Psalm 149:4
New International Version
For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory.

New Living Translation
For the LORD delights in his people; he crowns the humble with victory.

English Standard Version
For the LORD takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with salvation.

Berean Study Bible
For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; He adorns the afflicted with salvation.

King James Bible
For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.

New King James Version
For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation.

New American Standard Bible
For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; He will glorify the lowly with salvation.

NASB 1995
For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the afflicted ones with salvation.

NASB 1977
For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the afflicted ones with salvation.

Amplified Bible
For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation.

Christian Standard Bible
For the LORD takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with salvation.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For Yahweh takes pleasure in His people; He adorns the humble with salvation.

American Standard Version
For Jehovah taketh pleasure in his people: He will beautify the meek with salvation.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because LORD JEHOVAH is pleased with his people and he gives salvation to the poor.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the Lord takes pleasure in his people; and will exalt the meek with salvation.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD is pleased with his people, and he gives victory to those who are humble.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the Lord is well pleased with his people: and he will exalt the meek unto salvation.

English Revised Version
For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.

Good News Translation
The LORD takes pleasure in his people; he honors the humble with victory.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
because the LORD takes pleasure in his people. He crowns those who are oppressed with victory.

International Standard Version
For the LORD is pleased with his people; he beautifies the afflicted with salvation.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the LORD taketh pleasure in His people; He adorneth the humble with salvation.

Literal Standard Version
For YHWH is pleased with His people, He beautifies the humble with salvation.

NET Bible
For the LORD takes delight in his people; he exalts the oppressed by delivering them.

New Heart English Bible
For the LORD takes pleasure in his people. He crowns the humble with salvation.

World English Bible
For Yahweh takes pleasure in his people. He crowns the humble with salvation.

Young's Literal Translation
For Jehovah is pleased with His people, He beautifieth the humble with salvation.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Sing to the LORD a New Song
3Let them praise His name with dancing, and make music to Him with tambourine and harp. 4For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; He adorns the afflicted with salvation. 5Let the saints exult in glory; let them shout for joy upon their beds.…

Cross References
Job 36:11
If they obey and serve Him, then they end their days in prosperity and their years in happiness.

Psalm 16:11
You have made known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand.

Psalm 35:27
May those who favor my vindication shout for joy and gladness; may they always say, "Exalted be the LORD who delights in His servant's well-being."

Psalm 132:16
I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints will sing out in joy.

Psalm 147:11
The LORD is pleased with those who fear Him, who hope in His loving devotion.

Isaiah 61:3
to console the mourners in Zion--to give them a crown of beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and a garment of praise for a spirit of despair. So they will be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.


Treasury of Scripture

For the LORD takes pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.

taketh pleasure

Psalm 22:8
He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.

Psalm 35:27
Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.

Psalm 117:2
For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD.

beautify

Psalm 90:17
And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.

Psalm 132:16
I will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.

Isaiah 61:1-3,10
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; …









(4) He will beautify the meek . . .--Rather, He adorns the oppressed with salvation. Not only is the victory which achieves the deliverance of the afflicted people a relief to them, but the honour won in the sight of the world is like a beautiful robe, a figure no doubt suggested by the actual triumphal dresses of the victors, or the spoils in which they appeared after the battle. (Comp. Isaiah 55:5; Isaiah 60:7; Isaiah 61:3; Judges 5:30.)

Verse 4. - For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people. God had shown by the mercy, whatever it was (ver. 1), recently vouchsafed to his people, that he was well pleased with them, and might be counted on to support and sustain them. He will beautify the meek with salvation. Those who patiently submit to his chastisements God will ultimately "adorn," or "beautify," with his salvation.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

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

takes pleasure
רוֹצֶ֣ה (rō·w·ṣeh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 7521: To be pleased with, to satisfy a, debt

in His people;
בְּעַמּ֑וֹ (bə·‘am·mōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

He adorns
יְפָאֵ֥ר (yə·p̄ā·’êr)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6286: To gleam, embellish, to boast, to explain, oneself, to shake a, tree

the afflicted
עֲ֝נָוִ֗ים (‘ă·nā·wîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 6035: Poor, afflicted, humble, meek

with salvation.
בִּישׁוּעָֽה׃ (bî·šū·‘āh)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 3444: Something saved, deliverance, aid, victory, prosperity


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