Psalm 89:11
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English Standard Version
The heavens are yours; the earth also is yours; the world and all that is in it, you have founded them.

King James Bible
The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.

American Standard Version
The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: The world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thine are the heavens, and thine is the earth: the world and the fulness thereof thou hast founded:

English Revised Version
The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.

Webster's Bible Translation
The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world, and the fullness of it, thou hast founded them.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

At the close of the promises in Psalm 89:4-5 the music is to become forte. And ויודוּ attaches itself to this jubilant Sela. In Psalm 89:6-19 there follows a hymnic description of the exalted majesty of God, more especially of His omnipotence and faithfulness, because the value of the promise is measured by the character of the person who promises. The God of the promise is He who is praised by the heavens and the holy ones above. His way of acting is פלא, of a transcendent, paradoxical, wondrous order, and as such the heavens praise it; it is praised (יודו, according to Ges. 137, 3) in the assembly of the holy ones, i.e., of the spirits in the other world, the angels (as in Job 5:1; Job 15:15, cf. Deuteronomy 33:2), for He is peerlessly exalted above the heavens and the angels. שׁחק, poetic singular instead of שׁחקים (vid., supra on Psalm 77:18), which is in itself already poetical; and ערך, not, as e.g., in Isaiah 40:18, in the signification to co-ordinate, but in the medial sense: to rank with, be equal to. Concerning בּני אלים, vid., on Psalm 29:1. In the great council (concerning סוד, of both genders, perhaps like כּוס, vid., on Psalm 25:14) of the holy ones also, Jahve is terrible; He towers above all who are about Him (1 Kings 22:19, cf. Daniel 7:10) in terrible majesty. רבּה might, according to Psalm 62:3; Psalm 78:15, be an adverb, but according to the order of the words it may more appropriately be regarded as an adjective; cf. Job 31:34, כּי אערץ המון רבּה, "when I feared the great multitude." In Psalm 89:9 He is apostrophized with אלהי צבאות as being the One exalted above the heavens and the angels. The question "Who is as Thou?" takes its origin from Exodus 15:11. חסין is not the construct form, but the principal form, like גּביר, ידיד, עויל ,יד, and is a Syriasm; for the verbal stem Syr. hṣan is native to the Aramaic, in which Syr. haṣı̄nā' equals שׁדּי. In יהּ, what God is is reduced to the briefest possible expression (vid., Psalm 68:19). In the words, "Thy faithfulness compasseth Thee round about," the primary thought of the poet again breaks through. Such a God it is who has the faithfulness with which He fulfils all His promises, and the promises given to the house of David also, as His constant surrounding. His glory would only strike one with terror; but the faithfulness which encompasses Him softens the sunlike brilliancy of His glory, and awakens trust in so majestic a Ruler.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalm 24:1,2 The earth is the LORD's, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein...

Psalm 50:12 If I were hungry, I would not tell you: for the world is mine, and the fullness thereof.

Psalm 115:16 The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD's: but the earth has he given to the children of men.

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Genesis 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

1 Chronicles 29:11 Yours, O LORD is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty...

Job 41:11 Who has prevented me, that I should repay him? whatever is under the whole heaven is mine.

1 Corinthians 10:26,28 For the earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof...

Cross References
Genesis 1:1
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

1 Chronicles 29:11
Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all.

Psalm 8:3
When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,

Psalm 24:1
The earth is the LORD's and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein,

Psalm 96:5
For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols, but the LORD made the heavens.

Psalm 115:16
The heavens are the LORD's heavens, but the earth he has given to the children of man.

Isaiah 40:26
Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name; by the greatness of his might and because he is strong in power, not one is missing.

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