Psalm 116:15
New International Version
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful servants.

New Living Translation
The LORD cares deeply when his loved ones die.

English Standard Version
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

Berean Study Bible
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints.

King James Bible
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

New King James Version
Precious in the sight of the LORD Is the death of His saints.

New American Standard Bible
Precious in the sight of the LORD Is the death of His godly ones.

NASB 1995
Precious in the sight of the LORD Is the death of His godly ones.

NASB 1977
Precious in the sight of the LORD Is the death of His godly ones.

Amplified Bible
Precious [and of great consequence] in the sight of the LORD Is the death of His godly ones [so He watches over them].

Christian Standard Bible
The death of his faithful ones is valuable in the LORD’s sight.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The death of His faithful ones is valuable in the LORD’s sight.

American Standard Version
Precious in the sight of Jehovah Is the death of his saints.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Precious in the eyes of LORD JEHOVAH is the death of his righteous people!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.

Contemporary English Version
You are deeply concerned when one of your loyal people faces death.

Douay-Rheims Bible
precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.

English Revised Version
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

Good News Translation
How painful it is to the LORD when one of his people dies!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful ones.

International Standard Version
In the sight of the LORD, the death of his faithful ones is valued.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Precious in the sight of the LORD Is the death of His saints.

Literal Standard Version
Precious in the eyes of YHWH [is] the death of His saints.

NET Bible
The LORD values the lives of his faithful followers.

New Heart English Bible
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful ones.

World English Bible
Precious in the sight of Yahweh is the death of his saints.

Young's Literal Translation
Precious in the eyes of Jehovah is the death for His saints.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD Has Heard My Voice
14I will fulfill my vows to the LORD in the presence of all His people. 15Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints. 16Truly, O LORD, I am Your servant; I am Your servant, the son of Your maidservant; You have broken my bonds.…

Cross References
Psalm 72:14
He will redeem them from oppression and violence, for their blood is precious in his sight.

Psalm 116:16
Truly, O LORD, I am Your servant; I am Your servant, the son of Your maidservant; You have broken my bonds.


Treasury of Scripture

Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

precious

Psalm 37:32,33
The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him…

Psalm 72:14
He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight.

1 Samuel 25:29
Yet a man is risen to pursue thee, and to seek thy soul: but the soul of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of life with the LORD thy God; and the souls of thine enemies, them shall he sling out, as out of the middle of a sling.









(15) Precious . . .--This is only another form of the statement in Psalm 72:14. But again we have to ask why the thought of death should intrude upon the psalmist at this moment. (See Note, Psalm 115:17.) The answer is that, as in Psalm 116:8, a recent deliverance from death is spoken of. It is natural to take this psalm as a thanksgiving song for the safety, perhaps victory, of the survivors in some battle, but then the grateful community naturally and dutifully remember the dead.

Verse 15. - Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints (comp. Psalm 72:14). It is not a matter of indifference to God, when and under what circumstances each of his saints dies. Rather, it is a matter of deep concern to him. "In him are the issues of life and death" (Psalm 68:20), and he appoints to each man the day and attendant circumstances of his demise.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Precious
יָ֭קָר (yā·qār)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 3368: Precious, rare, splendid, weighty

in the sight
בְּעֵינֵ֣י (bə·‘ê·nê)
Preposition-b | Noun - cdc
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

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

[is] the death
הַ֝מָּ֗וְתָה (ham·mā·wə·ṯāh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 4194: Death, the dead, their place, state, pestilence, ruin

of His saints.
לַחֲסִידָֽיו׃ (la·ḥă·sî·ḏāw)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 2623: Kind, pious


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