Psalm 11:4
New International Version
The LORD is in his holy temple; the LORD is on his heavenly throne. He observes everyone on earth; his eyes examine them.

New Living Translation
But the LORD is in his holy Temple; the LORD still rules from heaven. He watches everyone closely, examining every person on earth.

English Standard Version
The LORD is in his holy temple; the LORD’s throne is in heaven; his eyes see, his eyelids test the children of man.

Berean Study Bible
The LORD is in His holy temple; the LORD is on His heavenly throne. His eyes are watching closely; they examine the sons of men.

New American Standard Bible
The LORD is in His holy temple; the LORD'S throne is in heaven; His eyes behold, His eyelids test the sons of men.

King James Bible
The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD'S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD is in his holy temple; the LORD--his throne is in heaven. His eyes watch; his gaze examines everyone.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD is sitting in his sacred temple on his throne in heaven. He knows everything we do because he sees us all.

Good News Translation
The LORD is in his holy temple; he has his throne in heaven. He watches people everywhere and knows what they are doing.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD is in His holy temple; the LORD's throne is in heaven. His eyes watch; He examines everyone.

International Standard Version
The LORD is in his holy Temple; the LORD's throne is in the heavens. His eyes see, his glance examines humanity.

NET Bible
The LORD is in his holy temple; the LORD's throne is in heaven. His eyes watch; his eyes examine all people.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD is in his holy temple. The LORD is on his throne in heaven. His eyes look upon the poor. His eyes examine the children of men.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lord Jehovah is in the temple of the Holiness of Lord Jehovah; his throne is in Heaven; his eyes see; his eyelids examine the children of men.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD is in his holy temple. The LORD's throne is in heaven. His eyes see. They examine Adam's descendants.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The LORD is in His holy temple, The LORD, His throne is in heaven; His eyes behold, His eyelids try, the children of men.

New American Standard 1977
The LORD is in His holy temple; the LORD’S throne is in heaven; His eyes behold, His eyelids test the sons of men.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The LORD is in the temple of his holiness, the LORD's throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try the children of men.

King James 2000 Bible
The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD'S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids test, the children of men.

American King James Version
The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD's throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.

American Standard Version
Jehovah is in his holy temple; Jehovah, his throne is in heaven; His eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The Lord is in his holy temple, as for the Lord, his throne is in heaven: his eyes look upon the poor, his eyelids try the sons of men.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord is in his holy temple, the Lord's throne is in heaven. His eyes look on the poor man: his eyelids examine the sons of men.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah [is] in the temple of his holiness; Jehovah, -- his throne is in the heavens: his eyes behold, his eyelids try the children of men.

English Revised Version
The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD, his throne is in heaven; his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD'S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try the children of men.

World English Bible
Yahweh is in his holy temple. Yahweh is on his throne in heaven. His eyes observe. His eyes examine the children of men.

Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah is in his holy temple: Jehovah -- in the heavens is His throne. His eyes see -- His eyelids try the sons of men.
Study Bible
In the LORD I Take Refuge
3If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” 4The LORD is in His holy temple; the LORD is on His heavenly throne. His eyes are watching closely; they examine the sons of men. 5The LORD tests the righteous and the wicked; His soul hates the lover of violence.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:34
But I tell you not to swear at all: either by heaven, for it is God's throne;

Revelation 4:2
At once I was in the Spirit, and I saw a throne standing in heaven, with someone seated on it.

Genesis 18:23
Abraham stepped forward and said, "Will You really sweep away the righteous with the wicked?

1 Kings 8:39
be heard by You from heaven, Your dwelling place. And may You forgive and act, and repay each man according to all his ways, since You know his heart--for You alone know the hearts of all men--

Job 28:24
For He looks to the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens.

Psalm 7:9
Put an end to the evil of the wicked, but establish the righteous, O righteous God who searches hearts and minds.

Psalm 18:6
In my distress I called upon the LORD and I cried to my God for help. From His temple He heard my voice, and my cry for His help reached His ears.

Psalm 33:13
The LORD looks down from heaven; He sees all the sons of men.

Psalm 33:18
Surely the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear Him, on those whose hope is in His loving devotion

Psalm 34:15
The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and His ears are inclined to their cry.

Psalm 34:16
But the face of the LORD is against those who do evil, to sever their memory from the earth.

Psalm 66:7
He rules forever by His power; His eyes watch the nations. Do not let the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah

Psalm 103:19
The LORD has established His throne in heaven, and His kingdom rules over all.

Psalm 113:6
He humbles Himself to behold the heavens and the earth.

Psalm 123:1
I lift up my eyes to You, the One enthroned in heaven.

Isaiah 66:1
This is what the LORD says: "Heaven is My throne, and earth is My footstool. What kind of house will you build for Me? Or where will be My place of repose?

