Psalm 3:3
New International Version
But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.

New Living Translation
But you, O LORD, are a shield around me; you are my glory, the one who holds my head high.

English Standard Version
But you, O LORD, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.

Berean Study Bible
But You, O LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, and the One who lifts my head.

King James Bible
But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.

New King James Version
But You, O LORD, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head.

New American Standard Bible
But You, LORD, are a shield around me, My glory, and the One who lifts my head.

NASB 1995
But You, O LORD, are a shield about me, My glory, and the One who lifts my head.

NASB 1977
But Thou, O LORD, art a shield about me, My glory, and the One who lifts my head.

Amplified Bible
But You, O LORD, are a shield for me, My glory [and my honor], and the One who lifts my head.

Christian Standard Bible
But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, and the one who lifts up my head.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But You, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, and the One who lifts up my head.

American Standard Version
But thou, O Jehovah, art a shield about me; My glory and the lifter up of my head.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But thou, O Lord, art my helper: my glory, and the one that lifts up my head.

Contemporary English Version
But you are my shield, and you give me victory and great honor.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But thou, O Lord art my protector, my glory, and the lifter up of my head.

English Revised Version
But thou, O LORD, art a shield about me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.

Good News Translation
But you, O LORD, are always my shield from danger; you give me victory and restore my courage.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But you, O LORD, are a shield that surrounds me. You are my glory. You hold my head high.

International Standard Version
But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, and the one who lifts up my head.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But thou, O LORD, art a shield about me; My glory, and the lifter up of my head.

Literal Standard Version
And You, O YHWH, [are] a shield for me, "" My glory, and lifter up of my head.

NET Bible
But you, LORD, are a shield that protects me; you are my glory and the one who restores me.

New Heart English Bible
But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, and the one who lifts up my head.

World English Bible
But you, Yahweh, are a shield around me, my glory, and the one who lifts up my head.

Young's Literal Translation
And Thou, O Jehovah, art a shield for me, My honour, and lifter up of my head.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Deliver Me, O LORD!
2Many say of me, “God will not deliver him.” Selah 3But You, O LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, and the One who lifts my head. 4To the LORD I cry aloud, and He answers me from His holy mountain. Selah…

Cross References
Psalm 4:2
How long, O men, will my honor be maligned? How long will you love vanity and seek after lies? Selah

Psalm 5:12
For surely You, O LORD, bless the righteous; You surround them with the shield of Your favor.

Psalm 9:13
Be merciful to me, O LORD; see how my enemies afflict me! Lift me up from the gates of death,

Psalm 27:6
Then my head will be held high above my enemies around me. At His tabernacle I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the LORD.

Psalm 28:7
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. Therefore my heart rejoices, and I give thanks to Him with my song.

Psalm 30:1
I will exalt You, O LORD, for You have lifted me up and have not allowed my foes to rejoice over me.

Psalm 41:10
But You, O LORD, be gracious to me and raise me up, that I may repay them.

Psalm 62:7
My salvation and my honor rest on God, my strong rock; my refuge is in God.

Psalm 75:6
For exaltation comes neither from east nor west, nor out of the desert,

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

Psalm 144:2
He is my steadfast love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer. He is my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me.

Proverbs 30:5
Every word of God is flawless; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.

Jeremiah 52:31
On the twenty-fifth day of the twelfth month of the thirty-seventh year of the exile of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the first year of the reign of Evil-merodach king of Babylon, he pardoned Jehoiachin king of Judah and released him from prison.


Treasury of Scripture

But you, O LORD, are a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of my head.

a shield

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 28:7
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

Psalm 84:11
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.

for.

Psalm 4:3
But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.

Psalm 62:7
In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.

Isaiah 45:25
In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.

the

Psalm 27:6
And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.

Psalm 119:7
I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.

Genesis 40:13
Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thine head, and restore thee unto thy place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou wast his butler.









(3) For me.--Better, behind me. A protection from the emissaries of Absalom, now on his track.

My glory, and the lifter up of mine head.--

"Comp.--

"O et praesidium et dulce decus meum."

HORACE, Ode I., 1:2.

The significance of this sublime trust comes out as we read in 2Samuel 15:30 how the humiliated monarch went barefoot over Olivet, with head bent down and muffled in his mantle; no glory or dignity left; mute and humiliated under the insults and curses of Shimei.

Verse 3. - But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; or, about me(see the Revised Version). (For the sentiment, comp. Genesis 15:1; Deuteronomy 33:29; 2 Samuel 22:3; Psalm 28:7; Psalm 33:20; Psalm 84:9, etc.) The expression has peculiar force in David's mouth, who, as a "man of war," fully appreciated the saving power of a shield. My glory (comp. Psalm 62:7). And the lifter up of mine head. As God had raised up David to the throne (2 Samuel 2:4; 2 Samuel 5:3), and prospered him in his wars (2 Samuel 8:1-14), and exalted him above all the other kings of the period, so he was well able now, if he so willed, to restore him to his place and re-establish him in the monarchy (comp. 2 Samuel 15:25; Psalm 43:3).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
But You,
וְאַתָּ֣ה (wə·’at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

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

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

around me,
בַּעֲדִ֑י (ba·‘ă·ḏî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1157: In up to, over against, at, beside, among, behind, for

my glory,
כְּ֝בוֹדִ֗י (kə·ḇō·w·ḏî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3519: Weight, splendor, copiousness

and the One who lifts
וּמֵרִ֥ים (ū·mê·rîm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7311: To be high actively, to rise, raise

my head.
רֹאשִֽׁי׃ (rō·šî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7218: The head


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