Psalm 103:21
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English Standard Version
Bless the LORD, all his hosts, his ministers, who do his will!

King James Bible
Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.

American Standard Version
Bless Jehovah, all ye his hosts, Ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Bless the Lord, all ye his hosts: you ministers of his that do his will.

English Revised Version
Bless the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.

Webster's Bible Translation
Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The figure of the grass recalls Psalm 90:5., cf. Isaiah 40:6-8; Isaiah 51:12; that of the flower, Job 14:2. אנושׁ is man as a mortal being; his life's duration is likened to that of a blade of grass, and his beauty and glory to a flower of the field, whose fullest bloom is also the beginning of its fading. In Psalm 103:16 בּו (the same as in Isaiah 40:7.) refers to man, who is compared to grass and flowers. כּי is ἐάν with a hypothetical perfect; and the wind that scorches up the plants, referred to man, is an emblem of every form of peril that threatens life: often enough it is really a breath of wind which snaps off a man's life. The bold designation of vanishing away without leaving any trace, "and his place knoweth him no more," is taken from Job 7:10, cf. ibid. Job 8:18; Job 20:9. In the midst of this plant-like, frail destiny, there is, however, one strong ground of comfort. There is an everlasting power, which raises all those who link themselves with it above the transitoriness involved in nature's laws, and makes them eternal like itself. This power is the mercy of God, which spans itself above (על) all those who fear Him like an eternal heaven. This is God's righteousness, which rewards faithful adherence to His covenant and conscientious fulfilment of His precepts in accordance with the order of redemption, and shows itself even to (ל) children's children, according to Exodus 20:6; Exodus 34:7; Deuteronomy 7:9 : on into a thousand generations, i.e., into infinity.

Psalm 103:21 Parallel Commentaries

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all ye his hosts

Psalm 33:6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

Genesis 32:2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.

Joshua 5:14 And he said, No; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship...

1 Kings 22:19 And he said, Hear you therefore the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne...

2 Chronicles 18:18 Again he said, Therefore hear the word of the LORD; I saw the LORD sitting on his throne...

Luke 2:13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

ministers

Psalm 68:17 The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place.

Psalm 104:4 Who makes his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:

Nehemiah 9:6 You, even you, are LORD alone; you have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth...

Daniel 7:9,10 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow...

Matthew 13:41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend...

Matthew 24:30,31 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn...

2 Thessalonians 1:7,8 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels...

Hebrews 1:6,7,14 And again, when he brings in the first-begotten into the world, he said, And let all the angels of God worship him...

Revelation 22:8,9 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen...

Cross References
Luke 2:13
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,

1 Kings 22:19
And Micaiah said, "Therefore hear the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing beside him on his right hand and on his left;

Nehemiah 9:6
"You are the LORD, you alone. You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and you preserve all of them; and the host of heaven worships you.

Psalm 104:4
he makes his messengers winds, his ministers a flaming fire.

Psalm 134:1
Come, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD, who stand by night in the house of the LORD!

Psalm 148:2
Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his hosts!

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