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Psalms 147:11

    Psalms 147:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The LORD takes pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Jehovah taketh pleasure in them that fear him, In those that hope in his lovingkindness.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The Lord takes pleasure in his worshippers, and in those whose hope is in his mercy.

    Webster's Revision

    Jehovah taketh pleasure in them that fear him, In those that hope in his lovingkindness.

    World English Bible

    Yahweh takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his loving kindness.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 147:11

    The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him - That are truly religious.

    In those that hope is his mercy - Who are just beginning to seek the salvation of their souls. Even the cry of the penitent is pleasing in the ear of the Lord. With this verse the hundred and forty-sixth Psalm ends in all the Versions, except the Chaldee. And the hundred and forty-seventh commences with the Psalm 147:12. I believe these to be two distinct Psalms. The subjects of them are not exactly the same, though something similar; and they plainly refer to different periods.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 147:11

    The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him - In those who truly worship him, however humble, poor, and unknown to people they may be; however unostentatious, retired, unnoticed may be their worship. Not in the "pride, pomp, and circumstance of war" is his pleasure; not in the march of armies; not in the valor of the battlefield; not in scenes where "the garments of the warrior are rolled in blood," but in the closet, when the devout child of God prays; in the family, when the group bend before Him in solemn devotion; in the assembly - quiet, serious, calm - when his friends are gathered together for prayer and praise; in the heart that truly loves, reverences, adores Him.

    In those that hope in his mercy - It is a pleasure to him to have the guilty, the feeble, the undeserving hope in Him - trust in Him - seek Him.