Psalms 33 :20

Psalms 33 :20 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

Our soul waits for the LORD: he is our help and our shield.

American King James Version (AKJV)

Our soul waits for the LORD: he is our help and our shield.

American Standard Version (ASV)

Our soul hath waited for Jehovah: He is our help and our shield.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

Our souls are waiting for the Lord; he is our help and our salvation.

Webster's Revision

Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield.

World English Bible

Our soul has waited for Yahweh. He is our help and our shield.

English Revised Version (ERV)

Our soul hath waited for the LORD: he is our help and our shield.

Definitions for Psalms 33 :20

Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 33 :20

Our soul waiteth - Our whole life is employed in this blessed work; we trust in nothing but him; neither in multitudes of armed men, nor in natural strength, nor in the fleetest animals, nor in any thing human: we trust in Him alone "who is our help and our shield."

Barnes's Commentary on Psalms 33 :20

Our soul waiteth for the Lord - This and the subsequent verses to the end of the psalm refer to the people of God, expressing their faith in him in view of the considerations suggested in the former part of the psalm. The language is expressive of the general character of piety. True piety leads people to wait on the Lord; to depend on Him; to look to His interposition in danger, sickness, poverty, want; to rely upon Him for all that is hoped for in this life, and for salvation in the life to come. Compare Psalm 62:1; Psalm 25:3.

He is our help - Our aid; our helper. Compare Psalm 10:14; Psalm 22:11; Psalm 30:10.

And our shield - See the notes at Psalm 5:12. That is, He will defend us from our enemies, as if He threw His shield between us and them.

Wesley's Commentary on Psalms 33 :20

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