My defense is of God, which saves the upright in heart.
Treasury of Scripture
My Heb. My buckler is upon God
Psalm 3:3 But you, O LORD, are a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of my head.
Psalm 18:1,2 I will love you, O LORD, my strength...
Psalm 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
Psalm 89:18 For the LORD is our defense; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.
Genesis 15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am your shield...
Psalm 112:2 His seed shall be mighty on earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
Psalm 125:4 Do good, O LORD, to those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.
Job 8:6 If you were pure and upright; surely now he would awake for you, and make the habitation of your righteousness prosperous.
Proverbs 2:21 For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.
Proverbs 11:20 They that are of a fraudulent heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight.
Proverbs 28:18 Whoever walks uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.
ContextI Take Refuge in You
1O LORD my God, in you do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me: 2Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver. 3O LORD my God, If I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands; 4If I have rewarded evil to him that was at peace with me; (yes, I have delivered him that without cause is my enemy:) 5Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yes, let him tread down my life on the earth, and lay my honor in the dust. Selah. 6Arise, O LORD, in your anger, lift up yourself because of the rage of my enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that you have commanded. 7So shall the congregation of the people compass you about: for their sakes therefore return you on high. 8The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to my integrity that is in me. 9Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God tries the hearts and reins. 10My defense is of God, which saves the upright in heart. 11God judges the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day. 12If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he has bent his bow, and made it ready. 13He has also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordains his arrows against the persecutors. 14Behold, he travails with iniquity, and has conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood. 15He made a pit, and dig it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made. 16His mischief shall return on his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down on his own pate. 17I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
My shield is with God, Who saveth the upright in heart.
Just is my help from the Lord: who saveth the upright of heart.
Darby Bible Translation
My shield is with God, who saveth the upright in heart.
King James Bible
My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.
Young's Literal Translation
My shield is on God, Saviour of the upright in heart!