Psalms 92:12-15

12 The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon;
13 planted in the house of the LORD, they will flourish in the courts of our God.
14 They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green,
15 proclaiming, “The LORD is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.”

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Psalms 92:12 in Other Translations

KJV
12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
ESV
12 The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
NLT
12 But the godly will flourish like palm trees and grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon.
MSG
12 "Good people will prosper like palm trees, Grow tall like Lebanon cedars;
CSB
12 The righteous thrive like a palm tree and grow like a cedar tree in Lebanon.

Psalms 92:12-15 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO PSALM 92

\\<>\\. Many of the Jewish writers {a} think that this psalm was written by the first man Adam, and so the Targum, ``a hymn or song which the first man said for the sabbath day.'' But had it been a composure of his, one would think it should have been placed at the head of this collection of psalms, and before that of Moses, Psalm 90, besides there were no musical instruments then for this psalm to be sung on, as in Ps 92:3, for they say it was made by him quickly after his creation, and his ejection from paradise; for Jubal was the father of them that handle the harp and organ; nor were there any number of enemies and wicked men to rise up against him, as in Ps 92:7,9,11. Nor was it written by Moses, as others have thought; but rather by David, to whom the Arabic version ascribes it; the musical instruments, the number of enemies, and the mention of the house and courts of the Lord, best agree with his times. It was made for the sabbath day, and to be used upon it; and directs to the work and worship of it; praising of God and celebrating his works, attending his house and ordinances; even for the seventh day sabbath, which God instituted and appointed the Jews to observe; and which in David's time was religiously kept; though some understand this of the time of rest which David had from his enemies round about him, and apply it to all such times of rest from tyranny and persecution, which the church of God in any period enjoys; and which is a proper season for praise and thanksgiving. Some Jewish writers refer it to the world to come, which will be all sabbath, even to the days of the Messiah, as Jarchi and others; so Theodorot; see Heb 4:9.

Psalms 92:12-15 In-Context

10 You have exalted my horn like that of a wild ox; fine oils have been poured on me.
11 My eyes have seen the defeat of my adversaries; my ears have heard the rout of my wicked foes.
12 The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon;
13 planted in the house of the LORD, they will flourish in the courts of our God.
14 They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green,
15 proclaiming, “The LORD is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.”

Cross References 5

  • 1. S Psalms 72:7
  • 2. S Psalms 1:3; Psalms 52:8; Jeremiah 17:8; Hosea 14:6
  • 3. Psalms 135:2; Psalms 100:4
  • 4. S Psalms 1:3; S John 15:2
  • 5. S Job 34:10
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