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Psalms 28:8

    Psalms 28:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Jehovah is their strength, And he is a stronghold of salvation to his anointed.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The Lord is their strength, and a strong place of salvation for his king.

    Webster's Revision

    Jehovah is their strength, And he is a stronghold of salvation to his anointed.

    World English Bible

    Yahweh is their strength. He is a stronghold of salvation to his anointed.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The LORD is their strength, and he is a strong hold of salvation to his anointed.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 28:8

    The Lord is their strength - Instead of למו lamo, to them, eight MSS. of Kennicott and De Rossi have לעמו leammo to his people; and this reading is confirmed by the Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate, Ethiopic, Arabic, and Anglo-Saxon. This makes the passage more precise and intelligible; and of the truth of the reading there can be no reasonable doubt. "The Lord is the strength of his People, and the saving strength of his anointed." Both king and people are protected, upheld, and saved by him.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 28:8

    The Lord is their strength - Margin, "his strength." The Hebrew is, "their strength," or "strength to them." The allusion is to the people of God. The course of thought seems to be, that the psalmist, having derived in his own case assistance from God, or having found God a strength to him, his mind turns from this fact to the general idea that God was the strength of "all" who were in similar circumstancaes; or that all His people might confide in Him as he had done.

    And he is the saving strength - Margin, as in Hebrew, "strength of salvations." That is, In Him is found the strength which produces salvation. See the notes at Psalm 27:1.

    Of his anointed - See Psalm 2:2, note; Psalm 20:6, note. The primary reference here is doubtless to the psalmist himself, as one who had been annointed or set apaart to the kingly office; but the connection shows that he intended to include all the people of God, as those whom He had consecrated or set apart to His service. See 1 Peter 2:5, 1 Peter 2:9.