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2 Samuel 22:29 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For thou art my lamp, O Jehovah; And Jehovah will lighten my darkness.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For thou [art] my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “For You are my lamp, O LORD; And the LORD illumines my darkness.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For thou [art] my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For thou art my lamp, Jehovah; And Jehovah enlighteneth my darkness.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, thou, wast my lamp, O Yahweh,—and, Yahweh, enlightened my darkness;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For Thou [art] my lamp, O Jehovah, And Jehovah doth lighten my darkness.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For thou art my lamp O Lord: and thou, O Lord, wilt enlighten my darkness.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For thou [art] my lampe, O LORD: and the LORD wil lighten my darkenesse.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For thou, Lord, [art] my lamp, and the Lord shall shine forth to me in my darkness.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For thou [art] my lamp, O Yahweh: and Yahweh will lighten my darkness.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
thou x859
(0859) Complement
A primitive pronoun of the second person; thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you.
[art] my lamp, 5216
{5216} Prime
From a primitive root (see H5214 and H5135) properly meaning to glisten; a lamp (that is, the burner) or light (literally or figuratively).
O Yhw יָהוֶה: 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
and Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
will lighten 5050
{5050} Prime
A primitive root; to glitter; causatively to illuminate.
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
my darkness. 2822
{2822} Prime
From H2821; the dark; hence (literally) darkness; figuratively misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on 2 Samuel 22:1-51.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Samuel 22:2-51.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
or, candle,
Job 29:3 When his candle shined upon my head, [and when] by his light I walked [through] darkness;
Psalms 27:1 [[[A Psalm] of David.]] The LORD [is] my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD [is] the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalms 84:11 For the LORD God [is] a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good [thing] will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
Revelation 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb [is] the light thereof.


Psalms 4:6 [There be] many that say, Who will shew us [any] good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.
Psalms 18:28 For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.
Psalms 97:11 Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.
Psalms 112:4 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: [he is] gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
Isaiah 50:10 Who [is] among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh [in] darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God.
Isaiah 60:19-20 The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory. ... Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.
Micah 7:9 I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: he will bring me forth to the light, [and] I shall behold his righteousness.
Malachi 4:2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
John 12:46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.
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Jb 29:3. Ps 4:6; 18:28; 27:1; 84:11; 97:11; 112:4. Is 50:10; 60:19. Mi 7:9. Mal 4:2. Jn 8:12; 12:46. Rv 21:23.

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