New International Version
Sing the praises of the LORD, you his faithful people; praise his holy name.
New Living Translation
Sing to the LORD, all you godly ones! Praise his holy name.
English Standard Version
Sing praises to the LORD, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name.
New American Standard Bible
Sing praise to the LORD, you His godly ones, And give thanks to His holy name.
King James Bible
Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Sing to Yahweh, you His faithful ones, and praise His holy name.
International Standard Version
You, his godly ones, sing to the LORD, give thanks at the mention of his holiness.
Sing to the LORD, you faithful followers of his; give thanks to his holy name.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Sing to Lord Jehovah, his Elect Ones, and give thanks for the remembrance of his Holiness.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
Make music to praise the LORD, you faithful people who belong to him. Remember his holiness by giving thanks.
JPS Tanakh 1917
Sing praise unto the LORD, O ye His godly ones, And give thanks to His holy name.
New American Standard 1977
Sing praise to the LORD, you His godly ones,
And give thanks to His holy name.
Jubilee Bible 2000
Let his merciful ones sing unto the LORD, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
King James 2000 Bible
Sing unto the LORD, O you saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
American King James Version
Sing to the LORD, O you saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
American Standard Version
Sing praise unto Jehovah, O ye saints of his, And give thanks to his holy memorial name .
Sing to the Lord, O ye his saints: and give praise to the memory of his holiness.
Darby Bible Translation
Sing psalms unto Jehovah, ye saints of his, and give thanks in remembrance of his holiness.
English Revised Version
Sing praise unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks to his holy name.
Webster's Bible Translation
Sing to the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
World English Bible
Sing praise to Yahweh, you saints of his. Give thanks to his holy name.
Young's Literal Translation
Sing praise to Jehovah, ye His saints, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holiness,
Parallel CommentariesMatthew Henry's Concise Commentary
30:1-5. The great things the Lord has done for us, both by his providence and by his grace, bind us in gratitude to do all we can to advance his kingdom among men, though the most we can do is but little. God's saints in heaven sing to him; why should not those on earth do the same? Not one of all God's perfections carries in it more terror to the wicked, or more comfort to the godly, than his holiness. It is a good sign that we are in some measure partakers of his holiness, if we can heartily rejoice at the remembrance of it. Our happiness is bound up in the Divine favour; if we have that, we have enough, whatever else we want; but as long as God's anger continues, so long the saints' weeping continues.
Verse 4. - Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his. David continually calls upon the people to join him in his praises of God. Even when the mercy vouchsafed has been granted specially to himself, he regards the people as interested, since he is their ruler in peace and their leader in war (see Psalm 9:11; Psalm 34:3, etc.). On the present occasion, however, the people who had escaped the pestilence had almost exactly the same reason for praising and thanking God that David had, and were bound to join him in his thanksgiving service. And give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness; literally, give thanks to the memorial of his holiness, which is explained, by reference to Exodus 3:15, as meaning, "Give thanks to his holy Name" (comp. Psalm 103:1; Psalm 106:47; Psalm 145:21).
Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible
Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his,.... Such to whom he has been gracious and merciful, and has blessed with pardoning grace, and justifying righteousness, adoption, and a right to eternal life; and who are holy godly persons; in whose hearts principles of grace and holiness are formed; and who are kind and bountiful to others: all which the word (o) here used signifies: and these are the Lord's; they are set apart for him, and they are sanctified by him; and therefore should sing his praises, both vocally, and with melody in their hearts;
and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness; which is essential to him, and in which he is glorious; and which appears in all his ways and works of providence and grace, and both in the redemption and sanctification of his people; and besides this, there is the holiness of Christ, which is imputed to his saints, and the sanctification of the Spirit, which is wrought in them; and at the remembrance of each of these it highly becomes them to give thanks to the Lord, since hereby they are made meet to be partakers of his kingdom and glory.
(o) "quos ipse benignitate prosequitur", Junius & Tremellius; so Tigurine version.
