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Psalms 131:3

    Psalms 131:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Let Israel hope in the LORD from henceforth and for ever.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Let Israel hope in the LORD from now on and for ever.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    O Israel, hope in Jehovah From this time forth and for evermore.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    O Israel, have hope in the Lord, from this time and for ever.

    Webster's Revision

    O Israel, hope in Jehovah From this time forth and for evermore.

    World English Bible

    Israel, hope in Yahweh, from this time forth and forevermore. A Song of Ascents.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    O Israel, hope in the LORD from this time forth and for evermore.

    Definitions for Psalms 131:3

    Henceforth - From this time forth; from now on.
    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 131:3

    Let Israel hope in the Lord - Act all as I have done; trust in him who is the God of justice and compassion; and, after you have suffered awhile, he will make bare his arm and deliver you. Short as it is, this is a most instructive Psalm. He who acts as the psalmist did, is never likely to come to mischief, or do any to others.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 131:3

    Let Israel hope in the Lord ... - The connection would seem to require us to understand this as the assertion of him who had been accused of thoughts which seemed to be too lofty. As the result of all his reflections (of those reflections for which he was rebuked and charged with pride, but which were really conceived in a modest spirit) - as expressing what he saw that seemed to be in advance of what others saw, or to indicate a habit of thought beyond his years - he says that there were reasons why Israel should hope in the Lord; that there was a foundation for confident trust; that there was that in the divine character which was a just ground of reliance; that there was that in the course of events - in the tendencies of things - which made it proper for the people of God, for the church, to hope, to confide, to feel assured of its ultimate and permanent safety. This would indicate the nature of the suggestions which he had expressed, and which had exposed him to the charge of arrogance; and it would also indicate a ripe and mature habit of thinking, beyond what might be expected from one in very early life. All this was, probably, applicable to David in his early years, as to the reflections which might have foreshadowed what he would be in future; this was eminently applicable to David's Descendant - greater than he - who, at twelve years of age, astonished the Hebrew doctors in the temple with "his understanding and answers" Luke 2:47; this gives a beautiful view of modesty joined with uncommon gifts in early life; this shows what is always the nature of true religion - as producing modesty, and as prompting to hope.