Psalm 73:1
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English Standard Version
Truly God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.

King James Bible
A Psalm of Asaph. Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.

American Standard Version
Surely God is good to Israel, Even to such as are pure in heart.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A psalm for Asaph. How good is God to Israel, to them that are of a right heart!

English Revised Version
BOOK III A Psalm of Asaph. Surely God is good to Israel, even to such as are pure in heart.

Webster's Bible Translation
A Psalm of Asaph. Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The confirmation of these prospects is now given. Voluntative forms are intermingled because the prospect extending into the future is nevertheless more lyrical than prophetic in its character. The elevation of the king to the dominion of the world is the reward of his condescension; he shows himself to be the helper and protecting lord of the poor and the oppressed, who are the especial object upon which God's eye is set. He looks upon it as his task to deal most sympathizingly and most considerately (יחס) just with those of reduced circumstances and with the poor, and their blood is precious in his eyes. Psalm 72:12 is re-echoed in Job 29:12. The meaning of Psalm 72:14 is the same as Psalm 116:15. Instead of יקר, by a retention of the Jod of the stem it is written ייקר. Just as in Psalm 49:10, ייקר here also is followed by ויחי. The assertion is individualized: and he (who was threatened with death) shall live (voluntative, having reference to the will of the king). But who is now the subject to ויתּן-? Not the rescued one (Hitzig), for after the foregoing designations (Psalm 72:11.) we cannot expect to find "the gold of Sheba" (gold from Jeman or Aethiopia) in his possession. Therefore it is the king, and in fact Solomon, of whom the disposal of the gold of Sheba (Saba) is characteristic. The king's thought and endeavour are directed to this, that the poor man who has almost fallen a victim shall live or revive, and not only will he maintain his cause, he will also bestow gifts upon him with a liberal hand, and he (the poor one who has been rescued and endowed from the riches of the king) shall pray unceasingly for him (the king) and bless him at all times. The poor one is he who is restored to life and endowed with gifts, and who intercedes and blesses; the king, however, is the beneficent giver. It is left for the reader to supply the right subjects in thought to the separate verbs. That clearly marked precision which we require in rhetorical recital is alien to the Oriental style (vid., my Geschichte der jdischen Poesie, S. 189). Maurer and Hofmann also give the same interpretation as we have done.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalm 50:1 The mighty God, even the LORD, has spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun to the going down thereof.

Psalm 74:1 O God, why have you cast us off for ever? why does your anger smoke against the sheep of your pasture?

Psalm 83:1 Keep not you silence, O God: hold not your peace, and be not still, O God.

1 Chronicles 6:39 And his brother Asaph, who stood on his right hand, even Asaph the son of Berachiah, the son of Shimea,

1 Chronicles 15:17 So the Levites appointed Heman the son of Joel; and of his brothers, Asaph the son of Berechiah...

1 Chronicles 16:7,37 Then on that day David delivered first this psalm to thank the LORD into the hand of Asaph and his brothers...

1 Chronicles 25:1-6 Moreover David and the captains of the host separated to the service of the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun...

2 Chronicles 29:30 Moreover Hezekiah the king and the princes commanded the Levites to sing praise to the LORD with the words of David...

truly. or. yet

Psalm 2:6 Yet have I set my king on my holy hill of Zion.

Psalm 42:11 Why are you cast down, O my soul? and why are you disquieted within me? hope you in God: for I shall yet praise him...

God

Psalm 73:18-28 Surely you did set them in slippery places: you cast them down into destruction...

Psalm 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Isaiah 63:7-9 I will mention the loving kindnesses of the LORD, and the praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD has bestowed on us...

Luke 12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

to such

John 1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and said of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!

Romans 2:28,29 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh...

Romans 4:16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed...

Romans 9:6,7 Not as though the word of God has taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel...

of a clean heart. Heb. clean of heart

Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

Jeremiah 4:14 O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be saved. How long shall your vain thoughts lodge within you?

Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration...

James 4:8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double minded.

Cross References
Matthew 5:8
"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Psalm 24:4
He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully.

Psalm 51:10
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

Psalm 72:20
The prayers of David, the son of Jesse, are ended.

Psalm 86:5
For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.

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