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Psalms 35:2

    Psalms 35:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for my help.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Take hold of shield and buckler, And stand up for my help.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Be a breastplate to me, and give me your help.

    Webster's Revision

    Take hold of shield and buckler, And stand up for my help.

    World English Bible

    Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for my help.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help.

    Definitions for Psalms 35:2

    Buckler - A shield.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 35:2

    Take hold of shield and buckler - Let them be discomfited in battle who are striving to destroy my life. It is by the shield and buckler of others, not any of his own that God overthrows the enemies of his people. This is spoken merely after the manner of men.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 35:2

    Take hold of shield and buckler - That is, Arm thyself as if for the contest. It is a prayer, in a new form, that God would interpose, and that he would go forth as a warrior against the enemies of the psalmist. On the word "shield," see the notes at Psalm 5:12. Compare the notes at Ephesians 6:16. On the word "buckler," see the notes at Psalm 18:2. These terms are derived from the armor of a warrior, and the prayer here is that God would appear in that character for his defense.

    And stand up for my help - As a warrior stands up, or stands firm, to arrest the attack of an enemy.