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Psalms 144:10

    Psalms 144:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    It is he that giveth salvation unto kings: who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    It is he that gives salvation to kings: who delivers David his servant from the hurtful sword.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Thou art he that giveth salvation unto kings; Who rescueth David his servant from the hurtful sword.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    It is God who gives salvation to kings; and who kept his servant David from the wounding sword.

    Webster's Revision

    Thou art he that giveth salvation unto kings; Who rescueth David his servant from the hurtful sword.

    World English Bible

    You are he who gives salvation to kings, who rescues David, his servant, from the deadly sword.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    It is he that giveth salvation unto kings: who rescueth David his servant from the hurtful sword.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 144:10

    He that giveth salvation unto kings - Monarchy, in the principle, is from God: it is that form of government which, in the course of the Divine providence, has principally prevailed; and that which, on the whole, has been most beneficial to mankind. God, therefore, has it under his peculiar protection. It is by him that kings reign; and by his special providence they are protected.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 144:10

    It is he that giveth salvation unto kings - Margin, "Victory." The Hebrew word means "salvation," but it is used here in the sense of deliverance or rescue. Even "kings," with all their armies, have no hope but in God. They seem to be the most powerful of men, but they are, like all other people, wholly dependent on him for deliverance from danger. David thus recognizes his own entire dependence. Though a king in the divine purpose and in fact, yet he had no power but as derived from God; he had no hope of deliverance but in him. It is implied further that God might as readily be supposed to be willing to interpose in behalf of kings as of other people when their cause was right, and when they looked to him for aid. See the notes at Psalm 33:16 : "there is no king saved by the multitude of an host." Compare Psalm 44:5-6.

    Who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword - Who has done it; who can do it again; on whom alone David is dependent as all other men are. David speaks of himself by name elsewhere. See Psalm 18:50; 2 Samuel 7:26. He refers to himself also under the name of "the king," Psalm 61:6; Psalm 63:11. Caesar, in his writings, often speaks of himself in the same way.