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Psalms 115:9

    Psalms 115:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    O Israel, trust thou in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    O Israel, trust you in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    O Israel, trust thou in Jehovah: He is their help and their shield.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    O Israel, have faith in the Lord: he is their help and their breastplate.

    Webster's Revision

    O Israel, trust thou in Jehovah: He is their help and their shield.

    World English Bible

    Israel, trust in Yahweh! He is their help and their shield.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    O Israel, trust thou in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 115:9

    O Israel - The body of the Jewish people.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 115:9

    O Israel, trust thou in the Lord - This exhortation is founded in a great measure on what had been just said in regard to idols. They had no power. There was no reason why they should be confided in. They could not help in the day of trouble; and as people need a god, and as the idols cannot be to them as gods, the exhortation is addressed to his people to trust him. He would be to them all that was implied in the name God; all that was wanted in a God.

    He is their help - The help of those who trust in him. He is able to help them in the time of trouble; he is willing to help them; he will help them. They who put their trust in him will find him a sure and certain help. This is the experience of all who confide in him.

    And their shield - Their protector. See Psalm 5:12, note; Psalm 18:2, note; Psalm 33:20, note. Compare Genesis 15:1; Deuteronomy 33:29; Proverbs 30:5.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 115:9

    115:9 Their - Who trust in him.