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Psalms 147:13

    Psalms 147:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For he has strengthened the bars of your gates; he has blessed your children within you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; He hath blessed thy children within thee.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He has made strong the iron bands of your doors; he has sent blessings on your children inside your walls.

    Webster's Revision

    For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; He hath blessed thy children within thee.

    World English Bible

    For he has strengthened the bars of your gates. He has blessed your children within you.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee.

    Definitions for Psalms 147:13

    Blessed - Happy.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 147:13

    He hath strengthened the bars of thy gates - He has enabled thee to complete the walls of Jerusalem. From the former part of the Psalm it appears the walls were then to progress; from this part, they appear to be completed, and provisions to be brought into the city, to support its inhabitants. The gates were set up and well secured by bars, so that the grain, etc., was in safety.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 147:13

    For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates - He has made thee safe and secure - as if he had given additional strength to the fastenings of the gates of the city. Cities were surrounded by walls. They were entered through gates. Those gates were fastened by bars passed across them, to which the gates were secured. The language here might be applicable to any period, but it is probable that there is particular reference to Jerusalem as made strong in rebuilding it after the return from Babylon.

    He hath blessed thy children within thee - The inhabitants, by giving them safety and peace.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 147:13

    147:13 Thy gates - Thy strength consists not in thy walls, and gates, and bars, but in his protection.