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Psalms 118:27 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Jehovah is God, and he hath given us light: Bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— God [is] the LORD, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, [even] unto the horns of the altar.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The LORD is God, and He has given us light; Bind the festival sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— God [is] the LORD, who hath shown us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, [even] to the horns of the altar.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Jehovah is *God, and he hath given us light: bind the sacrifice with cords,—up to the horns of the altar.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Yahweh is GOD, and hath shed on us light,—Bind ye the festal sacrifice with cords, Up to the horns of the altar.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— God [is] Jehovah, and He giveth to us light, Direct ye the festal-sacrifice with cords, Unto the horns of the altar.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The Lord is God, and he hath shone upon us. Appoint a solemn day, with shady boughs, even to the horn of the altar.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— God [is] the LORD, which hath shewed vs light, bind the sacrifice with cords: euen vnto the horns of the Altar.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— God is the Lord, and he has shined upon us: celebrate the feast with thick [branches, binding the victims] even to the horns of the altar.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— El [is] Yahweh, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, [even] unto the horns of the altar.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
l אֵל 410
{0410} Prime
Shortened from H0352; strength; as adjective mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity).
[is] Yhw יָהוֶה, 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
which hath shewed us light: 215
{0215} Prime
A primitive root; to be (causatively make) luminous (literally and metaphorically).
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
bind 631
{0631} Prime
A primitive root; to yoke or hitch; by analogy to fasten in any sense, to join battle.
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
the sacrifice 2282
{2282} Prime
A festival, or a victim therefor.
with cords, 5688
{5688} Prime
The same as H5687; something intwined, that is, a string, wreath or foliage.
[even] unto x5704
(5704) Complement
Properly the same as H5703 (used as a preposition, adverb or conjugation; especially with a preposition); as far (or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while, until) or degree (equally with).
the horns 7161
{7161} Prime
From H7160; a horn (as projecting); by implication a flask, cornet; by resemblance an elephant's tooth (that is, ivory), a corner (of the altar), a peak (of a mountain), a ray (of light); figuratively power.
of the altar. 4196
{4196} Prime
From H2076; an altar.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 118:27-29

_ _ showed us light — or favor (Psalms 27:1; Psalms 97:11). With the sacrificial victim brought bound to the altar is united the more spiritual offering of praise (Psalms 50:14, Psalms 50:23), expressed in the terms with which the Psalm opened.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 118:19-29.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 118:27

The Lord — Or, The mighty God, as this name of God signifies, and as he shewed himself to be by this, his wonderful work. Who — Who hath scattered our dark clouds, and put us into a state of peace, and safety, and happiness. The horns — These are supposed to he made for this very use, that the beasts should be bound and killed there. These three last verses are David's words.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 118:27

God [is] the LORD, which hath shewed us (o) light: bind the sacrifice with cords, [even] unto the horns of the altar.

(o) Because he has restored us from darkness to light, we will offer sacrifices and praises to him.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

1 Kings 18:21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD [be] God, follow him: but if Baal, [then] follow him. And the people answered him not a word.
1 Kings 18:39 And when all the people saw [it], they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, he [is] the God; the LORD, he [is] the God.


Psalms 18:28 For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.
Psalms 37:6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.
Esther 8:16 The Jews had light, and gladness, and joy, and honour.
Isaiah 9:2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
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 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.
1 Peter 2:9 But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:


Psalms 51:18-19 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem. ... Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.
1 Kings 8:63-64 And Solomon offered a sacrifice of peace offerings, which he offered unto the LORD, two and twenty thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the children of Israel dedicated the house of the LORD. ... The same day did the king hallow the middle of the court that [was] before the house of the LORD: for there he offered burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and the fat of the peace offerings: because the brasen altar that [was] before the LORD [was] too little to receive the burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and the fat of the peace offerings.
1 Chronicles 29:21 And they sacrificed sacrifices unto the LORD, and offered burnt offerings unto the LORD, on the morrow after that day, [even] a thousand bullocks, a thousand rams, [and] a thousand lambs, with their drink offerings, and sacrifices in abundance for all Israel:
Hebrews 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of [our] lips giving thanks to his name.

the horns:

Exodus 27:2 And thou shalt make the horns of it upon the four corners thereof: his horns shall be of the same: and thou shalt overlay it with brass.
Exodus 38:2 And he made the horns thereof on the four corners of it; the horns thereof were of the same: and he overlaid it with brass.
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Ex 27:2; 38:2. 1K 8:63; 18:21, 39. 1Ch 29:21. Es 8:16. Ps 18:28; 37:6; 51:18. Is 9:2; 60:1. Mi 7:9. Mal 4:2. Jn 8:12. He 13:15. 1P 2:9.

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