Psalms 28:9

9 Save your people and bless your inheritance; be their shepherd and carry them forever.

Psalms 28:9 in Other Translations

9 Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever.
9 Oh, save your people and bless your heritage! Be their shepherd and carry them forever.
9 Save your people! Bless Israel, your special possession. Lead them like a shepherd, and carry them in your arms forever.
9 Save your people and bless your heritage. Care for them; carry them like a good shepherd.
9 Save Your people, bless Your possession, shepherd them, and carry them forever.

Psalms 28:9 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 28:9

Save thy people
The psalmist begins the psalm with petitions for himself, and closes it with prayers for the people of God; whom God has chosen for his people, taken into covenant to be his people, and given them to his son as such; these he has resolved to save, and has appointed Christ, and sent him into the world, to be the Saviour of them; and to them he makes known and applies the great salvation by his Spirit: so that this prayer was a prayer of faith, as are also the following petitions;

and bless thine inheritance;
the people whom the Lord has chosen for his inheritance, and has given to Christ as his portion, and are his peculiar possession; and these he blesses with all spiritual blessings, with grace here, and glory hereafter, as is requested;

feed them also;
as the shepherd does his flock, by leading them into green pastures, by giving them the bread of life, by nourishing them with the word and ordinances, by the means or his ministering servants, who are under-shepherds appointed to feed the saints with knowledge and understanding;

and lift them up for ever;
above their enemies, and out of the reach of them; bear and carry them now, as the shepherd does his lambs, in his arms and bosom; and raise them out of their graves, and give them the dominion in the morning of the resurrection, and cause them to reign as kings and priests with Christ, as they ever will.

Psalms 28:9 In-Context

7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.
8 The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.
9 Save your people and bless your inheritance; be their shepherd and carry them forever.

Cross References 4

  • 1. 1 Chronicles 16:35; Psalms 106:47; Psalms 118:25
  • 2. S Exodus 34:9; Deuteronomy 9:29; Ezra 1:4
  • 3. 1 Chronicles 11:2; S Psalms 23:1; Psalms 78:52,71; Psalms 80:1; Isaiah 40:11; Jeremiah 31:10; Eze 34:12-16,23,31; Micah 7:14
  • 4. S Deuteronomy 1:31; Deuteronomy 32:11; Isaiah 46:3; Isaiah 63:9
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