Psalm 61:3
New International Version
For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe.

New Living Translation
for you are my safe refuge, a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me.

English Standard Version
for you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy.

Berean Study Bible
For You have been my refuge, a tower of strength against the enemy.

King James Bible
For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.

New King James Version
For You have been a shelter for me, A strong tower from the enemy.

New American Standard Bible
For You have been a refuge for me, A tower of strength against the enemy.

NASB 1995
For You have been a refuge for me, A tower of strength against the enemy.

NASB 1977
For Thou hast been a refuge for me, A tower of strength against the enemy.

Amplified Bible
For You have been a shelter and a refuge for me, A strong tower against the enemy.

Christian Standard Bible
for you have been a refuge for me, a strong tower in the face of the enemy.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for You have been a refuge for me, a strong tower in the face of the enemy.

American Standard Version
For thou hast been a refuge for me, A strong tower from the enemy.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because you have been for me a house of refuge and a high tower in front of my enemies.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
because thou wert my hope, a tower of strength from the face of the enemy.

Contemporary English Version
You are a strong tower, where I am safe from my enemies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
for thou hast been my hope; a tower of strength against the face of the enemy.

English Revised Version
For thou hast been a refuge for me, a strong tower from the enemy.

Good News Translation
for you are my protector, my strong defense against my enemies.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You have been my refuge, a tower of strength against the enemy.

International Standard Version
For you have been a refuge for me, a tower of strength before the enemy.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For Thou hast been a refuge for me, A tower of strength in the face of the enemy.

Literal Standard Version
For You have been a refuge for me, A tower of strength because of the enemy.

NET Bible
Indeed, you are my shelter, a strong tower that protects me from the enemy.

New Heart English Bible
For you have been a refuge for me, a strong tower from the enemy.

World English Bible
For you have been a refuge for me, a strong tower from the enemy.

Young's Literal Translation
For Thou hast been a refuge for me, A tower of strength because of the enemy.

Additional Translations ...
Context
You Have Heard My Vows
2From the ends of the earth I call out to You whenever my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. 3For You have been my refuge, a tower of strength against the enemy. 4Let me dwell in Your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of Your wings. Selah…

Cross References
Psalm 59:9
I will keep watch for You, O my strength, because You, O God, are my fortress.

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

Psalm 71:7
I have become a portent to many, but You are my strong refuge.

Proverbs 18:10
The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.

Joel 3:16
The LORD will roar from Zion and raise His voice from Jerusalem; heaven and earth will tremble. But the LORD will be a refuge for His people, a stronghold for the people of Israel.

Micah 4:8
And you, O watchtower of the flock, O stronghold of the Daughter of Zion--the former dominion will be restored to you; sovereignty will come to the Daughter of Jerusalem."


Treasury of Scripture

For you have been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.

thou

Psalm 4:6,7
There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us…

Psalm 116:2
Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

Psalm 140:7
O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.

strong

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.

Proverbs 18:10
The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.









(3) A strong tower.--Comp. Proverbs 18:10.

Verse 3. - For thou hast been a Shelter for me. In the past thou hast often been my "Shelter" or my "Refuge" (comp. Psalm 18:2; Psalm 44:7, 11; Psalm 48:3, etc.); be so once more. And a strong Tower. A migdal - a fortress, like the great fortress of the south (Exodus 14:2) - the Magdolus of Herodotus (2:149). From the enemy. If the psalm is David's, "the enemy" is probably Absalom.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

You have been
הָיִ֣יתָ (hā·yî·ṯā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

my refuge,
מַחְסֶ֣ה (maḥ·seh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4268: Refuge, shelter

a tower
מִגְדַּל־ (miḡ·dal-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4026: A tower, a rostrum, a, bed of flowers

of strength
עֹ֝֗ז (‘ōz)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5797: Strength, might

against
מִפְּנֵ֥י (mip·pə·nê)
Preposition-m | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

the enemy.
אוֹיֵֽב׃ (’ō·w·yêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 341: Hating, an adversary


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