Psalm 71:16
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New International Version
I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, Sovereign LORD; I will proclaim your righteous deeds, yours alone.

New Living Translation
I will praise your mighty deeds, O Sovereign LORD. I will tell everyone that you alone are just.

English Standard Version
With the mighty deeds of the Lord GOD I will come; I will remind them of your righteousness, yours alone.

New American Standard Bible
I will come with the mighty deeds of the Lord GOD; I will make mention of Your righteousness, Yours alone.

King James Bible
I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I come because of the mighty acts of the Lord GOD; I will proclaim Your righteousness, Yours alone.

International Standard Version
Lord GOD, I will come in the power of your mighty acts, remembering your righteousness—yours alone.

NET Bible
I will come and tell about the mighty acts of the sovereign LORD. I will proclaim your justice--yours alone.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I shall enter into the manliness of Lord Jehovah, and I shall mention your righteousness, I alone!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will come with the mighty deeds of the Almighty LORD. I will praise your righteousness, yours alone.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD; I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.

King James 2000 Bible
I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of your righteousness, even of yours only.

American King James Version
I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of your righteousness, even of your only.

American Standard Version
I will come with the mighty acts of the Lord Jehovah: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will enter into the powers of the Lord: O Lord, I will be mindful of thy justice alone.

Darby Bible Translation
I will go in the might of the Lord Jehovah; I will recall thy righteousness, thine alone.

English Revised Version
I will come with the mighty acts of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.

Webster's Bible Translation
I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.

World English Bible
I will come with the mighty acts of the Lord Yahweh. I will make mention of your righteousness, even of yours alone.

Young's Literal Translation
I come in the might of the Lord Jehovah, I mention Thy righteousness -- Thine only.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

71:14-24 The psalmist declares that the righteousness of Christ, and the great salvation obtained thereby, shall be the chosen subject of his discourse. Not on a sabbath only, but on every day of the week, of the year, of his life. Not merely at stated returns of solemn devotion, but on every occasion, all the day long. Why will he always dwell on this? Because he knew not the numbers thereof. It is impossible to measure the value or the fulness of these blessings. The righteousness is unspeakable, the salvation everlasting. God will not cast off his grey-headed servants when no longer capable of labouring as they have done. The Lord often strengthens his people in their souls, when nature is sinking into decay. And it is a debt which the old disciples of Christ owe to succeeding generations, to leave behind them a solemn testimony to the advantage of religion, and the truth of God's promises; and especially to the everlasting righteousness of the Redeemer. Assured of deliverance and victory, let us spend our days, while waiting the approach of death, in praising the Holy One of Israel with all our powers. And while speaking of his righteousness, and singing his praises, we shall rise above fears and infirmities, and have earnests of the joys of heaven. The work of redemption ought, above all God's works, to be spoken of by us in our praises. The Lamb that was slain, and has redeemed us to God, is worthy of all blessing and praise.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 16. - I will go in the strength of the Lord God; literally, I will come with the mighty acts of the Lord God (Revised Version); i.e. I will bring these acts forward, and make mention of them in my songs of praise. I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only. I will attribute my deliverance to no strength, or efforts, or righteousness of my own (see Psalm 20:7; Psalm 44:3, 6), but to thy righteousness - i.e. thy faithfulness and truth - only.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

