Psalm 89:18
New International Version
Indeed, our shield belongs to the LORD, our king to the Holy One of Israel.

New Living Translation
Yes, our protection comes from the LORD, and he, the Holy One of Israel, has given us our king.

English Standard Version
For our shield belongs to the LORD, our king to the Holy One of Israel.

Berean Study Bible
Surely our shield belongs to the LORD, and our king to the Holy One of Israel.

New American Standard Bible
For our shield belongs to the LORD, And our king to the Holy One of Israel.

King James Bible
For the LORD is our defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.

Christian Standard Bible
Surely our shield belongs to the LORD, our king to the Holy One of Israel.

Contemporary English Version
Our LORD and our King, the Holy One of Israel, you are truly our shield.

Good News Translation
You, O LORD, chose our protector; you, the Holy God of Israel, gave us our king.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Surely our shield belongs to the LORD, our king to the Holy One of Israel.

International Standard Version
Indeed, our shield belongs to the LORD, and our king to the Holy One of Israel.

NET Bible
For our shield belongs to the LORD, our king to the Holy One of Israel.

New Heart English Bible
For our shield belongs to the LORD; our king to the Holy One of Israel.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because Lord Jehovah is our trust and The Holy One of Israel is our King!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Our shield belongs to the LORD. Our king belongs to the Holy One of Israel.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For of the LORD is our shield; And the Holy One of Israel is our king.

New American Standard 1977
For our shield belongs to the LORD, And our king to the Holy One of Israel.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the LORD is our shield, and the Holy One of Israel is our king.

King James 2000 Bible
For the LORD is our defense; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.

American King James Version
For the LORD is our defense; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.

American Standard Version
For our shield belongeth unto Jehovah; And our king to the Holy One of Israel.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
for our help is of the Lord; and of the Holy One of Israel, our king.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For our protection is of the Lord, and of our king the holy one of Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
For Jehovah is our shield, and the Holy One of Israel, our king.

English Revised Version
For our shield belongeth unto the LORD; and our king to the Holy One of Israel.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the LORD is our defense; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.

World English Bible
For our shield belongs to Yahweh; our king to the Holy One of Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
For of Jehovah is our shield, And of the Holy One of Israel our king.
Study Bible
I Will Sing of His Love Forever
17For You are the glory of their strength, and by Your favor our horn is exalted. 18Surely our shield belongs to the LORD, and our king to the Holy One of Israel. 19You once spoke in a vision, to Your godly ones You said, “I have bestowed help on a warrior; I have exalted one chosen from the people.…
Cross References
Psalm 47:6
Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises!

Psalm 47:9
The nobles of the nations have assembled as the people of the God of Abraham; for the shields of the earth belong to God; He is highly exalted.

Psalm 71:22
So I will praise You with the harp for Your faithfulness, O my God; I will sing praise to You with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel.

Psalm 78:41
Again and again they tested God and provoked the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 33:22
For the LORD is our Judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our King. He will save us.

Treasury of Scripture

For the LORD is our defense; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.

the Lord is, etc.

Psalm 47:9
The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people of the God of Abraham: for the shields of the earth belong unto God: he is greatly exalted.

Psalm 62:1,2,6
To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David. Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation…

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.

Holy

Psalm 71:22
I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 1:4
Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.

Isaiah 12:6
Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.

king

Psalm 44:4
Thou art my King, O God: command deliverances for Jacob.

Isaiah 33:22
For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us.







Lexicon
Surely
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

our shield
מָֽגִנֵּ֑נוּ (mā·ḡin·nê·nū)
Noun - common singular construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 4043: A shield, a protector, the scaly hide of the crocodile

belongs to the LORD,
לַֽ֭יהוָה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

and our king
מַלְכֵּֽנוּ׃ (mal·kê·nū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

to the Holy
וְלִקְד֖וֹשׁ (wə·liq·ḏō·wōš)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6918: Sacred, God, an angel, a saint, a sanctuary

One of Israel.
יִשְׂרָאֵ֣ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc
(18) For the Lord.--Or, rather--

"For of Jehovah is our shield,

And of Israel's Holy One our king,"

"shield" and "king" being in synonymous parallelism. Jehovah is the source of the theocratic power.

Verse 18. - For the Lord is our Defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our King; literally, for to Jehovah belongs our shield, and to the Holy One of Israel belongs our king. The meaning seems to be that he who is Israel's king and shield - i.e., the Davidical monarch at the time - being under the constant protection of the Almighty, all must necessarily go well with the people at last. 89:15-18 Happy are those who so know the joyful sound of the gospel as to obey it; who experience its power upon their hearts, and bring forth the fruit of it in their lives. Though believers are nothing in themselves, yet having all in Christ Jesus, they may rejoice in his name. May the Lord enable us to do so. The joy of the Lord is the strength of his people; whereas unbelief dispirits ourselves and discourages others. Though it steals upon us under a semblance of humility, yet it is the very essence of pride. Christ is the Holy One of Israel; and in him was that peculiar people more blessed than in any other blessing.
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