Psalm 5:7
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New International Version
But I, by your great love, can come into your house; in reverence I bow down toward your holy temple.

New Living Translation
Because of your unfailing love, I can enter your house; I will worship at your Temple with deepest awe.

English Standard Version
But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love, will enter your house. I will bow down toward your holy temple in the fear of you.

Berean Study Bible
But I, by the abundance of Your loving devotion, will enter Your house; in reverence I will bow down toward Your holy temple.

New American Standard Bible
But as for me, by Your abundant lovingkindness I will enter Your house, At Your holy temple I will bow in reverence for You.

King James Bible
But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.

Christian Standard Bible
But I enter your house by the abundance of your faithful love; I bow down toward your holy temple in reverential awe of you.

Contemporary English Version
Because of your great mercy, I come to your house, LORD, and I am filled with wonder as I bow down to worship at your holy temple.

Good News Translation
But because of your great love I can come into your house; I can worship in your holy Temple and bow down to you in reverence.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But I enter Your house by the abundance of Your faithful love; I bow down toward Your holy temple in reverential awe of You.

International Standard Version
But I, because of the abundance of your gracious love, may come into your house. In awe of you, I will worship in your holy Temple.

NET Bible
But as for me, because of your great faithfulness I will enter your house; I will bow down toward your holy temple as I worship you.

New Heart English Bible
But as for me, in the abundance of your loving kindness I will enter into your house. I will bow toward your holy temple in reverence of you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I shall enter your house in the multitude of your kindness and I shall worship in the temple of your Holiness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But I will enter your house because of your great mercy. Out of reverence for you, I will bow toward your holy temple.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But as for me, in the abundance of Thy lovingkindness will I come into Thy house; I will bow down toward Thy holy temple in the fear of Thee.

New American Standard 1977
But as for me, by Thine abundant lovingkindness I will enter Thy house, At Thy holy temple I will bow in reverence for Thee.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear I will worship toward thy holy temple.

King James 2000 Bible
But as for me, I will come into your house in the multitude of your mercy: and in your fear will I worship toward your holy temple.

American King James Version
But as for me, I will come into your house in the multitude of your mercy: and in your fear will I worship toward your holy temple.

American Standard Version
But as for me, in the abundance of thy lovingkindness will I come into thy house: In thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But as for me in the multitude of thy mercy, I will come into thy house; I will worship towards thy holy temple, in thy fear.

Darby Bible Translation
But as for me, in the greatness of thy loving-kindness will I enter thy house; I will bow down toward the temple of thy holiness in thy fear.

English Revised Version
But as for me, in the multitude of thy lovingkindness will I come into thy house: in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.

Webster's Bible Translation
But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship towards thy holy temple.

World English Bible
But as for me, in the abundance of your loving kindness I will come into your house. I will bow toward your holy temple in reverence of you.

Young's Literal Translation
And I, in the abundance of Thy kindness, I enter Thy house, I bow myself toward Thy holy temple in Thy fear.
Study Bible
Give Ear to My Words
6You destroy those who tell lies; the LORD abhors the man of bloodshed and deceit. 7But I, by the abundance of Your loving devotion, will enter Your house; in reverence I will bow down toward Your holy temple. 8Lead me, O LORD, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; make straight Your way before me.…
Cross References
Psalm 2:11
Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

Psalm 28:2
Hear my cry for mercy when I call to You for help, when I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary.

Psalm 69:13
But my prayer to You, O LORD, is for a time of favor. In Your abundant loving devotion, O God, answer me with Your sure salvation.

Psalm 115:11
You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD! He is their help and shield.

Psalm 115:13
He will bless those who fear the LORD--small and great alike.

Psalm 132:7
Let us go to His dwelling place; let us worship at His footstool.

Psalm 138:2
I will bow down toward Your holy temple and give thanks to Your name for Your loving devotion and Your faithfulness; You have exalted Your name and Your word above all else.

Daniel 6:10
Now when Daniel learned that the document had been signed, he went into his house, where the windows of his upper room opened toward Jerusalem, and three times a day he got down on his knees, prayed, and gave thanks to his God, just as he had done before.

Jonah 2:4
At this, I said, 'I have been banished from Your sight; yet I will look once more toward Your holy temple.'

Treasury of Scripture

But as for me, I will come into your house in the multitude of your mercy: and in your fear will I worship toward your holy temple.

But

Psalm 55:16 As for me, I will call on God; and the LORD shall save me.

Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil to you to serve the LORD, choose you this day …

Luke 6:11,12 And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another …

in the

Psalm 51:1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your loving kindness…

Psalm 52:8 But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in …

Psalm 69:13,16 But as for me, my prayer is to you, O LORD, in an acceptable time: …

Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: …

Romans 5:20,21 Moreover the law entered, that the offense might abound. But where …

in thy

Psalm 130:4 But there is forgiveness with you, that you may be feared.

Hosea 3:5 Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the LORD …

Acts 9:31 Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and …

Hebrews 12:28,29 Why we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, …

1 Peter 1:17-19 And if you call on the Father, who without respect of persons judges …

I worship

Psalm 28:2 Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry to you, when I lift …

Psalm 132:7 We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstool.

