But you are a shield around me, O LORD; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head.
But You, O LORD, are a shield about me, My glory, and the One who lifts my head.
But you, O LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, and the one who lifts my head high.
But you, GOD, shield me on all sides; You ground my feet, you lift my head high;
But your strength, O Lord, is round me, you are my glory and the lifter up of my head.
But you, O LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, and the one who lifts up my head.
But You, O LORD, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head.
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1 tn Heb “a shield round about me.”
2 tn Heb “my glory,” or “my honor.” The psalmist affirms that the
3 tn Heb “[the one who] lifts my head.” This phrase could be understood to refer to a general strengthening of the psalmist by God during difficult circumstances. However, if one takes the suggestion of the superscription that this is a Davidic psalm written during the revolt of Absalom, the phrase “lift the head” could refer to the psalmist’s desire for restoration to his former position (cf. Gen 40:13 where the same phrase is used). Like the Hebrew text, the present translation (“who restores me”) can be understood in either sense.