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Psalms 124:8

    Psalms 124:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Our help is in the name of Jehovah, Who made heaven and earth.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Our help is in the name of the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.

    Webster's Revision

    Our help is in the name of Jehovah, Who made heaven and earth.

    World English Bible

    Our help is in the name of Yahweh, who made heaven and earth. A Song of Ascents.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 124:8

    Our help is in the name of the Lord - בשום מימרא דיי beshum meywra depai, Chaldee, "In the name of the Word of the Lord." So in the second verse, "Unless the Word of the Lord had been our Helper:" the substantial Word; not a word spoken, or a prophecy delivered, but the person who was afterwards termed Ὁ Λογος του Θεου, the Word of God. This deliverance of the Jews appears to me the most natural interpretation of this Psalm: and probably Mordecai was the author.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 124:8

    Our help is in the name of the Lord - In the Lord; in the great Yahweh. See Psalm 121:2.

    Who made heaven and earth - The great Creator; the true God. Our deliverances have led us up to him. They are such as can be ascribed to him alone. They could not have come from ourselves; from our fellow-men; from angels; from any or all created beings. Often in life, when delivered from danger, we may feel this; we always may feel this, and should feel this, when we think of the redemption of our souls. That is a work which we of ourselves could never have performed; which could not have been done for us by our fellow-men; which no angel could have accomplished; which all creation combined could not have worked out; which could have been effected by no one but by him who "made heaven and earth;" by him who created all things. See Colossians 1:13-17.