Psalm 31:23
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New International Version
Love the LORD, all his faithful people! The LORD preserves those who are true to him, but the proud he pays back in full.

New Living Translation
Love the LORD, all you godly ones! For the LORD protects those who are loyal to him, but he harshly punishes the arrogant.

English Standard Version
Love the LORD, all you his saints! The LORD preserves the faithful but abundantly repays the one who acts in pride.

New American Standard Bible
O love the LORD, all you His godly ones! The LORD preserves the faithful And fully recompenses the proud doer.

King James Bible
O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Love the LORD, all His faithful ones. The LORD protects the loyal, but fully repays the arrogant.

International Standard Version
Love the LORD, all his godly ones! The LORD preserves the faithful and repays those who act with proud motives.

NET Bible
Love the LORD, all you faithful followers of his! The LORD protects those who have integrity, but he pays back in full the one who acts arrogantly.

New Heart English Bible
Oh love the LORD, all you his holy ones. The LORD preserves the faithful, and fully recompenses him who behaves arrogantly.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Love Lord Jehovah, his righteous ones; Lord Jehovah keeps the faithful and he pays to the evil their works.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Love the LORD, all you godly ones! The LORD protects faithful people, but he pays back in full those who act arrogantly.

JPS Tanakh 1917
O love the LORD, all ye His godly ones; The LORD preserveth the faithful, And plentifully repayeth him that acteth haughtily.

New American Standard 1977
O love the LORD, all you His godly ones!
            The LORD preserves the faithful,
            And fully recompenses the proud doer.

Jubilee Bible 2000
O love the LORD, all ye his merciful ones, for the LORD preserves the faithful and plentifully rewards the proud doer.

King James 2000 Bible
O love the LORD, all you his saints: for the LORD preserves the faithful, and plentifully repays the proud doer.

American King James Version
O love the LORD, all you his saints: for the LORD preserves the faithful, and plentifully rewards the proud doer.

American Standard Version
Oh love Jehovah, all ye his saints: Jehovah preserveth the faithful, And plentifully rewardeth him that dealeth proudly.

Douay-Rheims Bible
O love the Lord, all ye his saints: for the Lord will require truth, and will repay them abundantly that act proudly.

Darby Bible Translation
Love Jehovah, all ye his saints. Jehovah preserveth the faithful, and plentifully requiteth the proud doer.

English Revised Version
O love the LORD, all ye his saints: the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.

Webster's Bible Translation
O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.

World English Bible
Oh love Yahweh, all you his saints! Yahweh preserves the faithful, and fully recompenses him who behaves arrogantly.

Young's Literal Translation
Love Jehovah, all ye His saints, Jehovah is keeping the faithful, And recompensing abundantly a proud doer.
Study Bible
Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit
22As for me, I said in my alarm, "I am cut off from before Your eyes"; Nevertheless You heard the voice of my supplications When I cried to You. 23O love the LORD, all you His godly ones! The LORD preserves the faithful And fully recompenses the proud doer. 24Be strong and let your heart take courage, All you who hope in the LORD.…
Cross References
Revelation 2:10
Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Look, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison to test you, and you will suffer tribulation for ten days. Be faithful even unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.

Deuteronomy 32:41
If I sharpen My flashing sword, And My hand takes hold on justice, I will render vengeance on My adversaries, And I will repay those who hate Me.

1 Kings 3:3
Now Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of his father David, except he sacrificed and burned incense on the high places.

Psalm 4:3
But know that the LORD has set apart the godly man for Himself; The LORD hears when I call to Him.

Psalm 30:4
Sing praise to the LORD, you His godly ones, And give thanks to His holy name.

Psalm 34:9
O fear the LORD, you His saints; For to those who fear Him there is no want.

Psalm 37:28
For the LORD loves justice And does not forsake His godly ones; They are preserved forever, But the descendants of the wicked will be cut off.

Psalm 50:5
"Gather My godly ones to Me, Those who have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice."

Psalm 94:2
Rise up, O Judge of the earth, Render recompense to the proud.

Psalm 97:10
Hate evil, you who love the LORD, Who preserves the souls of His godly ones; He delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
Treasury of Scripture

O love the LORD, all you his saints: for the LORD preserves the faithful, and plentifully rewards the proud doer.

O love

Psalm 34:9 O fear the LORD, you his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.

Psalm 97:10 You that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserves the souls of his …

Deuteronomy 10:12 And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but …

Deuteronomy 30:16 In that I command you this day to love the LORD your God, to walk in his ways…

Isaiah 56:6 Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, …

Mark 12:23 In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife shall …

1 Thessalonians 4:1 Furthermore then we beseech you, brothers, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus…

saints

Psalm 30:4 Sing to the LORD, O you saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance …

Psalm 89:7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to …

Psalm 97:10 You that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserves the souls of his …

Psalm 145:10 All your works shall praise you, O LORD; and your saints shall bless you.

