Psalm 113:9
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New International Version
He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the LORD.

King James Bible
He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.

Darby Bible Translation
He maketh the barren woman to keep house, [as] a joyful mother of sons. Hallelujah!

World English Bible
He settles the barren woman in her home, as a joyful mother of children. Praise Yah!

Young's Literal Translation
Causing the barren one of the house to sit, A joyful mother of sons; praise ye Jah!

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He maketh the barren woman to keep house - This is a figure to point out the desolate, decreasing state of the captives in Babylon, and the happy change which took place on their return to their own land. These are nearly the words of Hannah, 1 Samuel 2:5.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Psalm 68:6 God sets the solitary in families: he brings out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.

Genesis 21:5-7 And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born to him...

Genesis 25:21 And Isaac entreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was entreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

Genesis 30:22,23 And God remembered Rachel, and God listened to her, and opened her womb...

1 Samuel 2:5 They that were full have hired out themselves for bread; and they that were hungry ceased: so that the barren has born seven...

Isaiah 54:1 Sing, O barren, you that did not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, you that did not travail with child...

Luke 1:13-15 But the angel said to him, Fear not, Zacharias: for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elisabeth shall bear you a son...

Galatians 4:27 For it is written, Rejoice, you barren that bore not; break forth and cry, you that travail not...

keep house. Heb. dwell in an house

Boniface, Apostle of the Germans.
BONIFACE, or Winfried, as they called him in Anglo-Saxon, born at Crediton in Devonshire, in 680, deserves to be honoured as the father of the German Church, although he was by no means the first who brought the seeds of the Gospel to Germany. Many had already laboured before him; but the efforts which had been made here and there did not suffice to secure the endurance of Christianity amongst the many perils to which it was exposed. Christianity needs to be linked with firm ecclesiastical institutions,
Augustus Neander—Light in the Dark Places

The Sermon on the Mount - the Kingdom of Christ and Rabbinic Teaching.
It was probably on one of those mountain-ranges, which stretch to the north of Capernaum, that Jesus had spent the night of lonely prayer, which preceded the designation of the twelve to the Apostolate. As the soft spring morning broke, He called up those who had learned to follow Him, and from among them chose the twelve, who were to be His Ambassadors and Representatives. [2500] [2501] But already the early light had guided the eager multitude which, from all parts, had come to the broad level
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

Cross References
1 Samuel 2:5
Those who were full hire themselves out for food, but those who were hungry are hungry no more. She who was barren has borne seven children, but she who has had many sons pines away.

Psalm 68:6
God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.

Psalm 107:41
But he lifted the needy out of their affliction and increased their families like flocks.

Psalm 127:3
Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him.

Isaiah 54:1
"Sing, barren woman, you who never bore a child; burst into song, shout for joy, you who were never in labor; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband," says the LORD.

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