New American Standard Bible
I will bless the LORD who has counseled me; Indeed, my mind instructs me in the night.
King James Bible
I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.
Darby Bible Translation
I will bless Jehovah, who giveth me counsel; even in the nights my reins instruct me.
World English Bible
I will bless Yahweh, who has given me counsel. Yes, my heart instructs me in the night seasons.
Young's Literal Translation
I bless Jehovah who hath counselled me; Also in the nights my reins instruct me.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I will bless the Lord, who hath given the counsel - Probably the reference here is to the fact that the Lord had counseled him to choose him as his portion, or had inclined him to his service. There is nothing for which a heart rightly affected is more disposed to praise God than for the fact that by his grace it has been inclined to serve him; and the time when the heart was given away to God is recalled ever onward as the happiest period of life.
My reins ... - See the notes at Psalm 7:9. The "reins" are here put for the mind, the soul. They were regarded as the seat of the affections, Jeremiah 11:20; Job 19:27. The meaning here is, that in the wakeful hours of night, when meditating on the divine character and goodness, he found instruction in regard to God. Compare Psalm 17:3. Everything then is favorable for reflection. The natural calmness and composure of the mind; the stillness of night; the starry heavens; the consciousness that we are alone with God, and that no human eye is upon us - all these things are favorable to profound religious meditation. They who are kept wakeful by night "need" not find this an unprofitable portion of their lives. Some of the most instructive hours of life are those which are spent when the eyes refuse to close themselves in slumber, and when the universal stillness invites to contemplation on divine things.
LibraryMessiah Rising from the Dead
For Thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt Thou suffer Thine Holy One to see corruption. T hat the Gospel is a divine revelation may be summarily proved from the character of its Author. If an infidel was so far divested of prejudice and prepossession, as to read the history of Jesus Christ, recorded by the Evangelists, with attention, and in order to form his judgment of it, simply and candidly, as evidence should appear; I think he must observe many particulars in his spirit and conduct, …
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1
Source of My Life's Refreshing Springs,
Period iv. The Age of the Consolidation of the Church: 200 to 324 A. D.
The Wrath of God
The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime; And His song will be with me in the night, A prayer to the God of my life.
When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches,
With Your counsel You will guide me, And afterward receive me to glory.
I will remember my song in the night; I will meditate with my heart, And my spirit ponders:
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