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Psalms 140:7

    Psalms 140:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, you have covered my head in the day of battle.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    O Jehovah the Lord, the strength of my salvation, Thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    O Lord God, the strength of my salvation, you have been a cover over my head in the day of the fight.

    Webster's Revision

    O Jehovah the Lord, the strength of my salvation, Thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.

    World English Bible

    Yahweh, the Lord, the strength of my salvation, you have covered my head in the day of battle.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 140:7

    Thou hast covered my head - Not only when I fought with the proud blaspheming Philistine; but in the various attempts made against my life by my sworn enemies.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 140:7

    O God the Lord ... - literally, "Yahweh, Lord, the strength of my salvation" The word rendered "God," in the original, is יהוה Yahweh. The address is to Yahweh as the Lord; that is, as the supreme Ruler - who presides over all things. Him the psalmist acknowledged as "his" Lord and Ruler. The phrase "the strength of my salvation" means the strength or power on which my safety depends. I have no other hope of deliverance but in thee.

    Thou hast covered my head in the day of battle - Thou hast been a shield unto me. Literally, "In the day of arms," or of armor, 1 Kings 10:25; Ezekiel 39:9-10.