NETBible KJV GRK-HEB XRef Arts Hymns
  Discovery Box

Psalms 108:8

Context

108:8 Gilead belongs to me,

as does Manasseh! 1 

Ephraim is my helmet, 2 

Judah my royal scepter. 3 

1 tn Gilead was located east of the Jordan River. Half of the tribe of Manasseh lived east of the Jordan in the region of Bashan.

2 tn Heb “the protection of my head.”

sn Ephraim, one of Joseph’s sons, was one of two major tribes located west of the Jordan River. By comparing Ephraim to a helmet, the Lord suggests that the Ephraimites played a primary role in the defense of his land.

3 sn Judah, like Ephraim, was the other major tribe west of the Jordan River. The Davidic king, symbolized here by the royal scepter, came from this tribe.



TIP #14: Use the Universal Search Box for either chapter, verse, references or word searches or Strong Numbers. [ALL]
created in 0.05 seconds
powered by bible.org