Psalms 28:8

8 The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.

Psalms 28:8 in Other Translations

8 The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.
8 The LORD is the strength of his people; he is the saving refuge of his anointed.
8 The LORD gives his people strength. He is a safe fortress for his anointed king.
8 God is all strength for his people, ample refuge for his chosen leader;
8 The Lord is the strength of His people; He is a stronghold of salvation for His anointed.

Psalms 28:8 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 28:8

The Lord [is] their strength
The strength of his people, mentioned in ( Psalms 28:9 ) ; not only the strength of David in particular, but of all his people in general; see ( Psalms 37:39 ) ;

and he [is] the saving strength of his anointed;
meaning either himself, as before, who was anointed by Samuel king of Israel, and therefore had not invaded and thrust himself into an office he had no call and right unto; or the Messiah, the Lord's Anointed, whom he heard, helped, and strengthened in the day of salvation, and delivered him from the power of death and the grave, and raised him from thence, and gave him glory; see ( Psalms 20:6 ) .

Psalms 28:8 In-Context

6 Praise be to the LORD, for he has heard my cry for mercy.
7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.
8 The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.
9 Save your people and bless your inheritance; be their shepherd and carry them forever.

Cross References 3

  • 1. Psalms 18:1
  • 2. S Exodus 15:2; Psalms 27:1; Habakkuk 3:13
  • 3. S Psalms 20:6
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