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Psalms 91:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He will cover thee with his pinions, And under his wings shalt thou take refuge: His truth is a shield and a buckler.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth [shall be thy] shield and buckler.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— He will cover you with His pinions, And under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth [shall be thy] shield and buckler.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou find refuge: his truth is a shield and buckler.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— With his pinion, will he cover thee, And, under his wings, shalt thou seek refuge, A shield and buckler, is his faithfulness.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— With His pinion He covereth thee over, And under His wings thou dost trust, A shield and buckler [is] His truth.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He will overshadow thee with his shoulders: and under his wings thou shalt trust.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Hee shall couer thee with his feathers, and vnder his wings shalt thou trust: his trueth shall bee [thy] shield and buckler.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— He shall overshadow thee with his shoulders, and thou shalt trust under his wings: his truth shall cover thee with a shield.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth [shall be thy] shield and buckler.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He shall cover 5526
{5526} Prime
סָכַךְ
cakak
{saw-kak'}
A primitive root; properly to entwine as a screen; by implication to fence in, cover over, (figuratively) protect.
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
thee with his feathers, 84
{0084} Prime
אֶבְרָה
'ebrah
{eb-raw'}
Feminine of H0083.
and under x8478
(8478) Complement
תַּחַת
tachath
{takh'-ath}
From the same as H8430; the bottom (as depressed); only adverbially below (often with prepositional prefix underneath), in lieu of, etc.
his wings 3671
{3671} Prime
כָּנָף
kanaph
{kaw-nawf'}
From H3670; an edge or extremity; specifically (of a bird or army) a wing, (of a garment or bed clothing) a flap, (of the earth) a quarter, (of a building) a pinnacle.
shalt thou trust: 2620
{2620} Prime
חָסַה
chacah
{khaw-saw'}
A primitive root; to flee for protection (compare H0982); figuratively to confide in.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
his truth 571
{0571} Prime
אֱמֶת
'emeth
{eh'-meth}
Contracted from H0539; stability; figuratively certainty, truth, trustworthiness.
[shall be thy] shield 6793
{6793} Prime
צִנָּה
tsinnah
{tsin-naw'}
Feminine of H6791; a hook (as pointed); also a (large) shield (as if guarding by prickliness); also cold (as piercing).
and buckler. 5507
{5507} Prime
סֹחֵרָה
cocherah
{so-khay-raw'}
Properly active participle feminine of H5503; something surrounding the person, that is, a shield.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 91:4

_ _ For the first figure compare Deuteronomy 32:11; Matthew 23:37.

_ _ buckler — literally, “surrounding” — that is, a kind of shield covering all over.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 91:1-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 91:4

He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his (d) truth [shall be thy] shield and buckler.

(d) That is, his faithful keeping of promises to help you in your need.

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cover:

Psalms 17:8 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,
Psalms 57:1 [[To the chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave.]] Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until [these] calamities be overpast.
Psalms 61:4 I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.
Deuteronomy 32:11 As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:
Ruth 2:12 The LORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.
Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, [thou] that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under [her] wings, and ye would not!

his truth:

Psalms 89:23-24 And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him. ... But my faithfulness and my mercy [shall be] with him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted.
Psalms 138:2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
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.
Isaiah 43:1-2 But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called [thee] by thy name; thou [art] mine. ... When thou passest through the waters, I [will be] with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
Mark 13:31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;
Hebrews 6:17-18 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed [it] by an oath: ... That by two immutable things, in which [it was] impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
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Gn 15:1. Dt 32:11. Ru 2:12. Ps 17:8; 57:1; 61:4; 89:23; 138:2. Is 43:1. Mt 23:37. Mk 13:31. Tit 1:2. He 6:17.

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I was wondering why the english translation of the chinese version says: His faithfulness shall be as the size of his shield.
- David Decker (9/20/2016 2:22:44 AM)
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