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Psalms 146:5

    Psalms 146:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Happy is he that has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, Whose hope is in Jehovah his God:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Happy is the man who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God:

    Webster's Revision

    Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, Whose hope is in Jehovah his God:

    World English Bible

    Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in Yahweh, his God:

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 146:5

    Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help - While he that trusts in man is miserable, he that trusts in God is happy. In the son of man, בן אדם ben Adam, there is no help, תשועה teshuah, no saving principle. Every son of Adam naturally comes into the world without this, and must continue so till the Lord open the eyes of the blind, Psalm 146:8; but a measure of light is given from that true Light which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. This son of Adam returns to his earth, לאדמתו leadmatho, to the ground, from which he was taken; this refers directly to Genesis 2:7; Genesis 3:19. But he that has the God for his help who helped Jacob in his distress, and was with him, and sustained him in and through all adversities, can never be destitute; for this God changes not; he lives for ever, and his projects cannot perish. He has purposed that Israel shall be delivered from this captivity. Cyrus may change, but God will not; trust therefore in Him. He has all power; he made heaven and earth; he has them under his government and at his disposal; and should earth itself fail, heaven endures. And he keeps his truth for ever; and therefore his promises must be fulfilled to them that trust in him. Fear not.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 146:5

    Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help - Who may rely for protection on the God who defended Jacob in his travels and dangers. Or, perhaps the word Jacob is used here collectively to denote Israel - the Jewish people: the God whom they adore and worship, rather than the gods of the pagan. Compare Psalm 144:15, note; Psalm 54:4, note.

    Whose hope is in the Lord his God - In Yahweh, worshipped as his God. That is, who truly worships Yahweh, or makes Yahweh his God.