Psalm 55:19
New International Version
God, who is enthroned from of old, who does not change-- he will hear them and humble them, because they have no fear of God.

New Living Translation
God, who has ruled forever, will hear me and humble them. Interlude For my enemies refuse to change their ways; they do not fear God.

English Standard Version
God will give ear and humble them, he who is enthroned from of old, Selah because they do not change and do not fear God.

Berean Study Bible
God will hear and humiliate them—the One enthroned for the ages—Selah because they do not change and they have no fear of God.

New American Standard Bible
God will hear and answer them-- Even the one who sits enthroned from of old-- Selah. With whom there is no change, And who do not fear God.

King James Bible
God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.

Christian Standard Bible
God, the one enthroned from long ago, will hear and will humiliate them Selah because they do not change and do not fear God.

Contemporary English Version
You have always ruled, and you will hear me. You will defeat my enemies because they won't turn and worship you.

Good News Translation
God, who has ruled from eternity, will hear me and defeat them; for they refuse to change, and they do not fear him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God, the One enthroned from long ago, will hear and will humiliate them Selah because they do not change and do not fear God.

International Standard Version
God, who is enthroned from long ago, will hear me and humble them. Interlude Because they do not repent, they do not fear God.

NET Bible
God, the one who has reigned as king from long ago, will hear and humiliate them. (Selah) They refuse to change, and do not fear God.

New Heart English Bible
God, who is enthroned forever, will hear, and answer them. Selah. They never change, who do not fear God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
God will hear and will humble them, he who is from before the ages; there is no substitute for them and they were not afraid of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God will listen. The one who has sat enthroned from the beginning will deal with them. [Selah] They never change. They never fear God.

JPS Tanakh 1917
God shall hear, and humble them, Even He that is enthroned of old, Selah Such as have no changes, And fear not God.

New American Standard 1977
God will hear and answer them— Even the one who sits enthroned from of old— Selah. With whom there is no change, And who do not fear God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
God shall hear and bring them down, even he that abides from of old. Selah. Because they do not change, nor do they fear God.

King James 2000 Bible
God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abides of old. Selah. Because they do not change, therefore they fear not God.

American King James Version
God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that stays of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.

American Standard Version
God will hear, and answer them, Even he that abideth of old, Selah The men who have no changes, And who fear not God.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
God shall hear, and bring them low, even he that has existed from eternity. Pause. For they suffer no reverse, and therefore they have not feared God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
God shall hear, and the Eternal shall humble them. For there is no change with them, and they have not feared God:

Darby Bible Translation
God will hear, and afflict them: he that is seated of old, (Selah) ... because there is no change in them, and they fear not God.

English Revised Version
God shall hear, and answer them, even he that abideth of old, Selah the men who have no changes, and who fear not God.

Webster's Bible Translation
God will hear and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.

World English Bible
God, who is enthroned forever, will hear, and answer them. Selah. They never change, who don't fear God.

Young's Literal Translation
God doth hear and afflict them, And He sitteth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, and fear not God,
Study Bible
Cast Your Burden upon the LORD
18He will redeem my soul in peace from the battle; though many are against me, 19God will hear and humiliate them— the One enthroned for the ages— Selah because they do not change and they have no fear of God. 20My companion attacks his friends; he violates his covenant.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 33:27
The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He drives out the enemy before you, giving the command, 'Destroy him!'

Psalm 36:1
An oracle is in my heart regarding the transgression of the wicked man: There is no fear of God before his eyes.

Psalm 64:4
ambushing the innocent in seclusion, shooting suddenly, without fear.

Psalm 78:59
On hearing it, God was furious and rejected Israel completely.

Psalm 90:2
Before the mountains were born, or You brought forth the earth and world, from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.

Psalm 93:2
Your throne was established long ago; You are from all eternity.

Treasury of Scripture

God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that stays of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.

hear

Psalm 65:5
By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea:

Psalm 143:12
And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am thy servant.

1 Thessalonians 2:15,16
Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men: …

even

Psalm 90:1,2
A Prayer of Moses the man of God. Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations…

Deuteronomy 33:27
The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.

