New American Standard Bible
He has made known to His people the power of His works, In giving them the heritage of the nations.
King James Bible
He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.
Darby Bible Translation
He hath shewn his people the power of his works, to give them the heritage of the nations.
World English Bible
He has shown his people the power of his works, in giving them the heritage of the nations.
Young's Literal Translation
The power of His works He hath declared to His people, To give to them the inheritance of nations.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He hath showed his people - The Jewish people. He has made this known to them. The reference here is not to his "announcing" it, or stating it, but to his acts of interposition in their behalf in which he had manifested the greatness of his power.
The power of his works - The power of his acts; the power involved in what he does. The power referred to here was that which was evinced in destroying the Egyptians, and in subduing the nations of Canaan.
That he may give them the heritage of the heathen - The nations; to wit, the nations of Palestine. The word "heritage" is often used in the large sense of possessions; and the meaning here is, that God had shown the greatness of his power by giving all that they possessed into the hands of his people.
"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
He has given food to those who fear Him; He will remember His covenant forever.
The works of His hands are truth and justice; All His precepts are sure.
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