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New International Version
You are my strength, I watch for you; you, God, are my fortress,
New Living Translation
You are my strength; I wait for you to rescue me, for you, O God, are my fortress.
English Standard Version
O my Strength, I will watch for you, for you, O God, are my fortress.
Berean Study Bible
I will keep watch for You, O my strength, because You, O God, are my fortress.
King James Bible
Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my defence.
New King James Version
I will wait for You, O You his Strength; For God is my defense.
New American Standard Bible
Because of his strength I will watch for You, For God is my refuge.
Because of his strength I will watch for You, For God is my stronghold.
Because of his strength I will watch for Thee, For God is my stronghold.
O [God] my strength, I will watch for You; For God is my stronghold [my refuge, my protector, my high tower].
Christian Standard Bible
I will keep watch for you, my strength, because God is my stronghold.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will keep watch for You, my strength, because God is my stronghold.
American Standard Version
Because of his strength I will give heed unto thee; For God is my high tower.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
God, I shall praise you, because you are the place of my refuge, oh, God!
Brenton Septuagint Translation
I will keep my strength, looking to thee; for thou, O God, art my helper.
Contemporary English Version
You are my mighty fortress, and I depend on you.
I will keep my strength to thee: for thou art my protector:
English Revised Version
O my strength, I will wait upon thee: for God is my high tower.
Good News Translation
I have confidence in your strength; you are my refuge, O God.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
O my strength, I watch for you! God is my stronghold, my merciful God!
International Standard Version
My Strength, I will watch for you, for God is my fortress.
JPS Tanakh 1917
Because of his strength, I will wait for Thee; For God is my high tower.
Literal Standard Version
O my Strength, to You I take heed, "" For God [is] my tower—the God of my kindness.
You are my source of strength! I will wait for you! For God is my refuge.
New Heart English Bible
Oh, my Strength, I watch for you, for God is my high tower.
World English Bible
Oh, my Strength, I watch for you, for God is my high tower.
Young's Literal Translation
O my Strength, unto Thee I take heed, For God is my tower -- the God of my kindness.
Additional Translations ...
ContextDeliver Me From My Enemies
…8But You, O LORD, laugh at them; You scoff at all the nations. 9I will keep watch for You, O my strength, because You, O God, are my fortress. 10My God of loving devotion will come to meet me; God will let me stare down my foes.…
The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer. My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from foes too mighty for me.
But I will sing of Your strength and proclaim Your loving devotion in the morning. For You are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.
To You, O my strength, I sing praises, for You, O God, are my fortress, my God of loving devotion.
For You have been my refuge, a tower of strength against the enemy.
He alone is my rock and my salvation. He is my fortress; I will never be shaken.
But the LORD has been my stronghold, and my God is my rock of refuge.
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.
Treasury of Scripture
Because of his strength will I wait on you: for God is my defense.
Psalm 18:1,1,2 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, the servant of the LORD, who spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul: And he said, I will love thee, O LORD, my strength…
Psalm 27:1,14 A Psalm of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? …
Psalm 46:1 To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Psalm 59:17 Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.
Psalm 62:2 He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.
Psalm 9:9 The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
Psalm 20:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;
Psalm 46:7 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
His strength.--This gives no intelligible meaning, and Psalm 59:17 shows that the ancient versions (and some MSS.) are right in reading "my strength" (vocative). The first two words of the next verse must also be brought back to this: "My strength, on Thee let me wait. For God is my fortress, God of my grace (or mercy)," i.e., my gracious or merciful God.Verse 9. - Because of his strength. There is no "because of" in the original, and the reading, "his strength" (עזּו), is doubtful. Several manuscripts have "my strength" (עזּי), and this reading was followed in all the ancient versions. Most modern critics prefer it, and translate, O my strength, as in ver. 17. Will I wait upon thee; rather, I will wait upon thee. For my God is my Defence; or, my High Tower (Revised Version).
Parallel Commentaries ...
HebrewI will keep watch
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to
O my strength;
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5797: Strength, might
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative
are my fortress.
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 4869: A secure height, retreat, stronghold
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