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New International Version
Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
New Living Translation
What joy for those whose strength comes from the LORD, who have set their minds on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
English Standard Version
Blessed are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart are the highways to Zion.
Berean Study Bible
Blessed are those whose strength is in You, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
King James Bible
Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.
New King James Version
Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, Whose heart is set on pilgrimage.
New American Standard Bible
Blessed is the person whose strength is in You, In whose heart are the roads to Zion!
How blessed is the man whose strength is in You, In whose heart are the highways to Zion!
How blessed is the man whose strength is in Thee; In whose heart are the highways to Zion!
Blessed and greatly favored is the man whose strength is in You, In whose heart are the highways to Zion.
Christian Standard Bible
Happy are the people whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Happy are the people whose strength is in You, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
American Standard Version
Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; In whose heart are the highways to Zion .
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Blessed is the son of man whose helper you are, and in whose heart are your ways!
Brenton Septuagint Translation
Blessed is the man whose help is of thee, O Lord; in his heart he has purposed to go up
Contemporary English Version
You bless all who depend on you for their strength and all who deeply desire to visit your temple.
Blessed is the man whose help is from thee: in his heart he hath disposed to ascend by steps,
English Revised Version
Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the highways to Zion.
Good News Translation
How happy are those whose strength comes from you, who are eager to make the pilgrimage to Mount Zion.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
Blessed are those who find strength in you. Their hearts are on the road [that leads to you].
International Standard Version
How happy are those whose strength is in you, whose heart is on your path.
JPS Tanakh 1917
Happy is the man whose strength is in Thee; In whose heart are the highways.
Literal Standard Version
O the blessedness of a man whose strength is in You, "" Highways [are] in their heart.
How blessed are those who find their strength in you, and long to travel the roads that lead to your temple!
New Heart English Bible
Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on a pilgrimage.
World English Bible
Blessed are those whose strength is in you; who have set their hearts on a pilgrimage.
Young's Literal Translation
O the happiness of a man whose strength is in Thee, Highways are in their heart.
Additional Translations ...
ContextBetter is One Day in Your Courts
…4How blessed are those who dwell in Your house! They are ever praising You. Selah 5Blessed are those whose strength is in You, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage. 6As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a place of springs; even the autumn rain covers it with pools.…
Sing for joy to God our strength; make a joyful noise to the God of Jacob.
Teach me Your way, O LORD, that I may walk in Your truth. Give me an undivided heart, that I may fear Your name.
I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD."
where the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, as a testimony for Israel, to give thanks to the name of the LORD.
For there will be a day when watchmen will call out on the hills of Ephraim, 'Arise, let us go up to Zion, to the LORD our God!'"
Treasury of Scripture
Blessed is the man whose strength is in you; in whose heart are the ways of them.
Psalm 28:7,8 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him…
Isaiah 45:24 Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.
Zechariah 10:12 And I will strengthen them in the LORD; and they shall walk up and down in his name, saith the LORD.
Psalm 40:8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
Psalm 42:4 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.
Psalm 55:14 We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.
Isaiah 35:6-8; comp. Hosea 2:15-16), there is a blending of the real and the figurative; the actual journey towards Sion is represented as accompanied with ideal blessings of peace and refreshment. It is improbable that the poet would turn abruptly from the description of the swallows in the Temple to what looks like a description of a real journey, with a locality, or at all events a district, which was well known, introduced by its proper name, and yet intend only a figurative reference. On the other hand, it is quite in the Hebrew manner to mix up the ideal with the actual, and to present the spiritual side by side with the literal. We have, then, here recorded the actual experience of a pilgrim's route. But quite naturally and correctly has the world seen in it a description of the pilgrimage of life, and drawn from it many a sweet and consoling lesson.
(5) Blessed is the man.--Or collective, men, as the suffix, their hearts, shows.
Ways.--From a root meaning to cast up--and so highways marked by the heaps of stone piled up at the side (Isaiah 57:14). In Jeremiah 18:15 mere footways or bypaths are contrasted, and so the highway lends itself as a metaphor for the way of peace and righteousness (Proverbs 12:28), as it is taken here by the Chaldee and some modern expositors. But this moral intention is secondary to the actual desire to join the pilgrim band towards Sion, and this the verse describes in words which are echoed exactly in our own Chaucer:
"So pricketh hem Nature in her corages (in their hearts)
Than longen folk to go on pilgrimages."
The well-known and deeply loved route to the sacred shrine is in their minds, their hearts are set upon it.Verse 5. - Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee. God is the "Strength" of all who trust in him. The psalmist seems to mean that mere dwelling in the house of God is not enough for blessedness. Trust in God - having God for one's Strength - is also requisite (comp. ver. 12). In whose heart are the ways of them; literally, in whose heart are highways. The "highways" intended are probably those of holiness (comp. Proverbs 16:17 and Isaiah 35:8).
Parallel Commentaries ...
Strong's 835: Happiness, interjection, how happy!
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 120: Ruddy, a human being
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5797: Strength, might
is in You,
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3824: Inner man, mind, will, heart
are set on pilgrimage.
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 4546: A thoroughfare, a viaduct, a staircase
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