Psalm 27:10
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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
For my father and my mother have left me, and the LORD has taken me up.

King James 2000 Bible
When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
For had my father and my mother forsaken me, then had Jehovah taken me up.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
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.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

27:7-14 Wherever the believer is, he can find a way to the throne of grace by prayer. God calls us by his Spirit, by his word, by his worship, and by special providences, merciful and afflicting. When we are foolishly making court to lying vanities, God is, in love to us, calling us to seek our own mercies in him. The call is general, Seek ye my face; but we must apply it to ourselves, I will seek it. The word does us no good, when we do not ourselves accept the exhortation: a gracious heart readily answers to the call of a gracious God, being made willing in the day of his power. The psalmist requests the favour of the Lord; the continuance of his presence with him; the benefit of Divine guidance, and the benefit of Divine protection. God's time to help those that trust in him, is, when all other helpers fail. He is a surer and better Friend than earthly parents are, or can be. What was the belief which supported the psalmist? That he should see the goodness of the Lord. There is nothing like the believing hope of eternal life, the foresights of that glory, and foretastes of those pleasures, to keep us from fainting under all calamities. In the mean time he should be strengthened to bear up under his burdens. Let us look unto the suffering Saviour, and pray in faith, not to be delivered into the hands of our enemies. Let us encourage each other to wait on the Lord, with patient expectation, and fervent prayer.

Pulpit Commentary

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.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

When my father and my mother forsake me,.... Which is not to be understood strictly and literally of his parents, that were in that near relation to him according to the flesh, nor of anything that had past; not of his parents leaving him to shift for himself, after having brought him up; nor of his father being unmindful of him, when Samuel came to anoint one of his sons to be king; nor of any slight and neglect of him by them when persecuted by Saul; nor of their inability to help him then; see 1 Samuel 22:3; but this is to be understood of something supposed yet to come; and it seems best to interpret it of his nearest and dearest friends, his closest adherents, best counsellors, and most firm allies; that when they should fail and drop him, his God would not leave him: the design of it is to set forth the love and care of God, as superior to that of the most affectionate friends; see Isaiah 49:14;

then the Lord will take me up; like a foundling in the street, and such are called, in the Talmudic language, "persons gathered up" (i); and so the words may be rendered here, "then the Lord will gather me" (k); into his arms and bosom, and under the wings of his protection, and at last to himself in glory.

(i) T. Bab. Kiddushin, fol. 69. 1.((k) "colliget me", Pagninus, Montanus; "collegit me", Musculus, Vatablus, Gejerus; so Ainsworth.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

10. In the extremity of earthly destitution (Ps 31:11; 38:11), God provides (compare Mt 25:35).

Psalm 27:10 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Lord is My Salvation
9Do not hide Your face from me, Do not turn Your servant away in anger; You have been my help; Do not abandon me nor forsake me, O God of my salvation! 10For my father and my mother have forsaken me, But the LORD will take me up. 11Teach me Your way, O LORD, And lead me in a level path Because of my foes.…
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 those that have young.

Isaiah 49:15
"Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may 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 to my brothers, and an alien to my mother's children.

2 Samuel 16:11 And David said to Abishai, and to all his servants, Behold, my son, …

Isaiah 49:15 Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion …

Matthew 10:21,22,36 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father …

the Lord

John 9:35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, …

John 16:32 Behold, the hour comes, yes, is now come, that you shall be scattered, …

2 Timothy 4:16 At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: …

take me up [heb.] gather me

Isaiah 40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs …

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