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Psalms 18:28 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For thou wilt light my lamp: Jehovah my God will lighten my darkness.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For You light my lamp; The LORD my God illumines my darkness.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For it is thou that makest my lamp to shine: Jehovah my God enlighteneth my darkness.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, thou, didst light up my lamp, Yahweh my God, enlightened my darkness;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For Thou—Thou lightest my lamp, Jehovah my God enlighteneth my darkness.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For thou lightest my lamp, O Lord: O my God, enlighten my darkness.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkenesse.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For thou, O Lord, wilt light my lamp: my God, thou wilt lighten my darkness.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For thou wilt light my candle: Yahweh my Elohim will enlighten 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.
wilt 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
my candle: 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).
Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
my lhm אֱלֹהִים 430
{0430} Prime
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
will enlighten 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

Psalms 18:28

_ _ To give one light is to make prosperous (Job 18:5, Job 18:6; Job 21:17).

_ _ thou — is emphatic, as if to say, I can fully confide in Thee for help.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 18:20-28.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 18:28

Lightest — Given me safety, and comfort, and glory, and posterity also.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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thou wilt:

Psalms 112:4 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: [he is] gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
Job 18:6 The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and his candle shall be put out with him.
Job 29:3 When his candle shined upon my head, [and when] by his light I walked [through] darkness;

or, lamp,
Psalms 132:17 There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.
2 Samuel 22:29 For thou [art] my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness.
1 Kings 11:36 And unto his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a light alway before me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen me to put my name there.
Proverbs 20:27 The spirit of man [is] the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.
Isaiah 62:1 For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp [that] burneth.

my God:

Isaiah 42:16 And I will bring the blind by a way [that] they knew not; I will lead them in paths [that] they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.
Matthew 4:16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.
Luke 1:79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and [in] the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
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:
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2S 22:29. 1K 11:36. Jb 18:6; 29:3. Ps 112:4; 132:17. Pv 20:27. Is 42:16; 62:1. Mt 4:16. Lk 1:79. 1P 2:9.

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