Psalms 41:12

12 Because of my integrity you uphold me and set me in your presence forever.

Psalms 41:12 in Other Translations

12 And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever.
12 But you have upheld me because of my integrity, and set me in your presence forever.
12 You have preserved my life because I am innocent; you have brought me into your presence forever.
12 You know me inside and out, you hold me together, you never fail to stand me tall in your presence so I can look you in the eye.
12 You supported me because of my integrity and set me in Your presence forever.

Psalms 41:12 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 41:12

And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity
In the innocence of his nature, being free from sin, original and actual; in the uprightness of his life and conversation before God and men; and in the perfection of his obedience and sacrifice, whereby he brought in a perfect righteousness, made complete atonement, and obtained full salvation and redemption for his people; and, because of all this, Jehovah the Father upheld him in his sufferings, as man and Mediator, that he failed not, and was not discouraged: or rather the sense is, that by several things which turned up in Providence, as the disagreement of the witnesses, declaration of his judge, and the confession of Judas his betrayer, he was cleared of the charges brought against him, and his innocence was maintained, and he upheld in it; but especially this was done by raising him from the dead, when he was openly acquitted, discharged, and justified, and declared to be the Holy One of God, ( 1 Timothy 3:16 ) ( Psalms 16:10 ) ;

and settest me before thy face for ever;
after his resurrection, he was introduced into the presence of his Father, and was made glad with his countenance; where he sits before him as the Angel of his presence, and appears in the presence of God in the behalf of his people; is the Lamb in the midst of the throne, as though he had been slain; where his person, blood, righteousness, and sacrifice, are ever in view for their acceptance, and where he ever lives to make intercession for them; for here he will continue until the time of the restitution of all things.

Psalms 41:12 In-Context

10 But may you have mercy on me, LORD; raise me up, that I may repay them.
11 I know that you are pleased with me, for my enemy does not triumph over me.
12 Because of my integrity you uphold me and set me in your presence forever.
13 Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Psalms 25:21
  • 2. Psalms 18:35; S Psalms 37:17; Psalms 63:8
  • 3. S Job 4:7; Psalms 21:6; Psalms 61:7; Job 36:7
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