Like as a father pities his children, so the LORD pities them that fear him.…
It is like tolling the death-knell of all our pride to talk about God pitying us. Why, we shed our pity profusely upon the ungodly; we are often pitying the wicked, the profane, the blasphemer, the Sabbath-breaker; but here we find a God pitying us. Even David, the mighty psalmist, is pitied; a prophet, a priest, a king, each of these shall have pity from God, for "He pitieth them that fear Him," and finds good reasons for pitying them, however high their station, however holy their character, or however happy their position. We are pitiable beings.
( C. H. Spurgeon.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.