Psalm 134:1
New International Version
A song of ascents. Praise the LORD, all you servants of the LORD who minister by night in the house of the LORD.

New Living Translation
Oh, praise the LORD, all you servants of the LORD, you who serve at night in the house of the LORD.

English Standard Version
Come, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD, who stand by night in the house of the LORD!

Berean Study Bible
A song of ascents. Come, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD who serve by night in the house of the LORD!

King James Bible
A Song of degrees. Behold, bless ye the LORD, all ye servants of the LORD, which by night stand in the house of the LORD.

New King James Version
A Song of Ascents. Behold, bless the LORD, All you servants of the LORD, Who by night stand in the house of the LORD!

New American Standard Bible
A Song of Ascents. Behold, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD, Who serve by night in the house of the LORD!

NASB 1995
A Song of Ascents. Behold, bless the LORD, all servants of the LORD, Who serve by night in the house of the LORD!

NASB 1977
Behold, bless the LORD, all servants of the LORD, Who serve by night in the house of the LORD!

Amplified Bible
A Song of Ascents. Behold, bless and praise the LORD, all servants of the LORD (priests, Levites), Who stand and serve by night in the house of the LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
A song of ascents. Now bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD who stand in the LORD’s house at night!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A song of ascents. Now praise the LORD, all you servants of the LORD who stand in the LORD's house at night!

American Standard Version
Behold, bless ye Jehovah, all ye servants of Jehovah, That by night stand in the house of Jehovah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Bless LORD JEHOVAH, all you Servants of LORD JEHOVAH, those who stand in his house and in the courts of the house of LORD JEHOVAH at night.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A Song of Degrees. Behold now, bless ye the Lord, all the servants of the Lord, who stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God.

Contemporary English Version
Everyone who serves the LORD, come and offer praises. Everyone who has gathered in his temple tonight,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold now bless ye the Lord, all ye servants of the Lord: Who stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God.

English Revised Version
A Song of Ascents. Behold, bless ye the LORD, all ye servants of the LORD, which by night stand in the house of the LORD.

Good News Translation
Come, praise the LORD, all his servants, all who serve in his Temple at night.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[A song for going up to worship.] Praise the LORD, all you servants of the LORD, all who stand in the house of the LORD night after night.

International Standard Version
Now bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD who serve nightly in the LORD's Temple.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A Song of Ascents. Behold, bless ye the LORD, all ye servants of the LORD, That stand in the house of the LORD in the night seasons.

Literal Standard Version
A SONG OF THE ASCENTS. Behold, bless YHWH, all servants of YHWH, "" Who are standing in the house of YHWH by night.

NET Bible
A song of ascents. Attention! Praise the LORD, all you servants of the LORD, who serve in the LORD's temple during the night.

New Heart English Bible
[A Song of Ascents.] Look. Praise the LORD, all you servants of the LORD, who stand by night in the LORD's house.

World English Bible
Look! Praise Yahweh, all you servants of Yahweh, who stand by night in Yahweh's house!

Young's Literal Translation
A Song of the Ascents. Lo, bless Jehovah, all servants of Jehovah, Who are standing in the house of Jehovah by night.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Bless the LORD, All You Servants
1A song of ascents. Come, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD who serve by night in the house of the LORD! 2Lift up your hands to the sanctuary and bless the LORD!…

Cross References
Revelation 19:5
Then a voice came from the throne, saying: "Praise our God, all you who serve Him, and those who fear Him, small and great alike!"

Deuteronomy 10:8
At that time the LORD set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to serve Him, and to pronounce blessings in His name, as they do to this day.

1 Chronicles 9:33
Those who were musicians, the heads of Levite families, stayed in the temple chambers and were exempt from other duties because they were on duty day and night.

1 Chronicles 23:30
They were also to stand every morning to give thanks and praise to the LORD, and likewise in the evening.

2 Chronicles 29:11
Now, my sons, do not be negligent, for the LORD has chosen you to stand before Him, to serve Him, to minister before Him, and to burn incense."

Psalm 103:21
Bless the LORD, all His hosts, you servants who do His will.

Psalm 135:1
Hallelujah! Praise the name of the LORD. Give praise, O servants of the LORD,

Psalm 135:2
who stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God.

Ezekiel 40:45
Then the man said to me: "The chamber that faces south is for the priests who keep charge of the temple,


Treasury of Scripture

Behold, bless you the LORD, all you servants of the LORD, which by night stand in the house of the LORD.

A.

Psalm 120:1
A Song of degrees. In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me.

Psalm 121:1
A Song of degrees. I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

Psalm 122:1
A Song of degrees of David. I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.

bless ye

Psalm 103:21
Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.

Psalm 135:1,2,19-21
Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the name of the LORD; praise him, O ye servants of the LORD…

1 Chronicles 23:30-32
And to stand every morning to thank and praise the LORD, and likewise at even; …

which by night

Psalm 130:6
My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.

Leviticus 8:35
Therefore shall ye abide at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation day and night seven days, and keep the charge of the LORD, that ye die not: for so I am commanded.

1 Chronicles 9:23,33
So they and their children had the oversight of the gates of the house of the LORD, namely, the house of the tabernacle, by wards…









(1) All ye servants.--We learn from 1Chronicles 9:33 that there were Levites whose duties brought them to the Temple by night. Moreover, the word '?mad, "stand," is the customary word for sacerdotal service (Deuteronomy 10:8; Deuteronomy 18:7; 1Chronicles 23:30, &c).

Verse 1. - Behold. The word calls attention to an immediate need - something that is to be done, and to be done at once. Bless ye the Lord. This must mean "for us" - "on our behalf." Thank God for having brought our journey to a prosperous end. All ye servants of the Lord, which by night stand in the house of the Lord; i.e. ye special servants of the Lord, priests and Levites, now standing within his courts, and engaged in his worship. The temple was never left without a body of priests and Levites, to keep it and sing praises in it.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
A Song
שִׁ֗יר (šîr)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7892: A song, singing

of Ascents.
הַֽמַּ֫עֲל֥וֹת (ham·ma·‘ă·lō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 4609: Elevation, the act, the condition, a climactic progression

Come,
הִנֵּ֤ה ׀ (hin·nêh)
Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!

bless
בָּרֲכ֣וּ (bā·ră·ḵū)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse

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

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

you servants
עַבְדֵ֣י (‘aḇ·ḏê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 5650: Slave, servant

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

who serve
הָעֹמְדִ֥ים (hā·‘ō·mə·ḏîm)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 5975: To stand, in various relations

by night
בַּלֵּילֽוֹת׃ (bal·lê·lō·wṯ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3915: A twist, night, adversity

in the house
בְּבֵית־ (bə·ḇêṯ-)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

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


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