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Psalms 71:23

    Psalms 71:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing to you; and my soul, which you have redeemed.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    My lips shall shout for joy when I sing praises unto thee; And my soul, which thou hast redeemed.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Joy will be on my lips when I make melody to you; and in my soul, to which you have given salvation.

    Webster's Revision

    My lips shall shout for joy when I sing praises unto thee; And my soul, which thou hast redeemed.

    World English Bible

    My lips shall shout for joy! My soul, which you have redeemed, sings praises to you!

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing praises unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 71:23

    My lips shall greatly rejoice and my soul - My lips shall use words expressive of my soul's happiness and gratitude. Thou hast redeemed me; and thou shalt have the eternal praise.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 71:23

    My lips shall greatly rejoice ... - My lips will seem to be happy in the privilege of celebrating the praises of God.

    And my soul, which thou hast redeemed - Compare Psalm 34:22. The word soul here seems to be employed to denote "the soul" properly, as we understand the word - the immortal part. The usual meaning of the word, in the Psalms, however, is "life," and it is possible that the psalmist meant merely to say here that the "life" which had been spared should find pleasure in celebrating the praises of God; but there is no impropriety in supposing that he has reference to his higher - his immortal - nature.