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New International Version
Look on our shield, O God; look with favor on your anointed one.
New Living Translation
O God, look with favor upon the king, our shield! Show favor to the one you have anointed.
English Standard Version
Behold our shield, O God; look on the face of your anointed!
Berean Standard Bible
Take notice of our shield, O God, and look with favor on the face of Your anointed.
King James Bible
Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed.
New King James Version
O God, behold our shield, And look upon the face of Your anointed.
New American Standard Bible
See our shield, God, And look at the face of Your anointed.
Behold our shield, O God, And look upon the face of Your anointed.
Behold our shield, O God, And look upon the face of Thine anointed.
See our shield, O God, And look at the face of Your anointed [the king as Your representative].
Christian Standard Bible
Consider our shield, God; look on the face of your anointed one.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Consider our shield, God; look on the face of Your anointed one.
American Standard Version
Behold, O God our shield, And look upon the face of thine anointed.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And see, God our shield, and look at the face of your Anointed!
Brenton Septuagint Translation
Behold, O God our defender, and look upon the face of thine anointed.
Contemporary English Version
You are the shield that protects your people, and I am your chosen one. Won't you smile on me?
Behold, O God our protector: and look on the face of thy Christ.
Good News Translation
Bless our king, O God, the king you have chosen.
International Standard Version
God, look at our shield, and show favor to your anointed,
JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold, O God our shield, And look upon the face of Thine anointed.
Literal Standard Version
Our shield, see, O God, And behold the face of Your anointed,
New American Bible
O God, watch over our shield; look upon the face of your anointed.
O God, take notice of our shield! Show concern for your chosen king!
New Revised Standard Version
Behold our shield, O God; look on the face of your anointed.
New Heart English Bible
Look, God our shield, look at the face of your anointed.
World English Bible
Behold, God our shield, look at the face of your anointed.
Young's Literal Translation
Our shield, see, O God, And behold the face of Thine anointed,
Additional Translations ...
ContextBetter is One Day in Your Courts
…8O LORD God of Hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah 9Take notice of our shield, O God, and look with favor on the face of Your anointed. 10For better is one day in Your courts than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.…
After these events, the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: "Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward."
1 Samuel 16:6
When they arrived, Samuel saw Eliab and said, "Surely here before the LORD is His anointed."
2 Samuel 19:21
But Abishai son of Zeruiah said, "Shouldn't Shimei be put to death for this, because he cursed the LORD's anointed?"
2 Samuel 22:31
As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless. He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together, against the LORD and against His Anointed One:
But You, O LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, and the One who lifts my head.
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.
Treasury of Scripture
Behold, O God our shield, and look on the face of your anointed.
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.
Psalm 98:1 A Psalm. O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.
Genesis 15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.
Psalm 2:2,6 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, …
Psalm 89:20 I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:
1 Samuel 2:10 The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken to pieces; out of heaven shall he thunder upon them: the LORD shall judge the ends of the earth; and he shall give strength unto his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed.
Shield . . . . anointed.--These are here in direct parallelism. So in Psalm 89:18. (See Note, and comp. Psalm 47:9, Note.)Verse 9. - Behold, O God our Shield; i.e. ' 'our Protection and Defense" (comp. Psalm 33:20; Psalm 59:11; Psalm 89:18). And look upon the face of thine anointed. Regard our Mug with favour; let the light of thy countenance shine upon him.
Parallel Commentaries ...
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 7200: To see
Noun - common singular construct | first person common plural
Strong's 4043: A shield, a protector, the scaly hide of the crocodile
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative
and look with favor
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 5027: To scan, look intently at, to regard
on the face
Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face
of Your anointed.
Adjective - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 4899: Anointed, a consecrated person, the Messiah
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