Psalm 34:20
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New International Version
he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken.

New Living Translation
For the LORD protects the bones of the righteous; not one of them is broken!

English Standard Version
He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken.

New American Standard Bible
He keeps all his bones, Not one of them is broken.

King James Bible
He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He protects all his bones; not one of them is broken.

International Standard Version
God protects all his bones; not one of them will be broken.

NET Bible
He protects all his bones; not one of them is broken.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he will keep all his bones that not one of them will be broken.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD guards all of his bones. Not one of them is broken.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Resh keeping all his bones; not one of them shall be broken.

King James 2000 Bible
He keeps all his bones: not one of them is broken.

American King James Version
He keeps all his bones: not one of them is broken.

American Standard Version
He keepeth all his bones: Not one of them is broken.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord keepeth all their bones, not one of them shall be broken.

Darby Bible Translation
He keepeth all his bones; not one of them is broken.

English Revised Version
He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.

Webster's Bible Translation
He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.

World English Bible
He protects all of his bones. Not one of them is broken.

Young's Literal Translation
He is keeping all his bones, One of them hath not been broken.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

34:11-22 Let young persons set out in life with learning the fear of the Lord, if they desire true comfort here, and eternal happiness hereafter. Those will be most happy who begin the soonest to serve so good a Master. All aim to be happy. Surely this must look further than the present world; for man's life on earth consists but of few days, and those full of trouble. What man is he that would see the good of that where all bliss is perfect? Alas! few have this good in their thoughts. That religion promises best which creates watchfulness over the heart and over the tongue. It is not enough not to do hurt, we must study to be useful, and to live to some purpose; we must seek peace and pursue it; be willing to deny ourselves a great deal for peace' sake. It is the constant practice of real believers, when in distress, to cry unto God, and it is their constant comfort that he hears them. The righteous are humbled for sin, and are low in their own eyes. Nothing is more needful to true godliness than a contrite heart, broken off from every self-confidence. In this soil every grace will flourish, and nothing can encourage such a one but the free, rich grace of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The righteous are taken under the special protection of the Lord, yet they have their share of crosses in this world, and there are those that hate them. Both from the mercy of Heaven, and the malice of hell, the afflictions of the righteous must be many. But whatever troubles befal them, shall not hurt their souls, for God keeps them from sinning in troubles. No man is desolate, but he whom God has forsaken.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 20. - He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken. The "bones" are put for the entire frame, or body, of a man (comp. Psalm 6:2; Psalm 31:10; Psalm 32:3; Psalm 38:3; Psalm 42:10; Psalm 102:3). God "keepeth," i.e. watches over, keeps from harm, the entire persons of the righteous, letting no hurt touch them, but such as he permits and sees to be needful. In using the phrase, "not one of them is broken," the psalmist probably alludes to Exodus 12:46 and Numbers 9:12, taking the Paschal lamb as a type of innocence, and so of godliness.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

He keepeth all his bones; not one of them is broken. This is literally true of Christ, in whom the type of the passover lamb had its accomplishment, and this passage also; see Exodus 12:46; and seems better to agree with him than with any of his members, since the bones of many of them have been broken by one accident or another; and especially many of the martyrs of Jesus have had all their bones broken upon the rack or wheel; wherefore, to understand these words of them might tend to create uneasiness and despondency in the minds of such who by any means have their bones broken; as if they were not righteous persons, this promise not being fulfilled in them: and to interpret this of the Lord's keeping the bones of his people in the grave, and in the resurrection putting them together again; this is no other than what will be done to the wicked; it seems therefore best to understand the whole of Christ; and it looks as if this passage was had in view as fulfilled in John 19:36; since a Scripture is referred to; but if it is interpreted of the righteous in general, it must be with a limitation; as that their bones are all kept by the Lord, and not one is broken without his knowledge and will; and that they are not broken finally, but restored again perfect and whole in the resurrection, and so will continue to all eternity: the phrase, without entering into particulars, may in general design the care of Providence over the righteous; with this compare Matthew 10:29.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

20. bones—framework of the body.

Psalm 34:20 Additional Commentaries
Context
Taste and See the Lord is Good
19Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD delivers him out of them all. 20He keeps all his bones, Not one of them is broken. 21Evil shall slay the wicked, And those who hate the righteous will be condemned.…
Cross References
John 19:33
But when they came to Jesus and found that he was already dead, they did not break his legs.

John 19:36
These things happened so that the scripture would be fulfilled: "Not one of his bones will be broken,"

Exodus 12:46
"It must be eaten inside the house; take none of the meat outside the house. Do not break any of the bones.
Treasury of Scripture

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Psalm 91:12 They shall bear you up in their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone.

Daniel 6:22-24 My God has sent his angel, and has shut the lions' mouths, that they …

John 19:36 For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, …

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