New American Standard Bible
Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;
King James Bible
Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
Darby Bible Translation
Who redeemeth thy life from the pit, who crowneth thee with loving-kindness and tender mercies;
World English Bible
who redeems your life from destruction; who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies;
Young's Literal Translation
Who is redeeming from destruction thy life, Who is crowning thee -- kindness and mercies,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Who redeemeth thy life from destruction - That is, who saves it from death when exposed to danger, or when attacked by disease. The word "destruction" or "corruption" here is equivalent to the grave, since it is there that the body returns to corruption. Compare the notes at Psalm 16:10.
Who crowneth thee - The idea here is not merely that God is the source of these blessings, but that there is something of beauty, of dignity, of honor, as in the conferring of a crown or garland on anyone. Compare the notes at Psalm 65:11.
With loving-kindness and tender mercies - mercy and compassions. God showed mercy to him - evinced compassion - and these were so abundant that they might be said to be the crown or ornament of his life.
LibraryWhat the Flowers Say.
(Children's Flower Service.) PSALM ciii. 15. "As a flower of the field, so he flourisheth." Children, have you ever heard of the language of flowers? Now, of course, we know that flowers cannot speak as we can. I wish they could. I think they would say such sweet things. But in one way flowers do talk to us. When you give them some water, or when God sends a shower of rain upon them, they give forth a sweet smell; I think that the flowers are speaking then, I think that they are saying, "thank …
H. J. Wilmot-Buxton—The Life of Duty, a Year's Plain Sermons, v. 2
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For it is You who blesses the righteous man, O LORD, You surround him with favor as with a shield.
Yet You have made him a little lower than God, And You crown him with glory and majesty!
But God will redeem my soul from the power of Sheol, For He will receive me. Selah.
He will redeem my soul in peace from the battle which is against me, For they are many who strive with me.
My lips will shout for joy when I sing praises to You; And my soul, which You have redeemed.
He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions.
O Israel, hope in the LORD; For with the LORD there is lovingkindness, And with Him is abundant redemption.
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