Psalm 19:1
New International Version
For the director of music. A psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

New Living Translation
For the choir director: A psalm of David. The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship.

English Standard Version
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.

Berean Study Bible
For the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.

New American Standard Bible
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.

King James Bible
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

Christian Standard Bible
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the expanse proclaims the work of his hands.

Contemporary English Version
The heavens keep telling the wonders of God, and the skies declare what he has done.

Good News Translation
How clearly the sky reveals God's glory! How plainly it shows what he has done!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the choir director. A Davidic psalm. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky proclaims the work of His hands.

International Standard Version
The heavens are declaring the glory of God, and their expanse shows the work of his hands.

NET Bible
For the music director; a psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; the sky displays his handiwork.

New Heart English Bible
[For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.] The heavens declare the glory of God. The expanse shows his handiwork.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Heaven makes heard the glory of God and the firmament shows the work of his hands.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[For the choir director; a psalm by David.] The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky displays what his hands have made.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the Leader. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God, And the firmament showeth His handiwork;

New American Standard 1977
The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows the work of his hands.

King James 2000 Bible
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows his handiwork.

American King James Version
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows his handiwork.

American Standard Version
The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament showeth his handiwork.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the end, a Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims the work of his hands.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Unto the end. A psalm for David. The heavens shew forth the glory of God, and the firmament declareth the work of his hands.

Darby Bible Translation
{To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David.} The heavens declare the glory of God; and the expanse sheweth the work of his hands.

English Revised Version
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

Webster's Bible Translation
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth the work of his hands.

World English Bible
The heavens declare the glory of God. The expanse shows his handiwork.

Young's Literal Translation
To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. The heavens are recounting the honour of God, And the work of His hands The expanse is declaring.
Study Bible
The Heavens Declare the Glory of God
1For the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. 2Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.…
Cross References
Romans 1:19
For what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.

Romans 1:20
For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood from His workmanship, so that men are without excuse.

Genesis 1:6
And God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters, to separate the waters from the waters."

Genesis 1:7
So God made the expanse and separated the waters beneath it from the waters above. And it was so.

Genesis 1:14
And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to distinguish between day and night and to mark the seasons and days and years,

Psalm 8:1
O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth! You have set Your glory above the heavens.

Psalm 50:6
And the heavens proclaim His righteousness, for God Himself is Judge. Selah

Psalm 89:5
The heavens praise Your wonders, O LORD--Your faithfulness as well--in the assembly of the holy ones.

Psalm 97:6
The heavens proclaim His righteousness; all the peoples see His glory.

Psalm 145:10
All You have made will give You thanks, O LORD, and Your saints shall bless You.

Psalm 150:1
Hallelujah! Praise God in His sanctuary. Praise Him in His mighty heavens.

Isaiah 40:21
Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been declared to you from the beginning? Have you not understood since the foundation of the earth?

Jeremiah 31:35
Thus says the LORD, who gives the sun for light by day and orders the moon and stars for light by night, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar--the LORD of Hosts is His name:

Treasury of Scripture

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows his handiwork.

(Title.

The heavens

Psalm 8:3
When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

Psalm 33:6
By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

Psalm 115:16
The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD'S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.

the firmament.

Psalm 150:1,2
Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power…

Genesis 1:6-8,14,15
And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters…

Daniel 12:3
And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.







Lexicon
For the choirmaster.
לַמְנַצֵּ֗חַ (lam·naṣ·ṣê·aḥ)
Preposition-l, Article | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5329: To glitter from afar, to be eminent, to be permanent

A Psalm
מִזְמ֥וֹר (miz·mō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4210: Instrumental music, a poem set to notes

of David.
לְדָוִֽד׃ (lə·ḏā·wiḏ)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

The heavens
הַשָּׁמַ֗יִם (haš·šā·ma·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8064: Heaven, sky

declare
מְֽסַפְּרִ֥ים (mə·sap·pə·rîm)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5608: To count, recount, relate

the glory
כְּבֽוֹד־ (kə·ḇō·wḏ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3519: Weight, splendor, copiousness

of God;
אֵ֑ל (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

the skies
הָרָקִֽיעַ׃ (hā·rā·qî·a‘)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7549: An expanse, the firmament, visible arch of the sky

proclaim
מַגִּ֥יד (mag·gîḏ)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5046: To be conspicuous

the work
וּֽמַעֲשֵׂ֥ה (ū·ma·‘ă·śêh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4639: An action, a transaction, activity, a product, property

of His hands.
יָ֝דָ֗יו (yā·ḏāw)
Noun - fdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand
(1) The heavens declare.--Better, the heavens are telling. The poet is even now gazing at the sky, not philosophising on a familiar natural phenomenon, nor is he merely enjoying beauty. Not only is his aesthetic faculty satisfied, but his spirit, his religious nature is moved. He has an immediate apprehension, an intuition of God. He is looking on the freshness of the morning, and all he sees is telling of God, bringing God before him. This constitutes the essence of the greater part of Hebrew poetry. This is the inspiration of the bard of Israel--a religious inspiration. The lower, the aesthetic perception of beauty, is ready at every moment to pass into the higher, the religious emotion. All truly great poetry partakes of this elevation--Hebrew poetry in its highest degree. Some lines from Coleridge's "Hymn before Sunrise in the Yale of Chamouni not only supplies a modern example, but explains the moral, or rather spiritual process, involved--

"O dread and silent mount! I gazed upon thee

Till thou, still present to the bodily sense,

Did'st vanish from my thought; entranced in prayer,

I worshipped the Invisible alone."

(See an article on "God in Nature and in History," in The Expositor for March, 1881.)

Verse 1. - The heavens declare the glory of God; literally, the heavens are recounting the glory of God - of El, "the Mighty One" - the God of nature (see Romans 1:20). David is perhaps carrying out his declared intention (Psalm 18:49) of praising God among the heathen," and therefore takes their standpoint - the ground of nature. And the firmament showeth his handywork. (On "the firmament," see Genesis 1:6, 20.) It is the entire atmosphere enveloping the earth, in which the clouds hang and the birds move. Like the starry heavens above, this, too, "showeth," or rather, "proclaimeth," God's handiwork. 19:1-6 The heavens so declare the glory of God, and proclaim his wisdom, power, and goodness, that all ungodly men are left without excuse. They speak themselves to be works of God's hands; for they must have a Creator who is eternal, infinitely wise, powerful, and good. The counter-changing of day and night is a great proof of the power of God, and calls us to observe, that, as in the kingdom of nature, so in that of providence, he forms the light, and creates the darkness, Isa 45:7, and sets the one against the other. The sun in the firmament is an emblem of the Sun of righteousness, the Bridegroom of the church, and the Light of the world, diffusing Divine light and salvation by his gospel to the nations of the earth. He delights to bless his church, which he has espoused to himself; and his course will be unwearied as that of the sun, till the whole earth is filled with his light and salvation. Let us pray for the time when he shall enlighten, cheer, and make fruitful every nation on earth, with the blessed salvation. They have no speech or language, so some read it, and yet their voice is heard. All people may hear these preachers speak in their own tongue the wonderful works of God. Let us give God the glory of all the comfort and benefit we have by the lights of heaven, still looking above and beyond them to the Sun of righteousness.
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