Psalms 53:6

“Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When God bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

O that the saluation of Israel were come out of Sion! when God bringeth backe the captiuitie of his people, Iaakob shall reioyce, and Israel shall be glad.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion! When God restores His captive people, Let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When God bringeth back the captivity of his people, Then shall Jacob rejoice, `and' Israel shall be glad. Psalm 54 For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. Maschil of David; when the Ziphites came and said to Saul, Doth not David hide himself with us?
- American Standard Version (1901)

May the salvation of Israel come out of Zion! When the fate of his people is changed by God, Jacob will have joy, and Israel will be glad.
- Basic English Bible

Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When God turneth again the captivity of his people, Jacob shall be glad, Israel shall rejoice.
- Darby Bible

O that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when God bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.
- Webster's Bible

Oh that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion! When God brings back his people from captivity, then Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad. For the Chief Musician. On stringed instruments. A contemplation by David, when the Ziphites came and said to Saul, "Isn't David hiding himself among us?"
- World English Bible

Who doth give from Zion the salvation of Israel? When God turneth back [to] a captivity of His people, Jacob doth rejoice -- Israel is glad!
- Youngs Literal Bible

(53:7) Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When God turneth the captivity of His people, let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Psalms 53:6

  • Timothy Wayne George for verse 6
    O that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion. When God brings back the captivity of His people, let Jacob rejoice, and Israel will be glad. This Psalm looks forward to the second advent of the Messiah, for His feet shall land on Mount Zion, and He shall rule with a rod of iron. There will be peace in the valley, and the desert will blossom like a rose. Jacob will rejoice, and Israel will be glad. The Lamb of God that was slain will become the Lion of the tribe of Judah to take His reign as the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
  • I believe this means like when the people told Elisha; it is too hard to live Holy, let us just receive the judgment.

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