Micah 5:2
But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

Because.

no changes

Psalm 73:5,6
They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men…

Proverbs 1:32
For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

Ecclesiastes 8:11
Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.







Lexicon
God
אֵ֨ל ׀ (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

will hear
יִשְׁמַ֤ע ׀ (yiš·ma‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

and humiliate them—
וְֽיַעֲנֵם֮ (wə·ya·‘ă·nêm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6031: To be bowed down or afflicted

the One enthroned
וְיֹ֤שֵׁ֥ב (wə·yō·šêḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

for the ages—
קֶ֗דֶם (qe·ḏem)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6924: The front, of place, time

Selah
סֶ֥לָה (se·lāh)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 5542: Suspension, pause

because
אֲשֶׁ֤ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

they do not
אֵ֣ין (’ên)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

change
חֲלִיפ֣וֹת (ḥă·lî·p̄ō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2487: Alternation

and they have no
וְלֹ֖א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

fear
יָרְא֣וּ (yā·rə·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten

of God.
אֱלֹהִֽים׃ (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative
(19) God shall hear.--Render this verse,

God shall hear and afflict them,

He abideth of old;

One in whom are no changes,

And yet they fear not God.

(Comp. James 1:17, "with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.") As the text stands, for afflict we should have answer; but the LXX. and Vulg. have the true reading. The Selah must be removed as plainly out of place. The plural pronoun is used poetically for the singular. The word changes, chalipoth, is used of troops relieving guard (Job 14:14), of servants taking their turn of work, of a change of clothing, &c. Here generally variableness. The rendering of the Authorised Version does not suit the context. The reason of the assertion that, in spite of his in variableness, the wicked do not fear God, appears in the next verse. Instead of respecting those in covenant with one who does not change, they have not feared to attack and oppress them.

Verse 19. - God shall hear, and afflict them; i.e. "God will hear my prayers, and will afflict my adversaries;" or, perhaps, "God will hear me and answer me." But this requires a change in the reading. Even he that abideth of old; or, "he that is enthroned of old;" he, i.e., that sitteth, and has always sat, on his eternal throne in the heavens. Selah. The "selah" here marks probably a pause for adoration of the great and eternal King enthroned in all his glory. Because they have no changes; rather, the men who have no changes - exegetical of "them" in the first clause of the verse. The wicked "have no changes," i.e. no great reverses of fortune, until their end comes (see Job 21:7-15). Therefore they fear not God; rather, and who do not fear God. 55:16-23 In every trial let us call upon the Lord, and he will save us. He shall hear us, and not blame us for coming too often; the oftener the more welcome. David had thought all were against him; but now he sees there were many with him, more than he supposed; and the glory of this he gives to God, for it is he that raises us up friends, and makes them faithful to us. There are more true Christians, and believers have more real friends, than in their gloomy hours they suppose. His enemies should be reckoned with, and brought down; they could not ease themselves of their fears, as David could, by faith in God. Mortal men, though ever so high and strong, will easily be crushed by an eternal God. Those who are not reclaimed by the rod of affliction, will certainly be brought down to the pit of destruction. The burden of afflictions is very heavy, especially when attended with the temptations of Satan; there is also the burden of sin and corruption. The only relief under it is, to look to Christ, who bore it. Whatever it is that thou desirest God should give thee, leave it to him to give it in his own way and time. Care is a burden, it makes the heart stoop. We must commit our ways and works to the Lord; let him do as seemeth him good, and let us be satisfied. To cast our burden upon God, is to rest upon his providence and promise. And if we do so, he will carry us in the arms of his power, as a nurse carries a child; and will strengthen our spirits by his Spirit, so that they shall sustain the trial. He will never suffer the righteous to be moved; to be so shaken by any troubles, as to quit their duty to God, or their comfort in him. He will not suffer them to be utterly cast down. He, who bore the burden of our sorrows, desires us to leave to him to bear the burden of our cares, that, as he knows what is best for us, he may provide it accordingly. Why do not we trust Christ to govern the world which he redeemed?
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