Psalm 36:7
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New International Version
How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.

New Living Translation
How precious is your unfailing love, O God! All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings.

English Standard Version
How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.

New American Standard Bible
How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.

King James Bible
How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God, Your faithful love is so valuable that people take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.

International Standard Version
How precious is your gracious love, God! The children of men take refuge in the shadow of your wings.

NET Bible
How precious is your loyal love, O God! The human race finds shelter under your wings.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
How abundant are your compassions, oh, God! The children of men will be sheltered in the shadow of your wings.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Your mercy is so precious, O God, that Adam's descendants take refuge in the shadow of your wings.

Jubilee Bible 2000
How excellent is thy mercy, O God! therefore the sons of Adam cover themselves in the shadow of thy wings.

King James 2000 Bible
How excellent is your lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of your wings.

American King James Version
How excellent is your loving kindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of your wings.

American Standard Version
How precious is thy lovingkindness, O God! And the children of men take refuge under the shadow of thy wings.

Douay-Rheims Bible
O how hast thou multiplied thy mercy, O God! But the children of men shall put their trust under the covert of thy wings.

Darby Bible Translation
How precious is thy loving-kindness, O God! So the sons of men take refuge under the shadow of thy wings.

English Revised Version
How precious is thy lovingkindness, O God! and the children of men take refuge under the shadow of thy wings.

Webster's Bible Translation
How excellent is thy loving-kindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.

World English Bible
How precious is your loving kindness, God! The children of men take refuge under the shadow of your wings.

Young's Literal Translation
How precious is Thy kindness, O God, And the sons of men In the shadow of Thy wings do trust.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

36:5-12 Men may shut up their compassion, yet, with God we shall find mercy. This is great comfort to all believers, plainly to be seen, and not to be taken away. God does all wisely and well; but what he does we know not now, it is time enough to know hereafter. God's loving-kindness is precious to the saints. They put themselves under his protection, and then are safe and easy. Gracious souls, though still desiring more of God, never desire more than God. The gifts of Providence so far satisfy them, that they are content with such things as they have. The benefit of holy ordinances is sweet to a sanctified soul, and strengthening to the spiritual and Divine life. But full satisfaction is reserved for the future state. Their joys shall be constant. God not only works in them a gracious desire for these pleasures, but by his Spirit fills their souls with joy and peace in believing. He quickens whom he will; and whoever will, may come, and take from him of the waters of life freely. May we know, and love, and uprightly serve the Lord; then no proud enemy, on earth or from hell, shall separate us from his love. Faith calleth things that are not, as though they were. It carries us forward to the end of time; it shows us the Lord, on his throne of judgment; the empire of sin fallen to rise no more.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 7. - How excellent is thy loving-kindness, O God! The psalmist, having made mention of the "loving-kindness of God" as his most characteristic quality (ver. 5), and again brought it into notice as causing him to provide so carefully for all his creatures (ver. 6), cannot refrain from glorifying the quality whereto he has called attention. "How excellent" - or, how precious (Kay, Alexander, Cheyne, Revised Version) - " is thy loving-kindness!" How does it exceed all that we could have anticipated! How far does it go beyond all that we deserve! Therefore the children of men put their trust (or, shall put their trust, or shall take refuge) under the shadow of thy wings (comp. Psalm 17:8; Psalm 57:1; Psalm 63:7, etc.). Encouraged by the consideration of thy goodness, the beney Adam, the children of weak, frail, sinful man, shall take heart, and lay abide their natural timidity, and turn to thee, and put their trust in thee, gathering themselves under the shadow of thy protecting wings, and looking to thee, and thee only, for safety and defence (see Ruth 2:12).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God,.... Which has appeared to men and not angels, to some and not others; to the chief of sinners, who are by nature children of wrath as others; in choosing, redeeming, and calling them, taking them into his family, and making them heirs of eternal glory; and all this of his sovereign good will and pleasure, there being nothing in them that could move him to it; which lovingkindness was in his heart from everlasting, and will never change in him, nor depart from them; and hence it must be most excellent and precious:

therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings; not all men; for all have not faith, only some, to whom it is given to believe, and who know the Lord and his lovingkindness; by which they are induced and encouraged to trust in him, to betake themselves to him for mercy and protection, which they find in him: the allusion is either to the hen that gathers her chickens under her wings, and protects them in time of danger, and so it expresses both the paternal affection of God to his people, and the protection of them; or else to the wings of the cherubim over the mercy seat, between which the Lord sat and communed with his people, and showed mercy and favour to them, which encouraged them to trust in him.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

7. shadow of thy wings—(Compare De 32:11; Ps 91:1).

Psalm 36:7 Additional Commentaries
Context
There is No Fear of God Before his Eyes
6Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; Your judgments are like a great deep. O LORD, You preserve man and beast. 7How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings. 8They drink their fill of the abundance of Your house; And You give them to drink of the river of Your delights.…
Cross References
Ruth 2:12
May the LORD repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge."

Psalm 16:11
You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Psalm 17:8
Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings

Psalm 40:5
Many, LORD my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare.

Psalm 57:1
For the director of music. To the tune of "Do Not Destroy." Of David. A miktam. When he had fled from Saul into the cave. Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.

Psalm 91:4
He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

Psalm 139:17
How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them!

Jeremiah 9:24
but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight," declares the LORD.
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Psalm 17:8 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of your wings,

Psalm 57:1 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me: for my soul trusts in …

Psalm 63:7 Because you have been my help, therefore in the shadow of your wings …

Psalm 91:4 He shall cover you with his feathers, and under his wings shall you …

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