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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The Lord is my rocke, and my fortresse, and my deliuerer: my God, my strength in whome I will trust, my buckler, and the horne of my saluation, and my high tower.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jehovah is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; My God, my rock, in whom I will take refuge; My shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The Lord is my Rock, my walled town, and my saviour; my God, my Rock, in him will I put my faith; my breastplate, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
- Basic English Bible

Jehovah is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my rock, in whom I will trust; my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower.
- World English Bible

Jehovah [is] my rock, and my bulwark, And my deliverer, My God [is] my rock, I trust in Him: My shield, and a horn of my salvation, My high tower.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(18:3) The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my rock, in Him I take refuge; my shield, and my horn of salvation, my high tower.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 18:2


18:2 Rock - To which I flee for refuge, as the Israelites did to their rocks. Horn - It is a metaphor from those beasts whose strength lies in their horns.


Discussion for Psalms 18:2

  • I LOVE THAT SONG FOR YEARS, EVEN I COULD NOT MEMORIZE SONG BUT JESUS KNEW! IT ALWAYS INSPIRES ME. I GROW IN ABUSED FAMILIES rRELATIVES, JESUS IS MY ROCK, MY FORTESS AND DELIVERER. JESUS DID DELIVERER ME IN MANY SITUTIONS OLD ACCUSTOMMED LIVING. I STILL WORK ON IT.
  • Phanice for verse 2
    Thru the rock i always stand firm
  • Everything here is a reference to war making, which David was no stranger to. If you 've ever been in the heat of a martial conflict, and heard the horns of desperately needed reinforcements rushing to your aid, then you know exactly what kind of salvation he 's referring to. It destroys enemy morale, boosts yours, and turns the tide. Your life is saved, your kingdom, your people, your women, your wealth, your bloodline... A lot rides on these engagements. I 'm not sure what these commentaries are talking about with horned beats and mountains. haha
  • Michael for verse 2
    To understand this verse, you need to understand why David said it. He had just overcome his enemies and Saul, the jealous king, and he was so happy that he broke forth with this entire Psalm 18. It is a song of victory over one 's obstacles. These all are military terms, rock, fortress, deliverer, salvation, horn, high tower, buckler shield , strength but the enemy is figuratively a spiritual one satan and David is referring mostly to a physical enemy. He has not gotten to the spiritual enemy yet which caused him to fall later in his life. Enjoy this entire Psalm 18 whenever you have victory in your life over the enemy, especially the continued fight against satan, who by the way is out of the box for a short time here in the last days Revelations, Chapter 22...??
  • Rev. Autrey for verse 2
    "The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. " Psalm 18 2 David calls God his Rock. But in Matthew 8 24 27 Jesus says that he is the Rock on which we build. The answer to this mystery is that God and Jesus are the same. In other words, when God talks to us he always says He is Jesus. This simple fact is the key to understanding the greatest mystery of the Bible, who Jesus is. If we do not understand this fact, we will end up believing the JW heresy that there are two Gods, a big God and a lesser God. The problem with this type of believing is that it takes our minds off Jesus, the way God saves us. Let me put it to you this way. When Jesus told us to hallow our father 's name, he was talking about himself, the YHWH, or the I AM who spoke to Moses in the days of old. The reason he did not openly proclaim this fact is that it would have caused him to be killed earlier than he had planned. He had to wait until the third year passover to die. What we are talking about, here, is self identity or personality. Jesus is the self ideentity or personality by which God talked to us and walked upon the earth. This makes him our heavenly father. The Father is God 's other personality, the way God makes his decisions. But God does not talk to this way. He always talks to by saying he is Jesus. Let the Holy Spirit guide you!