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Psalms 42:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— [Yet] Jehovah will command his lovingkindness in the day-time; And in the night his song shall be with me, [Even] a prayer unto the God of my life.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— [Yet] the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song [shall be] with me, [and] my prayer unto the God of my life.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime; And His song will be with me in the night, A prayer to the God of my life.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [Yet] the LORD will command his loving-kindness in the day-time, and in the night his song [shall be] with me, [and] my prayer to the God of my life.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— In the day-time will Jehovah command his loving-kindness, and in the night his song shall be with me, a prayer unto the *God of my life.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— By day, will Yahweh command his lovingkindness, And, in the night, shall His song be with me, My prayer be to the GOD of my life.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— By day Jehovah commandeth His kindness, And by night a song [is] with me, A prayer to the God of my life.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— In the daytime the Lord hath commanded his mercy; and a canticle to him in the night. With me is prayer to the God of my life.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— [Yet] the LORD will command his louing kindnes in the day time, and in the night his song [shalbe] with me, [and] my prayer vnto the God of my life.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— By day the Lord will command his mercy, and manifest [it] by night: with me [is] prayer to the God of my life.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— [Yet] Yahweh will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song [shall be] with me, [and] my prayer unto the El of my life.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[Yet] Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
will command 6680
{6680} Prime
A primitive root; (intensively) to constitute, enjoin.
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
his lovingkindness 2617
{2617} Prime
From H2616; kindness; by implication (towards God) piety; rarely (by opprobrium) reproof, or (subjectively) beauty.
in the daytime, 3119
{3119} Prime
From H3117; daily.
and in the night 3915
{3915} Prime
From the same as H3883; properly a twist (away of the light), that is, night; figuratively adversity.
his song 7892
{7892} Prime
The second form being feminine; from H7891; a song; abstractly singing.
[shall be] with x5973
(5973) Complement
From H6004; adverb or preposition, with (that is, in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English).
me, [and] my prayer 8605
{8605} Prime
From H6419; intercession, supplication; by implication a hymn.
unto the l אֵל 410
{0410} Prime
Shortened from H0352; strength; as adjective mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity).
of my life. 2416
{2416} Prime
From H2421; alive; hence raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 42:8

_ _ Still he relies on as constant a flow of divine mercy which will elicit his praise and encourage his prayer to God.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 42:6-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 42:8

Command — Will effectually confer upon me. Loving — kindness — His blessings, the effects of his loving — kindness.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 42:8

[Yet] the LORD (h) will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song [shall be] with me, [and] my prayer unto the God of my life.

(h) He assures himself of God's help in time to come.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 44:4 Thou art my King, O God: command deliverances for Jacob.
Psalms 133:3 As the dew of Hermon, [and as the dew] that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, [even] life for evermore.
Leviticus 25:21 Then I will command my blessing upon you in the sixth year, and it shall bring forth fruit for three years.
Deuteronomy 28:8 The LORD shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Matthew 8:8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.

in the night:

Psalms 32:7 Thou [art] my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.
Psalms 63:6 When I remember thee upon my bed, [and] meditate on thee in the [night] watches.
Psalms 149:5 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.
Job 35:10 But none saith, Where [is] God my maker, who giveth songs in the night;
Isaiah 30:29 Ye shall have a song, as in the night [when] a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of the LORD, to the mighty One of Israel.
Acts 16:25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.

the God:

Psalms 27:1 [[[A Psalm] of David.]] The LORD [is] my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD [is] the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Colossians 3:3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
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Lv 25:21. Dt 28:8. Jb 35:10. Ps 27:1; 32:7; 44:4; 63:6; 133:3; 149:5. Is 30:29. Mt 8:8. Ac 16:25. Col 3:3.

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