My shield is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart.
My shield is with God, Who saves the upright in heart.
God is my shield, saving those whose hearts are true and right.
And I'm feeling so fit, so safe: made right, kept right.
God, who is the saviour of the upright in heart, is my breastplate.
God is my shield, who saves the upright in heart.
My defense is of God, Who saves the upright in heart.
|NET © [draft] ITL|
|NET © Notes||
1 tn Traditionally, “my shield is upon God” (cf. NASB). As in v. 8, עַל (’al) should be understood as a divine title, here compounded with “God” (cf. NIV, “God Most High”). See M. Dahood, Psalms (AB), 1:45-46. The shield metaphor pictures God as a protector against deadly attacks.
2 tn Heb “pure of heart.” The “heart” is here viewed as the seat of one’s moral character and motives. The “pure of heart” are God’s faithful followers who trust in and love the Lord and, as a result, experience his deliverance (see Pss 11:2; 32:11; 36:10; 64:10; 94:15; 97:11).