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Psalms 113:9 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He maketh the barren woman to keep house, [And to be] a joyful mother of children. Praise ye Jehovah.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He maketh the barren woman to keep house, [and to be] a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— He makes the barren woman abide in the house [As] a joyful mother of children. Praise the LORD!
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He maketh the barren woman to keep house, [and to be] a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He maketh the barren woman to keep house, [as] a joyful mother of sons. Hallelujah!
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Causing the barren woman to dwell in a household, A mother of sons in her joy! Praise ye Yah.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Causing the barren one of the house to sit, A joyful mother of sons; praise ye Jah!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Who maketh a barren woman to dwell in a house, the joyful mother of children.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— He maketh the barren woman to keepe house; to be a ioyfull mother of children: Praise yee the Lord.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— who settles the barren [woman] in a house, [as] a mother rejoicing over children.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— He maketh the barren woman to keep house, [and to be] a joyful mother of children. Praise ye Yah.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He maketh the barren x6135
(6135) Complement
From H6131; sterile (as if extirpated in the generative organs).
woman y6135
[6135] Standard
From H6131; sterile (as if extirpated in the generative organs).
to keep 3427
{3427} Prime
A primitive root; properly to sit down (specifically as judge, in ambush, in quiet); by implication to dwell, to remain; causatively to settle, to marry.
<8688> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 857
house, 1004
{1004} Prime
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
[and to be] a joyful 8056
{8056} Prime
From H8055; blithe or gleeful.
mother 517
{0517} Prime
A primitive word; a mother (as the bond of the family); in a wide sense (both literally and figuratively); (like H0001).
of children. 1121
{1121} Prime
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
Praise 1984
{1984} Prime
A primitive root; to be clear (originally of sound, but usually of color); to shine; hence to make a show; to boast; and thus to be (clamorously) foolish; to rave; causatively to celebrate; also to stultify.
<8761> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 446
ye Yäh יָה. 3050
{3050} Prime
Contracted for H3068, and meaning the same; Jah, the sacred name.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 113:9

_ _ On this special case, compare 1 Samuel 2:21. Barrenness was regarded as a disgrace, and is a type of a deserted Church (Isaiah 54:1).

_ _ the barren woman ... house — literally, “the barren of the house,” so that the supplied words may be omitted.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 113:1-9.

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 68:6 God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry [land].
Genesis 21:5-7 And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him. ... And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have born [him] a son in his old age.
Genesis 25:21 And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she [was] barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
Genesis 30:22-23 And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb. ... And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away my reproach:
1 Samuel 2:5 [They that were] full have hired out themselves for bread; and [they that were] hungry ceased: so that the barren hath born seven; and she that hath many children is waxed feeble.
Isaiah 54:1 Sing, O barren, thou [that] didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou [that] didst not travail with child: for more [are] the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the LORD.
Luke 1:13-15 But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. ... For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.
Galatians 4:27 For it is written, Rejoice, [thou] barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband.

keep house:
Heb. dwell in an house
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