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Psalms 22:3

    Psalms 22:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But you are holy, O you that inhabit the praises of Israel.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But you are holy, O you who are seated among the praises of Israel.

    Webster's Revision

    But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.

    World English Bible

    But you are holy, you who inhabit the praises of Israel.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.

    Definitions for Psalms 22:3

    Art - "Are"; second person singular.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 22:3

    But thou art holy - Though I be not heard, even while I cry earnestly, yet I cannot impute any fault or unkindness to my Maker; for thou art holy. and canst do nothing but what is right. This is the language of profound resignation, in trials the most difficult to be borne.

    Inhabitest the praises of Israel - Thou dwellest in the sanctuary where the praises, thanksgivings, and sacrifices of thy people are continually offered.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 22:3

    But thou art holy - Thou art righteous and blameless. This indicates that the sufferer had still unwavering confidence in God. Though his prayer seemed not to be heard, and though he was not delivered, he was not disposed to blame God. He believed that God was righteous, though he received no answer; he doubted not that there was some sufficient reason why he was not answered. This is applicable, not only to the Redeemer, in whom it was most fully illustrated, but also to the people of God everywhere. It expresses a state of mind such as all true believers in God have - confidence in him, whatever may be their trials; confidence in him, though the answer to their prayers may be long delayed; confidence in him, though their prayers should seem to be unanswered. Compare the notes at Job 13:15.

    O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel - That dwellest where praise is celebrated; that seemest to dwell in the midst of praises. The language here refers to the praises offered in the tabernacle or temple. God was supposed to dwell there, and he was surrounded by those who praised him. The sufferer looks upon him as worshipped by the multitude of his people; and the feeling of his heart is, that though he was himself a sufferer - a great and apparently unpitied sufferer - though he, by his afflictions, was not permitted to unite in those lofty praises, yet he could own that God was worthy of all those songs, and that it was proper that they should be addressed to him.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 22:3

    22:3 But thou art - Just and true in all thy ways, this he adds to strengthen his faith, and to enforce his prayers, and prevail with God for the honour of his holy name, to hear and help him. Inhabitest - Whom thy people are perpetually praising.