New International Version
You, LORD, will keep the needy safe and will protect us forever from the wicked,
King James Bible
Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
Darby Bible Translation
Thou, Jehovah, wilt keep them, thou wilt preserve them from this generation for ever.
World English Bible
You will keep them, Yahweh. You will preserve them from this generation forever.
Young's Literal Translation
Thou, O Jehovah, dost preserve them, Thou keepest us from this generation to the age.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou shalt keep them - thou shalt preserve them - Instead of the pronoun them in these clauses, several MSS., with the Septuagint, the Vulgate, and the Arabic, have us. The sense is equally good in both readings. God did bring forth the Israelites from Babylon, according to his word; he separated them from that generation. and reinstated them in their own land, according to his word; and most certainly he has preserved them from generation to generation to the present day, in a most remarkable manner.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
them, Heb. him, i.e. every one of them
LibraryThe Pharisee and the Publican
Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a Publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself; God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this Publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the Publican, standing afar off would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.-- Luke, xviii. 10-13. In the beginning …
John Bunyan—The Pharisee And Publican
But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.
For the LORD loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones. Wrongdoers will be completely destroyed; the offspring of the wicked will perish.
Let those who love the LORD hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
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