Psalm 18:30
New International Version
As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him.

New Living Translation
God’s way is perfect. All the LORD’s promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to him for protection.

English Standard Version
This God—his way is perfect; the word of the LORD proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.

Berean Study Bible
As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless. He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.

King James Bible
As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.

New King James Version
As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.

New American Standard Bible
As for God, His way is blameless; The word of the LORD is refined; He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.

NASB 1995
As for God, His way is blameless; The word of the LORD is tried; He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.

NASB 1977
As for God, His way is blameless; The word of the LORD is tried; He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.

Amplified Bible
As for God, His way is blameless. The word of the LORD is tested [it is perfect, it is faultless]; He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.

Christian Standard Bible
God—his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is pure. He is a shield to all who take refuge in him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God—His way is perfect; the word of the LORD is pure. He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.

American Standard Version
As for God, his way is perfect: The word of Jehovah is tried; He is a shield unto all them that take refuge in him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
God, whose way is perfect; the word of LORD JEHOVAH is proven, and he is a helper to all who trust upon him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
As for my God, his way is perfect: the oracles of the Lord are tried in the fire; he is a protector of all them that hope in him.

Contemporary English Version
Your way is perfect, LORD, and your word is correct. You are a shield for those who run to you for help.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As for my God, his way is undefiled: the words of the Lord are fire tried: he is the protector of all that trust in him.

English Revised Version
As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried; he is a shield unto all them that trust in him.

Good News Translation
This God--how perfect are his deeds! How dependable his words! He is like a shield for all who seek his protection.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God's way is perfect! The promise of the LORD has proven to be true. He is a shield to all those who take refuge in him.

International Standard Version
As for God, his way is upright; the word of God is pure; he is a shield to all those who take refuge in him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the LORD is tried; He is a shield unto all them that take refuge in Him.

Literal Standard Version
God—perfect [is] His way, The saying of YHWH is tried, He [is] a shield to all those trusting in Him.

NET Bible
The one true God acts in a faithful manner; the LORD's promise is reliable; he is a shield to all who take shelter in him.

New Heart English Bible
As for God, his way is perfect. The word of the LORD is pure. He is a shield to all those who take refuge in him.

World English Bible
As for God, his way is perfect. The word of Yahweh is tried. He is a shield to all those who take refuge in him.

Young's Literal Translation
God! perfect is His way, The saying of Jehovah is tried, A shield is He to all those trusting in Him.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD is My Rock
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. 31For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except our God?…

Cross References
Revelation 15:3
and they sang the song of God's servant Moses and of the Lamb: "Great and wonderful are Your works, O Lord God Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the nations!

Deuteronomy 32:4
He is the Rock, His work is perfect; all His ways are just. A God of faithfulness without injustice, righteous and upright is He.

Psalm 7:10
My shield is with God, who saves the upright in heart.

Psalm 12:6
The words of the LORD are flawless, like silver refined in a furnace, like gold purified sevenfold.

Psalm 17:7
Show the wonders of Your loving devotion, You who save by Your right hand those who seek refuge from their foes.

Psalm 18:25
To the faithful You show Yourself faithful, to the blameless You show Yourself blameless;

Psalm 19:7
The Law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is trustworthy, making wise the simple.


Treasury of Scripture

As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.

his way

Psalm 19:7
The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

Psalm 25:10
All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.

Deuteronomy 32:4
He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.

tried.

Psalm 12:6
The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

Psalm 19:8-10
The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes…

Psalm 119:140
Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.

a buckler

Psalm 18:2
The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

Psalm 17:7
Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them.

Psalm 84:11,12
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…









(30) Tried.--"Sterling gold," not dross. (Comp. Psalm 12:6; and for "shield," Psalm 5:12.) Proverbs 30:5 seems to be taken from this verse.

Verse 30. - As for God, his way is perfect (comp. Deuteronomy 32:4, "His work is perfect, for all his ways are judgment"). What God does, he does effectually; he does not have recourse to half-measures. The word of the Lord is tried; i.e. the promises of God are sure, they have been tested, and tried as by fire, and will never fail. He is a Buckler to all those that trust in him (comp. ver. 2).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
[As for] God,
הָאֵל֮ (hā·’êl)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

His way
דַּ֫רְכּ֥וֹ (dar·kōw)
Noun - common singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

is perfect;
תָּמִ֪ים (tā·mîm)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 8549: Entire, integrity, truth

the word
אִמְרַֽת־ (’im·raṯ-)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 565: Utterance, speech, word

of the LORD
יְהוָ֥ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

is flawless.
צְרוּפָ֑ה (ṣə·rū·p̄āh)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - feminine singular
Strong's 6884: To smelt, refine, test

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

is a shield
מָגֵ֥ן (mā·ḡên)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 4043: A shield, a protector, the scaly hide of the crocodile

to all
לְכֹ֤ל ׀ (lə·ḵōl)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

who take refuge
הַחֹסִ֬ים (ha·ḥō·sîm)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 2620: To flee for, protection, to confide in

in Him.
בּֽוֹ׃ (bōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew


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