New American Standard Bible
Great are the works of the LORD; They are studied by all who delight in them.
King James Bible
The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.
Darby Bible Translation
Great are the works of Jehovah; sought out of all that delight in them.
World English Bible
Yahweh's works are great, pondered by all those who delight in them.
Young's Literal Translation
Great are the works of Jehovah, Sought out by all desiring them.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The works of the Lord are great - They are great in number; great in magnitude; great in wisdom; great in goodness. This language was appropriate in the time of the psalmist, when people looked upon the heavens with the naked eye alone, and when they had very imperfect views of the real magnitude of the universe as it is now disclosed by the telescope. It is entirely appropriate now, and conveys a more solemn and sublime impression than it would in the time of the psalmist. It will still be appropriate under the larger views which may yet be obtained of the universe by more perfect instruments, by more accurate observation, and by more profound study. And it will be appropriate when people shall survey the greatness of the universe from the heights of heaven.
Sought out of all them - Studied by all such.
That have pleasure therein - More literally, "Sought to all their wishes." Perhaps the meaning is, that they would find all their desires gratified in those works; they would find in them all that they would wish to find respecting the power, wisdom, goodness, and majesty of God. Still it implies that they have a desire thus to study his works, or that they do find a pleasure in examining the proofs of the being and attributes of God in his works. A man who loves God will have real pleasure in studying his works as well as his word; and it is as proper to find pleasure in the one as in the other - as proper to wish to find the knowledge which the one imparts as that which the other bestows. One great error among the friends of God is the neglect to study his works. In doing this, people need not neglect or undervalue the Bible and the knowledge which it gives, for such studies would be among the best means of illustrating the Bible.
"Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh His name in vain." I was greatly amazed not long ago in talking to a man who thought he was a Christian, to find that once in a while, when he got angry, he would swear. I said: "My friend, I don't see how you can tear down with one hand what you are trying to build up with the other. I don't see how you can profess to be a child of God and let those words come out of your lips." He replied: …
Dwight L. Moody—Weighed and Wanting
The Holiness of God
And they sang the song of Moses, the bond-servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, "Great and marvelous are Your works, O Lord God, the Almighty; Righteous and true are Your ways, King of the nations!
"He seals the hand of every man, That all men may know His work.
When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained;
How great are Your works, O LORD! Your thoughts are very deep.
I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your doings; I muse on the work of Your hands.
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