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Psalms 54:6

    Psalms 54:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O LORD; for it is good.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I will freely sacrifice to you: I will praise your name, O LORD; for it is good.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    With a freewill-offering will I sacrifice unto thee: I will give thanks unto thy name, O Jehovah, for it is good.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Freely will I make my offerings to you; I will give praise to your name, O Lord, for it is good.

    Webster's Revision

    With a freewill-offering will I sacrifice unto thee: I will give thanks unto thy name, O Jehovah, for it is good.

    World English Bible

    With a free will offering, I will sacrifice to you. I will give thanks to your name, Yahweh, for it is good.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    With a freewill offering will I sacrifice unto thee: I will give thanks unto thy name, O LORD, for it is good.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 54:6

    I will freely sacrifice unto thee - Or, I will sacrifice nobly unto thee. Not only with a willing mind, but with a liberal hand will I bring sacrifice unto thee.

    For it is good - Thy name is good; it is descriptive of thy nature; full of goodness and mercy to man. And it is good to be employed in such a work: whoever worships thee in sincerity is sure to be a gainer. To him who orders his conversation aright, thou dost show thy salvation.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 54:6

    I will freely sacrifice unto thee - The Hebrew words rendered "freely," mean with "willingness, voluntariness, spontaneousness." The idea is, that he would do it of a free or willing mind; without constraint or compulsion; voluntarily. The reference is to a free-will or voluntary offering, as distinguished from one, that was prescribed by law. See Exodus 35:29; Exodus 36:3; Leviticus 7:16; Leviticus 22:18; Numbers 15:3; Numbers 29:39. The idea is, that as the result of the divine interposition which he prayed for, he would bring voluntary offerings to God in acknowledgment of his goodness and mercy.

    I will praise thy name, O Lord - I will praise thee. See Psalm 52:9.

    For it is good - That is, God himself is benevolent; and David says that he would express his sense of God's goodness by offering him praise.