Psalms 94:12

12 Blessed is the one you discipline, LORD, the one you teach from your law;

Psalms 94:12 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
12 Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law;
English Standard Version (ESV)
12 Blessed is the man whom you discipline, O LORD, and whom you teach out of your law,
New Living Translation (NLT)
12 Joyful are those you discipline, LORD, those you teach with your instructions.
The Message Bible (MSG)
12 How blessed the man you train, God, the woman you instruct in your Word,
American Standard Version (ASV)
12 Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O Jehovah, And teachest out of thy law;
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
12 O LORD, blessed is the person whom you discipline and instruct from your teachings.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
12 Lord, happy is the man You discipline and teach from Your law
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
12 Lord, blessed is the man you correct. Blessed is the person you teach from your law.

Psalms 94:12 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 94:12

Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O Lord
Much more happy now, and hereafter, than the proud insulting persecutor of him; he is chastened of the Lord, that he might not be condemned with the world; he is chastened not in wrath, but in love; not with the chastisement of a cruel one, nor indeed of a magistrate nor a master; but of a tenderhearted father, who always does it for his profit and advantage, and therefore is he "blessed", or happy; for these chastenings are tokens of God's love, evidences of sonship, or of a man's being an adopted child of God; are for, and do work for good, either temporal, spiritual, or eternal, and even in every sense; and, besides, the Lord grants his presence in them, supports under them, and teaches by them, as follows:

and teachest him out of thy law;
or "doctrine" F6; and may be understood of the doctrine of the Gospel, as well as of the law; the Lord teaches by his Spirit, his word, and providences; and, even by afflictive ones, he teaches men their sins and transgressions, and shows them wherein they have exceeded; brings them to a sense and confession of them, repentance and reformation; he teaches them hereby their duty, both to himself and all men, which they have neglected, and departed from; he teaches many lessons of faith, patience, humility, self-denial, and submission to his will in the school of affliction; here they learn much of God, of his power and faithfulness, truth, goodness, grace, and love, and of evangelical doctrines; of his everlasting love, of eternal election, the covenant of grace, the righteousness of Christ, and salvation by him; which the Lord makes known unto them at such seasons, and on which account they are pronounced blessed, or happy persons.


F6 (Ktrwtm) "ex lege", sc. "doctrina verbi tui", Michaelis.

Psalms 94:12 In-Context

10 Does he who disciplines nations not punish? Does he who teaches mankind lack knowledge?
11 The LORD knows all human plans; he knows that they are futile.
12 Blessed is the one you discipline, LORD, the one you teach from your law;
13 you grant them relief from days of trouble, till a pit is dug for the wicked.
14 For the LORD will not reject his people; he will never forsake his inheritance.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Job 5:17; 1 Corinthians 11:32; Hebrews 12:5
  • 2. S Deuteronomy 8:3; S 1 Samuel 12:23
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