New Living Translation
For he has strengthened the bars of your gates and blessed your children within your walls.
King James Bible
For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee.
Darby Bible Translation
For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee;
World English Bible
For he has strengthened the bars of your gates. He has blessed your children within you.
Young's Literal Translation
For He did strengthen the bars of thy gates, He hath blessed thy sons in thy midst.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
147:13 Thy gates - Thy strength consists not in thy walls, and gates, and bars, but in his protection.
LibraryThe Room was Like and Oven
Sunday, 8.--We were at the minster  in the morning and at our parish church in the afternoon. The same gentleman preached at both; but though I saw him at the church, I did not know I had ever seen him before. In the morning he was all life and motion; in the afternoon he was as quiet as a post. At five in the evening, the rain constrained me to preach in the oven again. The patience of the congregation surprised me. They seemed not to feel the extreme heat or to be offended at the close application …
John Wesley—The Journal of John Wesley
What God Is
That it is Profitable to Communicate Often
May the bolts of your gates be of iron and bronze; may you be secure all your days."
The Fish Gate was built by the sons of Hassenaah. They laid the beams, set up its doors, and installed its bolts and bars.
I said to them, "Do not leave the gates open during the hottest part of the day. And even while the gatekeepers are on duty, have them shut and bar the doors. Appoint the residents of Jerusalem to act as guards, everyone on a regular watch. Some will serve at sentry posts and some in front of their own homes."
The godly always give generous loans to others, and their children are a blessing.
Glorify the LORD, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion!
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