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Psalms 40:16

    Psalms 40:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Let all those that seek you rejoice and be glad in you: let such as love your salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: Let such as love thy salvation say continually, Jehovah be magnified.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let all those who are looking for you be glad and have joy in you; let the lovers of your salvation ever say, May the Lord be great.

    Webster's Revision

    Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: Let such as love thy salvation say continually, Jehovah be magnified.

    World English Bible

    Let all those who seek you rejoice and be glad in you. Let such as love your salvation say continually, "Let Yahweh be exalted!"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.

    Definitions for Psalms 40:16

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 40:16

    Let all those that seek thee - be glad - In making prayer and supplication to thee, let them ever find thee, that they may magnify thee for the blessings they receive.

    Love thy salvation - Who earnestly desire to be saved from sin: saved in thy own way, and on thy own terms.

    The Lord be magnified - Let God be praised continually for the continual blessings he pours down.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 40:16

    Let all those that seek thee - All those who desire to know thee; to understand thy ways; to be thy friends. The phrase is used to denote the truly pious, because it is a characteristic of all such that they truly desire to be acquainted with God, and to find the way which leads to his favor.

    Rejoice and be glad in thee -

    (1) By finding thee, or securing the object which they sought;

    (2) in thee, as the source of all true comfort and joy.

    The prayer is that all such may be successful in their efforts, while those who have no such aim may be disappointed, Psalm 40:14.

    Let such as love thy salvation -

    (a) Thy method of salvation, or the appointed way by which men may be saved; and

    (b) the salvation itself - deliverance from the guilt and dominion of sin, and complete and eternal restoration to the favor of God.

    Say continually, The Lord be magnified - See the notes at Psalm 35:27, where the same expression occurs.