Psalm 42:8
New International Version
By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me-- a prayer to the God of my life.

New Living Translation
But each day the LORD pours his unfailing love upon me, and through each night I sing his songs, praying to God who gives me life.

English Standard Version
By day the LORD commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.

Berean Study Bible
The LORD decrees His loving devotion by day; and at night His song is with me—a prayer to the God of my life.

New American Standard Bible
The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime; And His song will be with me in the night, A prayer to the God of my life.

King James Bible
Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD will send his faithful love by day; his song will be with me in the night--a prayer to the God of my life.

Contemporary English Version
Every day, you are kind, and at night you give me a song as my prayer to you, the God of my life.

Good News Translation
May the LORD show his constant love during the day, so that I may have a song at night, a prayer to the God of my life.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD will send His faithful love by day; His song will be with me in the night-- a prayer to the God of my life.

International Standard Version
By day the LORD will command his gracious love, and by night his song is with me— a prayer to the God of my life.

NET Bible
By day the LORD decrees his loyal love, and by night he gives me a song, a prayer to the living God.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD will command his loving kindness in the daytime. In the night his song shall be with me: a prayer to the God of my life.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
By day Lord Jehovah will command his mercies and his songs in the night; prayer is with me unto the living God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD commands his mercy during the day, and at night his song is with me- a prayer to the God of my life.

JPS Tanakh 1917
By day the LORD will command His lovingkindness, And in the night His song shall be with me, Even a prayer unto the God of my life.

New American Standard 1977
The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime; And His song will be with me in the night, A prayer to the God of my life.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Yet the LORD will command his mercy in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.

King James 2000 Bible
Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.

American King James Version
Yet the LORD will command his loving kindness in the day time, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer to the God of my life.

American Standard Version
Yet Jehovah will command his lovingkindness in the day-time; And in the night his song shall be with me, Even a prayer unto the God of my life.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In the daytime the Lord hath commanded his mercy; and a canticle to him in the night. With me is prayer to the God of my life.

Darby Bible Translation
In the day-time will Jehovah command his loving-kindness, and in the night his song shall be with me, a prayer unto the God of my life.

English Revised Version
Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the day-time, and in the night his song shall be with me, even a prayer unto the God of my life.

Webster's Bible Translation
Yet the LORD will command his loving-kindness in the day-time, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer to the God of my life.

World English Bible
Yahweh will command his loving kindness in the daytime. In the night his song shall be with me: a prayer to the God of my life.

Young's Literal Translation
By day Jehovah commandeth His kindness, And by night a song is with me, A prayer to the God of my life.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Blessed is He who Cares for the Poor
7Deep calls to deep in the roar of Your waterfalls; all Your breakers and waves have rolled over me. 8The LORD decrees His loving devotion by day; and at night His song is with me— a prayer to the God of my life. 9I will say to God, my rock, “Why have You forgotten me? Why must I walk in sorrow because of the enemy’s oppression?”…
Cross References
Job 35:10
But no one asks, 'Where is God my Maker, who gives us songs in the night,

Psalm 16:7
I will bless the LORD who counsels me; even at night my conscience instructs me.

Psalm 44:4
You are my King, O God, who ordains victories for Jacob.

Psalm 57:3
He reaches down from heaven and saves me; He rebukes those who trample me. Selah God sends forth His loving devotion and His truth.

Psalm 63:6
When I remember You on my bed, I think of You through the watches of the night.

Psalm 71:3
Be my rock of refuge, where I can always go. Give the command to save me, for You are my rock and my fortress.

Psalm 77:6
At night I remembered my song; in my heart I mused, and my spirit pondered:

Psalm 119:55
In the night, O LORD, I remember Your name, and I will keep Your law.

Psalm 133:3
It is like the dew of Hermon falling on the mountains of Zion. For there the LORD has bestowed the blessing of life forevermore.

