Psalm 24:2
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English Standard Version
for he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers.

King James Bible
For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.

American Standard Version
For he hath founded it upon the seas, And established it upon the floods.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he hath founded it upon the seas; and hath prepared it upon the rivers.

English Revised Version
For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.

Webster's Bible Translation
For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The poet calls Jahve רעי, as He who uniformly and graciously provides for and guides him and all who are His. Later prophecy announces the visible appearing of this Shepherd, Isaiah 40:11, Ezekiel 34:23, and other passages. If this has taken place, the רעי ה from the mouth of man finds its cordial response in the words ἐγὼ εἰμὶ ὁ ποιμὴν ὁ καλός. He who has Jahve, the possessor of all things, himself has all things, he lacks nothing; viz., כּ־טוב, whatever is good in itself and would be good for him, Psalm 34:11; Psalm 84:12. נאות דּשׁא are the pastures of fresh and tender grass, where one lies at ease, and rest and enjoyment are combined. נאה (נוה), according to its primary meaning, is a resting-or dwelling-place, specifically an oasis, i.e., a verdant spot in the desert. מי מנוּחת are waters, where the weary finds a most pleasant resting-place (according to Hitzig, it is a plural brought in by the plural of the governing word, but it is at any rate a superlative plural), and can at the same time refresh himself. נהל is suited to this as being a pastoral word used of gentle leading, and more especially of guiding the herds to the watering-places, just as הרבּיץ is used of making them to rest, especially at noon-tide, Sol 1:7; cf. ὁδηγεῖν, Revelation 7:17. שׁובב נפשׁ (elsewhere השׁיב) signifies to bring back the soul that is as it were flown away, so that it comes to itself again, therefore to impart new life, recreare. This He does to the soul, by causing it amidst the dryness and heat of temptation and trouble, to taste the very essence of life which refreshes and strengthens it. The Hiph. הנחה (Arabic: to put on one side, as perhaps in Job 12:23) is, as in Psalm 143:10 the intensive of נחה (Psalm 77:21). The poet glories that Jahve leads him carefully and without risk or wandering in מעגּלי־צדק, straight paths and leading to the right goal, and this למען שׁמו (for His Name's sake). He has revealed Himself as the gracious One, and as such He will prove and glorify Himself even in the need of him who submits to His guidance.

Psalm 24:2 Parallel Commentaries

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For

Psalm 33:6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

Psalm 95:4 In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also.

Psalm 104:5,6 Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever...

Psalm 136:6 To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endures for ever.

Genesis 1:9,10 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together to one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so...

Job 38:4 Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if you have understanding.

Jeremiah 10:11-16 Thus shall you say to them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth...

2 Peter 3:5-7 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old...

and

Psalm 93:1 The LORD reigns, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, with which he has girded himself...

Psalm 96:10 Say among the heathen that the LORD reigns: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved...

Genesis 8:22 While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

Job 38:8-11 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth, as if it had issued out of the womb...

Jeremiah 5:22 Fear you not me? said the LORD: will you not tremble at my presence...

Cross References
2 Peter 3:5
For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God,

Genesis 1:9
And God said, "Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear." And it was so.

Psalm 104:3
He lays the beams of his chambers on the waters; he makes the clouds his chariot; he rides on the wings of the wind;

Psalm 104:5
He set the earth on its foundations, so that it should never be moved.

Psalm 136:6
to him who spread out the earth above the waters, for his steadfast love endures forever;

Proverbs 30:4
Who has ascended to heaven and come down? Who has gathered the wind in his fists? Who has wrapped up the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son's name? Surely you know!

Isaiah 42:5
Thus says God, the LORD, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it:

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