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Psalms 140:13

    Psalms 140:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Surely the righteous shall give thanks to your name: the upright shall dwell in your presence.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: The upright shall dwell in thy presence.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Truly, the upright will give praise to your name: the holy will have a place in your house.

    Webster's Revision

    Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: The upright shall dwell in thy presence.

    World English Bible

    Surely the righteous will give thanks to your name. The upright will dwell in your presence. A Psalm by David.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 140:13

    The righteous shall give thanks - For thou wilt support and deliver him.

    The upright shall dwell in thy presence - Shall be admitted to the most intimate intercourse with God.

    The persecuted have ever been dear to God Almighty; and the martyrs were, in an especial manner, his delight; and in proportion as he loved those, so must he hate and detest these.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 140:13

    Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name - Unto thee.

    (1) they will have occasion to do it;

    (2) they will be disposed to do it.

    They will not be unmindful of the favors conferred upon them; it will be a characteristic of them that they "will" be thankful.

    The upright shall dwell in thy presence - They shall be under thy protection; they shall be admitted to thy favor; they shall dwell in thy dwelling-place.

    (1) On earth they shall enjoy his favor - "as if" they abode with God.

    (2) in heaven they will be permitted to dwell with him forever.

    The general idea of the psalm is, that the poor, the persecuted, the afflicted, if righteous, shall enjoy the favor and protection of God. God is on their side, and not on the side of the wicked who oppress them. But then, people "should be righteous" in order that they may find the favor of God and dwell with him. There is no reason why a "poor" wicked man should enjoy the favor of God anymore than why a "rich" wicked man should. It is not poverty or riches that commend us to God; it is faith, and holiness, and love, and obedience, in the condition of life in which we are placed, be it in a cottage or a palace.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 140:13

    140:13 Dwell - Shall constantly enjoy thy gracious and powerful presence.