Psalm 63:3
New International Version
Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.

New Living Translation
Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise you!

English Standard Version
Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.

Berean Study Bible
Because Your loving devotion is better than life, my lips will glorify You.

King James Bible
Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.

New King James Version
Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips shall praise You.

New American Standard Bible
Because Your favor is better than life, My lips will praise You.

NASB 1995
Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips will praise You.

NASB 1977
Because Thy lovingkindness is better than life, My lips will praise Thee.

Amplified Bible
Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips shall praise You.

Christian Standard Bible
My lips will glorify you because your faithful love is better than life.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My lips will glorify You because Your faithful love is better than life.

American Standard Version
Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, My lips shall praise thee.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because your mercies are better than life, and my lips shall praise you.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For thy mercy is better than life: my lips shall praise thee.

Contemporary English Version
Your love means more than life to me, and I praise you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thy mercy is better than lives: thee my lips shall praise.

English Revised Version
For thy lovingkindness is better than life; my lips shall praise thee.

Good News Translation
Your constant love is better than life itself, and so I will praise you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My lips will praise you because your mercy is better than life [itself].

International Standard Version
Because your gracious love is better than life itself, my lips will praise you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For Thy lovingkindness is better than life; My lips shall praise Thee.

Literal Standard Version
Because better [is] Your kindness than life, My lips praise You.

NET Bible
Because experiencing your loyal love is better than life itself, my lips will praise you.

New Heart English Bible
Because your loving kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise you.

World English Bible
Because your loving kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise you.

Young's Literal Translation
Because better is Thy kindness than life, My lips do praise Thee.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Thirsting for God
2So I have seen You in the sanctuary and beheld Your power and glory. 3Because Your loving devotion is better than life, my lips will glorify You. 4So I will bless You as long as I live; in Your name I will lift my hands.…

Cross References
Psalm 69:16
Answer me, O LORD, for Your loving devotion is good; turn to me in keeping with Your great compassion.

Psalm 119:171
My lips pour forth praise, for You teach me Your statutes.


Treasury of Scripture

Because your loving kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise you.

Because

Psalm 4:6
There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.

Psalm 21:6
For thou hast made him most blessed for ever: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance.

Psalm 30:5
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

lips

Psalm 30:12
To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.

Psalm 51:15
O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.

Psalm 66:17
I cried unto him with my mouth, and he was extolled with my tongue.









(3) Because.--Such a sense of the blessedness of Divine favour--here in its peculiar sense of covenant favour--that it is better than life itself, calls for gratitude displayed all through life. "Love is the ever-springing fountain" from which all goodness proceeds, and a sense of it is even more than the happy sense of being alive. The following lines convey in a modern dress the feeling of this part of the psalm:--

"So gazing up in my youth at love,

As seen through power, ever above

All modes which make it manifest,

My soul brought all to a single test--

That He, the Eternal, First and Last,

Who in His power had so surpassed

All man conceives of what is might,

Whose wisdom too showed infinite--

Would prove as infinitely good."

R. BROWNING: Christmas Eve.

Thus--i.e., in the spirit in which he now speaks. For the attitude of the uplifted hands, see Note, Psalm 28:2. . . .

Verse 3. - Because thy loving kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee. The complete resignation of the psalmist, his sense of God's "loving kindness," and his desire to "praise," not to complain, are, under the circumstances, most wonderful, most admirable, and furnish a pattern to the Church in all ages.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Because
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

Your loving devotion
חַ֭סְדְּךָ (ḥas·də·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 2617: Kindness, piety, reproof, beauty

is better
ט֣וֹב (ṭō·wḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

than life,
מֵֽחַיִּ֗ים (mê·ḥay·yîm)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

my lips
שְׂפָתַ֥י (śə·p̄ā·ṯay)
Noun - fdc | first person common singular
Strong's 8193: The lip, language, a margin

will glorify You.
יְשַׁבְּחֽוּנְךָ׃ (yə·šab·bə·ḥū·nə·ḵā)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | second person masculine singular, Paragogic nun
Strong's 7623: To address in a, loud tone, loud, to pacify


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