Psalm 34:2
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New International Version
I will glory in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and rejoice.

New Living Translation
I will boast only in the LORD; let all who are helpless take heart.

English Standard Version
My soul makes its boast in the LORD; let the humble hear and be glad.

New American Standard Bible
My soul will make its boast in the LORD; The humble will hear it and rejoice.

King James Bible
My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will boast in the LORD; the humble will hear and be glad.

International Standard Version
My soul will glorify the LORD; the humble will hear about it and rejoice.

NET Bible
I will boast in the LORD; let the oppressed hear and rejoice!

New Heart English Bible
My soul shall boast in the LORD. The humble shall hear of it, and be glad.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My soul will boast in Lord Jehovah; the poor will hear and they will rejoice.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My soul will boast about the LORD. Those who are oppressed will hear it and rejoice.

JPS Tanakh 1917
My soul shall glory in the LORD; The humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.

New American Standard 1977
My soul shall make its boast in the LORD;
            The humble shall hear it and rejoice.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Beth My soul shall glory in the LORD; the meek shall hear of this, and be glad.

King James 2000 Bible
My soul shall make its boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.

American King James Version
My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.

American Standard Version
My soul shall make her boast in Jehovah: The meek shall hear thereof, and be glad.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In the Lord shall my soul be praised: let the meek hear and rejoice.

Darby Bible Translation
My soul shall make its boast in Jehovah: the meek shall hear, and rejoice.

English Revised Version
My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the meek shall hear thereof, and be glad.

Webster's Bible Translation
My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear of it and be glad.

World English Bible
My soul shall boast in Yahweh. The humble shall hear of it, and be glad.

Young's Literal Translation
In Jehovah doth my soul boast herself, Hear do the humble and rejoice.
Study Bible
Taste and See the Lord is Good
1A Psalm of David when he feigned madness before Abimelech, who drove him away and he departed. I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. 2My soul will make its boast in the LORD; The humble will hear it and rejoice. 3O magnify the LORD with me, And let us exalt His name together.…
Cross References
Luke 1:46
Then Mary said: "My soul magnifies the Lord,

1 Corinthians 1:31
Therefore, as it is written: "Let him who boasts boast in the Lord."

Psalm 44:8
In God we have boasted all day long, And we will give thanks to Your name forever. Selah.

Psalm 69:32
The humble have seen it and are glad; You who seek God, let your heart revive.

Psalm 119:74
May those who fear You see me and be glad, Because I wait for Your word.

Jeremiah 9:24
but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things," declares the LORD.
Treasury of Scripture

My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.

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Psalm 44:8 In God we boast all the day long, and praise your name for ever. Selah.

Psalm 105:3 Glory you in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.

Isaiah 45:25 In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.

Jeremiah 9:24 But let him that glories glory in this, that he understands and knows …

1 Corinthians 1:31 That, according as it is written, He that glories, let him glory in the Lord.

2 Corinthians 10:17 But he that glories, let him glory in the Lord.

the humble

Psalm 22:22-24 I will declare your name to my brothers: in the middle of the congregation …

Psalm 32:5,6 I acknowledge my sin to you, and my iniquity have I not hid. I said, …

Psalm 119:74 They that fear you will be glad when they see me; because I have …

Psalm 142:7 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise your name: the righteous …

1 Timothy 1:15,16 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ …

(2) Humble.--See Note on Psalm 9:12. The LXX.

and Vulg., "the meek." It means here those who have learnt patience in the school of suffering.

Verse 2. - My soul shall make her boast in the Lord (comp. Psalm 44:8; and for the meaning of "boasting in the Lord," see Jeremiah 9:24, "Let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which executeth loving-kindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth" ). The humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. They will anticipate joy for themselves when they hear of my rejoicing. My soul shall make her boast in the Lord,.... Not in men, nor in any outward enjoyment, nor in any works of righteousness, but in the Lord; "in the Word of the Lord", as the Targum; in the Lord Jesus Christ; in his wisdom, strength, riches, righteousness, redemption, and salvation; in interest in him, and communion with him: and this is not tongue but soul boasting; and not flashy and selfish, but solid, spiritual, and hearty; and with all the powers and faculties of the soul; see 1 Corinthians 1:29;

the humble shall hear thereof; either of the deliverance the psalmist had out of the hands of his enemies; or of his blessing and praising the Lord for the same, and making his boast in him as the God of his salvation; or of both: of these humble ones; see Gill on Psalm 10:12;

and be glad; for such rejoice with them that rejoice, and are glad at heart that others share in the goodness and grace of God; and also because by such an instance of the divine power and kindness they are encouraged to hope that he will, in his own time, deliver them out of their afflictions and distresses also. 2. make her boast—"glory" (Ps 105:3; compare Ga 6:14).

humble—"the pious," as in Ps 9:12; 25:9.34:1-10 If we hope to spend eternity in praising God, it is fit that we should spend much of our time here in this work. He never said to any one, Seek ye me in vain. David's prayers helped to silence his fears; many besides him have looked unto the Lord by faith and prayer, and it has wonderfully revived and comforted them. When we look to the world, we are perplexed, and at a loss. But on looking to Christ depends our whole salvation, and all things needful thereunto do so also. This poor man, whom no man looked upon with any respect, or looked after with any concern, was yet welcome to the throne of grace; the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. The holy angels minister to the saints, and stand for them against the powers of darkness. All the glory be to the Lord of the angels. By taste and sight we both make discoveries, and have enjoyment; Taste and see God's goodness; take notice of it, and take the comfort of it. He makes all truly blessed that trust in him. As to the things of the other world, they shall have grace sufficient for the support of spiritual life. And as to this life, they shall have what is necessary from the hand of God. Paul had all, and abounded, because he was content, Php 4:11-18. Those who trust to themselves, and think their own efforts sufficient for them, shall want; but they shall be fed who trust in the Lord. Those shall not want, who with quietness work, and mind their own business.
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