Psalm 115:2
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New International Version
Why do the nations say, "Where is their God?"

New Living Translation
Why let the nations say, "Where is their God?"

English Standard Version
Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?”

Berean Study Bible
Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?”

New American Standard Bible
Why should the nations say, "Where, now, is their God?"

King James Bible
Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God?

Christian Standard Bible
Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?"

Contemporary English Version
Why should the nations ask, "Where is your God?"

Good News Translation
Why should the nations ask us, "Where is your God?"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Why should the nations say," Where is their God?"

International Standard Version
Why should the nations ask "Where now is their God?"

NET Bible
Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?"

New Heart English Bible
Why should the nations say, "Where is their God, now?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lest the nations say, “Where is their God?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Why should other nations say, "Where is their God?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
Wherefore should the nations say: 'Where is now their God?'

New American Standard 1977
Why should the nations say, “Where, now, is their God?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Why should the Gentiles say, Where is now their God?

King James 2000 Bible
Why should the nations say, Where is now their God?

American King James Version
Why should the heathen say, Where is now their God?

American Standard Version
Wherefore should the nations say, Where is now their God?

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake: lest the gentiles should say: Where is their God?

Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore should the nations say, Where then is their God?

English Revised Version
Wherefore should the nations say, Where is now their God?

Webster's Bible Translation
Why should the heathen say, Where is now their God?

World English Bible
Why should the nations say, "Where is their God, now?"

Young's Literal Translation
Why do the nations say, 'Where, pray, is their God.
Study Bible
To Your Name Be the Glory
1Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to Your name be the glory, because of Your loving devotion, because of Your faithfulness. 2Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?” 3Our God is in heaven and does as He pleases.…
Cross References
Psalm 42:3
My tears have been my food day and night, while men say to me all day long, "Where is your God?"

Psalm 42:10
Like the crushing of my bones, my enemies taunt me, while they say to me all day long, "Where is your God?"

Psalm 79:10
Why should the nations ask, "Where is their God?" Before our eyes, make known among the nations Your vengeance for the bloodshed of Your servants.

Joel 2:17
Let the priests who minister before the LORD weep between the porch and the altar, saying, "Spare Your people, O LORD, and do not make Your heritage a reproach, an object of scorn among the nations. Why should they say among the peoples, 'Where is their God?'"

Treasury of Scripture

Why should the heathen say, Where is now their God?

Psalm 42:3,10 My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually …

Psalm 79:10 Why should the heathen say, Where is their God?…

Exodus 32:12 Why should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he bring …

Numbers 14:15,16 Now if you shall kill all this people as one man, then the nations …

Deuteronomy 32:26-27 I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance …

2 Kings 19:10-19 Thus shall you speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not your …

Joel 2:17 Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch …







Verse 2. - Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God? (comp. Psalm 42:3, 10; Psalm 79:10). If Israel is un-helped, the heathen will triumph, and ask scornfully what has become of Israel's God? Is he unable, or is he unwilling, to deliver them? Wherefore should the Heathen say,.... The nations about Israel, the nations of the world; the Gentiles in any age; the Papists in ours, sometimes called the Heathen, Psalm 10:16. The church expostulates with the Lord why those should be suffered to say, in a reproachful, insulting, manner, and by way of triumph,

where is now their God? that they have boasted of would help them; in whom they have put their trust and confidence; why does not he help them, as he has promised, and they expect? Thus the church suggests, that if the Lord did not appear for them, his own glory lay at stake. Such language is generally used by their enemies, when the people of God were in any distress; see Psalm 42:10. 2. Where is now, etc.—"now" is "not a particle of time, but of entreaty," as in our forms of speech, "Come now," "See now," etc.115:1-8 Let no opinion of our own merits have any place in our prayers or in our praises. All the good we do, is done by the power of his grace; and all the good we have, is the gift of his mere mercy, and he must have all the praise. Are we in pursuit of any mercy, and wrestling with God for it, we must take encouragement in prayer from God only. Lord, do so for us; not that we may have the credit and comfort of it, but that they mercy and truth may have the glory of it. The heathen gods are senseless things. They are the works of men's hands: the painter, the carver, the statuary, can put no life into them, therefore no sense. The psalmist hence shows the folly of the worshippers of idols.
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