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Psalms 34:19

    Psalms 34:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivers him out of them all.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Many are the afflictions of the righteous; But Jehovah delivereth him out of them all.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Great are the troubles of the upright: but the Lord takes him safely out of them all.

    Webster's Revision

    Many are the afflictions of the righteous; But Jehovah delivereth him out of them all.

    World English Bible

    Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but Yahweh delivers him out of them all.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 34:19

    Many are the afflictions of the righteous - No commander would do justice to a brave and skillful soldier, by refusing him opporbunities to put his skill and bravery to proof by combating with the adversary; or by preventing him from taking the post of danger when necessity required it. The righteous are God's soldiers. He suffers them to be tried, and sometimes to enter into the hottest of the battle and in their victory the power and influence of the grace of God is shown, as well as their faithfulness.

    Delivereth him out of them all - He may well combat heartily, who knows that if he fight in the Lord, he shall necessarily be the conqueror.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 34:19

    Many are the afflictions of the righteous - This is not intended to affirm that the afflictions of the righteous are more numerous or more severe than the afflictions of other men, but that they are subjected to much suffering, and to many trials. Religion does not exempt them from suffering, but it sustains them in it; it does not deliver them from all trials in this life, but it supports them in their trials, which it teaches them to consider as a preparation for the life to come. There are, indeed, sorrows which are special to the righteous, or which come upon them in virtue of their religion, as the trials of persecution; but there are sorrows, also, that are special to the wicked - such as are the effects of intemperance, dishonesty, crime. The latter are more numerous by far than the former; so that it is still true that the wicked suffer more than the righteous in this life.

    But the Lord delivereth him out of them all - See the notes at Psalm 34:17.