Psalm 92:5
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New International Version
How great are your works, LORD, how profound your thoughts!

New Living Translation
O LORD, what great works you do! And how deep are your thoughts.

English Standard Version
How great are your works, O LORD! Your thoughts are very deep!

New American Standard Bible
How great are Your works, O LORD! Your thoughts are very deep.

King James Bible
O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
How magnificent are Your works, LORD, how profound Your thoughts!

International Standard Version
How great are your works, LORD! Your thoughts are unfathomable.

NET Bible
How great are your works, O LORD! Your plans are very intricate!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
How great are your works, Lord Jehovah, and your thoughts are very deep!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
How spectacular are your works, O LORD! How very deep are your thoughts!

Jubilee Bible 2000
O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.

King James 2000 Bible
O LORD, how great are your works! and your thoughts are very deep.

American King James Version
O LORD, how great are your works! and your thoughts are very deep.

American Standard Version
How great are thy works, O Jehovah! Thy thoughts are very deep.

Douay-Rheims Bible
O Lord, how great are thy works! thy thoughts are exceeding deep.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah, how great are thy works! Thy thoughts are very deep:

English Revised Version
How great are thy works, O LORD! thy thoughts are very deep.

Webster's Bible Translation
O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.

World English Bible
How great are your works, Yahweh! Your thoughts are very deep.

Young's Literal Translation
How great have been Thy works, O Jehovah, Very deep have been Thy thoughts.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

92:1-6 It is a privilege that we are admitted to praise the Lord, and hope to be accepted in the morning, and every night; not only on sabbath days, but every day; not only in public, but in private, and in our families. Let us give thanks every morning for the mercies of the night, and every night for the mercies of the day; going out, and coming in, let us bless God. As He makes us glad, through the works of his providence for us, and of his grace in us, and both through the great work of redemption, let us hence be encouraged. As there are many who know not the designs of Providence, nor care to know them, those who through grace do so, have the more reason to be thankful. And if distant views of the great Deliverer so animated believers of old, how should we abound in love and praise!

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 5. - O Lord, how great are thy works! (comp. Psalm 40:5). Mighty and wonderful, i.e., are the ways of Providence. And thy thoughts are very deep (comp. Job 11:8).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

O Lord, how great are thy works!.... Of nature, providence, and grace, both for quantity and for quality, for number, excellency, and glory, as they are a display of God's wisdom, power, and goodness; see Psalm 104:24,

and thy thoughts are very deep; his counsels, purposes, and designs, they are unfathomable and unsearchable; see 1 Corinthians 2:10.

The Treasury of David

5 O Lord, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.

6 A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a feel understand this

Psalm 92:5

"O Lord, how great are thy works!" He is lost in wonder. He utters an exclamation of amazement. How vast! How stupendous are the doings of Jehovah! Great for number, extent, and glory and design are all the creations of the Infinite One. "And thy thoughts are very deep." The Lord's plans are as marvellous as his acts; his designs are as profound as his doings are vast. Creation is immeasurable, and the wisdom displayed in it unsearchable. Some men think but cannot work, and others are mere drudges working without thought; in the Eternal the conception and the execution go together. Providence is inexhaustible, and the divine decrees which originate it are inscrutable. Redemption is grand beyond conception, and the thoughts of love which planned it are infinite. Man is superficial, God is inscrutable; man is shallow, God is deep. Dive as we may we shall never fathom the mysterious plan, or exhaust the boundless wisdom of the all-comprehending mind of the Lord. We stand by the fathomless sea of divine wisdom, and exclaim with holy awe, "O the depth!"

Psalm 92:6

"A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this." In this and the following verses the effect of the Psalm is heightened by contrast; the shadows are thrown in to bring out the lights more prominently. What a stoop from Psalm 92:5; from the saint to the brute, from the worshipper to the boor, from the Psalmist to the fool! Yet, alas, the character described here is no uncommon one. The boorish or boarish man, for such is almost the very Hebrew word, sees nothing in nature; and if it be pointed out to him, his foolish mind will not comprehend it. He may be a philosopher, and yet be such a brutish being that he will not own the existence of a Maker for the ten thousand matchless creations around him, which wear, even upon their surface, the evidences of profound design. The unbelieving heart, let it boast as it will, does not know; and with all its parade of intellect, it does not understand. A man must either be a saint or a brute, he has no other choice; his type must be the adoring seraph, or the ungrateful swine. So far from paying respect to great thinkers who will not own the glory or the being of God, we ought to regard them as comparable to the beasts which perish, only vastly lower than mere brutes, because their degrading condition is of their own choosing. O God, how sorrowful a thing it is that men whom thou hast so largely gifted, and made in thine own image, should so brutify themselves that they will neither see nor understand what thou hast made so clear. Well might an eccentric writer say, "God made man a little lower than the angels at first, and he has been trying to get lower ever since."

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

5. great … works—correspond to deep or vast thoughts (Ps 40:5; Ro 11:23).

Psalm 92:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
How Great are Your Works
4For You, O LORD, have made me glad by what You have done, I will sing for joy at the works of Your hands. 5How great are Your works, O LORD! Your thoughts are very deep. 6A senseless man has no knowledge, Nor does a stupid man understand this:…
Cross References
Romans 11:33
Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!

Revelation 15:3
and sang the song of God's servant Moses and of the Lamb: "Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the nations.

Job 36:24
Remember to extol his work, which people have praised in song.

Psalm 33:11
But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.

Psalm 36:6
Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep. You, LORD, preserve both people and animals.

Psalm 40:5
Many, LORD my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare.

Psalm 111:2
Great are the works of the LORD; they are pondered by all who delight in them.

Psalm 139:17
How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them!
Treasury of Scripture

O LORD, how great are your works! and your thoughts are very deep.

O Lord

Psalm 40:5 Many, O LORD my God, are your wonderful works which you have done, …

Psalm 66:3 Say to God, How terrible are you in your works! through the greatness …

Psalm 104:24 O LORD, how manifold are your works! in wisdom have you made them …

Psalm 111:2 The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have …

Psalm 145:3,4 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is …

Revelation 15:3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song …

thoughts

Psalm 139:17 How precious also are your thoughts to me, O God! how great is the sum of them!

Isaiah 28:29 This also comes forth from the LORD of hosts, which is wonderful …

Isaiah 55:8,9 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, …

Jeremiah 23:20 The anger of the LORD shall not return, until he have executed, and …

Romans 11:33,34 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! …

deep

Psalm 64:6 They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both …

Ecclesiastes 7:24 That which is far off, and exceeding deep, who can find it out?

1 Corinthians 2:10 But God has revealed them to us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searches …

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