New American Standard Bible
He rules by His might forever; His eyes keep watch on the nations; Let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.
King James Bible
He ruleth by his power for ever; his eyes behold the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.
Darby Bible Translation
He ruleth by his power for ever; his eyes observe the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.
World English Bible
He rules by his might forever. His eyes watch the nations. Don't let the rebellious rise up against him. Selah.
Young's Literal Translation
Ruling by His might to the age, His eyes among the nations do watch, The refractory exalt not themselves. Selah.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He ruleth by his power for ever - literally, "Ruling by his power forever." The idea is, that he does this constantly; in each age and generation. He never has ceased to rule; he never will. His dominion extends from age to age, and will stretch forward forever. The power which he evinced in delivering his people he retains now, and will retain forever. In that unchanging power, his people may confide; that unchanging power, the wicked should fear.
His eyes behold the nations - All nations; all people. He sees all their conduct. They can conceal nothing from him. They should, therefore, stand in awe. The wicked have much to fear from One who sees all that they do, and who has power to crush and destroy them. Compare the notes at Psalm 11:4.
Let not the rebellious exalt themselves - Be lifted up with pride, or feel secure. They cannot overcome an Almighty God; they cannot escape from his power. The word rebellious here has reference to those who are impatient under the restraints of the law of God, and who are disposed to east off his authority. The admonition is one that may be addressed to all who thus rebel against God, whether they are nations or individuals. Alike they must feel the vengeance of his arm, and fall beneath his power.
LibraryThe History of the Psalter
[Sidenote: Nature of the Psalter] Corresponding to the book of Proverbs, itself a select library containing Israel's best gnomic literature, is the Psalter, the compendium of the nation's lyrical songs and hymns and prayers. It is the record of the soul experiences of the race. Its language is that of the heart, and its thoughts of common interest to worshipful humanity. It reflects almost every phase of religious feeling: penitence, doubt, remorse, confession, fear, faith, hope, adoration, and …
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament
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"For He looks to the ends of the earth And sees everything under the heavens.
The LORD is in His holy temple; the LORD'S throne is in heaven; His eyes behold, His eyelids test the sons of men.
"Do not grant, O LORD, the desires of the wicked; Do not promote his evil device, that they not be exalted. Selah.
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And Your dominion endures throughout all generations.
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