English Standard Version
The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel.
King James Bible
The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.
American Standard Version
Jehovah doth build up Jerusalem; He gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.
The Lord buildeth up Jerusalem: he will gather together the dispersed of Israel.
English Revised Version
The LORD doth build up Jerusalem; he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.
Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD buildeth up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
Man's help is of no avail; blessed is he (this is the last of the twenty-five אשׁרי of the Psalter), on the contrary, who has the God of Jacob (שׁאל like שׁיהוה in Psalm 144:15) as Him in whom is his succour (בּעזרו with Beth essentiae, vid., on Psalm 35:2) - he, whose confidence (שׂבר as in Psalm 119:116) rests on Jahve, whom he can by faith call his God. Men often are not able to give help although they might be willing to do so: He, however, is the Almighty, the Creator of the heavens, the earth, and the sea, and of all living things that fill these three (cf. Nehemiah 9:6). Men easily change their mind and do not keep their word: He, however, is He who keepeth truth or faithfulness, inasmuch as He unchangeably adheres to the fulfilling of His promises. שׁמר אמת is in form equivalent substantially to שׁמר חסד and שׁמר הבּרית. And that which He is able to do as being the Almighty, and cannot as being the Truthful One leave undone, is also really His mode of active manifestation made evident in practical proofs: He obtains right for the oppressed, gives bread to the hungry, and consequently proves Himself to be the succour of those who suffer wrong without doing wrong, and as the provider for those who look for their daily bread from His gracious hand. With השּׁמר, the only determinate participle, the faithfulness of God to His promises is made especially prominent.
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The Jews said to one another, "Where does this man intend to go that we will not find him? Does he intend to go to the Dispersion among the Greeks and teach the Greeks?
then the LORD your God will restore your fortunes and have mercy on you, and he will gather you again from all the peoples where the LORD your God has scattered you.
Do good to Zion in your good pleasure; build up the walls of Jerusalem;
For God will save Zion and build up the cities of Judah, and people shall dwell there and possess it;
For the LORD builds up Zion; he appears in his glory;
Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise.
Jerusalem--built as a city that is bound firmly together,
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