New International Version
Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD their God.
King James Bible
Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:
Darby Bible Translation
Blessed is he who hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in Jehovah his God,
World English Bible
Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in Yahweh, his God:
Young's Literal Translation
O the happiness of him Who hath the God of Jacob for his help, His hope is on Jehovah his God,
Psalm 146:5 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help - While he that trusts in man is miserable, he that trusts in God is happy. In the son of man, בן אדם ben Adam, there is no help, תשועה teshuah, no saving principle. Every son of Adam naturally comes into the world without this, and must continue so till the Lord open the eyes of the blind, Psalm 146:8; but a measure of light is given from that true Light which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. This son of Adam returns to his earth, לאדמתו leadmatho, to the ground, from which he was taken; this refers directly to Genesis 2:7; Genesis 3:19. But he that has the God for his help who helped Jacob in his distress, and was with him, and sustained him in and through all adversities, can never be destitute; for this God changes not; he lives for ever, and his projects cannot perish. He has purposed that Israel shall be delivered from this captivity. Cyrus may change, but God will not; trust therefore in Him. He has all power; he made heaven and earth; he has them under his government and at his disposal; and should earth itself fail, heaven endures. And he keeps his truth for ever; and therefore his promises must be fulfilled to them that trust in him. Fear not.
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For you have been my hope, Sovereign LORD, my confidence since my youth.
Blessed is the people of whom this is true; blessed is the people whose God is the LORD.
"But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.
With my great power and outstretched arm I made the earth and its people and the animals that are on it, and I give it to anyone I please.
"He made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.
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