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Psalms 48:9

    Psalms 48:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    We have thought of your loving kindness, O God, in the middle of your temple.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    We have thought on thy lovingkindness, O God, In the midst of thy temple.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Our thoughts were of your mercy, O God, while we were in your Temple.

    Webster's Revision

    We have thought on thy lovingkindness, O God, In the midst of thy temple.

    World English Bible

    We have thought about your loving kindness, God, in the midst of your temple.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    We have thought on thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 48:9

    We have thought of thy loving-kindness - We went to thy temple to worship thee; we meditated on thy goodness; we waited for a display of it; and the panic that in the first instance struck us, was transferred to our enemies; and fear took hold upon them, they marvelled, were troubled, and hasted away.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 48:9

    We have thought of thy loving-kindness, O God - We have reflected on, or meditated on. The word used here literally means "to compare, to liken;" and this idea is perhaps always implied when it is used in the sense of thinking on, or meditating on. Perhaps the meaning here is, that they had "compared" in their own minds what they had heard from their fathers with what they had now seen; they had called all these things up to their remembrance, and had compared the one with the other.

    In the midst of thy temple - See the notes at Psalm 5:7. The allusion here most probably is to the "temple," properly so called, as these transactions are supposed to have occurred after the building of the temple by Solomon. The expression here also would make it probable that the psalm was composed after the defeat and overthrow of the armies referred to, in order that it might be used in the temple in celebrating the deliverance.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 48:9

    48:9 Thought - It hath been the matter of our serious and deep meditation, when we have been worshipping in thy temple.