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Psalms 31:7

    Psalms 31:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I will be glad and rejoice in your mercy: for you have considered my trouble; you have known my soul in adversities;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I will be glad and rejoice in thy lovingkindness; For thou hast seen my affliction: Thou hast known my soul in adversities;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I will be glad and have delight in your mercy; because you have seen my trouble; you have had pity on my soul in its sorrows;

    Webster's Revision

    I will be glad and rejoice in thy lovingkindness; For thou hast seen my affliction: Thou hast known my soul in adversities;

    World English Bible

    I will be glad and rejoice in your loving kindness, for you have seen my affliction. You have known my soul in adversities.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast seen my affliction; thou hast known my soul in adversities:

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 31:7

    Thou hast known my soul in adversities - When all forsook me; when none could help me; when I could not save my own life; when my enemies were sure that I could not escape; then I found thee to be my Friend and Supporter. When friend, so called, finds it convenient not to know his friend in affliction and poverty, then thou didst acknowledge me as thine own, all worthless as I was. Human friendships may fail; but the Friend of sinners never fails. Cicero defines a real friend, Amicus certus in re incerta cernitor: "A friend in need is a friend indeed." Reader, such a Friend is the Lord.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 31:7

    I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy - I will triumph and joy in thy mercy; that is, in the mercy which he had already experienced, and in that which he still hoped to enjoy. He had had abundant proofs of that mercy; he hoped for still further proofs of it; and he says that he would find his joy in that, and not in what idols could give.

    For thou hast considered my trouble - In times past and now. He felt assured that his prayer would be regarded, and that God would relieve and deliver him.

    Thou hast known my soul in adversities - In the troubles that have come upon me. That is, God had seen and known all the feelings of his heart in the time of adversity; his sorrow and anxiety; his hope and trust; his uncomplaining spirit; his feeling of entire dependence on God, and his belief that He would interpose to save him. God had not turned away from him, but had shown that he regarded with interest all his feelings, his desires, his hopes. It is much, in the time of trouble, to know that all our feelings are understood by God, that He sees all our sorrows, and that He will not be regardless of them. There are no states of mind more interesting than those which occur in adversities; there is no one who can fully understand the soul in adversities but God; there is no one but God who can entirely meet the needs of the soul in such seasons.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 31:7

    31:7 Known - Loved me, and cared for me.