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Psalms 27:10

    Psalms 27:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    When my father and my mother forsake me, Then Jehovah will take me up.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    When my father and my mother are turned away from me, then the Lord will be my support.

    Webster's Revision

    When my father and my mother forsake me, Then Jehovah will take me up.

    World English Bible

    When my father and my mother forsake me, then Yahweh will take me up.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the LORD will take me up.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 27:10

    When my father and my mother forsake me - Or, more literally, "For my father and my mother have forsaken me; but the Lord hath gathered me up." My parents were my protectors for a time; but the Lord has been my Protector always. There is no time in which I do not fall under his merciful regards.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 27:10

    When my father and my mother forsake me - If they should do it. The psalmist supposes it possible that this might occur. It does occur, though very rarely; but the psalmist means to say that the love of God is stronger and more certain than even that of a father or mother, since he will never forsake his people. Though every other tie that binds heart to heart should dissolve, this will remain; though a case might occur in which we could not be sure of the love that naturally springs out of the most tender earthly relationships, yet we can always confide in His love. See the notes at Isaiah 49:15.

    Then the Lord will take me up - Margin, "will gather me." The margin expresses the usual meaning of the word. It is sometimes used as referring to the hospitable reception of strangers or wanderers into one's house: Judges 19:15, Judges 19:18; Joshua 20:4. The meaning here is, that if he should be forsaken by his nearest earthly friends, and be an outcast and a wanderer, so that no one on earth would take him in, the Lord would then receive him.