I will go in the strength of the Lord God,.... Go on praising him, as he had determined to do in the preceding verses; not in his own strength, knowing that his heart was not always disposed aright or prepared and fit for such service; and that though the daily continuance of favours required constant praise, yet he needed always the aids of divine grace to raise his affection and song: or "I will go into the strengths of the Lord God" (d); the power of God is expressed in the plural number, to show the greatness of it, which is as a garrison to the believer; see 1 Peter 1:5; a strong hold, a strong tower, a strong habitation, as in Psalm 71:3; into which he goes by faith, and is there safe, in all times of distress and danger: or the sense is, that he would go into the house of God, the temple and sanctuary, and in his strength perform the duties of public worship there; and it may include all religious actions, private and public, and every, spiritual undertaking; which ought to be attempted and performed, not in our own strength, but in the strength of the Lord: man is become, through sin, a weak and impotent creature; though he is very hard to be brought to a sense and acknowledgment of his weakness; true believers are sensible of it, and own it; and such, knowing that there is a sufficiency of strength in Christ for them, look and go to him for it; to do otherwise, to attempt to do anything in our own strength, betrays our weakness, folly, and vanity, and is dangerous, attended with bad consequences, and never succeeds well: the Apostle Peter is an instance of this, Matthew 26:33;

I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only; and that before the Lord himself: not his own righteousness, which he knew would not justify him in his sight, nor render him acceptable to him; nor furnish out a plea or argument why he should receive any favour from him; and therefore resolves not to mention it; but the righteousness of Christ, which is the righteousness of God, which he approves of, accepts, and imputes. This is a pure, perfect, and spotless righteousness, which God is well pleased with; honours his law, satisfies his justice, and so justifies in his sight; and renders person and service acceptable to him; and therefore with great pleasure and boldness, may be mentioned unto as it should be to Christ himself also; by ascribing it to him, as the author of it; by expressing a desire to be found in it; to have faith of interest in it, and joy on account of it; and by owning him openly and freely as the Lord our righteousness: and we should make mention of it to others, in praise of it; extolling it as the righteousness of God, and not a creature; and so sufficient to justify many, even all the seed of Israel; as the best robe of righteousness, better than the best of man's, better than Adam's in innocence, or than the angels' in heaven; as a law honouring and justice satisfying one, and as an everlasting one. And we should put ourselves in mind of it, and, by repeated acts of faith, put it on as our justifying righteousness; since much of our joy, peace, and comfort, depend upon it. And this, and this only, is to be made mention of; it is only in the Lord that there is righteousness: as there is salvation in him, and in no other, so there is righteousness in him, and in no other; wherefore no other is to be mentioned along with it: justification is not partly by Christ's righteousness, and partly by our own; but only by his, and through faith in it; see Romans 9:32.

(d) "in fortitudines", Montanus; "in potentias", V. L. Vatablus.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

16. in the strength—or, relying on it.

thy righteousness—or, faithful performance of promises to the pious (Ps 7:17; 31:1).

Psalm 71:16 Additional Commentaries
Context
In You, O Lord, I Take Refuge
15My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness And of Your salvation all day long; For I do not know the sum of them. 16I will come with the mighty deeds of the Lord GOD; I will make mention of Your righteousness, Yours alone. 17O God, You have taught me from my youth, And I still declare Your wondrous deeds.…
Cross References
Psalm 7:17
I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the LORD Most High.

Psalm 51:14
Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, you who are God my Savior, and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.

Psalm 106:2
Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the LORD or fully declare his praise?
Treasury of Scripture

I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of your righteousness, even of your only.

I will go

Psalm 29:11 The LORD will give strength to his people; the LORD will bless his …

Deuteronomy 33:25 Your shoes shall be iron and brass; and as your days, so shall your strength be.

Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall …

Isaiah 45:24,25 Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: …

Zechariah 10:12 And I will strengthen them in the LORD; and they shall walk up and …

Ephesians 3:16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to …

Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

2 Timothy 2:1 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

I will make

Isaiah 26:13 O LORD our God, other lords beside you have had dominion over us: …

Isaiah 63:7 I will mention the loving kindnesses of the LORD, and the praises …

thy righteousness

Psalm 71:2,15,19,24 Deliver me in your righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline …

Psalm 51:14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, you God of my salvation: …

Matthew 6:33 But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and …

Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: …

Romans 3:21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being …

Romans 10:3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to …

Philippians 3:9 And be found in him, not having my own righteousness, which is of …

2 Thessalonians 1:6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation …

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