Psalm 9:10 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Psalm 9:10, NIV: Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.

Psalm 9:10, ESV: And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you.

Psalm 9:10, KJV: And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

Psalm 9:10, NASB: And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, For You, LORD, have not abandoned those who seek You.

Psalm 9:10, NLT: Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O LORD, do not abandon those who search for you.

Psalm 9:10, CSB: Those who know your name trust in you because you have not abandoned those who seek you, Lord.

What does Psalm 9:10 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

The Lord is not a disinterested engineer who wound up the world and left it to unwind on its own. He is transcendent and mindful of the cares and concerns of His people. Therefore, those who know His name put their trust in Him. They are assured that God not only knows, but cares, when they are in pain.

David notes that God is with His people not just when everything is going smoothly. He is even there when trials buffet them. In Psalm 23, David testifies that the Lord is his shepherd. He is David's shepherd when He makes him lie down in green pastures or leads him beside still waters. The Lord is also David's shepherd in the valley of the shadow of death. David fears no evil because the Lord is with him (Psalm 23). Hebrews 13:5 assures believers that the Lord will never forsake them.