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Psalms 55:14

    Psalms 55:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    We took sweet counsel together, and walked to the house of God in company.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    We took sweet counsel together; We walked in the house of God with the throng.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    We had loving talk together, and went to the house of God in company.

    Webster's Revision

    We took sweet counsel together; We walked in the house of God with the throng.

    World English Bible

    We took sweet fellowship together. We walked in God's house with company.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    We took sweet counsel together, we walked in the house of God with the throng.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 55:14

    Walked unto the house of God in company - Or with haste; for the rabbins teach that we should walk hastily To the temple, but slowly From it.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 55:14

    We took sweet counsel together - Margin, "who sweetened counsel." Literally, "We sweetened counsel together;" that is, We consulted together; we opened our minds and plans to each other; in other words, We found that happiness in each other which those do who freely and confidentially communicate their plans and wishes - who have that mutual satisfaction which results from the approval of each other's plans.

    And walked unto the house of God in company - We went up to worship God together. The word rendered "company" means properly a noisy crowd, a multitude. The idea here is not that which would seem to be conveyed by our translation - that they went up to the house of God in company "with each other," but that both went with the great company - the crowd - the multitude - that assembled to worship God. They were engaged in the same service, they united in the worship of the same God; associated with those that loved their Maker; belonged to the companionship of those who sought his favor. There is nothing that constitutes a stronger bond of friendship and affection than being united in the worship of God, or belonging to his people. Connexion with a church in acts of worship, ought always to constitute a strong bond of love, confidence, esteem, and affection; the consciousness of having been redeemed by the same blood of the atonement should be a stronger tie than any tie of natural friendship; and the expectation and hope of spending an eternity together in heaven should unite heart to heart in a bond which nothing - not even death - can sever.