Psalm 94:12
New International Version
Blessed is the one you discipline, LORD, the one you teach from your law;

New Living Translation
Joyful are those you discipline, LORD, those you teach with your instructions.

English Standard Version
Blessed is the man whom you discipline, O LORD, and whom you teach out of your law,

Berean Study Bible
Blessed is the man You discipline, O LORD, and teach from Your law,

King James Bible
Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law;

New King James Version
Blessed is the man whom You instruct, O LORD, And teach out of Your law,

New American Standard Bible
Blessed is the man whom You discipline, LORD, And whom You teach from Your Law,

NASB 1995
Blessed is the man whom You chasten, O LORD, And whom You teach out of Your law;

NASB 1977
Blessed is the man whom Thou dost chasten, O LORD, And dost teach out of Thy law;

Amplified Bible
Blessed [with wisdom and prosperity] is the man whom You discipline and instruct, O LORD, And whom You teach from Your law,

Christian Standard Bible
LORD, how happy is anyone you discipline and teach from your law

Holman Christian Standard Bible
LORD, happy is the man You discipline and teach from Your law

American Standard Version
Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O Jehovah, And teachest out of thy law;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Blessed is the son of man whom you will chasten, LORD JEHOVAH, and you will teach him from your Law!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Blessed is the man whomsoever thou shalt chasten, O Lord, and shalt teach him out of thy law;

Contemporary English Version
Our LORD, you bless everyone that you instruct and teach by using your Law.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Blessed is the man whom thou shalt instruct, O Lord: and shalt teach him out of thy law.

English Revised Version
Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest out of thy law;

Good News Translation
LORD, how happy are those you instruct, the ones to whom you teach your law!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
O LORD, blessed is the person whom you discipline and instruct from your teachings.

International Standard Version
How blessed is the man whom you instruct, LORD, whom you teach from your Law,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Happy is the man whom Thou instructest, O LORD, And teachest out of Thy law;

Literal Standard Version
O the blessedness of the man "" Whom You instruct, O YAH, "" And teach him out of Your law,

NET Bible
How blessed is the one whom you instruct, O LORD, the one whom you teach from your law,

New Heart English Bible
Blessed is the man whom you discipline, LORD, and teach out of your Law;

World English Bible
Blessed is the man whom you discipline, Yah, and teach out of your law;

Young's Literal Translation
O the happiness of the man Whom Thou instructest, O Jah, And out of Thy law teachest him,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD Will Not Forget His People
11The LORD knows the thoughts of man, that they are futile. 12Blessed is the man You discipline, O LORD, and teach from Your law, 13to grant him relief from days of trouble, until a pit is dug for the wicked.…

Cross References
1 Corinthians 11:32
But when we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned with the world.

Hebrews 12:5
And you have forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons: "My son, do not take lightly the discipline of the Lord, and do not lose heart when He rebukes you.

Hebrews 12:6
For the Lord disciplines the one He loves, and He chastises every son He receives."

Deuteronomy 8:5
So know in your heart that just as a man disciplines his son, so the LORD your God disciplines you.

2 Chronicles 6:27
then may You hear from heaven and forgive the sin of Your servants, Your people Israel, so that You may teach them the good way in which they should walk. May You send rain on the land that You gave Your people as an inheritance.

Job 5:17
Blessed indeed is the man whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.

Job 35:11
who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds of the air?'

Psalm 119:71
It was good for me to be afflicted, that I might learn Your statutes.

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

Proverbs 3:11
My son, do not reject the discipline of the LORD, and do not loathe His rebuke;

Proverbs 3:12
for the LORD disciplines the one He loves, as does a father the son in whom he delights.

Jeremiah 31:18
I have surely heard Ephraim's moaning: 'You disciplined me severely, like an untrained calf. Restore me, that I may return, for You are the LORD my God.


Treasury of Scripture

Blessed is the man whom you chasten, O LORD, and teach him out of your law;

blessed

Psalm 119:67,71
Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word…

Job 5:17
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:

Proverbs 3:11
My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:

teachest

Job 33:16-25
Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction, …

Micah 6:9
The LORD'S voice crieth unto the city, and the man of wisdom shall see thy name: hear ye the rod, and who hath appointed it.

Revelation 3:19
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.









(12, 13) Blessed.--A far higher note than one of mere complaint, or even of trust in God, is struck here. The beatitude of suffering could not be made altogether plain in the Old Testament, though in Job the spirit of it is nearly reached. Here the poet sees thus far, that he who is the victim of misfortunes may be congratulated if he may stand aside and calmly watch the course of Divine Providence involving evil men in punishment. What he has himself endured has chastened him, and caused him to be quiet from the evil days--i.e., has calmed him in viewing evil circumstances. It would, however, but for the next clause, be more natural to understand, "shall deliver him from evil days."

Pit.--Comp. Psalm 9:15.

Verses 12-19. - The blessedness of the righteous. The psalmist proceeds to console and comfort himself by considering in how many ways the righteous man is blessed.

1. God chastises him.

2. God teaches him.

3. God gives him a time of rest.

4. God never forsakes him.

5. God judges him righteously.

6. God helps him against evil doers (vers. 16, 17).

7. God upholds him when he is in danger of falling.

8. God inwardly comforts his soul. Verse 12. - Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O Lord. The blessedness of chastening appears in Deuteronomy 7:5; 2 Samuel 7:14, 15; Job 5:17; Psalm 89:32, 33; Proverbs 3:12; and is the main point of Elihu's teaching in Job 33:15-30. It is not, as some have argued, entirely a New Testament doctrine. Unassisted human reason might discover it. Greek poets noted the connection between παθεῖν and μαθεῖν. Our own great dramatist draws upon his experience when he says-

"Sweet are the uses of adversity;
Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous,
Bears yet a precious jewel in his head."
And teachest him out of thy Law. The existence of "the Law," and the general knowledge of it by God's people, is assumed here, as elsewhere in the Psalms (see especially Psalm 119.). Also it is assumed that "the Law" is a revelation from God.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Blessed
אַשְׁרֵ֤י ׀ (’aš·rê)
Interjection
Strong's 835: Happiness, interjection, how happy!

[is] the man
הַגֶּ֣בֶר (hag·ge·ḇer)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1397: A valiant man, warrior, a person simply

You discipline,
תְּיַסְּרֶ֣נּוּ (tə·yas·sə·ren·nū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3256: To discipline, chasten, admonish

O LORD,
יָּ֑הּ (yāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3050: LORD -- the name of the God of Israel

and teach
תְלַמְּדֶֽנּוּ׃ (ṯə·lam·mə·ḏen·nū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3925: To exercise in, learn

from Your law,
וּֽמִתּוֹרָתְךָ֥ (ū·mit·tō·w·rā·ṯə·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 8451: Direction, instruction, law


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