Psalm 89:9
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New International Version
You rule over the surging sea; when its waves mount up, you still them.

New Living Translation
You rule the oceans. You subdue their storm-tossed waves.

English Standard Version
You rule the raging of the sea; when its waves rise, you still them.

New American Standard Bible
You rule the swelling of the sea; When its waves rise, You still them.

King James Bible
Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You rule the raging sea; when its waves surge, You still them.

International Standard Version
You rule over the majestic sea; when its waves surge, you calm them.

NET Bible
You rule over the proud sea. When its waves surge, you calm them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You are The Ruler in the magnificence of the sea and you stop the tumult of its waves!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You rule the raging sea. When its waves rise, you quiet them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou dost rule the raging of the sea: when its waves arise, thou dost still them.

King James 2000 Bible
You rule the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, you still them.

American King James Version
You rule the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, you still them.

American Standard Version
Thou rulest the pride of the sea: When the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou rulest the power of the sea: and appeasest the motion of the waves thereof.

Darby Bible Translation
*Thou* rulest the pride of the sea: when its waves arise, *thou* stillest them.

English Revised Version
Thou rulest the pride of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when its waves arise, thou stillest them.

World English Bible
You rule the pride of the sea. When its waves rise up, you calm them.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou art ruler over the pride of the sea, In the lifting up of its billows Thou dost restrain them.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

89:5-14 The more God's works are known, the more they are admired. And to praise the Lord, is to acknowledge him to be such a one that there is none like him. Surely then we should feel and express reverence when we worship God. But how little of this appears in our congregations, and how much cause have we to humble ourselves on this account! That almighty power which smote Egypt, will scatter the enemies of the church, while all who trust in God's mercy will rejoice in his name; for mercy and truth direct all he does. His counsels from eternity, and their consequences to eternity, are all justice and judgment.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 9. - Thou rulest the raging of the sea. There is no reason why this should not be understood literally. God's power over the sea is constantly put forward by the sacred writers as very specially indicative of his might and greatness (comp. Job 38:8-11; Psalm 107:29; Proverbs 8:29; Jeremiah 5:22, etc.). When the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them (comp. Psalm 65:7; Psalm 107:23-30; Matthew 8:26, 27).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Thou rulest the raging of the sea,.... The power, pride, and elation of it, when it swells, and foams, and rages, and becomes boisterous, and threatens vessels upon it with utter ruin and destruction; but the Lord, who has it under his dominion and government, restrains it; he has made and can manage it, and he only: his power over it is seen in assigning it its place, and ordering the waters of it to it when first made; in placing the sand for its boundary by a perpetual decree, which it cannot pass; by commanding the stormy wind to lift up its waves, and by making the storm a calm, and the waves thereof still; see Psalm 107:25, instances of this were at the universal deluge, and at the Red sea:

when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them; when the sea lifts up its waves, and both lift up their voice, and make a noise, and roar, the Lord hushes them, and makes them still and quiet, as a parent its child when it cries, or a master his scholars, when they are noisy and tumultuous; so Christ rebuked the wind, and checked the raging sea, and made it calm, when the ship in which he was with his disciples was covered with its waves; and as this is mentioned here as an instance of the great power and strength of the Lord of hosts, so that was a proof and evidence of the true and proper divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Matthew 8:24, all this may be understood, in a mystical sense, of the sea of this world, and the wicked inhabitants of it, who are as the troubled sea, and cannot rest, casting up mire and dirt, reproaching and blaspheming God and man; and particularly of tyrannical princes and potentates, who are like the proud waters and raging waves of the sea; but the Lord on high is mightier than they, and can and does restrain their wrath and rage, so that his people have nothing to fear from them; see Psalm 124:3.



Psalm 89:9 Additional Commentaries
Context
I will Sing of His Love Forever
8O LORD God of hosts, who is like You, O mighty LORD? Your faithfulness also surrounds You. 9You rule the swelling of the sea; When its waves rise, You still them. 10You Yourself crushed Rahab like one who is slain; You scattered Your enemies with Your mighty arm.…
Cross References
Mark 4:39
He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, "Quiet! Be still!" Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.

Psalm 65:7
who stilled the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the turmoil of the nations.

Psalm 93:4
Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea-- the LORD on high is mighty.

Psalm 107:29
He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.
Treasury of Scripture

You rule the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, you still them.

Psalm 29:10 The LORD sits on the flood; yes, the LORD sits King for ever.

Psalm 65:7 Which stills the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and …

Psalm 66:5,6 Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in his doing toward …

Psalm 93:3,4 The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their …

Psalm 107:25-29 For he commands, and raises the stormy wind, which lifts up the waves thereof…

Job 38:8-11 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth, as if it …

Nahum 1:4 He rebukes the sea, and makes it dry, and dries up all the rivers: …

Matthew 8:24-27 And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, so that the …

Matthew 14:32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.

Mark 4:39,41 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, Peace, be …

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