Revelation 19:5,6 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all you …

for the

Deuteronomy 33:3 Yes, he loved the people; all his saints are in your hand: and they …

1 Samuel 2:9 He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent …

John 10:27-30 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me…

Jude 1:1 Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them …

plentifully

Psalm 54:5 He shall reward evil to my enemies: cut them off in your truth.

Psalm 94:2 Lift up yourself, you judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud.

Revelation 18:6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double to her double according …

(23) Preserveth the faithful.--Or, perhaps, by rendering by the abstract instead of the concrete, keeps faith. The LXX. and Vulg. have "requireth truths."

Verse 23. - O love ye the Lord, all ye his saints. The psalmist winds up with a short burst of song, in which his heart goes out to others. He calls upon all God's saints to "love" him, on the ground of his own experience, which is that the Lord preserveth the faithful (literally, those who stand firm, Kay), and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer; i.e. visits with ample vengeance such as in their pride set themselves against him and against his people. O love the Lord, all ye his saints,.... To whom his goodness extends; who are favoured with the blessings of his grace, as pardon, peace, and righteousness; and who particularly are sanctified by his Spirit, and have principles of grace and holiness wrought in their hearts: these, even all of them, are called upon to love the Lord, having that grace implanted in their souls; that is, to express it, not by words, but by deeds, under a sense of the love and kindness of God to them; and to join with the psalmist in an affectionate reverence of him, trust in him, and thankfulness to him, on account of his marvellous kindness showed him;

for the Lord preserveth the faithful; such as trust in him, believe in Christ, and are faithful to his word and ordinances, abide by them, and stays near his people; these he not only preserves in a providential way, but he preserves them in a way of special grace; he keeps them "from evil", as the Targum; from the evil of sin; from a total and final falling away by it; from the evil of the world, so as not to be drawn off from Christ and his ways, either by its frowns or flatteries; and from the evil one, Satan, from being destroyed by him and his temptations; and these are preserved safe to the kingdom and glory of Christ, by the mighty power of God: some render the words, "the Lord keepeth faithfulness" (i); he will never suffer his own faithfulness to fail; he is a covenant keeping God, and is always true to his word and promise;

and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer; such as all self-righteous persons are, and all that speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the truly righteous, Psalm 31:18; who bear hard upon them, and oppress them; and such as antichrist and his party, who exalts himself above all that is called God; but in what those deal proudly, God is above them, an more than a match for them, and he sets himself against them; he resists them, and will reward them according to their works.

(i) "fidelitatem", Gejerus; or "fidelitles", Ainsworth. 23 O love the Lord, all ye his saints: for the Lord preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.

24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.

Psalm 31:23

"O love the Lord, all ye his saints." A most affecting exhortation, showing clearly the deep love of the writer to his God: there is the more beauty in the expression, because it reveals love towards a smiting God, love which many waters could not quench. To bless him who gives is easy, but to cling to him who takes away is a work of grace. All the saints are benefited by the sanctified miseries of one, if they are led by earnest exhortations to love their Lord the better. If saints do not love the Lord, who will? Love is the universal debt of all the saved family: who would wish to be exonerated from its payment? Reasons for love are given, for believing love is not blind. "For the Lord preserveth the faithful." They have to bide their time, but the recompense comes at last, and meanwhile all the cruel malice of their enemies cannot destroy them. "And plentifully rewardeth the proud doer." This also is cause for gratitude: pride is so detestable in its acts that he who shall mete out to it its righteous due, deserves the love of all holy minds.

Psalm 31:24

"Be of good courage." Keep up your spirit, let no craven thoughts blanch your cheek. Fear weakens, courage strengthens. Victory waits upon the banners of the brave. "And he shall strengthen your heart." Power from on high shall be given in the most effectual manner by administering force to the fountain of vitality. So far from leaving us, the Lord will draw very near to us in our adversity, and put his own power into us. "All ye that hope in the Lord." Every one of you, lift up your heads and sing for joy of heart. God is faithful, and does not fail even his little children who do but hope, wherefore then should we be afraid? 23, 24. the Lord … proud doer—literally, "the Lord is keeping faith," that is, with His people, and is repaying, etc. Then let none despair, but take courage; their hopes shall not be in vain. 31:19-24 Instead of yielding to impatience or despondency under our troubles, we should turn our thoughts to the goodness of the Lord towards those who fear and trust in Him. All comes to sinners through the wondrous gift of the only-begotten Son of God, to be the atonement for their sins. Let not any yield to unbelief, or think, under discouraging circumstances, that they are cut off from before the eyes of the Lord, and left to the pride of men. Lord, pardon our complaints and fears; increase our faith, patience, love, and gratitude; teach us to rejoice in tribulation and in hope. The deliverance of Christ, with the destruction of his enemies, ought to strengthen and comfort the hearts of believers under all their afflictions here below, that having suffered courageously with their Master, they may triumphantly enter into his joy and glory.
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