Compare Translations for Psalm 63:4

Psalm 63:4 ASV
So will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.
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Psalm 63:4 BBE
So will I go on blessing you all my life, lifting up my hands in your name.
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Psalm 63:4 CEB
So I will bless you as long as I'm alive; I will lift up my hands in your name.
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Psalm 63:4 CJB
Yes, I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands.
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Psalm 63:4 RHE
(62-5) Thus will I bless thee all my life long: and in thy name I will lift up my hands.
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Psalm 63:4 ESV
So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands.
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Psalm 63:4 GW
So I will thank you as long as I live. I will lift up my hands [to pray] in your name.
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Psalm 63:4 GNT
I will give you thanks as long as I live; I will raise my hands to you in prayer.
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Psalm 63:4 HNV
So I will bless you while I live. I will lift up my hands in your name.
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Psalm 63:4 CSB
So I will praise You as long as I live; at Your name, I will lift up my hands.
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Psalm 63:4 KJV
Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.
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Psalm 63:4 LEB
So I will bless you while I live. I will lift up my {hands} in your name.
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Psalm 63:4 NAS
So I will bless You as long as I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.
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Psalm 63:4 NCV
I will praise you as long as I live. I will lift up my hands in prayer to your name.
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Psalm 63:4 NIRV
I will praise you as long as I live. I will lift up my hands when I pray to you.
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Psalm 63:4 NIV
I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.
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Psalm 63:4 NKJV
Thus I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.
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Psalm 63:4 NLT
I will honor you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer.
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Psalm 63:4 NRS
So I will bless you as long as I live; I will lift up my hands and call on your name.
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Psalm 63:4 RSV
So I will bless thee as long as I live; I will lift up my hands and call on thy name.
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Psalm 63:4 DBY
So will I bless thee while I live; I will lift up my hands in thy name.
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Psalm 63:4 MSG
I bless you every time I take a breath; My arms wave like banners of praise to you.
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Psalm 63:4 WBT
Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.
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Psalm 63:4 TMB
Thus will I bless Thee while I live; I will lift up my hands in Thy name.
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Psalm 63:4 TNIV
I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.
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Psalm 63:4 WEB
So I will bless you while I live. I will lift up my hands in your name.
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Psalm 63:4 WYC
So I shall bless thee in my life; and in thy name I shall raise mine hands. (So I shall bless thee all my life; and in thy name I shall raise up my hands.)
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Psalm 63:4 YLT
So I bless Thee in my life, in Thy name I lift up my hands.
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Psalms 63 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 63

David's desire toward God. (1,2) His satisfaction in God. (3-6) His dependence upon God, and assurance of safety. (7-11)

Verses 1-2 Early will I seek thee. The true Christian devotes to God the morning hour. He opens the eyes of his understanding with those of his body, and awakes each morning to righteousness. He arises with a thirst after those comforts which the world cannot give, and has immediate recourse by prayer to the Fountain of the water of life. The true believer is convinced, that nothing in this sinful world can satisfy the wants and desires of his immortal soul; he expects his happiness from God, as his portion. When faith and hope are most in exercise, the world appears a weary desert, and the believer longs for the joys of heaven, of which he has some foretastes in the ordinances of God upon earth.

Verses 3-6 Even in affliction we need not want matter for praise. When this is the regular frame of a believer's mind, he values the loving-kindness of God more than life. God's loving-kindness is our spiritual life, and that is better than temporal life. We must praise God with joyful lips; we must address ourselves to the duties of religion with cheerfulness, and speak forth the praises of God from a principle of holy joy. Praising lips must be joyful lips. David was in continual danger; care and fear held his eyes waking, and gave him wearisome nights; but he comforted himself with thoughts of God. The mercies of God, when called to mind in the night watches, support the soul, making darkness cheerful. How happy will be that last morning, when the believer, awaking up after the Divine likeness, shall be satisfied with all the fulness of God, and praise him with joyful lips, where there is no night, and where sorrow and sighing flee away!

Verses 7-11 True Christians can, in some measure, and at some times, make use of the strong language of David, but too commonly our souls cleave to the dust. Having committed ourselves to God, we must be easy and pleased, and quiet from the fear of evil. Those that follow hard after God, would soon fail, if God's right hand did not uphold them. It is he that strengthens us and comforts us. The psalmist doubts not but that though now sowing in tears, he should reap in joy. Messiah the Prince shall rejoice in God; he is already entered into the joy set before him, and his glory will be completed at his second coming. Blessed Lord, let our desire towards thee increase every hour; let our love be always upon thee; let all our enjoyment be in thee, and all our satisfaction from thee. Be thou all in all to us while we remain in the present wilderness state, and bring us home to the everlasting enjoyment of thee for ever.

Psalms 63 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 63

Psalms 63:1-11 . The historical occasion referred to by the title was probably during Absalom's rebellion (compare 2 Samuel 15:23 2 Samuel 15:28 , 16:2 ). David expresses an earnest desire for God's favor, and a confident expectation of realizing it in his deliverance and the ruin of his enemies.

1. early . . . seek thee--earnestly ( Isaiah 26:9 ). The figurative terms--
dry and thirsty--literally, "weary," denoting moral destitution, suited his outward circumstances.
soul--and--flesh--the whole man ( Psalms 16:9 Psalms 16:10 ).

2. The special object of desire was God's perfections as displayed in his worship ( Psalms 27:4 ).

3. Experiencing God's mercy, which exceeds all the blessings of life, his lips will be opened for his praise ( Psalms 51:15 ).

4. Thus--literally, "Truly."
will I bless--praise Thee ( Psalms 34:1 ).
lift up my hands--in worship (compare Psalms 28:2 ).
in thy name--in praise of Thy perfections.

5-8. Full spiritual blessings satisfy his desires, and acts of praise fill his thoughts and time.

6. night--as well as day. Past favors assure him of future, and hence he presses earnestly near to God, whose power sustains him ( Psalms 17:8 , 60:5 ).

9, 10. those . . . to destroy it--or literally, "to ruin," or, "for ruin"; that is, such as seek to injure me (are) for ruin, appointed to it (compare Psalms 35:8 ).
shall go . . . earth--into the grave, or, to death; as their bodies are represented as a portion for--

10. foxes--literally, "jackals."

11. the king--that is, David himself, and all who reverence God, "shall share a glorious part," while treacherous foes shall be for ever silenced ( Psalms 62:4 ).