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Psalms 71:21

    Psalms 71:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    You shall increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Increase thou my greatness, And turn again and comfort me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    You will make me greater than before, and give me comfort on every side.

    Webster's Revision

    Increase thou my greatness, And turn again and comfort me.

    World English Bible

    Increase my honor, and comfort me again.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Increase thou my greatness, and turn again and comfort me.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 71:21

    Thou shalt increase my greatness - Thou wilt restore me to my throne and kingdom; and it shall be done in such a way that all shall see it was the hand of God; and I shall have the more honor on the account.

    Comfort me on every side - I shall have friends in all quarters; and the tribes on all sides will support me.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 71:21

    Thou shalt increase my greatness - Thou wilt not merely restore me to my former condition, but wilt enlarge my happiness, and wilt do still greater things for me.

    And comfort me on every side - literally, "Thou wilt turn thyself; thou wilt comfort me." The word also means to surround; to encompass Genesis 2:11, Genesis 2:13; 1 Kings 7:24; Psalm 18:5; and the idea here may be that God would "go around him," or encircle him, and would thus comfort him. This idea is expressed in our common version. It was the confident assurance of entire, or complete consolation.