Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Like as a father has mercy upon his children, so the LORD has mercy upon those 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.

Context Readings

The Forgiving God

12 As the distance of east from west He hath put far from us our transgressions. 13 As a father hath mercy on sons, Jehovah hath mercy on those fearing Him. 14 For He hath known our frame, Remembering that we are dust.


Cross References

Psalm 103:17

And the kindness of Jehovah Is from age even unto age on those fearing Him, And His righteousness to sons' sons,

Numbers 11:12

I -- have I conceived all this people? I -- have I begotten it, that Thou sayest unto me, Carry it in thy bosom as the nursing father beareth the suckling, unto the ground which Thou hast sworn to its fathers?

Deuteronomy 3:5

All these are cities fenced with high walls, two-leaved doors and bar, apart from cities of villages very many;

Psalm 147:11

Jehovah is pleased with those fearing Him, With those waiting for His kindness.

Proverbs 3:12

For whom Jehovah loveth He reproveth, Even as a father the son He is pleased with.

Isaiah 63:15-16

Look attentively from the heavens, And see from Thy holy and beauteous habitation, Where is Thy zeal and Thy might? The multitude of Thy bowels and Thy mercies Towards me have refrained themselves.

Jeremiah 31:9

With weeping they come in, And with supplications I bring them, I cause them to go unto streams of waters, In a right way -- they stumble not in it, For I have been to Israel for a father, And Ephraim -- My first-born is he.

Jeremiah 31:20

A precious son is Ephraim to Me? A child of delights? For since My speaking against him, I do thoroughly remember him still, Therefore have My bowels been moved for him, I do greatly love him, An affirmation of Jehovah.

Malachi 3:16-17

Then have those fearing Jehovah spoken one to another, And Jehovah doth attend and hear, And written is a book of memorial before Him Of those fearing Jehovah, And of those esteeming His name.

Malachi 4:2

And risen to you, ye who fear My name, Hath the sun of righteousness -- and healing in its wings, And ye have gone forth, and have increased as calves of a stall.

Matthew 6:9

thus therefore pray ye: 'Our Father who art in the heavens! hallowed be Thy name.

Matthew 6:32

for all these do the nations seek for, for your heavenly Father doth know that ye have need of all these;

Luke 11:11-12

And of which of you -- the father -- if the son shall ask a loaf, a stone will he present to him? and if a fish, will he instead of a fish, a serpent present to him?

Luke 15:21-22

and the son said to him, Father, I did sin -- to the heaven, and before thee, and no more am I worthy to be called thy son.

John 20:17

Jesus saith to her, 'Be not touching me, for I have not yet ascended unto my Father; and be going on to my brethren, and say to them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father, and to my God, and to your God.'

Acts 13:26

'Men, brethren, sons of the race of Abraham, and those among you fearing God, to you was the word of this salvation sent,

Hebrews 12:5-11

and ye have forgotten the exhortation that doth speak fully with you as with sons, 'My son, be not despising chastening of the Lord, nor be faint, being reproved by Him,

Psalm 103:11

For, as the height of the heavens is above the earth, His kindness hath been mighty over those fearing Him.

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