Psalms 17:14

“From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

From men which are thy hand, O Lord, from men of the world, which haue their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: They are full of children, and leaue the rest of their substance to their babes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

From men with Your hand, O LORD, From men of the world, whose portion is in {this} life, And whose belly You fill with Your treasure; They are satisfied with children, And leave their abundance to their babes.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

From men by thy hand, O Jehovah, From men of the world, whose portion is in `this' life, And whose belly thou fillest with thy treasure: They are satisfied with children, And leave the rest of their substance to their babes.
- American Standard Version (1901)

With your hand, O Lord, from men, even men of the world, whose heritage is in this life, and whom you make full with your secret wealth: they are full of children; after their death their offspring take the rest of their goods.
- Basic English Bible

From men [who are] thy hand, O Jehovah, from men of this age: their portion is in [this] life, and their belly thou fillest with thy hid [treasure]; they have their fill of sons, and leave the rest of their [substance] to their children.
- Darby Bible

From men who are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, who have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.
- Webster's Bible

from men by your hand, Yahweh, from men of the world, whose portion is in this life. You fill the belly of your cherished ones. Your sons have plenty, and they store up wealth for their children.
- World English Bible

From men, Thy hand, O Jehovah, From men of the world, their portion [is] in life, And [with] Thy hidden things Thou fillest their belly, They are satisfied [with] sons; And have left their abundance to their sucklings.
- Youngs Literal Bible

From men, by Thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, whose portion is in this life, and whose belly Thou fillest with Thy treasure; who have children in plenty, and leave their abundance to their babes.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 17:14


17:14 Thy hand - Wherewith thou dost correct me. World - Who set their hearts upon this world, and neither have, nor desire any other portion. Belly - Mind or appetite, as that word is used, #Job 20:20|. #Prov 20:30|. Treasure - With extraordinary wealth and glory. Children - When many of thy faithful servants are barren, these are blessed with a numerous posterity.


Discussion for Psalms 17

  • Mild Bill
    The Psalmist is saying a prayer in which he seems alone, and he is, until v.11. God stands with him as the remedy to his woes before a common enemy.The sword and hand of the Lord are under the control of God, but they have no hope of eternal life, as believers do.God's covenant with us is stronger than the powers of the lost of this world. Awakening with God is greater than all the things we face.
  • A disciple
    "Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips." Yet how much are people led down the path of hypocrisy right from the first day they are introduced to the Lord and the Christian religion! Just look at the way they pray; who "for a pretense make long prayers," while devouring the substance of the poor they are supposed to be caring for!
  • Teral
    God is good people and bless the lord and his people
  • Doxie Lambert
    So sorry to hear this but i hope by the help Of God you will be able get through
  • Irene123
    To Angela - You've seen 1 Cor. 10:13 ..... ? And just as you said, He knows about everything even before it happens, so naturally He is ALWAYS in control - of everything. Recently I was in the hosp. for a wk. with flu/pneumonia - and I never get sick, even tho' I am 74. I wasn't upset with God, I was too busy being sick!! But as I got better He let me know He allowed it to happen - cont.
  • MockingBird
    I want to be kept by the power of God and to be the apple of His eye. I also want to be hid under the shadow of His wing. My life is hid with Christ in God .

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