English Standard Version
And of Zion it shall be said, “This one and that one were born in her”; for the Most High himself will establish her.
King James Bible
And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the highest himself shall establish her.
American Standard Version
Yea, of Zion it shall be said, This one and that one was born in her; And the Most High himself will establish her.
Shall not Sion say: This man and that man is born in her? and the Highest himself hath founded her.
English Revised Version
Yea, of Zion it shall be said, This one and that one was born in her; and the Most High himself shall establish her.
Webster's Bible Translation
And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the Highest himself shall establish her.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
The situation is like that in the Psalms of the time of Saul. The writer is a persecuted one, and in constant peril of his life. He has taken Psalm 86:14 out of the Elohimic Psalm 54:5, and retained the Elohim as a proper name of God (cf. on the other hand Psalm 86:8, Psalm 86:10); he has, however, altered זרים to זרים, which here, as in Isaiah 13:11 (cf. however, ibid. Psalm 25:5), is the alternating word to עריצים. In Psalm 86:15 he supports his petition that follows by Jahve's testimony concerning Himself in Exodus 34:6. The appellation given to himself by the poet in Psalm 86:16 recurs in Psalm 116:16 (cf. Wisd. 9:5). The poet calls himself "the son of Thy handmaid" as having been born into the relation to Him of servant; it is a relationship that has come to him by birth. How beautifully does the Adonaj come in here for the seventh time! He is even from his mother's womb the servant of the sovereign Lord, from whose omnipotence he can therefore also look for a miraculous interposition on his behalf. A "token for good" is a special dispensation, from which it becomes evident to him that God is kindly disposed towards him. לטובה as in the mouth of Nehemiah, Nehemiah 5:19; Nehemiah 13:31; of Ezra 8:22; and also even in Jeremiah and earlier. ויבשׁוּ is just as parenthetical as in Isaiah 26:11.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Blessed be the LORD, for he has wondrously shown his steadfast love to me when I was in a besieged city.
As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God, which God will establish forever. Selah
Therefore thus says the Lord GOD of hosts: "O my people, who dwell in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrians when they strike with the rod and lift up their staff against you as the Egyptians did.
What will one answer the messengers of the nation? "The LORD has founded Zion, and in her the afflicted of his people find refuge."
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