Psalm 94:12
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New Living Translation
Joyful are those you discipline, LORD, those you teach with your instructions.

King James Bible
Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law;

Darby Bible Translation
Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O Jah, and whom thou teachest out of thy law;

World English Bible
Blessed is the man whom you discipline, Yah, and teach out of your law;

Young's Literal Translation
O the happiness of the man Whom Thou instructest, O Jah, And out of Thy law teachest him,

Psalm 94:12 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

94:12 Blessed - Those afflictions which are accompanied with Divine instructions are great and true blessings.

Psalm 94:12 Parallel Commentaries

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Out of the Deep of Suffering and Sorrow.
Save me, O God, for the waters are come in even unto my soul: I am come into deep waters; so that the floods run over me.--Ps. lxix. 1, 2. I am brought into so great trouble and misery: that I go mourning all the day long.--Ps. xxxviii. 6. The sorrows of my heart are enlarged: Oh! bring Thou me out of my distress.--Ps. xxv. 17. The Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping: the Lord will receive my prayer.--Ps. vi. 8. In the multitude of the sorrows which I had in my heart, Thy comforts have refreshed
Charles Kingsley—Out of the Deep

In Death and after Death
A sadder picture could scarcely be drawn than that of the dying Rabbi Jochanan ben Saccai, that "light of Israel" immediately before and after the destruction of the Temple, and for two years the president of the Sanhedrim. We read in the Talmud (Ber. 28 b) that, when his disciples came to see him on his death-bed, he burst into tears. To their astonished inquiry why he, "the light of Israel, the right pillar of the Temple, and its mighty hammer," betrayed such signs of fear, he replied: "If I were
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life

How they are to be Admonished who Lament Sins of Deed, and those who Lament Only Sins of Thought.
(Admonition 30.) Differently to be admonished are those who deplore sins of deed, and those who deplore sins of thought. For those who deplore sins of deed are to be admonished that perfected lamentations should wash out consummated evils, lest they be bound by a greater debt of perpetrated deed than they pay in tears of satisfaction for it. For it is written, He hath given us drink in tears by measure (Ps. lxxix. 6): which means that each person's soul should in its penitence drink the tears
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Temporal Advantages.
"We brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content."--1 Tim. vi. 7, 8. Every age has its own special sins and temptations. Impatience with their lot, murmuring, grudging, unthankfulness, discontent, are sins common to men at all times, but I suppose one of those sins which belongs to our age more than to another, is desire of a greater portion of worldly goods than God has given us,--ambition and covetousness
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VII

Cross References
1 Corinthians 11:32
Yet when we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned along with the world.

Hebrews 12:5
And have you forgotten the encouraging words God spoke to you as his children? He said, "My child, don't make light of the LORD's discipline, and don't give up when he corrects you.

Hebrews 12:6
For the LORD disciplines those he loves, and he punishes each one he accepts as his child."

Deuteronomy 8:5
Think about it: Just as a parent disciplines a child, the LORD your God disciplines you for your own good.

2 Chronicles 6:27
then hear from heaven and forgive the sins of your servants, your people Israel. Teach them to follow the right path, and send rain on your land that you have given to your people as their special possession.

Job 5:17
"But consider the joy of those corrected by God! Do not despise the discipline of the Almighty when you sin.

Job 35:11
Where is the one who makes us smarter than the animals and wiser than the birds of the sky?'

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