Psalms 105:6

6 you his servants, the descendants of Abraham, his chosen ones, the children of Jacob.

Psalms 105:6 in Other Translations

6 O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen.
6 O offspring of Abraham, his servant, children of Jacob, his chosen ones!
6 you children of his servant Abraham, you descendants of Jacob, his chosen ones.
6 O seed of Abraham, his servant, O child of Jacob, his chosen.
6 you offspring of Abraham His servant, Jacob's descendants -His chosen ones.

Psalms 105:6 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 105:6

O ye seed of Abraham his servant
These are the persons all along before addressed; the Israelites, who descended from Abraham, were his natural seed and offspring, and who had reason to give thanks unto the Lord and praise his name, since so many and such wonderful things had been done for them; though all that were his natural seed were not the children of God; and such who have the same faith he had, and tread in the steps he did, are Christ's, and partakers of his grace; these are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise; and are under the greatest obligations to praise the Lord. Abraham is here called his servant, as also in ( Psalms 105:42 ) , being a true worshipper of God; though sometimes his friend, which is not inconsistent; though this character, according to the Septuagint, Vulgate Latin, and all the Oriental versions, belongs to his seed, they rendering it in the plural, "his servants". It follows,

ye children of Jacob his chosen;
this is added to distinguish the persons intended from the other seed of Abraham in the line of Ishmael; for in Isaac his seed was called, which were the children of the promise, and that in the line of Jacob, and not in the line of Esau; from whom they were called Israel or Israelites, a people whom the Lord chose above all people on the face of the earth; for the word "chosen" may be connected with the children as well as with Jacob. The whole spiritual Israel of God, whether Jews or Gentiles, all such who are Israelites indeed, as they appear to be the chosen of God, so they are bound to praise his name.

Psalms 105:6 In-Context

4 Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.
5 Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,
6 you his servants, the descendants of Abraham, his chosen ones, the children of Jacob.
7 He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.
8 He remembers his covenant forever, the promise he made, for a thousand generations,

Cross References 2

  • 1. ver 42
  • 2. S Deuteronomy 10:15; Psalms 106:5
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