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Psalms 103:21

    Psalms 103:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Bless you the LORD, all you his hosts; you ministers of his, that do his pleasure.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Bless Jehovah, all ye his hosts, Ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Give praise to the Lord, all you his armies; and you his servants who do his pleasure.

    Webster's Revision

    Bless Jehovah, all ye his hosts, Ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.

    World English Bible

    Praise Yahweh, all you armies of his, you servants of his, who do his pleasure.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Bless the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 103:21

    All ye his hosts; ye ministers of his - We know almost nothing of the economy of the heavenly host; and, therefore, cannot tell what is the difference between angels, mighty powers, hosts, and ministers who do his pleasure. All owe their being and all its blessings to God; all depend upon his bounty; and without him they can do nothing; therefore, all should praise him.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 103:21

    Bless ye the Lord, all ye his hosts - His armies; the vast multitudes of holy beings, arranged and marshalled as hosts for battle, in all parts of the universe. Compare the notes at Isaiah 1:9; notes at Ephesians 1:21.

    Ye ministers of his - The same beings referred to by the word "hosts," and all others who may be employed in executing his will. The "hosts" or armies of the Lord are thus marshalled that they may "do his pleasure," or that they may execute his purposes.

    That do his pleasure - What is agreeable to him; that is, who perform his will. Employed in his service, and appointed to execute his will, they are called on to bless his name. The fact of being employed in his service is a sufficient reason for praise. It is implied here that those "ministers of his" actually do his will. They are obedient to his commands; they regard themselves as employed for him.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 103:21

    103:21 His hosts - A title often given to the angels, in regard of their vast numbers, mighty power, unanimous concurrence, and exquisite order. Ministers - This Hebrew word is commonly used of the highest and most honourable sort of servants,