Psalm 147:11
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New International Version
the LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.

New Living Translation
No, the LORD's delight is in those who fear him, those who put their hope in his unfailing love.

English Standard Version
but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.

New American Standard Bible
The LORD favors those who fear Him, Those who wait for His lovingkindness.

King James Bible
The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD values those who fear Him, those who put their hope in His faithful love.

International Standard Version
But the LORD is pleased with those who fear him, with those who depend on his gracious love.

NET Bible
The LORD takes delight in his faithful followers, and in those who wait for his loyal love.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his loving kindness.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Lord Jehovah delights in his worshipers and those who expect his grace.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD is pleased with those who fear him, with those who wait with hope for his mercy.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear Him, In those that wait for His mercy.

New American Standard 1977
The LORD favors those who fear Him,
            Those who wait for His lovingkindness.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The LORD takes pleasure in those that fear him, in those that wait upon his mercy.

King James 2000 Bible
The LORD takes pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

American King James Version
The LORD takes pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

American Standard Version
Jehovah taketh pleasure in them that fear him, In those that hope in his lovingkindness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him: and in them that hope in his mercy.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah taketh pleasure in those that fear him, in those that hope in his loving-kindness.

English Revised Version
The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

World English Bible
Yahweh takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his loving kindness.

Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah is pleased with those fearing Him, With those waiting for His kindness.
Study Bible
It is Good to Sing Praises to Our God
10He does not delight in the strength of the horse; He does not take pleasure in the legs of a man. 11The LORD favors those who fear Him, Those who wait for His lovingkindness. 12Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion!…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 14:23
"You shall eat in the presence of the LORD your God, at the place where He chooses to establish His name, the tithe of your grain, your new wine, your oil, and the firstborn of your herd and your flock, so that you may learn to fear the LORD your God always.

Psalm 33:18
Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him, On those who hope for His lovingkindness,

Psalm 35:27
Let them shout for joy and rejoice, who favor my vindication; And let them say continually, "The LORD be magnified, Who delights in the prosperity of His servant."

Psalm 37:23
The steps of a man are established by the LORD, And He delights in his way.

Psalm 41:11
By this I know that You are pleased with me, Because my enemy does not shout in triumph over me.

Psalm 147:12
Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion!

Psalm 149:4
For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the afflicted ones with salvation.

Ezekiel 18:23
"Do I have any pleasure in the death of the wicked," declares the Lord GOD, "rather than that he should turn from his ways and live?
Treasury of Scripture

The LORD takes pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

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Psalm 35:27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favor my righteous cause: …

Psalm 149:4 For the LORD takes pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek …

Proverbs 11:20 They that are of a fraudulent heart are abomination to the LORD: …

Proverbs 31:30 Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that fears the …

Isaiah 62:4 You shall no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall your land any …

Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD your God in the middle of you is mighty; he will save, he …

Malachi 3:16,17 Then they that feared the LORD spoke often one to another: and the …

1 Peter 3:4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, …

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Psalm 33:18,22 Behold, the eye of the LORD is on them that fear him, on them that …

1 Peter 1:13,17 Why gird up the loins of your mind, be sober…

Verse 11. - The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him (comp. Psalm 149:4). The "fear" intended is, of course, that which includes trust and love (see the next clause). In those that hope in his mercy; or, "that wait for his loving-kindness." The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him,.... With a filial and godly fear; that serve and worship him, privately and publicly, with reverence and love: as, appears by the goodness he lays up for them; the good things he communicates to them; the discoveries of his love, covenant, and grace, they have from him; the guard he sets about them; his eye of providence and grace over them; and his heart full of love, pity, and compassion to them; see Psalm 33:18;

in those that hope in his mercy; not general, but special; not in the absolute mercy of God, but as displayed in Christ; and great encouragement there is to hope in it, from the plenty of it in his heart, from the instances of it among men, and from the blessings of grace and salvation that spring from it: and in such the Lord takes pleasure; hope is his own grace, and mercy is his delight; and he is pleased with those that exercise hope upon it: not that the graces of fear and hope, and the exercise of them, are the cause and motives of God's delight in his people, which, as they were considered in Christ, was before the world was, or those graces were in them; but these describe and point out the persons who are openly and manifestly the objects of his delight and pleasure. Plutarch (r), an, Heathen writer, seems to have been acquainted with this and Psalm 147:10, and to refer to them, when he says,

"it is somewhere said, that God is not a lover of horses, nor of birds, but of men, and desires to dwell with those that are eminently good; nor does he refuse nor despise the familiar converse of a man divine and wise.''

(r) In Vita Numae, vol. 1. p. 62. 147:1-11 Praising God is work that is its own wages. It is comely; it becomes us as reasonable creatures, much more as people in covenant with God. He gathers outcast sinners by his grace, and will bring them into his holy habitation. To those whom God heals with the consolations of his Spirit, he speaks peace, assures them their sins are pardoned. And for this, let others praise him also. Man's knowledge is soon ended; but God's knowledge is a dept that can never be fathomed. And while he telleth the number of the stars, he condescends to hear the broken-hearted sinner. While he feeds the young ravens, he will not leave his praying people destitute. Clouds look dull and melancholy, yet without them we could have no rain, therefore no fruit. Thus afflictions look black and unpleasant; but from clouds of affliction come showers that make the soul to yield the peaceable fruits of righteousness. The psalmist delights not in things wherein sinners trust and glory; but a serious and suitable regard to God is, in his sight, of very great price. We are not to be in doubt between hope and fear, but to act under the gracious influences of hope and fear united.
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