Psalm 103:17
New International Version
But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children—

New Living Translation
But the love of the LORD remains forever with those who fear him. His salvation extends to the children’s children

English Standard Version
But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children,

Berean Study Bible
But from everlasting to everlasting the loving devotion of the LORD extends to those who fear Him, and His righteousness to their children’s children—

King James Bible
But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;

New King James Version
But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting On those who fear Him, And His righteousness to children’s children,

New American Standard Bible
But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting for those who fear Him, And His justice to the children’s children,

NASB 1995
But the lovingkindness of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, And His righteousness to children’s children,

NASB 1977
But the lovingkindness of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, And His righteousness to children’s children,

Amplified Bible
But the lovingkindness of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who [reverently] fear Him, And His righteousness to children’s children,

Christian Standard Bible
But from eternity to eternity the LORD’s faithful love is toward those who fear him, and his righteousness toward the grandchildren

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But from eternity to eternity the LORD’s faithful love is toward those who fear Him, and His righteousness toward the grandchildren

American Standard Version
But the lovingkindness of Jehovah is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, And his righteousness unto children's children;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The grace of LORD JEHOVAH is from eternity and unto eternity upon his worshipers and his righteousness to their children's children

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But the mercy of the Lord is from generation to generation upon them that fear him, and his righteousness to children's children;

Contemporary English Version
The LORD is always kind to those who worship him, and he keeps his promises to their descendants

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the mercy of the Lord is from eternity and unto eternity upon them that fear him: And his justice unto children's children,

English Revised Version
But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;

Good News Translation
But for those who honor the LORD, his love lasts forever, and his goodness endures for all generations

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But from everlasting to everlasting, the LORD's mercy is on those who fear him. His righteousness belongs to their children and grandchildren,

International Standard Version
Yet the LORD's gracious love remains throughout eternity for those who fear him and his righteous acts extend to their children's children,

JPS Tanakh 1917
But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear Him, And His righteousness unto children's children;

Literal Standard Version
And the kindness of YHWH [Is] from age even to age on those fearing Him, And His righteousness to sons’ sons,

NET Bible
But the LORD continually shows loyal love to his faithful followers, and is faithful to their descendants,

New Heart English Bible
But the LORD's loving kindness is from everlasting to everlasting with those who fear him, his righteousness to children's children;

World English Bible
But Yahweh's loving kindness is from everlasting to everlasting with those who fear him, his righteousness to children's children;

Young's Literal Translation
And the kindness of Jehovah Is from age even unto age on those fearing Him, And His righteousness to sons' sons,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Bless the LORD, O My Soul
16when the wind passes over, it vanishes, and its place remembers it no more. 17But from everlasting to everlasting the loving devotion of the LORD extends to those who fear Him, and His righteousness to their children’s children— 18to those who keep His covenant and remember to obey His precepts.…

Cross References
Luke 1:50
His mercy extends to those who fear Him, from generation to generation.

Exodus 20:6
but showing loving devotion to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commandments.

Deuteronomy 5:10
but showing loving devotion to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commandments.

Psalm 25:6
Remember, O LORD, Your compassion and loving devotion, for they are from age to age.

Psalm 69:27
Add iniquity to their iniquity; let them not share in Your righteousness.

Psalm 89:2
For I have said, "Loving devotion is built up forever; in the heavens You establish Your faithfulness."

Psalm 105:8
He remembers His covenant forever, the word He ordained for a thousand generations--


Treasury of Scripture

But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on them that fear him, and his righteousness to children's children;

the mercy

Psalm 89:1,2
Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite. I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations…

Psalm 100:5
For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

Psalm 118:1
O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.

his righteousness

Psalm 22:31
They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.

Isaiah 46:13
I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory.

Isaiah 51:6
Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.

unto children's

Psalm 90:16
Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children.

Exodus 20:6
And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Deuteronomy 10:15
Only the LORD had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day.









Verse 17. - But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him (comp. vers. 11, 13). Through this "everlasting mercy" of God, man, though so feeble and fragile, does not wholly pass away, but continues to be the recipient of God's bounty. And his righteousness unto children's children. God's "righteousness" is his everlasting justice, by which he gives to men according to their deserts.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But from everlasting
מֵעוֹלָ֣ם (mê·‘ō·w·lām)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always

to
וְעַד־ (wə·‘aḏ-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

everlasting
ע֭וֹלָם (‘ō·w·lām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always

the loving devotion
וְחֶ֤סֶד (wə·ḥe·seḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 2617: Kindness, piety, reproof, beauty

of the LORD
יְהוָ֨ה ׀ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

extends to
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

those who fear Him,
יְרֵאָ֑יו (yə·rê·’āw)
Adjective - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3373: Fearing, reverent

and His righteousness
וְ֝צִדְקָת֗וֹ (wə·ṣiḏ·qā·ṯōw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6666: Rightness, subjectively, objectively

to their children’s
לִבְנֵ֥י (liḇ·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

children—
בָנִֽים׃ (ḇā·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1121: A son


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