Psalm 63:4
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New International Version
I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.

New Living Translation
I will praise you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer.

English Standard Version
So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands.

New American Standard Bible
So I will bless You as long as I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.

King James Bible
Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So I will praise You as long as I live; at Your name, I will lift up my hands.

International Standard Version
So I will bless you as long as I live; I will lift up my hands in your name.

NET Bible
For this reason I will praise you while I live; in your name I will lift up my hands.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
So I shall bless you in my life, and in your Name I shall lift up my hands.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So I will thank you as long as I live. I will lift up my hands [to pray] in your name.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thus will I bless thee in my life; in thy name shall I lift up my hands.

King James 2000 Bible
Thus will I bless you while I live: I will lift up my hands in your name.

American King James Version
Thus will I bless you while I live: I will lift up my hands in your name.

American Standard Version
So will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thus will I bless thee all my life long: and in thy name I will lift up my hands.

Darby Bible Translation
So will I bless thee while I live; I will lift up my hands in thy name.

English Revised Version
So will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.

World English Bible
So I will bless you while I live. I will lift up my hands in your name.

Young's Literal Translation
So I bless Thee in my life, in Thy name I lift up my hands.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

63:3-6 Even in affliction we need not want matter for praise. When this is the regular frame of a believer's mind, he values the loving-kindness of God more than life. God's loving-kindness is our spiritual life, and that is better than temporal life. We must praise God with joyful lips; we must address ourselves to the duties of religion with cheerfulness, and speak forth the praises of God from a principle of holy joy. Praising lips must be joyful lips. David was in continual danger; care and fear held his eyes waking, and gave him wearisome nights; but he comforted himself with thoughts of God. The mercies of God, when called to mind in the night watches, support the soul, making darkness cheerful. How happy will be that last morning, when the believer, awaking up after the Divine likeness, shall be satisfied with all the fulness of God, and praise him with joyful lips, where there is no night, and where sorrow and sighing flee away!

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 4. - Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy Name (comp. Psalm 104:33; Psalm 146:2). The purpose of man's creation, the end of his being, his main employment throughout eternity, is the praise of God.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Thus will I bless thee while I live,.... With his whole heart and soul, as he had sought after him, and as under a sense of his lovingkindness; and as he now praised him with his lips, so he determined to do as long as he had life and being; by proclaiming his blessedness, by ascribing blessing and honour to him, and by giving him the glory of all mercies temporal and spiritual;

I will lift up my hands in thy name; not against his enemies, against those that fought against him, as Kimchi and Ben Melech interpret it, but unto God in heaven; and that not as a gesture used in swearing, but either in blessing, as Aben Ezra observes; so the high priest lifted up his hands when he blessed the people; or in prayer, or in both, so Jarchi's note is, to pray and to praise; See Gill on Psalm 28:2. The Targum is,

"in the name of thy Word I will spread out my hands in prayer for the world to come;''

that is, in the name of the Messiah, the essential Word, in whose name prayer is to be made, and whereby it becomes prevalent and successful; see John 14:13. This is a prayer gesture; See Gill on Psalm 28:2.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

4. Thus—literally, "Truly."

will I bless—praise Thee (Ps 34:1).

lift up my hands—in worship (compare Ps 28:2).

in thy name—in praise of Thy perfections.

Psalm 63:4 Additional Commentaries
Context
God, You are My God
3Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips will praise You. 4So I will bless You as long as I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name. 5My soul is satisfied as with marrow and fatness, And my mouth offers praises with joyful lips.…
Cross References
1 Timothy 2:8
Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing.

Psalm 28:2
Hear my cry for mercy as I call to you for help, as I lift up my hands toward your Most Holy Place.

Psalm 104:33
I will sing to the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.

Psalm 143:6
I spread out my hands to you; I thirst for you like a parched land.

Psalm 146:2
I will praise the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
Treasury of Scripture

Thus will I bless you while I live: I will lift up my hands in your name.

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Psalm 146:1,2 Praise you the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul…

I will lift

Psalm 134:2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the LORD.

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