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Psalms 103:21 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Bless Jehovah, all ye his hosts, Ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Bless ye the LORD, all [ye] his hosts; [ye] ministers of his, that do his pleasure.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Bless the LORD, all you His hosts, You who serve Him, doing His will.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Bless ye the LORD, all [ye] his hosts; [ye] ministers of his, that do his pleasure.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Bless Jehovah, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his that do his will.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Bless Yahweh, all ye his hosts, Attendants of his, doing his pleasure;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Bless Jehovah, all ye His hosts, His ministers—doing His pleasure.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Bless the Lord, all ye his hosts: you ministers of his that do his will.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Blesse ye the LORD all yee his hostes: ye ministers of his that doe his pleasure.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Bless the Lord, all ye his hosts; [ye] ministers of his that do his will.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Bless ye Yahweh, all [ye] his hosts; [ye] ministers of his, that do his pleasure.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Bless 1288
{1288} Prime
A primitive root; to kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason).
<8761> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 446
ye Yhw יָהוֶה, 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
all x3605
(3605) Complement
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
[ye] his hosts; 6635
{6635} Prime
From H6633; a mass of persons (or figurative things), especially regularly organized for war (an army); by implication a campaign, literally or figuratively (specifically hardship, worship).
[ye] ministers 8334
{8334} Prime
A primitive root; to attend as a menial or worshipper; figuratively to contribute to.
<8764> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 685
of his, that do 6213
{6213} Prime
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
his pleasure. 7522
{7522} Prime
From H7521; delight.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 103:20-22.

Psalms 103:21

_ _ ye his hosts — myriads, or armies, as corresponding to angels of great power [Psalms 103:20], denoting multitudes also.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 103:19-22.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 103:21

His hosts — A title often given to the angels, in regard of their vast numbers, mighty power, unanimous concurrence, and exquisite order. Ministers — This Hebrew word is commonly used of the highest and most honourable sort of servants,

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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all ye his hosts:

Psalms 33:6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.
Genesis 32:2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, This [is] God's host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.
Joshua 5:14 And he said, Nay; but [as] captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant?
1 Kings 22:19 And he said, Hear thou therefore the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left.
2 Chronicles 18:18 Again he said, Therefore hear the word of the LORD; I saw the LORD sitting upon his throne, and all the host of heaven standing on his right hand and [on] his left.
Luke 2:13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,


Psalms 68:17 The chariots of God [are] twenty thousand, [even] thousands of angels: the Lord [is] among them, [as in] Sinai, in the holy [place].
Psalms 104:4 Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:
Nehemiah 9:6 Thou, [even] thou, [art] LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all [things] that [are] therein, the seas, and all that [is] therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.
Daniel 7:9-10 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment [was] white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne [was like] the fiery flame, [and] his wheels [as] burning fire. ... A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.
Matthew 13:41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
Matthew 24:30-31 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. ... And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
2 Thessalonians 1:7-8 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, ... In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
Hebrews 1:6-7 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. ... And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.
Hebrews 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
Revelation 22:8-9 And I John saw these things, and heard [them]. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. ... Then saith he unto me, See [thou do it] not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.
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Gn 32:2. Jsh 5:14. 1K 22:19. 2Ch 18:18. Ne 9:6. Ps 33:6; 68:17; 104:4. Dn 7:9. Mt 13:41; 24:30. Lk 2:13. 2Th 1:7. He 1:6, 14. Rv 22:8.

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