Psalms 28:7-8

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.

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Psalms 28:7 in Other Translations

KJV
7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.
ESV
7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.
NLT
7 The LORD is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.
MSG
7 He proved he's on my side; I've thrown my lot in with him. Now I'm jumping for joy, and shouting and singing my thanks to him.
CSB
7 The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. Therefore my heart rejoices, and I praise Him with my song.

Psalms 28:7-8 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO PSALM 28

\\<<[A Psalm] of David>>\\. This psalm, Aben Ezra says, David either composed himself, or one of the singers for him; the former seems most likely; and it might be made by him when he was persecuted by Saul, or when delivered from him; or at least when he had faith and hope that he should be delivered: the psalm consists of two parts, petitions and thanksgivings.

Psalms 28:7-8 In-Context

5 Because they have no regard for the deeds of the LORDand what his hands have done, he will tear them down and never build them up again.
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.

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Cross References 7

  • 1. S Psalms 18:1
  • 2. Psalms 13:5; Psalms 112:7; Isaiah 26:3
  • 3. S Deuteronomy 16:15; S Psalms 16:9
  • 4. Psalms 33:3; Psalms 40:3; Psalms 69:30; Psalms 144:9; Psalms 149:1
  • 5. Psalms 18:1
  • 6. S Exodus 15:2; Psalms 27:1; Habakkuk 3:13
  • 7. S Psalms 20:6
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