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Psalms 30:4

    Psalms 30:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Sing to the LORD, O you saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Sing praise unto Jehovah, O ye saints of his, And give thanks to his holy memorial name .

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Make songs to the Lord, O you saints of his, and give praise to his holy name.

    Webster's Revision

    Sing praise unto Jehovah, O ye saints of his, And give thanks to his holy memorial name .

    World English Bible

    Sing praise to Yahweh, you saints of his. Give thanks to his holy name.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Sing praise unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks to his holy name.

    Definitions for Psalms 30:4

    Saints - Men and women of God.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 30:4

    Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his - Ye priests, who wait upon him in his sanctuary, and whose business it is to offer prayers and sacrifices for the people, magnify him for the mercy he has now showed in staying this most destructive plague.

    Give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness - "Be ye holy," saith the Lord, "for I am holy." He who can give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness, is one who loves holiness; who hates sin; who longs to be saved from it; and takes encouragement at the recollection of God's holiness, as he sees in this the holy nature which he is to share, and the perfection which he is here to attain. But most who call themselves Christians hate the doctrine of holiness; never hear it inculcated without pain; and the principal part of their studies, and those of their pastors, is to find out with how little holiness they can rationally expect to enter into the kingdom of God. O fatal and soul-destroying delusion! How long will a holy God suffer such abominable doctrines to pollute his Church, and destroy the souls of men?

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 30:4

    Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his - This call upon others to give thanks to God is in view of the mercy which he had experienced. He invites them to unite with him in celebrating the praises of that God who had showed him so much mercy. It was not because they had been benefited by these tokens of the divine favor; but:

    (a) because when we are partakers of the divine mercy, we desire that others may assist us in giving utterance to the praise due to God; and

    (b) because others may learn from the mercies bestowed on us that God is worthy of praise, or may see in His dealings with us an argument for His goodness; and may, therefore, appropriately unite in His praise.

    Thus religion diffuses its influence on all around us, and tends to "unite" the hearts of many in every manifestation of the character of God. Infidelity is solitary and dissocial; religion is social; and, no matter on whom the favor is bestowed, its effect is to unite the hearts of many to each other and to God.

    And give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness - Margin, "to the memorial." The Hebrew is, "to the memory of his holiness." The sense is, in calling to recollection the acts of his holiness, or his holy perfections. Compare the notes at Psalm 22:3. The word "holiness" here is used in a large sense as denoting, not so much the hatred of sin, as benevolence, kindness, mercy - the divine compassion toward those who are in trouble or danger. It is true that it is a proper subject of rejoicing and praise that God is a holy God, a God of truth and justice, a God who cannot look upon sin but with abhorrence, a God in whose nature is combined every possible perfection; but that is not the exact idea here. The word refers to his compassion, goodness, kindness; and to the acts by which that had been manifested to the psalmist, as laying a proper foundation for gratitude and praise.