Jonah 2:7
As my life was fading away, I remembered the LORD. My prayer went up to You, to Your holy temple.

Micah 1:2
Hear, O peoples, all of you; Listen, O earth, and everyone in it! The Lord GOD will witness against you, the Lord from His holy temple.

Habakkuk 1:13
Your eyes are too pure to look on evil, and You cannot tolerate wrongdoing. So why do You tolerate the faithless? Why are You silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than themselves?

Habakkuk 2:20
But the LORD is in His holy temple; let all the earth be silent before Him."

Treasury of Scripture

The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD's throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.

The Lord

Psalm 9:11
Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.

Psalm 18:6
In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.

Exodus 40:34,35
Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle…

the Lord's

Psalm 2:4
He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.

Psalm 103:19
The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.

Isaiah 66:1
Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?

his eyes

Psalm 33:13
The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men.

Psalm 44:21
Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.

Psalm 66:7
He ruleth by his power for ever; his eyes behold the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.







Lexicon
The LORD
יְהוָ֤ה ׀ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

is in His holy
קָדְשׁ֗וֹ (qā·ḏə·šōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6944: A sacred place, thing, sanctity

temple;
בְּֽהֵ֘יכַ֤ל (bə·hê·ḵal)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1964: A large public building, palace, temple

the LORD
יְהוָה֮ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

is on His heavenly
בַּשָּׁמַ֪יִם (baš·šā·ma·yim)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8064: Heaven, sky

throne.
כִּ֫סְא֥וֹ (kis·’ōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3678: Seat of honor, throne

His eyes
עֵינָ֥יו (‘ê·nāw)
Noun - cdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

are watching closely;
יֶחֱז֑וּ (ye·ḥĕ·zū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2372: To gaze at, to perceive, contemplate, to have a, vision of

[they]
עַפְעַפָּ֥יו (‘ap̄·‘ap·pāw)
Noun - mdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6079: An eyelash, morning ray

examine
יִ֝בְחֲנ֗וּ (yiḇ·ḥă·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 974: To test, to investigate

the sons
בְּנֵ֣י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

of men.
אָדָֽם׃ (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being
(4) Temple.--Here, plainly from the parallelism, not any earthly building, but the heavenly palace of the Divine King. One thought of God's supreme righteousness, high above earth's anarchy and sin, is enough to reassure the psalmist and make him strong. "God's in His heaven; all's right with the world."--Browning, Pippa Passes.

Verse 4. - The Lord is in his holy temple. David's reply to his timid advisers is an expression of absolute faith and trust in God. Saul may reign upon earth; but Jehovah is in his holy temple (or rather, "palace," הֵיכַל) on high - his throne is in heaven, where he sits and reigns. What need, then, to fear an earthly king? Especially when God is not inattentive to human affairs, but his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men (comp. Psalm 7:9; Psalm 17:3; Psalm 139:1). His "eyelids" are said to try men, because, when we closely scrutinize a thing, we drop our eyelids and half close our eyes. 11:1-7 David's struggle with, and triumph over a strong temptation to distrust God, and betake himself to indirect means for his own safety, in a time of danger. - Those that truly fear God and serve him, are welcome to put their trust in him. The psalmist, before he gives an account of his temptation to distrust God, records his resolution to trust in Him, as that by which he was resolved to live and die. The believer, though not terrified by his enemies, may be tempted, by the fears of his friends, to desert his post, or neglect his work. They perceive his danger, but not his security; they give him counsel that savours of worldly policy, rather than of heavenly wisdom. The principles of religion are the foundations on which the faith and hope of the righteous are built. We are concerned to hold these fast against all temptations to unbelief; for believers would be undone, if they had not God to go to, God to trust in, and future bliss to hope for. The prosperity of wicked people in their wicked, evil ways, and the straits and distresses which the best men are sometimes brought into, tried David's faith. We need not say, Who shall go up to heaven, to fetch us thence a God to trust in? The word is nigh us, and God in the word; his Spirit is in his saints, those living temples, and the Lord is that Spirit. This God governs the world. We may know what men seem to be, but God knows what they are, as the refiner knows the value of gold when he has tried it. God is said to try with his eyes, because he cannot err, or be imposed upon. If he afflicts good people, it is for their trial, therefore for their good. However persecutors and oppressors may prosper awhile, they will for ever perish. God is a holy God, and therefore hates them. He is a righteous Judge, and will therefore punish them. In what a horrible tempest are the wicked hurried away at death! Every man has the portion of his cup assigned him. Impenitent sinner, mark your doom! The last call to repentance is about to be addressed to you, judgement is at hand; through the gloomy shade of death you pass into the region of eternal wrath. Hasten then, O sinner, to the cross of Christ. How stands the case between God and our souls? Is Christ our hope, our consolation, our security? Then, not otherwise, will the soul be carried through all its difficulties and conflicts.
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