Psalm 138:2 I will worship toward your holy temple, and praise your name for …

1 Kings 8:29,30,35,38 That your eyes may be open toward this house night and day, even …

Daniel 6:10 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his …

Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may …

thy holy temple. Heb. the temple of thy holiness

Isaiah 64:11 Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers praised you, …







(7) House . . . temple.--These words must certainly be taken literally, and not, as Hupfeld suggests, metaphorically, or in a spiritual sense with reference to Psalm 5:4. The reference to worship hardly allows the rendering palace, though the derivation of the Hebrew word permits it. No doubt either explanation is possible; but neither would have been suggested but for the title to the psalm; and it is clear (see General Introduction) that historical exactness was not regarded in affixing the psalm-titles.

Worship.--Literally, prostrate myself towards, as in 1Kings 8:29; Psalm 28:2. (Comp. Daniel's attitude of prayer towards Jerusalem, and that of the Moslems now towards Mecca.)

Verse 7. - But... I will come into thy house; rather, unto thy house. David, as a layman, would not be entitled to enter within the tabernacle. He would draw near to it, probably bring his offering, and then worship toward it (see the following clause). In the multitude of thy mercy; or, through the abundance of thy mercy (comp. Psalm 69:13, 16). It was by God's mercy that David lived, that he was maintained in health and strength, that he had a desire to go to God's house, and was permitted to worship there. Of all these mercies he is deeply sensible. And in thy fear will I worship. David's worship is never without fear - a reverent sense of God's greatness, power, and perfect holiness. Toward thy holy temple. "David would, according to the custom of the worship then established, turn himself in the time of prayer to the place where the gracious presence of the Lord had its seat" (Hengstenberg; scrap. Psalm 28:2; Psalm 138:7; 1 Kings 8:30, 33, 38, 42, 44, 48; Daniel 6:10; Jonah 2:4). But as for me, I will come into thy house,.... The tabernacle of Moses, sometimes called the house of God, 1 Chronicles 9:23; for as yet the temple was not built. Here David had been used to go in times past; and though he was now in a kind of exile from it, he was confident he should again enter into and determined so to do whenever he had an opportunity, and that in the following manner:

in the multitude of thy mercy; grace or goodness. God is rich in mercy, abundant in goodness and truth; there is a multitude of mercy, love, and grace in his heart, and which is stored up in his covenant, and displayed in his Son, and in the provision of him as a Saviour of lost sinners; abundant mercy is shown in regeneration, in adoption, and in the forgiveness of sins, and in every spiritual blessing, and in the gift of eternal life. And now, not relying on his own merits, strength, and righteousness, or leaning to his own understanding, but trusting in the mercy, grace, and goodness of God in Christ, and in hope of finding more grace and mercy to help in time of need; with thankfulness for what he had received, he determines, by divine leave and assistance, to enter, into the house of the Lord: and whatever other persons did, whom he had before described, it was his resolution to serve the Lord, under a sense of his mercy and goodness to him; which laid him under an obligation so to do, and is the true principle from which all service should proceed;

and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple; either heaven, the habitation of God's holiness, towards which, and to God there, the psalmist would lift up his eyes, his hands, and heart; or the tabernacle, at the door of which the worship of God was performed, the sacrifices were brought, and God met his people; and therefore he says he would worship towards the temple or tabernacle, Leviticus 1:3. And it may be that David has reference to the Messiah, the medium of divine worship; whose human nature was typified by the tabernacle and temple, in which the fulness of the Godhead dwells: the psalmist therefore purposes to worship God in Christ, and to perform all acts of worship, as prayer, praise, hearing the word, offering sacrifice, &c. in the name and faith of Christ; looking towards him for the presentation of his services by him, and for the acceptance of them with God through him: and this he desired to do in the "fear" of God; not with a slavish fear, but with reverence and godly fear; with a fear influenced by the multitude of God's mercy, grace, and goodness, in art humble modest manner, not trusting to, or depending upon, any service done by him. 7 But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.

With this verse the first part of the Psalm ends. The Psalmist has bent his knee in prayer: he has described before God, as an argument for his deliverance, the character and the fate of the wicked; and now he contrasts this with the condition of the righteous. "But as for me, I will come into thy house." I will not stand at a distance, I will come into thy sanctuary, just as a child comes into his father's house. But I will not come there by my own merits; no, I have a multitude of sins, and therefore I will come in the multitude of thy mercy. I will approach thee with confidence because of thy immeasurable grace. God's judgments are all numbered, but his mercies are innumerable; he gives his wrath by weight, but without weight his mercy. "And in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple," - towards the temple of thy holiness. The temple was not built on earth at that time; it was but a tabernacle; but David was wont to turn his eyes spiritually to that temple of God's holiness where between the wings of the Cherubim Jehovah dwells in light ineffable. Daniel opened his window towards Jerusalem, but we open our hearts towards heaven. 7. But—as in Ps 2:6, literally, "and."

house—(1Ch 9:23), the tabernacle.

temple—literally, "palace," applied to God's residence, the Holy of Holies (1Sa 3:3; 2Sa 22:7); the inner part of the tabernacle.

toward—not in; the high priest alone was allowed to enter.5:7-12 David prayed often alone, yet was very constant in attendance on public worship. The mercy of God should ever be the foundation both of our hope and of our joy, in every thing wherein we have to do with him. Let us learn to pray, not for ourselves only, but for others; grace be with all that love Christ in sincerity. The Divine blessing comes down upon us through Jesus Christ, the righteous or just One, as of old it did upon Israel through David, whom God protected, and placed upon the throne. Thou, O Christ, art the righteous Saviour, thou art the King of Israel, thou art the Fountain of blessing to all believers; thy favour is the defence and protection of thy church.
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