Psalm 18:50
New International Version
He gives his king great victories; he shows unfailing love to his anointed, to David and to his descendants forever.

New Living Translation
You give great victories to your king; you show unfailing love to your anointed, to David and all his descendants forever.

English Standard Version
Great salvation he brings to his king, and shows steadfast love to his anointed, to David and his offspring forever.

Berean Study Bible
Great salvation He brings to His king. He shows loving devotion to His anointed, to David and his descendants forever.

King James Bible
Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore.

New King James Version
Great deliverance He gives to His king, And shows mercy to His anointed, To David and his descendants forevermore.

New American Standard Bible
He gives great salvation to His king, And shows faithfulness to His anointed, To David and his descendants forever.

NASB 1995
He gives great deliverance to His king, And shows lovingkindness to His anointed, To David and his descendants forever.

NASB 1977
He gives great deliverance to His king, And shows lovingkindness to His anointed, To David and his descendants forever.

Amplified Bible
He gives great triumphs to His king, And shows steadfast love and mercy to His anointed, To David and his descendants forever.

Christian Standard Bible
He gives great victories to his king; he shows loyalty to his anointed, to David and his descendants forever.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He gives great victories to His king; He shows loyalty to His anointed, to David and his descendants forever.

American Standard Version
Great deliverance giveth he to his king, And showeth lovingkindness to his anointed, To David and to his seed, for evermore.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The salvation of his King is magnificent; he performs grace to his Anointed, to David, and to his seed for eternity.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
God magnifies the deliverances of his king; and deals mercifully with David his anointed, and his seed, for ever.

Contemporary English Version
You give glorious victories to your chosen king. Your faithful love for David and for his descendants will never end.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Giving great deliverance to his king, and shewing mercy to David his anointed : and to his seed for ever.

English Revised Version
Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth lovingkindness to his anointed, to David and to his seed, for evermore.

Good News Translation
God gives great victories to his king; he shows constant love to the one he has chosen, to David and his descendants forever.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He gives great victories to his king. He shows mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his descendant forever.

International Standard Version
He is the one who gives victories to his king; who shows gracious love to his anointed, to David and his seed forever.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Great salvation giveth He to His king; And showeth mercy to His anointed, To David and to his seed, for evermore.

Literal Standard Version
Magnifying the salvation of His king, And doing kindness to His anointed, To David, and to his seed—for all time!

NET Bible
He gives his chosen king magnificent victories; he is faithful to his chosen ruler, to David and his descendants forever."

New Heart English Bible
He gives great deliverance to his king, and shows loving kindness to his anointed, to David and to his descendants, until forever.

World English Bible
He gives great deliverance to his king, and shows loving kindness to his anointed, to David and to his seed, forevermore. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.

Young's Literal Translation
Magnifying the salvation of His king, And doing kindness to His anointed, To David, and to his seed -- unto the age!

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD is My Rock
49Therefore I will praise You, O LORD, among the nations; I will sing praises to Your name. 50Great salvation He brings to His king. He shows loving devotion to His anointed, to David and his descendants forever.

Cross References
Psalm 21:1
O LORD, the king rejoices in Your strength. How greatly he exults in Your salvation!

Psalm 28:8
The LORD is the strength of His people, a stronghold of salvation for His anointed.

Psalm 89:4
I will establish your offspring forever and build up your throne for all generations.'" Selah

Psalm 89:29
I will establish his line forever, his throne as long as the heavens endure.

Psalm 144:10
to Him who gives victory to kings, who frees His servant David from the deadly sword.


Treasury of Scripture

Great deliverance gives he to his king; and shows mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for ever more.

Great

Psalm 2:6
Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

Psalm 78:71,72
From following the ewes great with young he brought him to feed Jacob his people, and Israel his inheritance…

Psalm 89:3,4
I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant, …

to his

Psalm 89:20-38
I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him: …

Psalm 132:10
For thy servant David's sake turn not away the face of thine anointed.

2 Samuel 7:13
He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever.









(50) This verse is by many treated as a late liturgical addition to the hymn. The change to the third person is certainly somewhat suggestive of this, but by no means conclusive.

The question of the relation of the two copies of this hymn to each other is far too complicated and difficult for discussion here. Each has been again and again claimed as the original. The best explanation of the variations is that the compositions were independent copies of some original, and that the psalm, like many others, was altered in preparation for the choir use.

Verse 50. - Great deliverance giveth he to his king; literally, he magnifies salutations to his king. The primary reference seems to be to the gracious message which God sent to David by Nathan when he had brought the tabernacle into Jerusalem, and purposed to build a "house" worthy of it (see 2 Samuel 7:8-16). God had then "saluted" David as "his servant" (ver. 5), and sent him a message of the most gracious character, even promising the kingdom to him and to his seed "for ever" (vers. 13, 16). And showeth mercy to his anointed, to David. No doubt David is primarily intended, both by the "king" of the first clause, and by the "anointed" of the second; but the combination of the two, and the immediate mention of the "seed" which is to reign "for ever," carry the passage beyond the psalmist individually, and give to the conclusion of the psalm, at any rate, a semi-Messianic character. As Hengstenberg says, "Psalms of this kind are distinguished from those which may more strictly be called Messianic, only by this - that in the latter the Messiah exclusively is brought into view, while here he is presented to our notice only as a member of the seed of David" ('Commentary on the Psalms,' vol. 1. p. 324, Engl. trans.).



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
{He brings}
מגדל (miḡ·dōl)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

great
מַגְדִּיל֮ (maḡ·dîl)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 2167: Play, to make music, celebrate in song and music

salvation
יְשׁוּע֪וֹת (yə·šū·‘ō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 3444: Something saved, deliverance, aid, victory, prosperity

to His king.
מַ֫לְכּ֥וֹ (mal·kōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

He shows
וְעֹ֤שֶׂה (wə·‘ō·śeh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

loving devotion
חֶ֨סֶד ׀ (ḥe·seḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2617: Kindness, piety, reproof, beauty

to His anointed,
לִמְשִׁיח֗וֹ (lim·šî·ḥōw)
Preposition-l | Adjective - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4899: Anointed, a consecrated person, the Messiah

to David
לְדָוִ֥ד (lə·ḏā·wiḏ)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

and his descendants
וּלְזַרְע֗וֹ (ū·lə·zar·‘ōw)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 2233: Seed, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity

forever.
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while


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