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Psalms 34:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— My soul shall make her boast in Jehovah: The meek shall hear thereof, and be glad.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear [thereof], and be glad.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— My soul will make its boast in the LORD; The humble will hear it and rejoice.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear [of it] and be glad.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— My soul shall make its boast in Jehovah: the meek shall hear, and rejoice.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— In Yahweh, boasteth my soul, The patient oppressed-ones shall hear and be glad.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— In Jehovah doth my soul boast herself, Hear do the humble and rejoice.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— In the Lord shall my soul be praised: let the meek hear and rejoice.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— My soule shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall heare [thereof], and be glad.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— My soul shall boast herself in the Lord: let the meek hear, and rejoice.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— My soul shall make her boast in Yahweh: the humble shall hear [thereof], and be glad.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
My soul 5315
{5315} Prime
נֶפֶשׁ
nephesh
{neh'-fesh}
From H5314; properly a breathing creature, that is, animal or (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental).
shall make her boast 1984
{1984} Prime
הָלַל
halal
{haw-lal'}
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.
z8691
<8691> Grammar
Stem - Hithpael (See H8819)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 533
in Yhw יָהוֶה: 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
the humble 6035
{6035} Prime
עָנָו
`anav
{aw-nawv'}
The second form is by intermixture with H6041; from H6031; depressed (figuratively), in mind (gentle) or circumstances (needy, especially saintly).
shall hear 8085
{8085} Prime
שָׁמַע
shama`
{shaw-mah'}
A primitive root; to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively to tell, etc.).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
[thereof], and be glad. 8055
{8055} Prime
שָׂמַח
samach
{saw-makh'}
A primitive root; probably to brighten up, that is, (figuratively) be (causatively make) blithe or gleesome.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 34:1-4.


Psalms 34:2

_ _ make her boast — “glory” (Psalms 105:3; compare Galatians 6:14).

_ _ humble — “the pious,” as in Psalms 9:12; Psalms 25:9.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 34:1-10.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 34:2

Shall boast — Shall glory in this, that I have so powerful and so gracious a master. The humble — The righteous.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 34:2

My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the (b) humble shall hear [thereof], and be glad.

(b) They who are beaten down with the experience of their own evils.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
make:

Psalms 44:8 In God we boast all the day long, and praise thy name for ever. Selah.
Psalms 105:3 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.
Isaiah 45:25 In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.
Jeremiah 9:24 But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I [am] the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these [things] I delight, saith the LORD.
1 Corinthians 1:31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
2 Corinthians 10:17 But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

the humble:

Psalms 22:22-24 I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee. ... For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.
Psalms 32:5-6 I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah. ... For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.
Psalms 119:74 They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word.
Psalms 142:7 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.
1 Timothy 1:15-16 This [is] a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. ... Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
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Ps 22:22; 32:5; 44:8; 105:3; 119:74; 142:7. Is 45:25. Jr 9:24. 1Co 1:31. 2Co 10:17. 1Ti 1:15.

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