Psalm 103:4
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New International Version
who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,

New Living Translation
He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies.

English Standard Version
who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,

New American Standard Bible
Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;

King James Bible
Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He redeems your life from the Pit; He crowns you with faithful love and compassion.

International Standard Version
he continues to redeem your life from the Pit, and he continuously surrounds you with gracious love and compassion.

NET Bible
who delivers your life from the Pit, who crowns you with his loyal love and compassion,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He saves you from destruction; he supports you with grace and with compassions.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
the one who rescues your life from the pit, the one who crowns you with mercy and compassion,

Jubilee Bible 2000
who redeems thy life from destruction; who crowns thee with mercy and compassion;

King James 2000 Bible
Who redeems your life from destruction; who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

American King James Version
Who redeems your life from destruction; who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies;

American Standard Version
Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; Who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who redeemeth thy life from destruction: who crowneth thee with mercy and compassion.

Darby Bible Translation
Who redeemeth thy life from the pit, who crowneth thee with loving-kindness and tender mercies;

English Revised Version
Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies:

Webster's Bible Translation
Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with loving-kindness and tender mercies;

World English Bible
who redeems your life from destruction; who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies;

Young's Literal Translation
Who is redeeming from destruction thy life, Who is crowning thee -- kindness and mercies,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

103:1-5 By the pardon of sin, that is taken away which kept good things from us, and we are restored to the favor of God, who bestows good things on us. Think of the provocation; it was sin, and yet pardoned: how many the provocations, yet all pardoned! God is still forgiving, as we are still sinning and repenting. The body finds the melancholy consequences of Adam's offence, it is subject to many infirmities, and the soul also. Christ alone forgives all our sins; it is he alone who heals all our infirmities. And the person who finds his sin cured, has a well-grounded assurance that it is forgiven. When God, by the graces and comforts of his Spirit, recovers his people from their decays, and fills them with new life and joy, which is to them an earnest of eternal life and joy, they may then be said to return to the days of their youth, Job 33:25.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 4. - Who redeemeth thy life from destruction. When sickness seems about to be mortal, or when danger threatens from foes, God often steps in and "redeems" men - i.e, saves them, rescues them (see Psalm 56:13; Psalm 116:8; Isaiah 38:16, 20). Who crowneth thee with loving kindness and tender mercies (comp. Psalm 8:5; Psalm 18:50; Psalm 23:6, etc.).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Who redeemeth thy life from destruction,.... Not from temporal destruction, to which the natural life is subject, through diseases, dangerous occurrences, and the malice of enemies; to be delivered from which is a blessing, and for which God is to be praised; but from eternal destruction, the destruction of the body and soul in hell; and so the Targum,

"who redeemest thy life from hell;''

to which destruction all men are liable through sin; their ways lead unto it, and grace only prevents it: the people of God are redeemed from sin, the cause of it; and from the curse of the law, in the execution of which it lies; and from Satan, the executor of it; and all this by Christ, who is the Redeemer appointed and sent, and who being mighty, and so equal to the work, has obtained eternal redemption; through which the saints are secure from going down to the pit of destruction, or from wrath to come; and this is a blessing they can never be enough thankful for; see Luke 1:68,

who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; with all other blessings which flow from the lovingkindness and tender mercy of God, even all the blessings of the everlasting covenant, the sure mercies of David; all the spiritual blessings with which the saints are blessed in Christ, the grace given them in him, and the mercy kept with him for evermore; all things pertaining to life and godliness given in regeneration; the fruits of great love and abundant mercy, with all the other supplies of grace between that and eternal glory: "crowning" with these denotes an application and enjoyment of them, the great plenty and abundance of them, a being surrounded and loaded with them; as also the honour that goes along with them, which makes those that have them great and glorious, rich and honourable; as well as preservation and protection by them; these encompassing about as a crown the head, and as a shield the body; see Psalm 5:12, where the same word is used as here.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

4. redeemeth—Cost is implied.

destruction—literally, "pit of corruption" (Ps 16:10).

crowneth—or, "adorneth" (Ps 65:11).

tender mercies—compassions (compare Ps 25:6; 40:11).

Psalm 103:4 Additional Commentaries
Context
All within me, Praise His Holy Name!
3Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases; 4Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion; 5Who satisfies your years with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle.…
Cross References
Psalm 5:12
Surely, LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.

Psalm 8:5
You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor.

Psalm 49:15
But God will redeem me from the realm of the dead; he will surely take me to himself.

Psalm 55:18
He rescues me unharmed from the battle waged against me, even though many oppose me.

Psalm 71:23
My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you-- I whom you have delivered.

Psalm 107:20
He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.

Psalm 130:7
Israel, put your hope in the LORD, for with the LORD is unfailing love and with him is full redemption.

Psalm 130:8
He himself will redeem Israel from all their sins.
Treasury of Scripture

Who redeems your life from destruction; who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies;

redeemeth

Psalm 34:22 The LORD redeems the soul of his servants: and none of them that …

Psalm 56:13 For you have delivered my soul from death: will not you deliver my …

Psalm 71:23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing to you; and my soul, which …

Genesis 48:16 The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let …

Job 33:19-30 He is chastened also with pain on his bed, and the multitude of his …

Revelation 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, …

crowneth

Psalm 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions …

Psalm 8:5 For you have made him a little lower than the angels, and have crowned …

Psalm 21:3 For you prevent him with the blessings of goodness: you set a crown …

Psalm 65:11 You crown the year with your goodness; and your paths drop fatness.

James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endures temptation: for when he is tried, …

1 Peter 5:4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, you shall receive a crown …

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