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Psalms 57:7

    Psalms 57:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing, yea, I will sing praises.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed; I will make songs, and give praise.

    Webster's Revision

    My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing, yea, I will sing praises.

    World English Bible

    My heart is steadfast, God, my heart is steadfast. I will sing, yes, I will sing praises.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing, yea, I will sing praises.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 57:7

    My heart is fixed - My heart is prepared to do and suffer thy will. It is fixed - it has made the firmest purpose through his strength by which I can do all things.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 57:7

    My heart is fixed, O God - Margin, as in Hebrew, "prepared." Compare the notes at Psalm 51:10. The word "suited" or "prepared" accurately expresses the sense of the Hebrew, and it is so rendered in the Septuagint, (ἑτοίμη hetoimē); in the Vulgate, "paratum;" and by Luther, "bereit." The word is used, however, in the sense of "standing erect," Psalm 9:7; to "establish" or "strengthen," Psalm 89:4; Psalm 10:17; and hence, to be erect; to be firm, steady, constant, fixed. This seems to be the meaning here, as it is expressed in our common version. His heart was firm and decided. He did not waver in his purpose, or lean now to one side and then to the other; he was not "swayed" or "moved" by the events that had occurred. He felt conscious of standing firm in the midst of all his troubles. He confided in God. He did not doubt his justice, his goodness, his mercy; and, even in his trials, he was ready to praise him, and was "resolved" to praise him. The repetition of the word "fixed" gives emphasis and intensity to the expression, and is designed to show in the strongest manner that his heart, his purpose, his confidence in God, did not waver in the slightest degree.

    I will sing and give praise - My heart shall confide in thee; my lips shall utter the language of praise. In all his troubles God was his refuge; in all, he found occasion for praise. So it should be the fixed and settled purpose of our hearts that we will at all times confide in God, and that in every situation in life we will render him praise.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 57:7

    57:7 Fixed - In a stedfast belief of thy promises.