Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

As a father pitieth his children, so Jehovah pitieth them that fear him.

New American Standard Bible

Just as a father has compassion on his children, So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.

King James Version

Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.

Holman Bible

As a father has compassion on his children,
so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him.

International Standard Version

As a father has compassion for his children, so the LORD has compassion for those who fear him.

A Conservative Version

Like as a father pities his sons, So LORD pities those who fear him.

American Standard Version

Like as a father pitieth his children, So Jehovah pitieth them that fear him.

Amplified

As a father loves and pities his children, so the Lord loves and pities those who fear Him [with reverence, worship, and awe].

Bible in Basic English

As a father has pity on his children, so the Lord has pity on his worshippers.

Julia Smith Translation

As a father compassionating over his sons, Jehovah compassionated those fearing him.

King James 2000

Like as a father pities his children, so the LORD pities them that fear him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

As a father pities [his] children, [so] Yahweh pities those who fear him.

Modern King James verseion

As a father pities his children, Jehovah pities those who fear Him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Yea, like as a father pitieth his own children, even so is the LORD merciful unto them that fear him.

NET Bible

As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on his faithful followers.

New Heart English Bible

Like a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him.

The Emphasized Bible

Like the compassion of a father for his children, Is, the compassion of Yahweh, for them who revere him;

Webster

Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.

World English Bible

Like a father has compassion on his children, so Yahweh has compassion on those who fear him.

Youngs Literal Translation

As a father hath mercy on sons, Jehovah hath mercy on those fearing Him.

Context Readings

The Forgiving God

12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. 13 As a father pitieth his children, so Jehovah pitieth them that fear him. 14 For himself knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.


Cross References

Psalm 103:17

But the loving-kindness of Jehovah is from everlasting and to everlasting, upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children,

Numbers 11:12

Have I conceived all this people, have I brought them forth, that thou sayest to me, Carry them in thy bosom, as the nursing-father beareth the suckling, unto the land which thou didst swear unto their fathers?

Deuteronomy 3:5

All these cities were fortified with high walls, gates, and bars; besides unwalled towns very many.

Psalm 147:11

Jehovah taketh pleasure in those that fear him, in those that hope in his loving-kindness.

Proverbs 3:12

for whom Jehovah loveth he chasteneth, even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

Isaiah 63:15-16

Look down from the heavens, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory! Where is thy zeal and thy strength, the sounding of thy bowels and of thy tender mercies? Are they restrained toward me?

Jeremiah 31:9

They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them; I will cause them to walk by water-brooks, in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble; for I will be a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.

Jeremiah 31:20

Is Ephraim a dear son unto me? is he a child of delights? For whilst I have been speaking against him, I do constantly remember him still. Therefore my bowels are troubled for him: I will certainly have mercy upon him, saith Jehovah.

Malachi 3:16-17

Then they that feared Jehovah spoke often one to another; and Jehovah observed it, and heard, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared Jehovah, and that thought upon his name.

Malachi 4:2

And unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth and leap like fatted calves.

Matthew 6:9

Thus therefore pray ye: Our Father who art in the heavens, let thy name be sanctified,

Matthew 6:32

for all these things the nations seek after; for your heavenly Father knows that ye have need of all these things.

Luke 11:11-12

But of whom of you that is a father shall a son ask bread, and the father shall give him a stone? or also a fish, and instead of a fish shall give him a serpent?

Luke 15:21-22

And the son said to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and before thee; I am no longer worthy to be called thy son.

John 20:17

Jesus says to her, Touch me not, for I have not yet ascended to my Father; but go to my brethren and say to them, I ascend to my Father and your Father, and to my God and your God.

Acts 13:26

Brethren, sons of Abraham's race, and those who among you fear God, to you has the word of this salvation been sent:

Hebrews 12:5-11

And ye have quite forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when reproved by him;

Psalm 103:11

For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his loving-kindness toward them that fear him.

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