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Psalms 68:20

    Psalms 68:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto GOD the Lord belong the issues from death.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He that is our God is the God of salvation; and to GOD the Lord belong the issues from death.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    God is unto us a God of deliverances; And unto Jehovah the Lord belongeth escape from death.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Our God is for us a God of salvation; his are the ways out of death.

    Webster's Revision

    God is unto us a God of deliverances; And unto Jehovah the Lord belongeth escape from death.

    World English Bible

    God is to us a God of deliverance. To Yahweh, the Lord, belongs escape from death.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    God is unto us a God of deliverances; and unto JEHOVAH the Lord belong the issues from death.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 68:20

    The issues from death - The going out or exodus from death - from the land of Egypt and house of bondage. Or the expression may mean, Life and death are in the hand of God. "He can create, and he destroy."

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 68:20

    He that is our God is the God of salvation - literally, "God is for us a God of salvation." That is, The God whom we worship is the God from whom salvation comes, and who brings salvation to us. It is not a vain thing that we serve him, for he is the only being who can save us, and he will save us.

    And unto God the Lord belong the issues from death - The "outgoings" or "escapes" from death. That is, He only can save from death. The Hebrew word means, properly, a going forth, a deliverance; then, a place of going forth as a gate, Ezekiel 48:30; a fountain, Proverbs 4:23. Probably the only idea intended here by the psalmist was, that safety or deliverance from death proceeds solely from God. The sentiment, however, is true in a larger sense. All that pertains to deliverance from death, all that prepares for it, all that makes it easy to be borne, all that constitutes a rescue from its pains and horrors, all that follows death in a higher and more blessed world, all that makes death "final," and places us in a condition where death is no more to be dreaded - all this belongs to God. All this is under his control. He only can enable us to bear death; he only can conduct us from a bed of death to a world where we shall never die.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 68:20

    68:20 Issues - Escapes or deliverances.