Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Coming back to Psalm 90:17

I like to look at other versions of verses when I am trying to absorb and memorize a verse. I found these at

New Living Translation

17 And may the Lord our God show us his approval
and make our efforts successful.
Yes, make our efforts successful!

New International Version

17 May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us;
establish the work of our hands for us—
yes, establish the work of our hands.

New American Standard Bible

17Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us;
And confirm for us the work of our hands;
Yes, confirm the work of our hands.

The Message

And let the loveliness of our Lord, our God, rest on us,
confirming the work that we do.
Oh, yes. Affirm the work that we do!

I love the language and different words used which have the same meaning. Sometimes changing a word brings the scripture alive to me. This verse shares the hope that the Lord is with us and giving us a work to do - to be successful at! What a joy that is to know and have sink into my soul.

Thanks for reading.


Susanne said...

I love comparing the different versions. I also love, love, love the Amplified Bible. That one really makes scripture come alive to me.

Liza's Eyeview said...

What an encouraging Word (s)!

Thanks for posting them