New International Version
As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;
King James Bible
Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.
Darby Bible Translation
As a father pitieth [his] children, so Jehovah pitieth them that fear him.
World English Bible
Like a father has compassion on his children, so Yahweh has compassion on those who fear him.
Young's Literal Translation
As a father hath mercy on sons, Jehovah hath mercy on those fearing Him.
Psalm 103:13 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Like as a father pitieth his children - This is a very emphatic verse, and may be thus translated: "As the tender compassions of a father towards his children; so the tender compassicns of Jehovah towards them that fear him." Nothing can place the tenderness and concern of God for his creatures in a stronger light than this. What yearnings of bowels does a father feel toward the disobedient child, who, sensible of his ingratitude and disobedience, falls at his parent's feet, covered with confusion and melted into tears, with, "Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, and am not worthy to be called thy son!" The same in kind, but infinitely more exquisite, does God feel when the penitent falls at his feet, and implores his mercy through Christ crucified.
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