Psalms 144:12

“That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That our sonnes may be as plants growen vp in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Let our sons in their youth be as grown-up plants, And our daughters as corner pillars fashioned as for a palace;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

When our sons shall be as plants grown up in their youth, And our daughters as corner-stones hewn after the fashion of a palace;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Our sons are like tall young plants; and our daughters like the shining stones of a king's house;
- Basic English Bible

That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; our daughters as corner-columns, sculptured after the fashion of a palace:
- Darby Bible

That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace:
- Webster's Bible

Then our sons will be like well-nurtured plants, our daughters like pillars carved to adorn a palace.
- World English Bible

Because our sons [are] as plants, Becoming great in their youth, Our daughters as hewn stones, Polished -- the likeness of a palace,
- Youngs Literal Bible

We whose sons are as plants grown up in their youth; whose daughters are as corner-pillars carved after the fashion of a palace;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 144:12


144:12 That - This mercy I beg not only for my own sake, but for the sake of thy people, that they may enjoy those blessings which thou hast promised them; and particularly, that our sons, who are the strength and hopes of a nation, may be like plants, flourishing and growing in height and strength, as plants do in their youth; for when they grow old, they wither and decay. Cornerstone - Strong and beautiful.


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