The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BiblePsalms 27:3
Though an host should encamp against me…
An host of the
ungodly, as the Targum; though ever so many of them, even ten thousands
of them, as in (Psalms 3:6) ; should beset him on every side;
my heart shall not fear;
for not only the angels of the Lord encamped
about him, as they do about all that fear the Lord; but salvation was
appointed for walls and bulwarks about him; yea, the Lord himself was a
wall of fire around him, and he was kept as in a garrison by the power
though war should rise against me:
in all its terrible shapes:
in this [will] I [be] confident;
either in this war, in the midst of
it; or in this that he had expressed, (Psalms 27:1) ; that the Lord was
his light, his salvation, and the strength of his life; so the Jewish
writers F5: or as others F6, in this one thing, desired in (Psalms 27:4) ;
but either of the former senses is best, especially the latter of them.
Saints need not be afraid, though there is a war within them between
the flesh and spirit; and though without are fightings with Satan and
his principalities and powers; since they may be confident of victory,
and that they are more than conquerors, through Christ that has loved
F5 Jarchi, Kimchi, & Aben Ezra in loc.
F6 Some in Aben Ezra in loc.