Psalm 149:4
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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.

New American Standard Bible
For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the afflicted ones with salvation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the LORD takes pleasure in his people; he will beautify the humble with saving health.

King James 2000 Bible
For the LORD takes pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
For Jehovah taketh pleasure in his people; he beautifieth the meek with salvation.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek 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.
Study Bible
Sing to the Lord a New Song!
3Let them praise His name with dancing; Let them sing praises to Him with timbrel and lyre. 4For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the afflicted ones with salvation. 5Let the godly ones exult in glory; Let them sing for joy on their beds.…
Cross References
Job 36:11
"If they hear and serve Him, They will end their days in prosperity And their years in pleasures.

Psalm 16:11
You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.

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 132:16
"Her priests also I will clothe with salvation, And her godly ones will sing aloud for joy.

Psalm 147:11
The LORD favors those who fear Him, Those who wait for His lovingkindness.

Isaiah 61:3
To grant those who mourn in Zion, Giving them a garland instead of ashes, The oil of gladness instead of mourning, The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting. 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 …

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

Psalm 117:2 For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the …

Psalm 147:11 The LORD takes pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

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

Isaiah 62:4,5 You shall no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall your land any …

Jeremiah 32:41 Yes, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them …

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

beautify

Psalm 90:17 And let the beauty of the LORD our God be on us: and establish you …

Psalm 132:16 I will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall …

Isaiah 61:1-3,10 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is on me; because the LORD has anointed …

Hebrews 12:10 For they truly for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; …

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

1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves to the elder. Yes, all of …

Revelation 7:14 And I said to him, Sir, you know. And he said to me, These are they …

(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. For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people,.... Not all mankind; though they are all his people by creation, and are under the care of his providence; yet they are not all acceptable to him; some are abhorred by him for their sins and transgressions: but these are a special and peculiar people, whom he has foreknown and chosen, taken into the covenant of his grace, and provided in it blessings for them; whom he has given to Christ, and he has redeemed; and who are called by the Spirit and grace of God, whereby they appear to be his people. These the Lord loves with a love of complacency and delight; he takes pleasure in their persons, as considered in Christ, in whom they are accepted with him; as they are clothed with his righteousness, and made comely through his comeliness; as washed in his precious blood, and adorned with the graces of his spirit: yea, he takes pleasure in their services done in faith, and from love, and to his glory; in their sacrifices of prayer and praise, as offered up through Christ; in the company of them and communion with them; and in their prosperity and happinesS, here and hereafter;

he will beautify the meek with salvation; humble and lowly souls, who have been truly humbled under a sense of sin; brought to submit to the righteousness of Christ, and to depend upon the grace of God for salvation; are subject to the yoke of Christ, and patiently submit to the will of God under every dispensation of Providence; are not easily provoked to wrath; are free from envy and malice; have mean thoughts of themselves, and high ones of other saints; these the Lord beautifies now with more grace, with which salvation is connected; with the robe of Christ's righteousness, and the garments of his salvation, which are beautiful ones; and he will beautify them with eternal salvation, with the white robes of immortality and bliss, when they will shine as the sun in the kingdom of heaven. 4. taketh pleasure—literally, "accepts," alluding to acceptance of propitiatory offerings (compare Ps 147:11).

beautify, etc.—adorn the humble with faith, hope, joy, and peace.149:1-5 New mercies continually demand new songs of praise, upon earth and in heaven. And the children of Zion have not only to bless the God who made them, but to rejoice in him, as having created them in Christ Jesus unto good works, and formed them saints as well as men. The Lord takes pleasure in his people; they should rejoice in Him. When the Lord has made sinners feel their wants and unworthiness, he will adorn them with the graces of his Spirit, and cause them to bear his image, and rejoice in his happiness for ever. Let his saints employ their waking hours upon their beds in songs of praise. Let them rejoice, even upon the bed of death, assured that they are going to eternal rest and glory.
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