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Psalms 89:18

    Psalms 89:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For the LORD is our defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For the LORD is our defense; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For our shield belongeth unto Jehovah; And our king to the Holy One of Israel.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For our breastplate is the Lord; and our king is the Holy One of Israel's.

    Webster's Revision

    For our shield belongeth unto Jehovah; And our king to the Holy One of Israel.

    World English Bible

    For our shield belongs to Yahweh; our king to the Holy One of Israel.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For our shield belongeth unto the LORD; and our king to the Holy One of Israel.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 89:18

    For the Lord is our defense - Margin, "Our shield is of the Lord." The original word rendered "defense," is shield. Compare Psalm 5:12, note; Psalm 33:20, note; Psalm 59:11, note. The meaning is, that protection was to be found in God alone. The true construction of this verse is, "For to Yahweh (belongs) our shield, and to the Holy One of Israel our king." That is, All that they had, and all that they relied on as a defense, belonged to God, or was of God; in other words, their very protectors were themselves protected by Yahweh. They had no other defense; nothing else on which they could depend.