Psalm 149:5
Let the saints exult in glory; let them shout for joy upon their beds.

Ecclesiastes 5:18
Here is what I have seen to be good and fitting: to eat and drink, and to find satisfaction in all the labor one does under the sun during the few days of life that God has given him--for this is his lot.

Ecclesiastes 8:15
So I commended the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a man under the sun than to eat and drink and be merry. For this joy will accompany him in his labor during the days of his life that God gives him under the sun.

Treasury of Scripture

Yet the LORD will command his loving kindness in the day time, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer to the God of my life.

command

Psalm 44:4 You are my King, O God: command deliverances for Jacob.

Psalm 133:3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended on the mountains …

Leviticus 25:21 Then I will command my blessing on you in the sixth year, and it …

Deuteronomy 28:8 The LORD shall command the blessing on you in your storehouses, and …

Matthew 8:8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that you should …

in the night

Psalm 32:7 You are my hiding place; you shall preserve me from trouble; you …

Psalm 63:6 When I remember you on my bed, and meditate on you in the night watches.

Psalm 149:5 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud on their beds.

Job 35:10 But none said, Where is God my maker, who gives songs in the night;

Isaiah 30:29 You shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; …

Acts 16:25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises to God: and …

the God

Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD …

Colossians 3:3 For you are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.







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

decrees
יְצַוֶּ֬ה (yə·ṣaw·weh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6680: To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order

His loving devotion
חַסְדּ֗וֹ (ḥas·dōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2617: Kindness, piety, reproof, beauty

by day;
יוֹמָ֤ם ׀ (yō·w·mām)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3119: Daytime, by day

and at night
וּ֭בַלַּיְלָה (ū·ḇal·lay·lāh)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3915: A twist, night, adversity

His song
שִׁיר֣וֹ (šî·rōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7892: A song, singing

is with me—
עִמִּ֑י (‘im·mî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with

a prayer
תְּ֝פִלָּ֗ה (tə·p̄il·lāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8605: Intercession, supplication, a hymn

to the God
לְאֵ֣ל (lə·’êl)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

of my life.
חַיָּֽי׃ (ḥay·yāy)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life
(8) Yet the Lord.--Better, By day Jehovah shall command (or, literally, Jehovah command) his grace.

And in the night his song--i.e., a song to Him; but the emendation shirah, "song," for shiroh, "his song," commends itself. The parallelism of this verse seems to confirm the conclusion drawn from the sentence at end of Book II., that the title "prayer," and "song" were used indiscriminately for any of the hymns in religious use.

Verse 8. - Yet the Lord will command his loving-kindness in the daytime. Notwithstanding all these present woes, God wilt at some time "command" his loving-kindness to make itself apparent (comp. Psalm 44:4; Psalm 68:28), and both "in the daytime" and in the night will so comfort me that his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life; i.e. I shall offer him both praise and prayer continually both day and night (Psalm 92:2) for his great mercies. 42:6-11 The way to forget our miseries, is to remember the God of our mercies. David saw troubles coming from God's wrath, and that discouraged him. But if one trouble follow hard after another, if all seem to combine for our ruin, let us remember they are all appointed and overruled by the Lord. David regards the Divine favour as the fountain of all the good he looked for. In the Saviour's name let us hope and pray. One word from him will calm every storm, and turn midnight darkness into the light of noon, the bitterest complaints into joyful praises. Our believing expectation of mercy must quicken our prayers for it. At length, is faith came off conqueror, by encouraging him to trust in the name of the Lord, and to stay himself upon his God. He adds, And my God; this thought enabled him to triumph over all his griefs and fears. Let us never think that the God of our life, and the Rock of our salvation, has forgotten us, if we have made his mercy, truth, and power, our refuge. Thus the psalmist strove against his despondency: at last his faith and hope obtained the victory. Let us learn to check all unbelieving doubts and fears. Apply the promise first to ourselves, and then plead it to God.
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