Psalms 115:11

11 You who fear him, trust in the LORD— he is their help and shield.

Psalms 115:11 in Other Translations

KJV
11 Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.
ESV
11 You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD! He is their help and their shield.
NLT
11 All you who fear the LORD, trust the LORD ! He is your helper and your shield.
MSG
11 You who fear God, trust in God! - trust your Helper! trust your Ruler!
CSB
11 You who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord! He is their help and shield.

Psalms 115:11 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 115:11

Ye that fear the Lord, trust in the Lord
Which is said not to distinguish true saints from hypocrites, in Israel or in Aaron's house; rather to describe such who belonged to neither: but, as Aben Ezra interprets it, who feared the Lord, of every people and nation; or proselytes, as Jarchi explains it: the distinction between the people of the Jews, and the proselytes among them, under the character of those that feared the Lord, may be observed in ( Acts 13:26 ) . It takes in all true worshippers of the Lord; and who are exhorted to trust in him, for faith and fear are consistent; and where there is the one, there is the other; where there is the true fear of God, not a slavish nor an hypocritical fear, but a holy reverence and a godly fear, there will be faith and confidence in him. Job was a man that feared the Lord, and yet trusted in him; these characters meet in the same persons, see ( Psalms 31:19 ) .

He is their help and their shield;
the help and shield of all those that fear the Lord, their protector and defender, and therefore should trust in him. The word "ezer", translated help, in this and the two preceding verses, is applied to God, and often in this book of Psalms, as a title and epithet belonging to him; and it may be observed that "Aesar", in the Etruscan language, signifies God F26.


FOOTNOTES:

F26 Sueton. in Angust. c. 97.

Psalms 115:11 In-Context

9 All you Israelites, trust in the LORD— he is their help and shield.
10 House of Aaron, trust in the LORD— he is their help and shield.
11 You who fear him, trust in the LORD— he is their help and shield.
12 The LORD remembers us and will bless us: He will bless his people Israel, he will bless the house of Aaron,
13 he will bless those who fear the LORD— small and great alike.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Psalms 22:23; Psalms 103:11; Psalms 118:4