Psalm 115:2
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?”

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

New King James Version
Why should the Gentiles say, “So where is their God?”

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

NASB 1995
Why should the nations say, "Where, now, is their God?"

NASB 1977
Why should the nations say, “Where, now, is their God?”

Amplified Bible
Why should the nations say, “Where, now, is their God?”

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

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

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

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

Brenton Septuagint Translation
lest at any time the nations should say, Where is their God?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
Why do the nations say, “Where, pray, [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?"

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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; He does as He pleases.…

Cross References
Psalm 42:3
My tears have been my food both day and night, while men ask 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 portico 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 say unto me, Where is thy God? …

Psalm 79:10
Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is their God? let him be known among the heathen in our sight by the revenging of the blood of thy servants which is shed.

Exodus 32:12
Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against thy people.









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?

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Why
לָ֭מָּה (lām·māh)
Interrogative
Strong's 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

should the nations
הַגּוֹיִ֑ם (hag·gō·w·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

say,
יֹאמְר֣וּ (yō·mə·rū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“Where
אַיֵּה־ (’ay·yêh-)
Interrogative
Strong's 346: Where?

is their God?”
אֱלֹהֵיהֶֽם׃ (’ĕ·lō·hê·hem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative


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