Psalm 68:26
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New International Version
Praise God in the great congregation; praise the LORD in the assembly of Israel.

New Living Translation
Praise God, all you people of Israel; praise the LORD, the source of Israel's life.

English Standard Version
“Bless God in the great congregation, the LORD, O you who are of Israel’s fountain!”

New American Standard Bible
Bless God in the congregations, Even the LORD, you who are of the fountain of Israel.

King James Bible
Bless ye God in the congregations, even the Lord, from the fountain of Israel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Praise God in the assemblies; praise the LORD from the fountain of Israel.

International Standard Version
Bless God in the great congregation, the LORD who is the fountain of Israel.

NET Bible
In your large assemblies praise God, the LORD, in the assemblies of Israel!

New Heart English Bible
"Bless God in the congregations, even the Lord in the assembly of Israel."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And in the assemblies bless Lord Jehovah, the God who is the springs of Israel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Thank God, the Lord, the source of Israel, with the choirs.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Bless ye God in full assemblies, Even the Lord, ye that are from the fountain of Israel.'

New American Standard 1977
Bless God in the congregations,
            Even the LORD, you who are of the fountain of Israel.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Bless ye God in the congregations, even the Lord, ye of the lineage of Israel.

King James 2000 Bible
Bless you God in the congregations, even the Lord, from the fountain of Israel.

American King James Version
Bless you God in the congregations, even the Lord, from the fountain of Israel.

American Standard Version
Bless ye God in the congregations, Even the Lord, ye that are of the fountain of Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In the churches bless ye God the Lord, from the fountains of Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
In the congregations bless ye God, the Lord, -- [ye] from the fountain of Israel.

English Revised Version
Bless ye God in the congregations, even the Lord, ye that are of the fountain of Israel.

Webster's Bible Translation
Bless ye God in the congregations, even the Lord, from the fountain of Israel.

World English Bible
"Bless God in the congregations, even the Lord in the assembly of Israel!"

Young's Literal Translation
In assemblies bless ye God, The Lord -- from the fountain of Israel.
Study Bible
Let God's Enemies Be Scattered!
25The singers went on, the musicians after them, In the midst of the maidens beating tambourines. 26Bless God in the congregations, Even the LORD, you who are of the fountain of Israel. 27There is Benjamin, the youngest, ruling them, The princes of Judah in their throng, The princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 33:28
"So Israel dwells in security, The fountain of Jacob secluded, In a land of grain and new wine; His heavens also drop down dew.

Psalm 22:22
I will tell of Your name to my brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will praise You.

Psalm 22:23
You who fear the LORD, praise Him; All you descendants of Jacob, glorify Him, And stand in awe of Him, all you descendants of Israel.

Psalm 26:12
My foot stands on a level place; In the congregations I shall bless the LORD.

Psalm 145:10
All Your works shall give thanks to You, O LORD, And Your godly ones shall bless You.

Isaiah 48:1
"Hear this, O house of Jacob, who are named Israel And who came forth from the loins of Judah, Who swear by the name of the LORD And invoke the God of Israel, But not in truth nor in righteousness.
Treasury of Scripture

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(26) Bless ye.--Apparently these words are part of the processional hymn. But in Judges 5:9 a similar outburst of praise appears to come from the poet.

From the fountain of Israel.--A comparison with Isaiah 48:1; Isaiah 51:1, certainly allows us to understand this in the congregations sprung from the head waters (as we say) of the races, i.e., the patriarchal ancestors. At the same time if there were any mode of taking the words literally instead of figuratively it would be preferable.

Verse 26. - Bless ye God in the congregations, even the Lord, from the fountain of Israel. This is probably the refrain of the hymn sung (comp. Exodus 15:21; 2 Chronicles 5:13; Ezra 3:11). By "the fountain of Israel" is no doubt meant the sanctuary on Mount Zion - "the ever-living fountain of praise" (Kay). Bless ye God in the congregations,.... This was what they said as they sung and played; they called upon the churches, and the members of them, and upon one another, to bless the Lord Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh; not by invoking or bestowing a blessing on him, which cannot be, and of which he has no need; but by proclaiming him to be God over all, blessed for evermore, as he is in himself; and the perfections of his nature, by attributing all the blessings of nature, grace, and glory to him, in whom they are, and from whom they come; and by exercising faith upon him for them particularly, and for pardon, righteousness, supplies of grace, and everlasting salvation; and by giving him the glory of all, and ascribing blessing and honour to him on account of them; which should be done openly and publicly, in the several particular congregated churches of Christ; and this shows the psalm still refers to Gospel times, in which only such churches are;

even the Lord, from the fountain of Israel; or, "the Lord, who is of the fountain of Israel" (w); that is, whose natural descent is from Israel, or Jacob, as Christ's was, according to the flesh, Romans 9:5; though some take this to be a description of the posterity of Jacob, those that go out from the fountain of Israel, as Aben Ezra and Kimchi; see Isaiah 48:1; so the Tigurine version, and others; who are called upon to bless the Lord: but then it must be understood not of the carnal Israelites, they rejected the Messiah, Jesus, and called him accursed; but the spiritual seed of Jacob, whether Jews or Gentiles; Israelites indeed, in whom is no guile. The Targum, and so Jarchi, interpret it of the seed of Israel; compare with this Luke 1:41; the words may be read, "for", or "because of the fountain of Israel" (x): God, who is the fountain of living wafers; Christ, whose blood is the fountain opened for sin and uncleanness; the Spirit, who, in the operations of his grace, is a well or fountain of living water, springing up unto eternal life; and all spiritual blessings, and the abundance of them, which the spiritual Israel of God enjoy, may be designed by this phrase; and so be considered as the reason why God the Lord is to be blessed. Some understand it of the Scriptures, from whence all divine knowledge, blessing, and praise are derived; and others of the heart, and the abundance of it, from whence, and not with the lips only, men should bless and praise the Lord.

(w) "qui est ex fonte Israelis", i.e. "natus ex semine Israelis", Tillius & Vitringa apud Michael (x) "Ob vel propter fontem lsrael", Gejerus. 26. from—or literally, "of"

the fountain of Israel—that is, lineal descendants of Jacob, are invited to unite in the doxology. Then by one of the nearest tribes, one of the most eminent, and two of the most remote, are represented the whole nation of Israel, passing forward (Nu 7:1-89).68:22-28 The victories with which God blessed David over the enemies of Israel, are types of Christ's victory, for himself and for all believers. Those who take him for theirs, may see him acting as their God, as their King, for their good, and in answer to their prayers; especially in and by his word and ordinances. The kingdom of the Messiah shall be submitted to by all the rulers and learned in the world. The people seem to address the king, ver. 28. But the words are applicable to the Redeemer, to his church, and every true believer. We pray, that thou, O God the Son, wilt complete thine undertaking for us, by finishing thy good work in us.
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