The Treasury of David
4 Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
"Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his." "Join my song; assist me to express my gratitude." He felt that he could not praise God enough himself, and therefore he would enlist the hearts of others. "Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his." David would not fill his choir with reprobates, but with sanctified persons, who could sing from their hearts. He calls to you, ye people of God, because ye are saints: and if sinners are wickedly silent, let your holiness constrain you to sing. You are his saints - chosen, blood-bought, called, and set apart for God sanctified on purpose that You should offer the daily sacrifice of praise. Abound ye in this heavenly duty. "Sing unto the Lord." It is a pleasing exercise; it is a profitable engagement. Do not need to be stirred up so often to so pleasant a service. "And give thanks." Let your songs be grateful songs, in which the Lord's mercies shall live again in joyful remembrance. The very remembrance of the past should tune our harps, even if present joys be lacking. "At the remembrance of his holiness." Holiness is an attribute which inspires the deepest awe, and demands a reverent mind; but still give thanks at the remembrance of it. "Holy, holy, holy!" is the song of seraphim and cherubim; let us join it not dolefully, as though we trembled at the holiness of God, but cheerfully, as humbly rejoicing in it.
"For his anger endureth but a moment." David here alludes to those dispensations of God's providence which are the chastisement ordered in his paternal government towards his erring children, such as the plague which fell upon Jerusalem for David's sins; these are but short judgments, and they are removed as soon as real penitence sues for pardon and presents the great and acceptable sacrifice. What a mercy is this, for if the Lord's wrath smoked for a long season, flesh would utterly fail before him. God puts up his rod with great readiness as soon as its work is done; he is slow to anger and swift to end it. If his temporary and fatherly anger be so severe that it had need be short, what must be the terror of eternal wrath exercised by the Judge towards his adversaries? "In his favour is life." As soon as the Lord looked favourably upon David, the city lived, and the king's heart lived too. We die like withered flowers when the Lord frowns, but his sweet smile revives us as the dews refresh the fields. His favour not only sweetens and cheers life, but it is life itself, the very essence of life. Who would know life, let him seek the favour of the Lord. "Weeping may endure for a night:" but nights are not for ever. Even in the dreary winter the day-star lights his lamp. It seems fit that in our nights the dews of grief should fall. When the Bridegroom's absence makes it dark within, it is meet that the widowed soul should pine for a renewed sight of the Well-beloved. "But joy cometh in the morning." When the Sun of Righteousness comes, we wipe our eyes, and joy chases out intruding sorrow. Who would not be joyful that knows Jesus? The first beams of the morning bring us comfort when Jesus is the day-dawn, and all believers know it to be so. Mourning only lasts till morning: when the night is gone the gloom shall vanish. This is adduced as a reason for saintly singing, and forcible reason it is; short nights and merry days call for the psaltery and harp.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary
4. remembrance—the thing remembered or memorial.
holiness—as the sum of God's perfections (compare Ps 22:3), used as name (Ex 3:15; Ps 135:13).
Psalm 30:4 Additional Commentaries
I will Extol You, O Lord
…3O LORD, You have brought up my soul from Sheol; You have kept me alive, that I would not go down to the pit. 4Sing praise to the LORD, you His godly ones, And give thanks to His holy name. 5For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; Weeping may last for the night, But a shout of joy comes in the morning.…
God also said to Moses, "Say to the Israelites, 'The LORD, the God of your fathers--the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob--has sent me to you.' "This is my name forever, the name you shall call me from generation to generation.
Love the LORD, all his faithful people! The LORD preserves those who are true to him, but the proud he pays back in full.
"Gather to me this consecrated people, who made a covenant with me by sacrifice."
Then I will ever sing in praise of your name and fulfill my vows day after day.
Rejoice in the LORD, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name.
May your priests be clothed with your righteousness; may your faithful people sing for joy.'"
Your name, LORD, endures forever, your renown, LORD, through all generations.
Praise the LORD. Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of his faithful people.
the LORD God Almighty, the LORD is his name!
Treasury of Scripture
Sing to the LORD, O you saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
at the remembrance. or, to the memorial
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