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Psalms 41:12

    Psalms 41:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And as for me, you uphold me in my integrity, and set me before your face for ever.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, And settest me before thy face for ever.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And as for me, you are my support in my righteousness, giving me a place before your face for ever.

    Webster's Revision

    And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, And settest me before thy face for ever.

    World English Bible

    As for me, you uphold me in my integrity, and set me in your presence forever.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 41:12

    Thou upholdest me - I am still enabled to show that my heart was upright before God.

    Settest me before thy face for ever - Thou showest that thou dost approve of me: that I stand in thy presence, under the smiles of thy approbation.

    This also has been applied to our Lord, and considered as pointing out his mediatorial office at the right hand of God.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 41:12

    And as for me - literally, "and I;" as if there were some verb understood. The reference is turned on himself; on all that was suggested by this train of remark as bearing on himself. The result of the whole was a firm assurance that God would sustain him, and that he would be established before God forever. The train of thought is this: "And I... thou upholdest me." Perhaps the course of expression, if it had not been suddenly changed, would have been, "And I am sustained or held up." The thought, however, turns rather on God than on himself, and instead of carrying out the reference to himself so prominently, he turns to God as the source from where all this was derived.

    Thou upholdest me - Not merely in strengthening me in my sickness, but, what is more important, in vindicating my character against the aspersions which are cast upon it. Thou dost show that I am upright.

    In mine integrity - literally, "in my perfection." See the notes at Job 1:1. The word here means uprightness, sincerity, probity. He had been calumniated by his foes. His sickness had been regarded by them as a proof that he was a hypocrite or a stranger to God. If he had died, they would have urged that fact as evidence that he was the object of the divine displeasure. His restored health was clear proof that their suggestions were false, and that he was not suffering for the cause which they alleged. God thus showed that he regarded him as upright and sincere. The claim is not that of "absolute perfections," but only of a character of piety or integrity in opposition to the slanderous charges of his enemies. Compare Psalm 7:8; Psalm 25:21; Psalm 26:1, Psalm 26:11.

    And settest me before thy face for ever - That is, Thou wilt do it. God would always have him in his presence, permit him always to dwell with him - the highest proof of his friendship.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 41:12

    41:12 Settest - Or, hast confirmed me in thy presence, under thine eye and special care: to minister unto thee, as a king over thy people. And in regard of his posterity, the kingdom was established for ever.