defenses.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
With you I can attack a line of soldiers. With my God I can break through barricades.

International Standard Version
With your help I will run through an army, with help from my God I leap over walls.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For by Thee I run upon a troop; And by my God do I scale a wall.

Literal Standard Version
For by You I run [against] a troop! And by my God I leap a wall.

NET Bible
Indeed, with your help I can charge against an army; by my God's power I can jump over a wall.

New Heart English Bible
For by you, I advance through a troop. By my God, I leap over a wall.

World English Bible
For by you, I advance through a troop. By my God, I leap over a wall.

Young's Literal Translation
For by Thee I run -- a troop! And by my God I leap a wall.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD is My Rock
28For You, O LORD, light my lamp; my God lights up my darkness. 29For in You I can charge an army, and with my God I can scale a wall. 30As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless. He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.…

Cross References
Psalm 18:33
He makes my feet like those of a deer and stations me upon the heights.

Psalm 40:2
He lifted me up from the pit of despair, out of the miry clay; He set my feet upon a rock, and made my footsteps firm.

Psalm 118:10
All the nations surrounded me, but in the name of the LORD I cut them off.


Treasury of Scripture

For by you I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.

by thee

Psalm 44:6,7
For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me…

Psalm 144:1,10
A Psalm of David. Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight: …

1 Samuel 17:49
And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth.

run.

2 Samuel 22:30
For by thee I have run through a troop: by my God have I leaped over a wall.

1 Corinthians 15:10
But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

2 Corinthians 12:9,10
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me…









(29) Better with the verbs in the present--

"For by thee I scatter a troop,

By thee I scale walls."

A graphic reminiscence of warlike exploits. Some, however, read from Samuel "break down," instead of "leap over."

Verse 29. - For by thee I have run through a troop. The military key-note is at once struck. Gedud (גְּדוּד) is a marauding band of light-armed troops sent out to plunder an enemy's country. David "ran through" such a "troop," when he pursued and defeated the Amalekites who had plundered and burnt Ziklag (1 Samuel 30:17). It is called three times a gedud (vers. 8 and 15 twice). And by my God have I leaped over a wall. Shur (שׁוּר) is a rare word for "wall," occurring in the Hebrew text only here and in Genesis 49:22, though used also of the walls of Jerusalem in the Chaldee of Ezra (Ezra 4:12, 13, 16). It may designate the walls of Jerusalem in this place, and David may intend to allude to his conquest of the stronghold of Zion from the Jebusites (2 Samuel 5:6, 7).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

in You
בְ֭ךָ (ḇə·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

I can charge
אָרֻ֣ץ (’ā·ruṣ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7323: To run

an army,
גְּד֑וּד (gə·ḏūḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1416: A band, troop

and with my God
וּ֝בֵֽאלֹהַ֗י (ū·ḇê·lō·hay)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

I can scale
אֲדַלֶּג־ (’ă·ḏal·leḡ-)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 1801: To spring

a wall.
שֽׁוּר׃ (šūr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7791: A wall


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