New International Version
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful servants.
King James Bible
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
Darby Bible Translation
Precious in the sight of Jehovah is the death of his saints.
World English Bible
Precious in the sight of Yahweh is the death of his saints.
Young's Literal Translation
Precious in the eyes of Jehovah is the death for His saints.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Precious in the sight of the Lord - Many have understood this verse as meaning, "the saints are too precious in the Lord's sight, lightly to give them over to death:" and this, Calmet contends, is the true sense of the text. Though they have many enemies, their lives are precious in his sight, and their foes shall not prevail against them.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'What shall I render unto the Lord for all His benefits toward me? 13. I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord.'--PSALM cxvi. 12, 13. There may possibly be a reference here to a part of the Passover ritual. It seems to have become the custom in later times to lift high the wine cup at that feast and drink it with solemn invocation and glad thanksgiving. So we find our Lord taking the cup--the 'cup of blessing' as Paul calls it--and giving thanks. But as there is no record …
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He will rescue them from oppression and violence, for precious is their blood in his sight.
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