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Psalms 3:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But thou, O Jehovah, art a shield about me; My glory and the lifter up of my head.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But thou, O LORD, [art] a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— But You, O LORD, are a shield about me, My glory, and the One who lifts my head.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But thou, O LORD, [art] a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of my head.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But thou, Jehovah, art a shield about me; my glory, and the lifter up of my head.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But, thou, Yahweh, art a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter up of my head.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And Thou, O Jehovah, [art] a shield for me, My honour, and lifter up of my head.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But thou, O Lord, art my protector, my glory, and the lifter up of my head.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But thou, O LORD, [art] a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter vp of mine head.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— But thou, O Lord, art my helper: my glory, and the one that lifts up my head.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— But thou, O Yahweh, [art] a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But thou, x859
(0859) Complement
A primitive pronoun of the second person; thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you.
O Yhw יָהוֶה, 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
[art] a shield 4043
{4043} Prime
From H1598; a shield (that is, the small one or buckler); figuratively a protector; also the scaly hide of the crocodile.
for x1157
(1157) Complement
From H5704 with prepositional prefix; in up to or over against; generally at, beside, among, behind, for, etc.
me; my glory, 3519
{3519} Prime
From H3513; properly weight; but only figuratively in a good sense, splendor or copiousness.
and the lifter up 7311
{7311} Prime
A primitive root; to be high actively to rise or raise (in various applications, literally or figuratively).
<8688> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 857
of mine head. 7218
{7218} Prime
From an unused root apparently meaning to shake; the head (as most easily shaken), whether literally or figuratively (in many applications, of place, time, rank, etc.).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 3:3

_ _ But — literally, “and” (Psalms 2:6). He repels the reproach by avowing his continued trust.

_ _ shield — a favorite and often-used figure for protection.

_ _ my glory — its source.

_ _ lifter up of mine head — one who raises me from despondency.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 3:1-3.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 3:3

A shield — My defence. My glory — Thou hast formerly given, and wilt farther give occasion of glorying in thy power and favour. Lifter up — Thou wilt restore me to my former power and dignity.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
a shield:

Psalms 18:2 The LORD [is] my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, [and] my high tower.
Psalms 28:7 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.
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.
Psalms 119:114 Thou [art] my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.
Genesis 15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I [am] thy shield, [and] thy exceeding great reward.
Deuteronomy 33:29 Happy [art] thou, O Israel: who [is] like unto thee, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who [is] the sword of thy excellency! and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places.

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Psalms 4:3 But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.
Psalms 62:7 In God [is] my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, [and] my refuge, [is] in God.
Isaiah 45:25 In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.
Isaiah 60:19 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.
Luke 2:32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
Revelation 21:11 Having the glory of God: and her light [was] like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
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 27:6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.
Psalms 110:7 He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.
Genesis 40:13 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thine head, and restore thee unto thy place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou wast his butler.
2 Kings 25:27 And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth [day] of the month, [that] Evilmerodach king of Babylon in the year that he began to reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison;
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Gn 15:1; 40:13. Dt 33:29. 2K 25:27. Ps 4:3; 18:2; 27:6; 28:7; 62:7; 84:11; 110:7; 119:114. Is 45:25; 60:19. Lk 2:32. Rv 21:11, 23.

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"The LORD [is] my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, [and] my high tower." {Psa 18:2}
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