New American Standard Bible
Bless God in the congregations, Even the LORD, you who are of the fountain of Israel.
King James Bible
Bless ye God in the congregations, even the Lord, from the fountain of Israel.
Darby Bible Translation
In the congregations bless ye God, the Lord, ye from the fountain of Israel.
World English Bible
"Bless God in the congregations, even the Lord in the assembly of Israel!"
Young's Literal Translation
In assemblies bless ye God, The Lord -- from the fountain of Israel.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Bless ye God in the congregations - In the assemblages of the people; not only as individuals, but in solemn precessions; in triumphal marches; when the people are assembled together. In this public manner acknowledge God as the true God, and render him praise.
Even the Lord, from the fountain of Israel - Margin, "Ye that are of;" that is, "of the fountain of Israel." The margin has undoubtedly expressed the correct idea. The appeal is to the Hebrew people represented as descending from a common stock or ancestor - Jacob or Israel - as a stream or river flows from a fountain. Compare the notes at Isaiah 48:1; see also Isaiah 51:1; Deuteronomy 33:28. All the descendants of Jacob or Israel are thus called on to unite in solemnly praising the Lord their God.
LibraryGifts Received for the Rebellious
Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: Thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them. W hen Joseph exchanged a prison for the chief honour and government of Egypt, the advantage of his exaltation was felt by those who little deserved it (Genesis 45:4, 5) . His brethren hated him, and had conspired to kill him. And though he was preserved from death, they were permitted to sell him for a bond-servant. He owed his servitude, …
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2
That it is Profitable to Communicate Often
The Exile --Continued.
Book iii. The Ascent: from the River Jordan to the Mount of Transfiguration.
"So Israel dwells in security, The fountain of Jacob secluded, In a land of grain and new wine; His heavens also drop down dew.
I will tell of Your name to my brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will praise You.
You who fear the LORD, praise Him; All you descendants of Jacob, glorify Him, And stand in awe of Him, all you descendants of Israel.
My foot stands on a level place; In the congregations I shall bless the LORD.
All Your works shall give thanks to You, O LORD, And Your godly ones shall bless You.
"Hear this, O house of Jacob, who are named Israel And who came forth from the loins of Judah, Who swear by the name of the LORD And invoke the God of Israel, But not in truth nor in righteousness.
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