Psalm 27:3
New International Version
Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.

New Living Translation
Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will not be afraid. Even if I am attacked, I will remain confident.

English Standard Version
Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident.

Berean Study Bible
Though an army encamps around me, my heart will not fear; though a war breaks out against me, I will keep my trust.

New American Standard Bible
Though a host encamp against me, My heart will not fear; Though war arise against me, In spite of this I shall be confident.

King James Bible
Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

Christian Standard Bible
Though an army deploys against me, my heart will not be afraid; though a war breaks out against me, I will still be confident.

Contemporary English Version
Armies may surround me, but I won't be afraid; war may break out, but I will trust you.

Good News Translation
Even if a whole army surrounds me, I will not be afraid; even if enemies attack me, I will still trust God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Though an army deploys against me, my heart is not afraid; though a war breaks out against me, still I am confident.

International Standard Version
If an army encamps against me, my heart will not fear. If a war is launched against me, I will even trust in that situation.

NET Bible
Even when an army is deployed against me, I do not fear. Even when war is imminent, I remain confident.

New Heart English Bible
Though an army is deployed against me, my heart shall not fear. Though war should rise against me, even then I will be confident.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
If an army encamps against me, my heart is not afraid; if war shall rise against me, in this I am confident.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Even though an army sets up camp against me, my heart will not be afraid. Even though a war breaks out against me, I will still have confidence [in the LORD].

JPS Tanakh 1917
Though a host should encamp against me, My heart shall not fear; Though war should rise up against me, Even then will I be confident.

New American Standard 1977
Though a host encamp against me, My heart will not fear; Though war arise against me, In spite of this I shall be confident.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Though a host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

King James 2000 Bible
Though a host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

American King James Version
Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

American Standard Version
Though a host should encamp against me, My heart shall not fear: Though war should rise against me, Even then will I be confident.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Though an army should set itself in array against me, my heart shall not be afraid: though war should rise up against me, in this am I confident.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If armies in camp should stand together against me, my heart shall not fear. If a battle should rise up against me, in this will I be confident.

Darby Bible Translation
If a host encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; if war rise against me, in this will I be confident.

English Revised Version
Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, even then will I be confident.

Webster's Bible Translation
Though a host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

World English Bible
Though an army should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear. Though war should rise against me, even then I will be confident.

Young's Literal Translation
Though a host doth encamp against me, My heart doth not fear, Though war riseth up against me, In this I am confident.
Study Bible
The LORD is My Salvation
2When the wicked came upon me to devour my flesh, my enemies and foes stumbled and fell. 3Though an army encamps around me, my heart will not fear; though a war breaks out against me, I will keep my trust. 4One thing I have asked of the LORD, this is what I desire: to dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and seek Him in His temple.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 17:48
As the Philistine started forward to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him.

1 Samuel 23:17
saying, "Do not be afraid, for my father Saul will never lay a hand on you. And you will be king over Israel, and I will be your second-in-command. Even my father Saul knows this is true."

Job 4:6
Is your reverence not your confidence, and the uprightness of your ways your hope?

Job 11:15
then indeed you will lift up your face without shame; you will stand firm and unafraid.

Psalm 3:6
I will not fear the myriads set against me on every side.

Treasury of Scripture

Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

host

Psalm 3:6
I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.

Psalm 52:6
The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him:

2 Kings 6:15-17
And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do? …

war

1 Samuel 28:15,16
And Samuel said to Saul, Why hast thou disquieted me, to bring me up? And Saul answered, I am sore distressed; for the Philistines make war against me, and God is departed from me, and answereth me no more, neither by prophets, nor by dreams: therefore I have called thee, that thou mayest make known unto me what I shall do…

Isaiah 41:11,12
Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish…

Isaiah 54:16,17
Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy…

in

2 Corinthians 5:6-8
Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: …







Lexicon
Though
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

an army
מַחֲנֶה֮ (ma·ḥă·neh)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4264: An encampment, an army

encamps
תַּחֲנֶ֬ה (ta·ḥă·neh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2583: To incline, to decline, to pitch a, tent, gen, to encamp

around me,
עָלַ֨י ׀ (‘ā·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

my heart
לִ֫בִּ֥י (lib·bî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

{will} not
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

fear;
יִירָ֪א (yî·rā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten

though
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

a war
מִלְחָמָ֑ה (mil·ḥā·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4421: A battle, war

breaks out
תָּק֣וּם (tā·qūm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

against me,
עָ֭לַי (‘ā·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

I
אֲנִ֣י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

will keep my trust.
בוֹטֵֽחַ׃ (ḇō·w·ṭê·aḥ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 982: To trust, be confident, sure
(3) Though an host.--Literally, Though a camp should encamp.

In this.--Either in this circumstance or in spite of this. (Comp. Psalm 78:32.) The LXX. ?? ?????, followed by ???? in the next clause, seems to refer it to the hope about to be expressed. The Rabbinical commentators (e.g., Aben Ezra and Rashi) refer back to the beginning of the psalm. "In this"--viz., that Jehovah is my light--"do I trust." Rosenmiiller refers it to "the battle" just mentioned, in ipsa pugna.

Verse 3. - Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear. In the first burst of joy at his recent victory, the 'host" which remains unconquered seems of light account - let them advance - let them "encamp against him" - his heart will not be afraid; but when the joy has had full vent, there is a reaction; the enemies then appear more formidable, and God's aid is besought against them (see vers. 9-12). Though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident. "In this" may be either "in the fact that the Lord is my Light and my Salvation" (ver. 1), or "in case of such an event as war and attack on the part of the enemy." 27:1-6 The Lord, who is the believer's light, is the strength of his life; not only by whom, but in whom he lives and moves. In God let us strengthen ourselves. The gracious presence of God, his power, his promise, his readiness to hear prayer, the witness of his Spirit in the hearts of his people; these are the secret of his tabernacle, and in these the saints find cause for that holy security and peace of mind in which they dwell at ease. The psalmist prays for constant communion with God in holy ordinances. All God's children desire to dwell in their Father's house. Not to sojourn there as a wayfaring man, to tarry but for a night; or to dwell there for a time only, as the servant that abides not in the house for ever; but to dwell there all the days of their life, as children with a father. Do we hope that the praising of God will be the blessedness of our eternity? Surely then we ought to make it the business of our time. This he had at heart more than any thing. Whatever the Christian is as to this life, he considers the favour and service of God as the one thing needful. This he desires, prays for and seeks after, and in it he rejoices.
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