New International Version
Return to your rest, my soul, for the LORD has been good to you.
King James Bible
Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.
Darby Bible Translation
Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for Jehovah hath dealt bountifully with thee.
World English Bible
Return to your rest, my soul, for Yahweh has dealt bountifully with you.
Young's Literal Translation
Turn back, O my soul, to thy rest, For Jehovah hath conferred benefits on thee.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Return unto thy rest, O my soul - God is the center to which all immortal spirits tend, and in connection with which alone they can find rest. Every thing separated from its center is in a state of violence; and, if intelligent, cannot be happy. All human souls, while separated from God by sin, are in a state of violence, agitation, and misery. From God all spirits come; to him all must return, in order to be finally happy. This is true in the general case; though, probably, the rest spoken of here means the promised land, into which they were now returning.
A proof of the late origin of this Psalm is exhibited in this verse, in the words למנוחיכי limenuchaichi, "to thy rest," and עליכי alaichi, "to thee," which are both Chaldaisms.
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'What shall I render unto the Lord for all His benefits toward me? 13. I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord.'--PSALM cxvi. 12, 13. There may possibly be a reference here to a part of the Passover ritual. It seems to have become the custom in later times to lift high the wine cup at that feast and drink it with solemn invocation and glad thanksgiving. So we find our Lord taking the cup--the 'cup of blessing' as Paul calls it--and giving thanks. But as there is no record …
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Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
I will sing the LORD's praise, for he has been good to me.
Be good to your servant while I live, that I may obey your word.
Set me free from my prison, that I may praise your name. Then the righteous will gather about me because of your goodness to me.
This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: "In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.
This is what the LORD says: "Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, 'We will not walk in it.'
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