Psalm 116:15
New International Version
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful servants.

New Living Translation
The LORD cares deeply when his loved ones die.

English Standard Version
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

Berean Study Bible
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints.

New American Standard Bible
Precious in the sight of the LORD Is the death of His godly ones.

New King James Version
Precious in the sight of the LORD Is the death of His saints.

King James Bible
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

Christian Standard Bible
The death of his faithful ones is valuable in the LORD's sight.

Contemporary English Version
You are deeply concerned when one of your loyal people faces death.

Good News Translation
How painful it is to the LORD when one of his people dies!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The death of His faithful ones is valuable in the LORD's sight.

International Standard Version
In the sight of the LORD, the death of his faithful ones is valued.

NET Bible
The LORD values the lives of his faithful followers.

New Heart English Bible
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful ones.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Precious in the eyes of Lord Jehovah is the death of his righteous people!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful ones.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Precious in the sight of the LORD Is the death of His saints.

New American Standard 1977
Precious in the sight of the LORD Is the death of His godly ones.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his merciful ones.

King James 2000 Bible
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

American King James Version
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

American Standard Version
Precious in the sight of Jehovah Is the death of his saints.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.

Douay-Rheims 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.

English Revised Version
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

Webster's Bible Translation
Precious in the sight of the LORD 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.
Study Bible
The LORD Has Heard My Voice
14I will fulfill my vows to the LORD in the presence of all His people. 15Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints. 16Truly, O LORD, I am Your servant; I am Your servant, the son of Your maidservant; You have broken my bonds.…
Cross References
Psalm 72:14
He will rescue them from oppression and violence, for their blood is precious in his sight.

Psalm 116:16
Truly, O LORD, I am Your servant; I am Your servant, the son of Your maidservant; You have released my bonds.

Treasury of Scripture

Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

precious

Psalm 37:32,33
The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him…

Psalm 72:14
He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight.

1 Samuel 25:29
Yet a man is risen to pursue thee, and to seek thy soul: but the soul of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of life with the LORD thy God; and the souls of thine enemies, them shall he sling out, as out of the middle of a sling.







Lexicon
Precious
יָ֭קָר (yā·qār)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3368: Precious, rare, splendid, weighty

in the sight
בְּעֵינֵ֣י (bə·‘ê·nê)
Preposition-b | Noun - cdc
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

of the LORD
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

[is] the death
הַ֝מָּ֗וְתָה (ham·mā·wə·ṯāh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4194: Death, the dead, their place, state, pestilence, ruin

of His saints.
לַחֲסִידָֽיו׃ (la·ḥă·sî·ḏāw)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2623: Kind, pious
(15) Precious . . .--This is only another form of the statement in Psalm 72:14. But again we have to ask why the thought of death should intrude upon the psalmist at this moment. (See Note, Psalm 115:17.) The answer is that, as in Psalm 116:8, a recent deliverance from death is spoken of. It is natural to take this psalm as a thanksgiving song for the safety, perhaps victory, of the survivors in some battle, but then the grateful community naturally and dutifully remember the dead.

Verse 15. - Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints (comp. Psalm 72:14). It is not a matter of indifference to God, when and under what circumstances each of his saints dies. Rather, it is a matter of deep concern to him. "In him are the issues of life and death" (Psalm 68:20), and he appoints to each man the day and attendant circumstances of his demise. 116:10-19 When troubled, we do best to hold our peace, for we are apt to speak unadvisedly. Yet there may be true faith where there are workings of unbelief; but then faith will prevail; and being humbled for our distrust of God's word, we shall experience his faithfulness to it. What can the pardoned sinner, or what can those who have been delivered from trouble or distress, render to the Lord for his benefits? We cannot in any way profit him. Our best is unworthy of his acceptance; yet we ought to devote ourselves and all we have to his service. I will take the cup of salvation; I will offer the drink-offerings appointed by the law, in token of thankfulness to God, and rejoice in God's goodness to me. I will receive the cup of affliction; that cup, that bitter cup, which is sanctified to the saints, so that to them it is a cup of salvation; it is a means of spiritual health. The cup of consolation; I will receive the benefits God bestows upon me, as from his hand, and taste his love in them, as the portion not only of mine inheritance in the other world, but of my cup in this. Let others serve what masters they will, truly I am thy servant. Two ways men came to be servants. By birth. Lord, I was born in thy house; I am the son of thine handmaid, and therefore thine. It is a great mercy to be children of godly parents. By redemption. Lord, thou hast loosed my bonds, thou hast discharged me from them, therefore I am thy servant. The bonds thou hast loosed shall tie me faster unto thee. Doing good is sacrifice, with which God is well pleased; and this must accompany giving thanks to his name. Why should we offer that to the Lord which cost us nothing? The psalmist will pay his vows now; he will not delay the payment: publicly, not to make a boast, but to show he is not ashamed of God's service, and to invite others to join him. Such are true saints of God, in whose lives and deaths he will be glorified.
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