Psalm 60:4
New International Version
But for those who fear you, you have raised a banner to be unfurled against the bow.

New Living Translation
But you have raised a banner for those who fear you--a rallying point in the face of attack. Interlude

English Standard Version
You have set up a banner for those who fear you, that they may flee to it from the bow. Selah

Berean Study Bible
You have raised a banner for those who fear You, that they may flee the bow. Selah

New American Standard Bible
You have given a banner to those who fear You, That it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.

King James Bible
Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.

Christian Standard Bible
You have given a signal flag to those who fear you, so that they can flee before the archers. Selah

Contemporary English Version
You gave a signal to those who worship you, so they could escape from enemy arrows.

Good News Translation
You have warned those who have reverence for you, so that they might escape destruction.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You have given a signal flag to those who fear You, so that they can flee before the archers. Selah

International Standard Version
But you have given a banner to those who fear you, so they may display it in honor of truth. Interlude

NET Bible
You have given your loyal followers a rallying flag, so that they might seek safety from the bow. (Selah)

New Heart English Bible
You have given a banner to those who fear you, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You have given your worshipers a sign that they will not flee from before your archer.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Yet, you have raised a flag for those who fear you so that they can rally to it when attacked by bows [and arrows]. [Selah]

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, That it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah

New American Standard 1977
Thou hast given a banner to those who fear Thee, That it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou hast given a banner to those that fear thee that they raise up for the truth. Selah.

King James 2000 Bible
You have given a banner to them that fear you, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.

American King James Version
You have given a banner to them that fear you, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.

American Standard Version
Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, That it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou hast given a token to them that fear thee, that they might flee from the bow. Pause.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast given a warning to them that fear thee: that they may flee from before the bow: That thy beloved may be delivered.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth, (Selah,)

English Revised Version
Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.

World English Bible
You have given a banner to those who fear you, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast given to those fearing thee an ensign. To be lifted up as an ensign Because of truth. Selah.
Study Bible
Victory Through God
3You have shown Your people hardship; we are staggered from the wine You made us drink. 4You have raised a banner for those who fear You, that they may flee the bow. Selah 5Save us with Your right hand; answer us, that those You love may be delivered.…
Cross References
Psalm 20:5
May we shout for joy at your victory and raise a banner in the name of our God. May the LORD sanction all your petitions.

Isaiah 5:26
He lifts a banner for the distant nations and whistles for those at the ends of the earth. Behold--how speedily and swiftly they come!

Isaiah 11:12
He will raise a banner for the nations and gather the exiles of Israel; He will collect the scattered of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

Isaiah 13:2
Raise a banner on a barren hilltop; call aloud to them. Wave your hand, that they may enter the gates of the nobles.

Treasury of Scripture

You have given a banner to them that fear you, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.

a banner

Psalm 20:5
We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions.

Exodus 17:15
And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovahnissi:

Song of Solomon 2:4
He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.

because

Psalm 12:1,2
To the chief Musician upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David. Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men…

Psalm 45:4
And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.

Isaiah 59:14,15
And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter…







Lexicon
You have raised
נָ֘תַ֤תָּה (nā·ṯat·tāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

a banner
נֵּ֭ס (nês)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5251: A flag, a sail, a flagstaff, a signal, a token

for those who fear You,
לִּירֵאֶ֣יךָ (lî·rê·’e·ḵā)
Preposition-l | Adjective - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3373: Fearing, reverent

that they may flee
לְהִתְנוֹסֵ֑ס (lə·hiṯ·nō·w·sês)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hitpael - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5127: To flit, vanish away

the bow.
קֹ֣שֶׁט (qō·šeṭ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7189: Equity, reality

Selah
סֶֽלָה׃ (se·lāh)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 5542: Suspension, pause
(4) Thou hast given.--Amid the uncertainty attaching to this verse, one thing is certain, that the Authorised Version rendering of its second clause must be abandoned. Instead of koshet (truth), we must read with the LXX. and Symmachus kesheth (a bow). It is more than doubtful if the preposition rendered because of can have that meaning. Nor can the rendering of the verb, that it may be displayed, be defended. Render, Thou hast given Thy fearers a banner, that they may rally to it from before the bow, and comp. Isaiah 13:2.

Verse 4. - Thou hast given a tanner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. So most commentators. But the ancient rendering, recently revived by Professor Cheyne, is perhaps preferable. According to this, the meaning is, "Thou hast indeed given a banner to them that fear thee (see Exodus 17:15), but only that they may flee before the bow" (τοῦ φυγεῖν ἀπὸ προωσ´που τόξων, LXX.). On the last occasion that the banner had been lifted, it had seemed to be, not so much a rallying point, as a signal for dispersion. 60:1-5 David owns God's displeasure to be the cause of all the hardships he had undergone. And when God is turning his hand in our favour, it is good to remember our former troubles. In God's displeasure their troubles began, therefore in his favour their prosperity must begin. Those breaches and divisions which the folly and corruption of man make, nothing but the wisdom and grace of God can repair, by pouring out a spirit of love and peace, by which only a kingdom is saved from ruin. The anger of God against sin, is the only cause of all misery, private or public, that has been, is, or shall be. In all these cases there is no remedy, but by returning to the Lord with repentance, faith, and prayer; beseeching him to return to us. Christ, the Son of David, is given for a banner to those that fear God; in him they are gathered together in one, and take courage. In his name and strength they wage war with the powers of darkness.
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