Psalms 107:43

43 Let the one who is wise heed these things and ponder the loving deeds of the LORD.

Psalms 107:43 in Other Translations

43 Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD.
43 Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things; let them consider the steadfast love of the LORD.
43 Those who are wise will take all this to heart; they will see in our history the faithful love of the LORD .
43 If you are really wise, you'll think this over - it's time you appreciated God's deep love.
43 Let whoever is wise pay attention to these things and consider the Lord's acts of faithful love.

Psalms 107:43 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 107:43

Whoso is wise
Or as it may be read interrogatively, "who is wise?" as in ( Jeremiah 9:12 ) ( Hosea 14:9 ) , that is, spiritually wise, wise unto salvation; who is made to know wisdom in the hidden part; for not such as are possessed of natural wisdom, or worldly wise men, much less who are wise to do evil, are here meant.

And will observe these things;
the remarkable appearances of divine Providence to persons in distress; the various changes and vicissitudes in the world; the several afflictions of God's people, and their deliverances out of them; the wonderful works of God in nature, providence, and grace; these will be observed, taken notice of, laid up in the mind, and kept by such who are truly wise, who know how to make a right use and proper improvement of them.

Even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the Lord;
everyone of the wise men; they will perceive the kindness of God unto all men, in the several dispensations of his providence towards them, and his special love and kindness towards his own people, even in all their afflictions; they will perceive this to be at the bottom of every mercy and blessing; they will understand more of the nature and excellency of it, and know more of the love of God and Christ, which passeth knowledge. Or "the kindnesses of the Lord shall be understood": that is, by wise men; so R. Moses in Aben Ezra renders the words.

Psalms 107:43 In-Context

41 But he lifted the needy out of their affliction and increased their families like flocks.
42 The upright see and rejoice, but all the wicked shut their mouths.
43 Let the one who is wise heed these things and ponder the loving deeds of the LORD.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Jeremiah 9:12; Hosea 14:9
  • 2. Psalms 103:11; Psalms 64:9
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