Psalm 115:16
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New International Version
The highest heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth he has given to mankind.

New Living Translation
The heavens belong to the LORD, but he has given the earth to all humanity.

English Standard Version
The heavens are the LORD’s heavens, but the earth he has given to the children of man.

New American Standard Bible
The heavens are the heavens of the LORD, But the earth He has given to the sons of men.

King James Bible
The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD'S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The heavens are the LORD's, but the earth He has given to the human race.

International Standard Version
The highest heavens belong to the LORD, but he gave the earth to human beings.

NET Bible
The heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth he has given to mankind.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The Heaven of Heavens is Lord Jehovah's and the Earth he has given to the children of men.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The highest heaven belongs to the LORD, but he has given the earth to the descendants of Adam.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The heavens are the heavens of the LORD; But the earth hath He given to the children of men.

New American Standard 1977
The heavens are the heavens of the LORD;
            But the earth He has given to the sons of men.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The heavens are the heavens of the LORD, but the earth he has given to the sons of Adam.

King James 2000 Bible
The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD'S: but the earth has he given to the children of men.

American King James Version
The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD's: but the earth has he given to the children of men.

American Standard Version
The heavens are the heavens of Jehovah; But the earth hath he given to the children of men.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The heaven of heaven is the Lord's: but the earth he has given to the children of men.

Darby Bible Translation
The heavens are the heavens of Jehovah, but the earth hath he given to the children of men.

English Revised Version
The heavens are the heavens of the LORD; but the earth hath he given to the children of men.

Webster's Bible Translation
The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD'S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.

World English Bible
The heavens are the heavens of Yahweh; but the earth has he given to the children of men.

Young's Literal Translation
The heavens -- the heavens are Jehovah's, And the earth He hath given to sons of men,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
115:9-18 It is folly to trust in dead images, but it is wisdom to trust in the living God, for he is a help and a shield to those that trust in him. Wherever there is right fear of God, there may be cheerful faith in him; those who reverence his word, may rely upon it. He is ever found faithful. The greatest need his blessing, and it shall not be denied to the meanest that fear him. God's blessing gives an increase, especially in spiritual blessings. And the Lord is to be praised: his goodness is large, for he has given the earth to the children of men for their use. The souls of the faithful, after they are delivered from the burdens of the flesh, are still praising him; but the dead body cannot praise God: death puts an end to our glorifying him in this world of trial and conflict. Others are dead, and an end is thereby put to their service, therefore we will seek to do the more for God. We will not only do it ourselves, but will engage others to do it; to praise him when we are gone. Lord, thou art the only object for faith and love. Help us to praise thee while living and when dying, that thy name may be the first and last upon our lips: and let the sweet savour of thy name refresh our souls for ever.
Study Bible
To Your Name Give Glory
15May you be blessed of the LORD, Maker of heaven and earth. 16The heavens are the heavens of the LORD, But the earth He has given to the sons of men. 17The dead do not praise the LORD, Nor do any who go down into silence;…
Cross References
Acts 17:24
The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples made by human hands.

Deuteronomy 10:14
"Behold, to the LORD your God belong heaven and the highest heavens, the earth and all that is in it.

Psalm 8:6
You make him to rule over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet,

Psalm 89:11
The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; The world and all it contains, You have founded them.

Isaiah 45:18
For thus says the LORD, who created the heavens (He is the God who formed the earth and made it, He established it and did not create it a waste place, but formed it to be inhabited), "I am the LORD, and there is none else.

Jeremiah 27:5
"I have made the earth, the men and the beasts which are on the face of the earth by My great power and by My outstretched arm, and I will give it to the one who is pleasing in My sight.
Treasury of Scripture

The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD's: but the earth has he given to the children of men.

heaven

Psalm 89:11 The heavens are yours, the earth also is yours: as for the world …

Psalm 144:5 Bow your heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and …

Psalm 148:4 Praise him, you heavens of heavens, and you waters that be above the heavens.

Isaiah 66:1 Thus said the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my …

Lamentations 3:66 Persecute and destroy them in anger from under the heavens of the LORD.

John 14:2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would …

but the earth

Genesis 1:28-30 And God blessed them, and God said to them, Be fruitful, and multiply, …

Genesis 9:1-3 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, Be fruitful, …

Deuteronomy 32:8 When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when …

Jeremiah 27:5,6 I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are on the ground, …

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