Parallel Verses

King James Version

Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD 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.

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


Just as a father loves his children,
So the Lord loves those who fear and worship Him [with awe-filled respect and deepest reverence].

Bible in Basic English

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

Darby Translation

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

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.

Images Psalm 103:13

Prayers for Psalm 103:13

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 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him. 14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.


Cross References

Psalm 103:17

But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting 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 begotten them, that thou shouldest say unto me, Carry them in thy bosom, as a nursing father beareth the sucking child, unto the land which thou swarest unto their fathers?

Deuteronomy 3:5

All these cities were fenced with high walls, gates, and bars; beside unwalled towns a great many.

Psalm 147:11

The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

Proverbs 3:12

For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

Isaiah 63:15-16

Look down from heaven, 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 mercies toward me? are they restrained?

Jeremiah 31:9

They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.

Jeremiah 31:20

Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a pleasant child? for since I spake against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my bowels are troubled for him; I will surely have mercy upon him, saith the LORD.

Malachi 3:16-17

Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.

Malachi 4:2

But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

Matthew 6:9

After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

Matthew 6:32

(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

Luke 11:11-12

If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?

Luke 15:21-22

And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.

John 20:17

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

Acts 13:26

Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.

Hebrews 12:5-11

And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:

Psalm 103:11

For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.

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