Psalm 19:4
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New International Version
Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.

New Living Translation
Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, and their words to all the world. God has made a home in the heavens for the sun.

English Standard Version
Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun,

New American Standard Bible
Their line has gone out through all the earth, And their utterances to the end of the world. In them He has placed a tent for the sun,

King James Bible
Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Their message has gone out to all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens He has pitched a tent for the sun.

International Standard Version
yet their message goes out into all the world, and their words to the ends of the earth. He has set up a tent for the sun in the heavens,

NET Bible
Yet its voice echoes throughout the earth; its words carry to the distant horizon. In the sky he has pitched a tent for the sun.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Their Gospel went forth into all the Earth, and their words into the end of the world; in them he pitched his tabernacle for the sun.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Yet,] their sound has gone out into the entire world, their message to the ends of the earth. He has set up a tent in the heavens for the sun,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tabernacle for the sun,

King James 2000 Bible
Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them has he set a tabernacle for the sun,

American King James Version
Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them has he set a tabernacle for the sun,

American Standard Version
Their line is gone out through all the earth, And their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth: and their words unto the ends of the world.

Darby Bible Translation
Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their language to the extremity of the world. In them hath he set a tent for the sun,

English Revised Version
Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,

Webster's Bible Translation
Their line hath gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,

World English Bible
Their voice has gone out through all the earth, their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun,

Young's Literal Translation
Into all the earth hath their line gone forth, And to the end of the world their sayings, For the sun He placed a tent in them,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

19:1-6 The heavens so declare the glory of God, and proclaim his wisdom, power, and goodness, that all ungodly men are left without excuse. They speak themselves to be works of God's hands; for they must have a Creator who is eternal, infinitely wise, powerful, and good. The counter-changing of day and night is a great proof of the power of God, and calls us to observe, that, as in the kingdom of nature, so in that of providence, he forms the light, and creates the darkness, Isa 45:7, and sets the one against the other. The sun in the firmament is an emblem of the Sun of righteousness, the Bridegroom of the church, and the Light of the world, diffusing Divine light and salvation by his gospel to the nations of the earth. He delights to bless his church, which he has espoused to himself; and his course will be unwearied as that of the sun, till the whole earth is filled with his light and salvation. Let us pray for the time when he shall enlighten, cheer, and make fruitful every nation on earth, with the blessed salvation. They have no speech or language, so some read it, and yet their voice is heard. All people may hear these preachers speak in their own tongue the wonderful works of God. Let us give God the glory of all the comfort and benefit we have by the lights of heaven, still looking above and beyond them to the Sun of righteousness.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 4. - Their line is gone out through all the earth. It is much disputed what "their line" means. The word used, qav (קַו), means, ordinarily, a "measuring-line" (Ezekiel 47:3: Zechariah 1:16, etc.), whence it comes to have the further sense of a terminus or boundary; that which the measuring-line marks out. It is also thought to have signified an architect's rule; and, hence, anything regulative, as a decree, precept, or law (see Isaiah 28:10). The LXX. translated it in this place by φθόγγος, "a musical sound;" and Dr. Kay supposes "the regulative chord," or "key-note." to be intended. Perhaps "decree" would be in this place the best rendering, since it would suit the "words" (minim) of the second clause. The "decree" of the heavens is one proclaiming the glory of God, and the duty of all men to worship him. And their words to the end of the world. Though they have neither speech nor language, nor any articulate words, yet they have "words" in a certain sense. Millim is said to be used of thoughts just shaping themselves into language, but not yet uttered (Kay). In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun. God has made the heavens the sun's dwelling-place, the place where he passes the day. There is, perhaps, a tacit allusion to the Shechinah, which dwelt in the tabernacle of the congregation:

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Their line is gone out through all the earth,.... Not the line or writings in the book of the creatures, the heavens, and the earth, which lie open, and are legible, and to be seen and read of all men; nor the line and writings in the book of the Scriptures, called line upon line, and precept upon precept, Isaiah 28:13, which, though first given to the Jews, were written for the instruction of others, and have been communicated to them; but the line of the apostles: everyone had his line or measure; or the course he was to steer was measured out and directed to him; the line of one, where he was to go and preach the Gospel, reached so far one way, and the line of another reached so far another way; and what with one and another, their line reached throughout all the earth; see 2 Corinthians 10:13; the apostle citing these words in Romans 10:18; renders them, "their sound went", &c. the sound of the Gospel, as published by them; which agrees with the next clause;

and their words to the end of the world; to the isles afar off, even to these northern and distant ones of England, Scotland, and Ireland, which were reached and visited with the Gospel, either by the apostles, or at least by some of the first ministers of the word;

in them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun; that is, in the heavens and firmament, where the natural sun is placed; and its habitation is fitly called a tabernacle, because it is always in motion and never stops: or this may have some respect to its setting, when, according to the common appearance, and to common understandings, it seems to be hid as in a tent or tabernacle; to be as it were gone to bed, and at rest; when in the morning it rises gay and cheerful, and comes forth like a bridegroom out of his chamber, as is said in Psalm 19:5, but this is all to be understood, spiritually and mystically, of Christ the sun of righteousness, who has his tabernacle among his people, his churches; and particularly has a place, and the chief place, in the ministry of the Gospel, being the sum and substance of it; and this is of God's putting there, who committed to his apostles the word of reconciliation, the sum of which is Christ; and this is what makes the Gospel so glorious a light, so clear a revelation as it is: the nature, continuance, and extent of this revelation, are described in the foregoing verses; the perspicuity and clearness of it is set forth in this clause, and in what follows.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

4. Their line—or, "instruction"—the influence exerted by their tacit display of God's perfections. Paul (Ro 10:8), quoting from the Septuagint, uses "sound," which gives the same sense.

Psalm 19:4 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Heavens Declare the Glory of God
3There is no speech, nor are there words; Their voice is not heard. 4Their line has gone out through all the earth, And their utterances to the end of the world. In them He has placed a tent for the sun, 5Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber; It rejoices as a strong man to run his course.…
Cross References
Romans 10:18
But I ask: Did they not hear? Of course they did: "Their voice has gone out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world."

Judges 5:31
"So may all your enemies perish, LORD! But may all who love you be like the sun when it rises in its strength." Then the land had peace forty years.

Psalm 19:3
They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them.

Psalm 19:5
It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course.

Psalm 104:2
The LORD wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent

Isaiah 40:22
He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in.
Treasury of Scripture

Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them has he set a tabernacle for the sun,

Their

Psalm 98:3 He has remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: …

Isaiah 49:6 And he said, It is a light thing that you should be my servant to …

Romans 10:18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes truly, their sound went into …

2 Corinthians 10:13-16 But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according …

line. or, rule, or, direction
In them

Genesis 1:14-18 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven …

Malachi 4:2 But to you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise …

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