New International Version
I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.
King James Bible
I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.
Darby Bible Translation
I will bless Jehovah, who giveth me counsel; even in the nights my reins instruct me.
World English Bible
I will bless Yahweh, who has given me counsel. Yes, my heart instructs me in the night seasons.
Young's Literal Translation
I bless Jehovah who hath counselled me; Also in the nights my reins instruct me.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Who hath given me counsel - Jesus, as man, received all his knowledge and wisdom from God; Luke 2:40-52. And in him were hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
My reins also instruct me - כליותי kilyothai, reins or kidneys, which from their retired situation in the body, says Parkhurst, and being hidden in fat, are often used in Scripture for the most secret workings and affections of the heart.
The kidneys and their fat were always to be burnt in sacrifice, to indicate that the most secret purposes and affections of the soul are to be devoted to God.
In the night seasons - That is, in the time of my passion, my secret purposes and determinations concerning the redemption of man support me. "For the joy that was set before him he endured the cross, despising the shame;" Hebrews 12:2.
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By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me-- a prayer to the God of my life.
On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night.
You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory.
I remembered my songs in the night. My heart meditated and my spirit asked:
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