Psalms 105:15

15 “Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm.”

Psalms 105:15 in Other Translations

KJV
15 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
ESV
15 saying, "Touch not my anointed ones, do my prophets no harm!"
NLT
15 “Do not touch my chosen people, and do not hurt my prophets.”
MSG
15 "Don't you dare lay a hand on my anointed, don't hurt a hair on the heads of my prophets."
CSB
15 "Do not touch My anointed ones, or harm My prophets."

Psalms 105:15 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 105:15

Saying, Touch not mine anointed
Or, "mine anointed ones"; my Christs, as Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, were, who, though not anointed with material oil, yet were all that, that such were, who in later times were anointed with it. They were prophets, priests, and kings; and which all met in one person, particularly in Abraham, ( Genesis 20:7 ) ( 22:13 ) ( 23:6 ) , besides, they were anointed with the oil of grace, with an unction from the Holy One, with the Holy Ghost, and his gifts and graces, as all true believers are: they are the Lord's Christs, or his anointed ones; which stand before him, and have the name of Christians from hence. These the Lord will not have touched, so as to be hurt; they are sacred persons: they are near unto God, in union with him;

and he that toucheth him toucheth the apple of his eye;
so dear are they to him.

And do my prophets no harm;
so Abraham is expressly called a prophet, ( Genesis 20:7 ) , and so were Isaac and Jacob; men to whom the Lord spoke familiarly in dreams and visions, as he used to do with prophets; and who taught and made known the mind and will of God to others, as well as foretold things to come; they being the Lord's servants, his prophets, they were revealed unto them, ( Numbers 12:7 ) ( Amos 3:7 ) ( Genesis 12:7 ) ( Genesis 18:17 Genesis 18:19 ) ( 27:27 ) ( 49:1 ) . These the Lord will have no harm done to them; he guards them by his power; he holds them in his right hand; and covers them under the shadow of his wing.

Psalms 105:15 In-Context

13 they wandered from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another.
14 He allowed no one to oppress them; for their sake he rebuked kings:
15 “Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm.”
16 He called down famine on the land and destroyed all their supplies of food;
17 and he sent a man before them— Joseph, sold as a slave.

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Cross References 2

  • 1. S Genesis 26:11; S 1 Samuel 12:3
  • 2. S Genesis 20:7