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Psalms 103:4

    Psalms 103:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Who redeems your life from destruction; who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; Who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He keeps back your life from destruction, crowning you with mercy and grace.

    Webster's Revision

    Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; Who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

    World English Bible

    who redeems your life from destruction; who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies:

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 103:4

    Who redeemeth -

    3. Preservation from destruction. הגואל haggoel, properly, redemption of life by the kinsman; possibly looking forward, in the spirit of prophecy, to him who became partaker of our flesh and blood, that he might have the right to redeem our souls from death by dying in our stead.

    4. Changing and ennobling his state; weaving a crown for him out of loving-kindness and tender mercies.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 103:4

    Who redeemeth thy life from destruction - That is, who saves it from death when exposed to danger, or when attacked by disease. The word "destruction" or "corruption" here is equivalent to the grave, since it is there that the body returns to corruption. Compare the notes at Psalm 16:10.

    Who crowneth thee - The idea here is not merely that God is the source of these blessings, but that there is something of beauty, of dignity, of honor, as in the conferring of a crown or garland on anyone. Compare the notes at Psalm 65:11.

    With loving-kindness and tender mercies - mercy and compassions. God showed mercy to him - evinced compassion - and these were so abundant that they might be said to be the crown or ornament of his life.