Psalm 31:23
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Love the LORD, all his faithful people! The LORD preserves those who are true to him, but the proud he pays back in full.

King James Bible
O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.

Darby Bible Translation
Love Jehovah, all ye his saints. Jehovah preserveth the faithful, and plentifully requiteth the proud doer.

World English Bible
Oh love Yahweh, all you his saints! Yahweh preserves the faithful, and fully recompenses him who behaves arrogantly.

Young's Literal Translation
Love Jehovah, all ye His saints, Jehovah is keeping the faithful, And recompensing abundantly a proud doer.

Psalm 31:23 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

O love the Lord, all ye his saints - It is only the saints that can love God, as they only are made partakers of the Divine nature. Holy spirits can love God, who is the fountain of their holiness; and the saints should love him.

Preserveth the faithful - Those who, being filled with the love of God, bring forth the fruits of that love - universal obedience to the will of God; for to such persons his commands are not grievous, their duty is their delight; while a man is faithful to the grace he has received, that is, uses and improves the talents with which God has intrusted him, God's service is perfect freedom.

The proud doer - The man of the proud heart, haughty and supercilious carriage, and insulting and outrageous conduct. A proud man is peculiarly odious in the sight of God; and in the sight of reason how absurd! A sinner, a fallen spirit, an heir of wretchedness and corruption-proud!

Proud of what? Of an indwelling devil! Well; such persons shall be plentifully rewarded. They shall get their due, their whole due, and nothing but their due.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

O love

Psalm 34:9 O fear the LORD, you his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.

Psalm 97:10 You that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserves the souls of his saints; he delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.

Deuteronomy 10:12 And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him...

Deuteronomy 30:16 In that I command you this day to love the LORD your God, to walk in his ways...

Isaiah 56:6 Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants...

Mark 12:23 In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her to wife.

1 Thessalonians 4:1 Furthermore then we beseech you, brothers, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus...

saints

Psalm 30:4 Sing to the LORD, O you saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

Psalm 89:7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.

Psalm 97:10 You that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserves the souls of his saints; he delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.

Psalm 145:10 All your works shall praise you, O LORD; and your saints shall bless you.

Revelation 19:5,6 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all you his servants, and you that fear him, both small and great...

for the

Deuteronomy 33:3 Yes, he loved the people; all his saints are in your hand: and they sat down at your feet; every one shall receive of your words.

1 Samuel 2:9 He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

John 10:27-30 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me...

Jude 1:1 Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ...

plentifully

Psalm 54:5 He shall reward evil to my enemies: cut them off in your truth.

Psalm 94:2 Lift up yourself, you judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud.

Revelation 18:6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double to her double according to her works...

Library
Goodness Wrought and Goodness Laid Up
'Oh how great is Thy goodness, which Thou hast laid up for them that fear Thee; which Thou hast wrought for them that trust in Thee before the sons of men!'--PSALM xxxi. 19. The Psalmist has been describing, with the eloquence of misery, his own desperate condition, in all manner of metaphors which he heaps together--'sickness,' 'captivity,' 'like a broken vessel,' 'as a dead man out of mind.' But in the depth of desolation he grasps at God's hand, and that lifts him up out of the pit. 'I trusted
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

'Lying Vanities'
'They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.'--JONAH 11. 8. Jonah's refusal to obey the divine command to go to Nineveh and cry against it is best taken, not as prosaic history, but as a poetical representation of Israel's failure to obey the divine call of witnessing for God. In like manner, his being cast into the sea and swallowed by the great fish, is a poetic reproduction, for homiletical purposes, of Israel's sufferings at the hands of the heathen whom it had failed to warn. The
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Other Fragments on the Psalms. Ii.
On Psalm xxxi. 22. Of the Triumph of the Christian Faith. The mercy of God is not so "marvellous" when it is shown in humbler cities as when it is shown in "a strong city," [1389] and for this reason "God is to be blessed."
Hippolytus—The Extant Works and Fragments of Hippolytus

My Spirit on Thy Care
[861]Emmaus: [862]St. Michael: Louis Bourgeois, 1551; Arr. William Crotch, 1836 Psalm 31 Henry F. Lyte, 1834 My spirit on Thy care, Blest Savior, I recline; Thou wilt not leave me to despair, For Thou art love divine. In Thee I place my trust, On Thee I calmly rest; I know Thee good, I know Thee just, And count thy choice the best. Whate'er events betide, Thy will they all perform: Safe in Thy breast my head I hide, Nor fear the coming storm. Let good or ill befall, It must be good for me; Secure
Various—The Hymnal of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA

Cross References
Revelation 2:10
Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor's crown.

Deuteronomy 32:41
when I sharpen my flashing sword and my hand grasps it in judgment, I will take vengeance on my adversaries and repay those who hate me.

1 Kings 3:3
Solomon showed his love for the LORD by walking according to the instructions given him by his father David, except that he offered sacrifices and burned incense on the high places.

Psalm 4:3
Know that the LORD has set apart his faithful servant for himself; the LORD hears when I call to him.

Psalm 30:4
Sing the praises of the LORD, you his faithful people; praise his holy name.

Psalm 34:9
Fear the LORD, you his holy people, for those who fear him lack nothing.

Psalm 37:28
For the LORD loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones. Wrongdoers will be completely destroyed; the offspring of the wicked will perish.

Jump to Previous
Abundantly Acteth Acts Arrogantly Behaves Danger Dealeth Doer Faithful Fully Gives Godly Haughtily Keeps Love Ones Pays Plentifully Preserves Preserveth Proud Proudly Recompenses Repayeth Requites Rewardeth Safe Saints True.
Jump to Next
Abundantly Acteth Acts Arrogantly Behaves Danger Dealeth Doer Faithful Fully Gives Godly Haughtily Keeps Love Ones Pays Plentifully Preserves Preserveth Proud Proudly Recompenses Repayeth Requites Rewardeth Safe Saints True.
Links
Psalm 31:23 NIV
Psalm 31:23 NLT
Psalm 31:23 ESV
Psalm 31:23 NASB
Psalm 31:23 KJV

Psalm 31:23 Bible Apps
Psalm 31:23 Biblia Paralela
Psalm 31:23 Chinese Bible
Psalm 31:23 French Bible
Psalm 31:23 German Bible

Psalm 31:23 Commentaries

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.

Bible Hub
Psalm 31:22
Top of Page
Top of Page