Psalms 104:34

34 May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the LORD.

Psalms 104:34 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
34 My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD.
English Standard Version (ESV)
34 May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the LORD.
New Living Translation (NLT)
34 May all my thoughts be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the LORD .
The Message Bible (MSG)
34 Oh, let my song please him; I'm so pleased to be singing to God.
American Standard Version (ASV)
34 Let thy meditation be sweet unto him: I will rejoice in Jehovah.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
34 May my thoughts be pleasing to him. I will find joy in the LORD.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
34 May my meditation be pleasing to Him; I will rejoice in the Lord.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
34 May these thoughts of mine please him. I find my joy in the Lord.

Psalms 104:34 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 104:34

My meditation of him shall be sweet
Of the glories, excellencies, and perfections of his person; of his offices, as Mediator, King, Priest, and Prophet, the Saviour and Redeemer; of his works of creation, providence, and redemption; of his word, the blessed truths and comfortable doctrines of it; of his providential dispensations, and gracious dealings with his people in the present state; which to meditate upon, when grace is in exercise, is very sweet, delightful, and comfortable. The Targum renders it as a petition,

``let my meditation be sweet before him;''

that is, grateful and acceptable to him: or, as the Septuagint and Vulgate Latin versions, "let my speech", discourse, colloquy, address in prayer; see ( Psalms 141:2 ) , or, "let my praise", so the Arabic and Syriac versions: the spiritual sacrifices both of prayer and praise are acceptable to God through Christ; and the speech of the church, and every believer, whether in the one way or the other, is sweet to Christ, very pleasant and delightful to him, ( Song of Solomon 2:14 ) .

I will be glad in the Lord:
the Targum is,

``in the Word of the Lord;''

in the essential Word, the Lord Jesus Christ; in his person, the greatness, glory, beauty, and fulness of it; in his righteousness, its purity, perfection, and perpetuity; in his salvation, being so suitable, complete, and glorious.

Psalms 104:34 In-Context

32 he who looks at the earth, and it trembles, who touches the mountains, and they smoke.
33 I will sing to the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
34 May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the LORD.
35 But may sinners vanish from the earth and the wicked be no more. Praise the LORD, my soul. Praise the LORD.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Psalms 2:11; Psalms 9:2; Psalms 32:11
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