Psalms 68:19

19 Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.

Psalms 68:19 in Other Translations

KJV
19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.
ESV
19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation. Selah
NLT
19 Praise the Lord; praise God our savior! For each day he carries us in his arms. Interlude
MSG
19 Blessed be the Lord - day after day he carries us along.
CSB
19 May the Lord be praised! Day after day He bears our burdens; God is our salvation. Selah

Psalms 68:19 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 68:19

Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us [with benefits],
&c.] With all spiritual blessings, with an abundance of grace, as well as with temporal mercies, for which he is, and ought to be, praised day by day: so Aben Ezra and Kimchi supply the text, and suppose the word "blessings" or "goodness" to be wanting; though the words may be rendered, "blessed be the Lord day by day, he will hear us", or "carry us" F15; as a father his child, or a shepherd his lambs; and so he does from the womb, even to hoary hairs; and therefore blessing and praise should be ascribed to him; see ( Isaiah 46:3 Isaiah 46:4 ) ( 63:9 ) ; or "he will put a burden upon us" F16; meaning the burden of afflictions: these are of the Lord's laying upon his people; and he will lay no more upon them than he will enable them to bear; and will, in his own time and way, deliver them from them, and be the author of salvation to them, as follows; and therefore his name is to be praised, ( 1 Corinthians 10:13 ) ; the Targum interprets it of the burdensomeness of the law;

``blessed be the Lord every day, he burdens us, adding precepts unto precepts;''

[even] the God of our salvation;
the author of temporal, spiritual, and eternal salvation, as Christ is.

Selah; on this word, (See Gill on Psalms 3:2).


FOOTNOTES:

F15 (wnl omey) "portal nos", Vatablus, Musculus; "bajulat nos", Cocceius.
F16 "Onus imponit nobis", Lutherus, Gejerus.

Psalms 68:19 In-Context

17 The chariots of God are tens of thousands and thousands of thousands; the Lord has come from Sinai into his sanctuary.
18 When you ascended on high, you took many captives; you received gifts from people, even from the rebellious— that you,LORD God, might dwell there.
19 Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.
20 Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign LORD comes escape from death.
21 Surely God will crush the heads of his enemies, the hairy crowns of those who go on in their sins.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Psalms 65:5
  • 2. Psalms 81:6; Psalms 55:22