Psalm 61:5
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English Standard Version
For you, O God, have heard my vows; you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.

King James Bible
For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name.

American Standard Version
For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: Thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thou, my God, hast heard my prayer: thou hast given an inheritance to them that fear thy name.

English Revised Version
For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name.

Webster's Bible Translation
For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name.

Psalm 61:5 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The third strophe reverts to prayer; but the prayer now breathes more freely with a self-conscious courage for the strife. The fortified city (עיר מצור) is not Rabbath Ammon; but, as becomes evident from the parallel member of the verse and 2 Kings 14:7, the Idumaean chief city of Sela' (סלע) or Petra (vid., Knobel on Genesis 36:42, cf. Psalm 31:22; 2 Chronicles 8:5; 2 Chronicles 11:5 together with Psalm 14:5). The wish: who will conduct me equals Oh that one would conduct me (Ges. 136, 1)! expresses a martial desire, joyful at the prospect of victory; concerning מי נחני, quis perduxerit me, vid., on Psalm 11:3. What follows is not now to be rendered: Not Thou (who but Thou), Elohim, who...(Hitzig) - for in order to have been understood thus and not as in Psalm 60:3, Psalm 44:10, the poet could not have omitted אשׁר - on the contrary, the interrogatory הלא is the foundation on which the supplicatory הבה is raised. The king of Israel is hard pressed in the battle, but he knows that victory comes from above, from the God who has hitherto in anger refused it to His people, inasmuch as He has given power to Edom to break through the defensive forces of Israel (vid., Psalm 44:10). עזרת (not עזרת equals עזרה) is, as in Psalm 108:13, equivalent to עזרתה. The view that it is equal to עזרתי, the suffix being cast away, is not confirmed in this instance, vid., on Psalm 16:6, cf. Psalm 3:3. How vain is human succour, has been seen only very recently in the case of the kings of Zobah and Ammon, who have succumbed in spite of their confederates. Israel prays for its victorious power from above, and also obtains it thence, as is most confidently expressed in v. 14. עשׂה חיל, to do valiantly, to show valour, is equivalent to: to be victorious, as in Psalm 118:16. In God does Israel conquer, and God, who is in Israel, will by means of Israel tread down Edom in accordance with its deserts.

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hast heard

Psalm 56:12 Your vows are on me, O God: I will render praises to you.

Psalm 65:1 Praise waits for you, O God, in Sion: and to you shall the vow be performed.

Psalm 66:19 But truly God has heard me; he has attended to the voice of my prayer.

heritage

Psalm 16:5,6 The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: you maintain my lot...

Psalm 115:13 He will bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great.

Malachi 3:16-18 Then they that feared the LORD spoke often one to another: and the LORD listened, and heard it...

Acts 10:35 But in every nation he that fears him, and works righteousness, is accepted with him.

Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:58
"If you are not careful to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that you may fear this glorious and awesome name, the LORD your God,

Nehemiah 1:11
O Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants who delight to fear your name, and give success to your servant today, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man." Now I was cupbearer to the king.

Job 22:27
You will make your prayer to him, and he will hear you, and you will pay your vows.

Psalm 56:12
I must perform my vows to you, O God; I will render thank offerings to you.

Psalm 86:11
Teach me your way, O LORD, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name.

Psalm 102:15
Nations will fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth will fear your glory.

Isaiah 59:19
So they shall fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun; for he will come like a rushing stream, which the wind of the LORD drives.

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