Psalm 61:5
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New American Standard Bible
For You have heard my vows, O God; You have given me the inheritance 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.

Darby Bible Translation
For thou, O God, hast heard my vows; thou hast given me the inheritance of those that fear thy name.

World English Bible
For you, God, have heard my vows. You have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.

Young's Literal Translation
For Thou, O God, hast hearkened to my vows, Thou hast appointed the inheritance Of those fearing Thy name.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

For thou, O God, hast heard my vows - That is, my prayers accompanied with solemn pledges or promises that I will devote myself to thy service. In some way David had the assurance that those vows and prayers had been heard; that God would answer his supplications - that he would restore him to his home, and to the privilege of uniting with others in the sacred services of the sanctuary. In what way he had this assurance we are not informed, but the statement here accords with what we often find in the Psalms. His troubled mind became calm, for he looked upon the blessing as already granted. He entertained no doubt that what he had asked would be bestowed. The mind of a true believer often feels this assurance now. Somehow he feels an undoubting persuasion that the prayer which he has offered has been heard; that God will be merciful; that the blessing which has been sought will assuredly be conferred. That there may be danger of illusion here, no one can doubt - for we are not, as David was, inspired; but no one can prove that God may not impart such a gracious assurance to the soul; no one can show that it is wrong for a believer to allow peace to flow into his soul, in the confident hope that the blessing which he had sought will be his.

Thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name - The heirship which pertains to such; the privileges of those who are the true children of God. One of these privileges is that of prayer; another is the peace which results from adoption into the family of God; of feeling that we are his heirs. Compare the notes at Romans 8:16-17.

Psalm 61:5 Parallel Commentaries

The Far and Near
Gerhard Ter Steegen Ps. lxi. 4 In Him we live, in Him we move; seek not thy God afar; He is not prisoned in a height above sun, moon, and star. But thou through strange dark lands hast strayed, and wandered far from Him; And therfore He, O Soul, to thee, is distant and is dim. Lord, I was in the far-off land, I loved from Thee to stray, And when unto myself I came, a swine-herd far away, One moment--then the welcome sweet, the kiss, the Father's Home; Far distant was the distance; to Thy bosom I
Frances Bevan—Hymns of Ter Steegen, Suso, and Others

The Horns of the Altar
WE MUST tell you the story. Solomon was to be the king after David, but his elder brother, Adonijah, was preferred by Joab, the captain of the host, and by Abiathar, the priest; and, therefore, they got together, and tried to steal a march upon dying David, and set up Adonijah. They utterly failed in this; and when Solomn came to the throne Adonijah was afraid for his life, and fled to the horns of the altar at the tabernacle for shelter. Solomn permitted him to find sanctuary there, and forgave
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 31: 1885

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

Nehemiah 1:11
"O Lord, I beseech You, may Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant and the prayer of Your servants who delight to revere Your name, and make Your servant successful today and grant him compassion before this man." Now I was the cupbearer to the king.

Job 22:27
"You will pray to Him, and He will hear you; And you will pay your vows.

Psalm 56:12
Your vows are binding upon me, O God; I will render thank offerings to You.

Psalm 86:11
Teach me Your way, O LORD; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name.

Psalm 102:15
So the nations will fear the name of the LORD And all the kings of the earth Your glory.

Isaiah 59:19
So they will 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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