New International Version
And David shepherded them with integrity of heart; with skillful hands he led them.
New Living Translation
He cared for them with a true heart and led them with skillful hands.
English Standard Version
With upright heart he shepherded them and guided them with his skillful hand.
New American Standard Bible
So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart, And guided them with his skillful hands.
King James Bible
So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; and guided them by the skilfulness of his hands.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
He shepherded them with a pure heart and guided them with his skillful hands.
International Standard Version
David shepherded them with a devoted heart, and led them with skillful hands.
David cared for them with pure motives; he led them with skill.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he shepherded them in the perfection of his heart and in the understanding of his hands he led them.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
With unselfish devotion David became their shepherd. With skill he guided them.
JPS Tanakh 1917
So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart; And lead them by the skilfulness of his hands.
New American Standard 1977
So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart,
And guided them with his skillful hands.
CommentaryMatthew Henry Commentary
78:56-72 After the Israelites were settled in Canaan, the children were like their fathers. God gave them his testimonies, but they turned back. Presumptuous sins render even Israelites hateful to God's holiness, and exposed to his justice. Those whom the Lord forsakes become an easy prey to the destroyer. And sooner or later, God will disgrace his enemies. He set a good government over his people; a monarch after his own heart. With good reason does the psalmist make this finishing, crowning instance of God's favour to Israel; for David was a type of Christ, the great and good Shepherd, who was humbled first, and then exalted; and of whom it was foretold, that he should be filled with the Spirit of wisdom and understanding. On the uprightness of his heart, and the skilfulness of his hands, all his subjects may rely; and of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end. Every trial of human nature hitherto, confirms the testimony of Scripture, that the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked, and nothing but being created anew by the Holy Ghost can cure the ungodliness of any.
Study BibleI will Open My Mouth in Parables
…71From the care of the ewes with suckling lambs He brought him To shepherd Jacob His people, And Israel His inheritance. 72So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart, And guided them with his skillful hands.
1 Kings 9:4
"As for you, if you will walk before Me as your father David walked, in integrity of heart and uprightness, doing according to all that I have commanded you and will keep My statutes and My ordinances,
When there is a man who has labored with wisdom, knowledge and skill, then he gives his legacy to one who has not labored with them. This too is vanity and a great evil.
"Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel. Prophesy and say to those shepherds, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Woe, shepherds of Israel who have been feeding themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flock?
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So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; and guided them by the skillfulness of his hands.
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