New International Version
The LORD will vindicate me; your love, LORD, endures forever-- do not abandon the works of your hands.
King James Bible
The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah will perfect what concerneth me: thy loving-kindness, O Jehovah, [endureth] for ever; forsake not the works of thine own hands.
World English Bible
Yahweh will fulfill that which concerns me; your loving kindness, Yahweh, endures forever. Don't forsake the works of your own hands. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.
Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah doth perfect for me, O Jehovah, Thy kindness is to the age, The works of Thy hands let not fall!
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The Lord will perfect - Whatever is farther necessary to be done, he will do it.
Forsake not the works of thine own hands - My body - my soul; thy work begun in my soul; thy work in behalf of Israel; thy work in the evangelization of the world; thy work in the salvation of mankind. Thou wilt not forsake these.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryFaith in Perfection
In the opening, I must remark that this is not the heritage of all mankind. The word, "me," in the text, cannot be appropriated by any man, unless he, in some respects, resembles the character of David, who penned this psalm. The text, however, itself, is its own guard. If you look at it, you will see that there is in its bowels a full description of a true Christian. I will ask you three questions suggested by the words themselves, and according to your answer to these three questions, shall be …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859
The Coming Revival
Introduction. Chapter i. --The Life and Writings of St. Hilary of Poitiers.
being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Does it please you to oppress me, to spurn the work of your hands, while you smile on the plans of the wicked?
"Your hands shaped me and made me. Will you now turn and destroy me?
You will call and I will answer you; you will long for the creature your hands have made.
Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, God my Savior.
I cry out to God Most High, to God, who vindicates me.
Do not cast me away when I am old; do not forsake me when my strength is gone.
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