New American Standard Bible
Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah.
King James Bible
Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.
Darby Bible Translation
Confide in him at all times, ye people; pour out your heart before him: God is our refuge. Selah.
World English Bible
Trust in him at all times, you people. Pour out your heart before him. God is a refuge for us. Selah.
Young's Literal Translation
Trust in Him at all times, O people, Pour forth before Him your heart, God is a refuge for us. Selah.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Trust in him at all times - This exhortation, addressed to all persons, in all circumstances, and at all times, is founded on the personal experience of the psalmist, and on the views which he had of the character of God, as worthy of universal confidence. David had found him worthy of such confidence; he now exhorts all others to make the same trial, and to put their trust in God in like manner. What he had found God to be, all others would find him to be. His own experience of God's goodness and mercy - of his gracious interposition in the time of trouble - had been such that he could confidently exhort all others, in similar circumstances, to make the same trial of his love.
Ye people, pour out your heart before him - All people. On the meaning of the phrase "pour out your heart," see the notes at Psalm 42:4. The idea is, that the heart becomes tender and soft, so that its feelings and desires flow out as water, and all its emotions, all its wishes, its sorrows, its troubles, are poured out before God. All that is in our hearts may be made known to God. There is not a desire which he cannot gratify; not a trouble in which he cannot relieve us; not a danger in which he cannot defend us. And, in like manner there is not a spiritual want in which he will not feel a deep interest, nor a danger to our souls from which he will not be ready to deliver us. Much more freely than to any earthly parent - to a father, or even to a mother - may we make mention of all our troubles, little or great, before God.
God is a refuge for us - For all. For one as well as another. He is the only refuge; he is all the refuge that we need.
Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy; for thou renderest to every man according to his work.--Psalm lxii. 12. Some of the translators make it kindness and goodness; but I presume there is no real difference among them as to the character of the word which here, in the English Bible, is translated mercy. The religious mind, however, educated upon the theories yet prevailing in the so-called religious world, must here recognize a departure from the presentation to which they have been accustomed: …
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1 Samuel 1:15
But Hannah replied, "No, my lord, I am a woman oppressed in spirit; I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I have poured out my soul before the LORD.
1 Samuel 7:6
They gathered to Mizpah, and drew water and poured it out before the LORD, and fasted on that day and said there, "We have sinned against the LORD." And Samuel judged the sons of Israel at Mizpah.
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And trust in the LORD.
Trust in the LORD and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.
Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, and He will do it.
These things I remember and I pour out my soul within me. For I used to go along with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of God, With the voice of joy and thanksgiving, a multitude keeping festival.
For the choir director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah, set to Alamoth. A Song. God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.
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