Psalm 115:16 {113:24}
Good News Translation
Heaven belongs to the LORD alone, but he gave the earth to us humans.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD has kept the heavens for himself, but he has given the earth to us humans.

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

New American Bible
The heavens belong to the LORD, but he has given the earth to the children of Adam.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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

heaven

Psalm 89:11 Thine are the heavens, and thine is the earth: the world and the fulness thereof thou hast founded:

Psalm 144:5 Lord, bow down thy heavens and descend: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.

Psalm 148:4 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens: and let all the waters that are above the heavens

Isaiah 66:1 Thus saith the Lord: Heaven is my throne, and the earth my footstool: what is this house that you will build to me? and what is this place of my rest?

Lamentations 3:66 Thau. Thou shalt persecute them in anger, and shalt destroy them from under the heavens, O Lord.

John 14:2 In my Father's house there are many mansions. If not, I would have told you: because I go to prepare a place for you.

but the earth

Genesis 1:28-30 And God blessed them, saying: Increase and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it, and rule over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and all living creatures that move upon the earth. . . .

Genesis 9:1-3 And God blessed Noe and his sons. And he said to them: Increase, and multiply, and fill the earth. . . .

Deuteronomy 32:8 When the Most High divided the nations: when he separated the sons of Adam, he appointed the bounds of people according to the number of the children of Israel.

Jeremiah 27:5,6 I made the earth, and the men and the beasts that are upon the face of the earth, by my great power, and by my stretched out arm: and I have given it to whom it seemed good in my eyes. . . .

Context
To Your Name Be the Glory
15Blessed be you of the Lord, who made heaven and earth. 16The heaven of heaven is the Lord's: but the earth he has given to the children of men.17The dead shall not praise thee, O Lord: nor any of them that go down to hell.…
Cross References
Acts 17:24
God, who made the world and all things therein, he being Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands.

Deuteronomy 10:14
Behold heaven is the Lord's thy God, and the heaven of heaven, the earth and all things that are therein.

Psalm 8:6
And hast set him over the works of thy hands.

Psalm 89:11
Thine are the heavens, and thine is the earth: the world and the fulness thereof thou hast founded:

Isaiah 45:18
For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens, God himself that formed the earth, and made it, the very maker thereof: he did not create it in vain: he formed it to be inhabited. I am the Lord, and there is no other.

Jeremiah 27:5
I made the earth, and the men and the beasts that are upon the face of the earth, by my great power, and by my stretched out arm: and I have given it to whom it seemed good in my eyes.

Additional Translations
The highest heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth He has given to mankind.The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD's: but the earth has he given to the children of men.

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

The heaven of heavens belongs to the Lord: but he has given the earth to the sons of men.

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

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

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

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

The heavens -- the heavens are Jehovah's, And the earth He hath given to sons of men,
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