Psalm 40:16
New International Version
But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who long for your saving help always say, “The LORD is great!”

New Living Translation
But may all who search for you be filled with joy and gladness in you. May those who love your salvation repeatedly shout, “The LORD is great!”

English Standard Version
But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation say continually, “Great is the LORD!”

Berean Study Bible
May all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; may those who love Your salvation always say, “The LORD be magnified!”

King James Bible
Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.

New King James Version
Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; Let such as love Your salvation say continually, “The LORD be magnified!”

New American Standard Bible
May all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; May those who love Your salvation continually say, “The LORD be exalted!”

NASB 1995
Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; Let those who love Your salvation say continually, “The LORD be magnified!”

NASB 1977
Let all who seek Thee rejoice and be glad in Thee; Let those who love Thy salvation say continually, “The LORD be magnified!”

Amplified Bible
Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; Let those who love Your salvation say continually, “The LORD be magnified!”

Christian Standard Bible
Let all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; let those who love your salvation continually say, “The LORD is great! ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; let those who love Your salvation continually say,” The LORD is great!”

American Standard Version
Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: Let such as love thy salvation say continually, Jehovah be magnified.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
All who seek you will rejoice in you and those who love your salvation will say always, "Great is LORD JEHOVAH!"

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Let all those that seek thee, O Lord, exult and rejoice in thee; and let them that love thy salvation say continually, The Lord be magnified.

Contemporary English Version
Our LORD, let your worshipers rejoice and be glad. They love you for saving them, so let them always say, "The LORD is wonderful!"

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let all that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee : and let such as love thy salvation say always : The Lord be magnified.

English Revised Version
Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.

Good News Translation
May all who come to you be glad and joyful. May all who are thankful for your salvation always say, "How great is the LORD!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let all who seek you rejoice and be glad because of you. Let those who love your salvation continually say, "The LORD is great!"

International Standard Version
Let all who seek you shout for joy and be glad in you. May those who love your deliverance say, "The LORD be magnified!" continuously.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let all those that seek Thee rejoice and be glad in Thee; Let such as love Thy salvation say continually: 'The LORD be magnified.'

Literal Standard Version
All seeking You rejoice and are glad in You, Those loving Your salvation continually say, “YHWH is magnified.”

NET Bible
May all those who seek you be happy and rejoice in you! May those who love to experience your deliverance say continually, "May the LORD be praised!"

New Heart English Bible
Let all those who seek you rejoice and be glad in you. Let such as love your salvation say continually, "Let the LORD be exalted."

World English Bible
Let all those who seek you rejoice and be glad in you. Let such as love your salvation say continually, "Let Yahweh be exalted!"

Young's Literal Translation
All seeking Thee rejoice and are glad in Thee, Those loving Thy salvation say continually, 'Jehovah is magnified.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
I Waited Patiently for the LORD
15May those who say to me, “Aha, aha!” be appalled at their own shame. 16May all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; may those who love Your salvation always say, “The LORD be magnified!” 17But I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my helper and deliverer; O my God, do not delay.…

Cross References
Psalm 22:26
The poor will eat and be satisfied; those who seek the LORD will praise Him. May your hearts live forever!

Psalm 35:27
May those who favor my vindication shout for joy and gladness; may they always say, "Exalted be the LORD who delights in His servant's well-being."

Psalm 70:4
May all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; may those who love Your salvation always say, "Let God be magnified!"


Treasury of Scripture

Let all those that seek you rejoice and be glad in you: let such as love your salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.

all

Psalm 22:26
The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.

Psalm 35:27
Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.

Psalm 68:3
But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.

love

Psalm 119:81,111,123,166,167
CAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word…

Matthew 13:45,46
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: …

Philippians 3:7-9
But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ…

say

Psalm 35:27
Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.

Luke 1:46,47
And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, …

Acts 19:17
And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.









Verse 16. - Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee. The psalmist cannot long be satisfied with mere prayer for self. He must extend his supplication, and make it cover the whole body of the faithful, "all those that seek God" (comp. Psalm 25:2, 3, 20-22; Psalm 28:1-9, etc.). Let such as love thy salvation say continually, The Lord be magnified; ie. "Give them constant occasion to say, and give them the grateful heart to say, The Lord be praised for his mercies" (comp. Psalm 35:27).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

who seek You
מְבַ֫קְשֶׁ֥יךָ (mə·ḇaq·še·ḵā)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 1245: To search out, to strive after

rejoice
יָ֘שִׂ֤ישׂוּ (yā·śî·śū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7797: To be bright, cheerful

and be glad
וְיִשְׂמְח֨וּ ׀ (wə·yiś·mə·ḥū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 8055: To brighten up, be, blithe, gleesome

in You;
בְּךָ֗ (bə·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

may those who love
אֹֽ֝הֲבֵ֗י (’ō·hă·ḇê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's 157: To have affection f

Your salvation
תְּשׁוּעָתֶֽךָ׃ (tə·šū·‘ā·ṯe·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 8668: Deliverance, salvation

always
תָ֭מִיד (ṯā·mîḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 8548: Continuance, constant, ellipt, the regular, sacrifice

say,
יֹאמְר֣וּ (yō·mə·rū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 559: To utter, say

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

be magnified!”
יִגְדַּ֣ל (yiḡ·dal)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1431: To grow up, become great


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