Psalm 27:10
New International Version
Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.

New Living Translation
Even if my father and mother abandon me, the LORD will hold me close.

English Standard Version
For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the LORD will take me in.

Berean Study Bible
Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.

King James Bible
When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.

New King James Version
When my father and my mother forsake me, Then the LORD will take care of me.

New American Standard Bible
For my father and my mother have forsaken me, But the LORD will take me up.

NASB 1995
For my father and my mother have forsaken me, But the LORD will take me up.

NASB 1977
For my father and my mother have forsaken me, But the LORD will take me up.

Amplified Bible
Although my father and my mother have abandoned me, Yet the LORD will take me up [adopt me as His child].

Christian Standard Bible
Even if my father and mother abandon me, the LORD cares for me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Even if my father and mother abandon me, the LORD cares for me.

American Standard Version
When my father and my mother forsake me, Then Jehovah will take me up.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because my father and mother abandoned me, and LORD JEHOVAH took me up.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord has taken me to himself.

Contemporary English Version
Even if my father and mother should desert me, you will take care of me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For my father and my mother have left me: but the Lord hath taken me up.

English Revised Version
For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the LORD will take me up.

Good News Translation
My father and mother may abandon me, but the LORD will take care of me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Even if my father and mother abandon me, the LORD will take care of me.

International Standard Version
Though my father and my mother abandoned me, the LORD gathers me up.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For though my father and my mother have forsaken me, The LORD will take me up.

Literal Standard Version
When my father and my mother Have forsaken me, then YHWH gathers me.

NET Bible
Even if my father and mother abandoned me, the LORD would take me in.

New Heart English Bible
When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.

World English Bible
When my father and my mother forsake me, then Yahweh will take me up.

Young's Literal Translation
When my father and my mother Have forsaken me, then doth Jehovah gather me.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD is My Salvation
9Hide not Your face from me, nor turn away Your servant in anger. You have been my helper; do not leave me or forsake me, O God of my salvation. 10Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me. 11Teach me Your way, O LORD, and lead me on a level path, because of my oppressors.…

Cross References
Isaiah 40:11
He tends His flock like a shepherd; He gathers the lambs in His arms and carries them close to His heart. He gently leads the nursing ewes.

Isaiah 49:15
"Can a woman forget her nursing child, or lack compassion for the son of her womb? Even if she could forget, I will not forget you!


Treasury of Scripture

When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.

When

Psalm 69:8
I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children.

2 Samuel 16:11
And David said to Abishai, and to all his servants, Behold, my son, which came forth of my bowels, seeketh my life: how much more now may this Benjamite do it? let him alone, and let him curse; for the LORD hath bidden him.

Isaiah 49:15
Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.

the Lord

John 9:35
Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God?

John 16:32
Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.

2 Timothy 4:16
At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.

take me up [heb.

Isaiah 40:11
He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.









Verse 10. - When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up. We are not to gather from this that David's father and mother had forsaken him. They were probably dead at the time of his flight from Absalom. What David means is that, even if forsaken by his nearest and dearest, he would not be forsaken by God. The expression is proverbial.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Though
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

my father
אָבִ֣י (’ā·ḇî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 1: Father

and mother
וְאִמִּ֣י (wə·’im·mî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 517: A mother, )

forsake me,
עֲזָב֑וּנִי (‘ă·zā·ḇū·nî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural | first person common singular
Strong's 5800: To loosen, relinquish, permit

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

will receive me.
יַֽאַסְפֵֽנִי׃ (ya·’as·p̄ê·nî)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 622: To gather for, any purpose, to receive, take away, remove


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