Psalm 28:9
New International Version
Save your people and bless your inheritance; be their shepherd and carry them forever.

New Living Translation
Save your people! Bless Israel, your special possession. Lead them like a shepherd, and carry them in your arms forever.

English Standard Version
Oh, save your people and bless your heritage! Be their shepherd and carry them forever.

Berean Study Bible
Save Your people and bless Your inheritance; shepherd them and carry them forever.

King James Bible
Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever.

New King James Version
Save Your people, And bless Your inheritance; Shepherd them also, And bear them up forever.

New American Standard Bible
Save Your people and bless Your inheritance; Be their shepherd also, and carry them forever.

NASB 1995
Save Your people and bless Your inheritance; Be their shepherd also, and carry them forever.

NASB 1977
Save Thy people, and bless Thine inheritance; Be their shepherd also, and carry them forever.

Amplified Bible
Save Your people and bless Your inheritance; Be their shepherd also, and carry them forever.

Christian Standard Bible
Save your people, bless your possession, shepherd them, and carry them forever.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Save Your people, bless Your possession, shepherd them, and carry them forever.

American Standard Version
Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: Be their shepherd also, and bear them up for ever.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Save your people and bless your inheritance; shepherd them and lead them unto eternity.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: and take care of them, and lift them up for ever.

Contemporary English Version
Come save us and bless us. Be our shepherd and always carry us in your arms.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Save, O Lord, thy people, and bless thy inheritance: and rule them and exalt them for ever.

English Revised Version
Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and bear them up for ever.

Good News Translation
Save your people, LORD, and bless those who are yours. Be their shepherd, and take care of them forever.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Save your people, and bless those who belong to you. Be their shepherd, and carry them forever.

International Standard Version
Deliver your people and bless your inheritance! Shepherd them and lift them up forever!

JPS Tanakh 1917
Save Thy people, and bless Thine inheritance; And tend them, and carry them for ever.

Literal Standard Version
Save Your people, and bless Your inheritance, And feed them, and carry them for all time!

NET Bible
Deliver your people! Empower the nation that belongs to you! Care for them like a shepherd and carry them in your arms at all times!

New Heart English Bible
Save your people, and bless your inheritance. Be their shepherd also, and bear them up forever.

World English Bible
Save your people, and bless your inheritance. Be their shepherd also, and bear them up forever. A Psalm by David.

Young's Literal Translation
Save Thy people, and bless Thine inheritance, And feed them, and carry them to the age!

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD is My Strength
8The LORD is the strength of His people, a stronghold of salvation for His anointed. 9Save Your people and bless Your inheritance; shepherd them and carry them forever.

Cross References
Numbers 6:24
May the LORD bless you and keep you;

Deuteronomy 1:31
and in the wilderness, where the LORD your God carried you, as a man carries his son, all the way by which you traveled until you reached this place."

Deuteronomy 9:29
But they are Your people, Your inheritance, whom You brought out by Your great power and outstretched arm."

Deuteronomy 32:9
But the LORD's portion is His people, Jacob His allotted inheritance.

1 Kings 8:51
For they are Your people and Your inheritance; You brought them out of Egypt, out of the furnace for iron.

Psalm 33:12
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people He has chosen as His inheritance!

Psalm 78:71
from tending the ewes He brought him to be shepherd of His people Jacob, of Israel His inheritance.


Treasury of Scripture

Save your people, and bless your inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever.

Save

Psalm 14:7
Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the LORD bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.

Psalm 25:22
Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.

Psalm 80:14-19
Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine; …

bless

Deuteronomy 9:29
Yet they are thy people and thine inheritance, which thou broughtest out by thy mighty power and by thy stretched out arm.

2 Samuel 21:3
Wherefore David said unto the Gibeonites, What shall I do for you? and wherewith shall I make the atonement, that ye may bless the inheritance of the LORD?

1 Kings 8:51,53
For they be thy people, and thine inheritance, which thou broughtest forth out of Egypt, from the midst of the furnace of iron: …

feed.

Psalm 78:71
From following the ewes great with young he brought him to feed Jacob his people, and Israel his inheritance.

2 Samuel 7:7
In all the places wherein I have walked with all the children of Israel spake I a word with any of the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded to feed my people Israel, saying, Why build ye not me an house of cedar?

Isaiah 40:11
He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.

lift

Ezra 1:4
And whosoever remaineth in any place where he sojourneth, let the men of his place help him with silver, and with gold, and with goods, and with beasts, beside the freewill offering for the house of God that is in Jerusalem.









(9) Feed . . . lift them up.--These words suggest comparison with Isaiah 40:11; Isaiah 63:9. The incorporation of this petition in the Te Deum is one of those interesting facts that link the Christian worship with the Jewish.

Verse 9. - Save thy people, and bless thins inheritance. "In conclusion, the psalmist prays that the Lord would do eternally that which he had done now" (Hengstenberg) - "save" and "bless" his people - keep them from evil, and give them all that is good. Feed them also. As a shepherd does his flock (comp. Psalm 23:1, 2, Isaiah 40:11). And lift them up for ever. Some explain the" lifting up" as carrying in his arms over rough places - a prolongation of the shepherd metaphor (Kay; 'Speaker's Commentary'); but, perhaps, the more ordinary meaning of the Hebrew word - "exalt," "lift up on high," "raise above others" - which is preferred by Bishop Horsley, Rosenmuller, and Hengstenberg, is intended.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Save
הוֹשִׁ֤יעָה ׀ (hō·wō·šî·‘āh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 3467: To be open, wide, free, to be safe, to free, succor

Your people
עַמֶּ֗ךָ (‘am·me·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

and bless
וּבָרֵ֥ךְ (ū·ḇā·rêḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse

Your inheritance;
נַחֲלָתֶ֑ךָ (na·ḥă·lā·ṯe·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5159: Something inherited, occupancy, an heirloom, an estate, patrimony, portion

shepherd them
וּֽרְעֵ֥ם (ū·rə·‘êm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 7462: To tend a, flock, pasture it, in, to graze, to rule, to associate with

and carry
וְ֝נַשְּׂאֵ֗ם (wə·naś·śə·’êm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5375: To lift, carry, take

them
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

forever.
הָעוֹלָֽם׃ (hā·‘ō·w·lām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always


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