Psalm 103:13
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New International Version
As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;

King James Bible
Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.

Darby Bible Translation
As a father pitieth [his] children, so Jehovah pitieth them that fear him.

World English Bible
Like a father has compassion on his children, so Yahweh has compassion on those who fear him.

Young's Literal Translation
As a father hath mercy on sons, Jehovah hath mercy on those fearing Him.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Like as a father pitieth his children - This is a very emphatic verse, and may be thus translated: "As the tender compassions of a father towards his children; so the tender compassicns of Jehovah towards them that fear him." Nothing can place the tenderness and concern of God for his creatures in a stronger light than this. What yearnings of bowels does a father feel toward the disobedient child, who, sensible of his ingratitude and disobedience, falls at his parent's feet, covered with confusion and melted into tears, with, "Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, and am not worthy to be called thy son!" The same in kind, but infinitely more exquisite, does God feel when the penitent falls at his feet, and implores his mercy through Christ crucified.

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Numbers 11:12 Have I conceived all this people? have I begotten them, that you should say to me, Carry them in your bosom...

Deuteronomy 3:5 All these cities were fenced with high walls, gates, and bars; beside unwalled towns a great many.

Proverbs 3:12 For whom the LORD loves he corrects; even as a father the son in whom he delights.

Isaiah 63:15,16 Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of your holiness and of your glory: where is your zeal and your strength...

Jeremiah 31:9,20 They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them...

Matthew 6:9,32 After this manner therefore pray you: Our Father which are in heaven, Hallowed be your name...

Luke 11:11,12 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish...

Luke 16:21,22 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores...

John 20:17 Jesus said to her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brothers, and say to them, I ascend to my Father...

Hebrews 12:5-11 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to children, My son, despise not you the chastening of the Lord...

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Psalm 103:11,17 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him...

Psalm 147:11 The LORD takes pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

Malachi 3:16,17 Then they that feared the LORD spoke often one to another: and the LORD listened, and heard it...

Malachi 4:2 But to you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and you shall go forth...

Acts 13:26 Men and brothers, children of the stock of Abraham, and whoever among you fears God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.

Library
November 6. "Bless the Lord, O, My Soul" (Ps. Ciii. 1).
"Bless the Lord, O, my soul" (Ps. ciii. 1). Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me be stirred up to magnify His holy name. "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits; who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; who satisfieth thy mouth with good things, so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's." Who so well can sing this thanksgiving song as
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Matt. 8:11 Many
"Many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven."--Matt. 8:11. THE words of Scripture which head this page were spoken by our Lord Jesus Christ. You may take them either as a prophecy or as a promise. In either point of view they are deeply interesting, and contain much food for thought. Take the words as a prophecy, and remember that they are sure to be fulfilled The Bible contains many predictions of things most unlikely and improbable,
John Charles Ryle—The Upper Room: Being a Few Truths for the Times

The Providence of God
Q-11: WHAT ARE GOD'S WORKS OF PROVIDENCE? A: God's works of providence are the acts of his most holy, wise, and powerful government of his creatures, and of their actions. Of the work of God's providence Christ says, My Father worketh hitherto and I work.' John 5:17. God has rested from the works of creation, he does not create any new species of things. He rested from all his works;' Gen 2:2; and therefore it must needs be meant of his works of providence: My Father worketh and I work.' His kingdom
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Messiah Worshipped by Angels
Let all the angels of God worship Him. M any of the Lord's true servants, have been in a situation so nearly similar to that of Elijah, that like him they have been tempted to think they were left to serve the Lord alone (I Kings 19:10) . But God had then a faithful people, and He has so in every age. The preaching of the Gospel may be compared to a standard erected, to which they repair, and thereby become known to each other, and more exposed to the notice and observation of the world. But we hope
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2

Cross References
Ezekiel 24:21
Say to the people of Israel, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am about to desecrate my sanctuary--the stronghold in which you take pride, the delight of your eyes, the object of your affection. The sons and daughters you left behind will fall by the sword.

Malachi 3:17
"On the day when I act," says the LORD Almighty, "they will be my treasured possession. I will spare them, just as a father has compassion and spares his son who serves him.

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