Psalm 146:5
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD their God.

New Living Translation
But joyful are those who have the God of Israel as their helper, whose hope is in the LORD their God.

English Standard Version
Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God,

New American Standard Bible
How blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, Whose hope is in the LORD his God,

King James Bible
Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Happy is the one whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God,

International Standard Version
Happy is the one whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God,

NET Bible
How blessed is the one whose helper is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Blessed is he whose help is in the God of Jacob and his hope is upon Lord Jehovah his God

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Blessed are those who receive help from the God of Jacob. Their hope rests on the LORD their God,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God;

King James 2000 Bible
Happy is he that has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:

American King James Version
Happy is he that has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:

American Standard Version
Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, Whose hope is in Jehovah his God:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Blessed is he who hath the God of Jacob for his helper, whose hope is in the Lord his God:

Darby Bible Translation
Blessed is he who hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in Jehovah his God,

English Revised Version
Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:

Webster's Bible Translation
Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:

World English Bible
Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in Yahweh, his God:

Young's Literal Translation
O the happiness of him Who hath the God of Jacob for his help, His hope is on Jehovah his God,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

146:5-10 The psalmist encourages us to put confidence in God. We must hope in the providence of God for all we need as to this life, and in the grace of God for that which is to come. The God of heaven became a man that he might become our salvation. Though he died on the cross for our sins, and was laid in the grave, yet his thoughts of love to us did not perish; he rose again to fulfil them. When on earth, his miracles were examples of what he is still doing every day. He grants deliverance to captives bound in the chains of sin and Satan. He opens the eyes of the understanding. He feeds with the bread of life those who hunger for salvation; and he is the constant Friend of the poor in spirit, the helpless: with him poor sinners, that are as fatherless, find mercy; and his kingdom shall continue for ever. Then let sinners flee to him, and believers rejoice in him. And as the Lord shall reign for ever, let us stir up each other to praise his holy name.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 5. - Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his Help. "God of Jacob" is a favorite expression in the later psalms, where it almost supersedes the phrase, "God of Israel" (see Psalm 76:6; Psalm 81:1, 4; Psalm 84:8; Psalm 94:7; Psalm 114:7; Psalm 132:2, 5; and the present passage). It is rare in the historical books and in the prophets. Whose hope is in the Lord his God (comp. Psalm 22:9; Psalm 39:7; Psalm 62:5; Psalm 71:5, etc.).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help,.... The God of the patriarch Jacob, the Messiah, who is that God that fed him all his life, the Angel that redeemed him from all evil, with whom in the form of a man he wrestled, when he had power over God, and saw him face to face; the God of the posterity of Jacob, the Angel of Jehovah's presence, who went before them by day and night in the wilderness, and saved and carried them all the days of old; the God of spiritual Jacob, or Israel, the church of the chosen, redeemed, and called ones; the God of every Israelite indeed, of every true believer, as he was Thomas's Lord and God: now happy is that man that has him for his help, who helps his servant Israel, all his people out of the sad estate of sin and misery into which they are brought; helps them to all the blessings of grace, and to all the supplies of it in their time of need; helps them under all their infirmities, temptations, and afflictions; helps them in all their way to heaven, and against every enemy of their souls; and at last helps them to everlasting glory and happiness;

whose hope is in the Lord his God; in Immanuel, God with us, God manifest in the flesh; Christ the hope of Israel, and the Saviour thereof; who is our hope, and in all his people the hope of glory; not only the author and giver of the grace of hope, but the object, ground, and foundation of it: now happy is that man whose hope alone is in him; who hopes for salvation, pardon, righteousness, and eternal life, through him, and him only; such are safe and secure, who, as prisoners of hope, turn to him their strong hold; those shall want no good thing that hope and trust in him; they have peace now through his blood and righteousness, and shall be saved with an everlasting salvation; see Jeremiah 17:7.



Psalm 146:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
Praise the Lord, My Soul
4His spirit departs, he returns to the earth; In that very day his thoughts perish. 5How blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, Whose hope is in the LORD his God, 6Who made heaven and earth, The sea and all that is in them; Who keeps faith forever;…
Cross References
Psalm 71:5
For you have been my hope, Sovereign LORD, my confidence since my youth.

Psalm 144:15
Blessed is the people of whom this is true; blessed is the people whose God is the LORD.

Jeremiah 17:7
"But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.

Jeremiah 27:5
With my great power and outstretched arm I made the earth and its people and the animals that are on it, and I give it to anyone I please.

Jeremiah 51:15
"He made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.
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Psalm 46:7,11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah…

Psalm 84:8 O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.

Genesis 32:24-29 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until …

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Exodus 3:6 Moreover he said, I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, …

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Psalm 39:7 And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in you.

Psalm 71:5 For you are my hope, O Lord GOD: you are my trust from my youth.

Jeremiah 17:7,8 Blessed is the man that trusts in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is…

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