Parallel Verses

King James Version

The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.

New American Standard Bible

The afflicted will eat and be satisfied;
Those who seek Him will praise the Lord.
Let your heart live forever!

Holman Bible

The humble will eat and be satisfied;
those who seek the Lord will praise Him.
May your hearts live forever!

International Standard Version

The afflicted will eat and be satisfied; those who seek the LORD will praise him, "May you live forever!"

A Conservative Version

The meek shall eat and be satisfied. They shall praise LORD who seek after him. Let your heart live forever.

American Standard Version

The meek shall eat and be satisfied; They shall praise Jehovah that seek after him: Let your heart live for ever.

Amplified


The afflicted will eat and be satisfied;
Those who [diligently] seek Him and require Him [as their greatest need] will praise the Lord.
May your hearts live forever!

Bible in Basic English

The poor will have a feast of good things: those who make search for the Lord will give him praise: your heart will have life for ever.

Darby Translation

The meek shall eat and be satisfied; they shall praise Jehovah that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.

Julia Smith Translation

The humble shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise Jehovah they seeking him: your heart shall live forever.

King James 2000

The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live forever.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[The] afflicted will eat and will be satisfied. Those who seek him will praise Yahweh. May your heart live forever.

Modern King James verseion

The meek shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek Jehovah shall praise Him; your heart shall live forever.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The poor shall eat, and be satisfied: they that seek after the LORD shall praise him. Your heart shall live for ever.

NET Bible

Let the oppressed eat and be filled! Let those who seek his help praise the Lord! May you live forever!

New Heart English Bible

The humble shall eat and be satisfied. They shall praise the LORD who seek after him. Let your hearts live forever.

The Emphasized Bible

The patient wronged-ones shall eat and be satisfied, They shall praise Yahweh, who are seekers of him, Let your heart live for aye.

Webster

The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.

World English Bible

The humble shall eat and be satisfied. They shall praise Yahweh who seek after him. Let your hearts live forever.

Youngs Literal Translation

The humble do eat and are satisfied, Praise Jehovah do those seeking Him, Your heart doth live for ever.

References

Context Readings

From Suffering To Praise

25 My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him. 26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever. 27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.


Cross References

Psalm 69:32

The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.

Isaiah 25:6

And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.

Isaiah 65:13

Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall eat, but ye shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed:

Leviticus 7:11-17

And this is the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which he shall offer unto the LORD.

Psalm 40:16

Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.

Psalm 105:3-4

Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.

Psalm 107:9

For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.

John 4:14

But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

John 6:48-58

I am that bread of life.

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