Psalm 147:20
New International Version
He has done this for no other nation; they do not know his laws. Praise the LORD.

New Living Translation
He has not done this for any other nation; they do not know his regulations. Praise the LORD!

English Standard Version
He has not dealt thus with any other nation; they do not know his rules. Praise the LORD!

Berean Study Bible
He has done this for no other nation; they do not know His judgments. Hallelujah!

King James Bible
He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD.

New King James Version
He has not dealt thus with any nation; And as for His judgments, they have not known them. Praise the LORD!

New American Standard Bible
He has not dealt this way with any other nation; And as for His judgments, they have not known them. Praise the LORD!

NASB 1995
He has not dealt thus with any nation; And as for His ordinances, they have not known them. Praise the LORD!

NASB 1977
He has not dealt thus with any nation; And as for His ordinances, they have not known them. Praise the LORD!

Amplified Bible
He has not dealt this way with any [other] nation; They have not known [understood, appreciated, heeded, or cherished] His ordinances. Praise the LORD! (Hallelujah!)

Christian Standard Bible
He has not done this for every nation; they do not know his judgments. Hallelujah!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He has not done this for any nation; they do not know His judgments. Hallelujah!

American Standard Version
He hath not dealt so with any nation; And as for his ordinances, they have not known them. Praise ye Jehovah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He has not done so for all the nations, neither has he shown them his judgments.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He has not done so to any other nation; and he has not shewn them his judgments.

Contemporary English Version
But he has not given his laws to any other nation. Shout praises to the LORD!

Douay-Rheims Bible
He hath not done in like manner to every nation: and his judgments he hath not made manifest to them. Alleluia.

English Revised Version
He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD.

Good News Translation
He has not done this for other nations; they do not know his laws. Praise the LORD!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He has done nothing like this for any other nation. The other nations do not know the decisions he has handed down. Hallelujah!

International Standard Version
He has not dealt with any other nation like this; they never knew his decrees. Hallelujah!

JPS Tanakh 1917
He hath not dealt so with any nation; And as for His ordinances, they have not known them. Hallelujah.

Literal Standard Version
He has not done so to any nation, "" As for judgments, they have not known them. Praise YAH!

NET Bible
He has not done so with any other nation; they are not aware of his regulations. Praise the LORD!

New Heart English Bible
He has not done this for just any nation. They do not know his ordinances. Praise the LORD.

World English Bible
He has not done this for just any nation. They don't know his ordinances. Praise Yah!

Young's Literal Translation
He hath not done so to any nation, As to judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye Jah!

Additional Translations ...
Context
It is Good to Sing Praises
19He declares His word to Jacob, His statutes and judgments to Israel. 20He has done this for no other nation; they do not know His judgments. Hallelujah!

Cross References
Romans 3:1
What, then, is the advantage of being a Jew? Or what is the value of circumcision?

Romans 3:2
Much in every way. First of all, they have been entrusted with the very words of God.

Deuteronomy 4:7
For what nation is great enough to have a god as near to them as the LORD our God is to us whenever we call on Him?

Deuteronomy 4:8
And what nation is great enough to have righteous statutes and ordinances like this entire law I set before you today?

Psalm 79:6
Pour out Your wrath on the nations that do not acknowledge You, on the kingdoms that refuse to call on Your name,

Jeremiah 10:25
Pour out Your wrath on the nations that do not acknowledge You, and on the families that do not call on Your name. For they have devoured Jacob; they have consumed him and finished him off; they have devastated his homeland.

Micah 4:12
But they do not know the thoughts of the LORD or understand His plan, for He has gathered them like sheaves to the threshing floor.


Treasury of Scripture

He has not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise you the LORD.

not dealt so

Deuteronomy 4:32-34
For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the one side of heaven unto the other, whether there hath been any such thing as this great thing is, or hath been heard like it? …

Proverbs 29:18
Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

Isaiah 5:1-7
Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill: …









(20) Any nation.--This boast in Israel's peculiar and exclusive privilege may be compared with Deuteronomy 4:7; Deuteronomy 32:32-41.

Judgments.--Here plainly not manifestations of wrath; but, as so frequently in Psalms 119, the display of righteousness towards Israel.

Verse 20. - He hath not dealt so with any nation. Though the Word of God, to a certain extent, "lighteth every man that cometh into the world" (John 1:9), yet this light of nature is not to be compared to the revelation vouchsafed to Israel. Israel was God's "peculiar people," and had peculiar privileges, which involved special responsibilities. And as for his judgments, they (i.e. the nations) have not known them (comp. Amos 3:2, "You only have I known out of all the families of the earth: therefore will I visit upon you all your iniquities"). Praise ye the Lord (comp. ver. 1).





Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He has done
עָ֤שָׂה (‘ā·śāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

this
כֵ֨ן ׀ (ḵên)
Adverb
Strong's 3651: So -- thus

for no other
לְכָל־ (lə·ḵāl)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

nation;
גּ֗וֹי (gō·w)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

they do not
בַּל־ (bal-)
Adverb
Strong's 1077: A failure, nothing, not at all, lest

know
יְדָע֗וּם (yə·ḏā·‘ūm)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3045: To know

His judgments.
וּמִשְׁפָּטִ֥ים (ū·miš·pā·ṭîm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

Hallelujah!
הַֽלְלוּ־ (hal·lū-)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 1984: To shine


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