Psalm 67:4
New International Version
May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples with equity and guide the nations of the earth.

New Living Translation
Let the whole world sing for joy, because you govern the nations with justice and guide the people of the whole world. Interlude

English Standard Version
Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth. Selah

Berean Study Bible
Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for You judge the peoples justly and lead the nations of the earth. Selah

New American Standard Bible
Let the nations be glad and sing for joy; For You will judge the peoples with uprightness And guide the nations on the earth. Selah.

King James Bible
O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.

Christian Standard Bible
Let the nations rejoice and shout for joy, for you judge the peoples with fairness and lead the nations on earth. Selah

Contemporary English Version
Let the nations celebrate with joyful songs, because you judge fairly and guide all nations.

Good News Translation
May the nations be glad and sing for joy, because you judge the peoples with justice and guide every nation on earth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let the nations rejoice and shout for joy, for You judge the peoples with fairness and lead the nations on earth. Selah

International Standard Version
Let the nations rejoice and sing for joy, because you judge people with fairness and you govern the people of the earth. Interlude

NET Bible
Let foreigners rejoice and celebrate! For you execute justice among the nations, and govern the people living on earth. (Selah)

New Heart English Bible
Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you will judge the world in righteousness. You will judge the peoples with equity, and guide the nations on earth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The kingdoms shall rejoice and shall sing praise, for you judge the nations justly, and you govern the kingdoms in the Earth!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let the nations be glad and sing joyfully because you judge everyone with justice and guide the nations on the earth. [Selah]

JPS Tanakh 1917
O let the nations be glad and sing for joy; For Thou wilt judge the peoples with equity, And lead the nations upon earth. Selah

New American Standard 1977
Let the nations be glad and sing for joy; For Thou wilt judge the peoples with uprightness, And guide the nations on the earth. Selah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
O let the Gentiles be glad and sing for joy, for thou shalt judge the people righteously and shepherd the Gentiles upon the earth. Selah.

King James 2000 Bible
O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for you shall judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.

American King James Version
O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for you shall judge the people righteously, and govern the nations on earth. Selah.

American Standard Version
Oh let the nations be glad and sing for joy; For thou wilt judge the peoples with equity, And govern the nations upon earth. Selah

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Let the nations rejoice and exult, for thou shalt judge the peoples in equity, and shalt guide the nations on the earth. Pause.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let the nations be glad and rejoice: for thou judgest the people with justice, and directest the nations upon earth.

Darby Bible Translation
Let the nations rejoice and sing for joy: for thou wilt judge the peoples equitably; and the nations upon earth, thou wilt guide them. Selah.

English Revised Version
O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the peoples with equity, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah

Webster's Bible Translation
O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.

World English Bible
Oh let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you will judge the peoples with equity, and govern the nations on earth. Selah.

Young's Literal Translation
Rejoice and sing do nations, For Thou judgest peoples uprightly, And peoples on earth comfortest. Selah.
Study Bible
May God Cause His Face to Shine Upon Us
3Let the peoples praise You, O God; let all the peoples praise You. 4Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for You judge the peoples justly and lead the nations of the earth. Selah 5Let the peoples praise You, O God; let all the peoples praise You.…
Cross References
Psalm 9:8
He judges the world with justice; He will govern the people with equity.

Psalm 47:8
God reigns over the nations; God is seated on His holy throne.

Psalm 58:11
Then men will say, "There is surely a reward for the righteous! There is surely a God who judges the earth!"

Psalm 66:4
All the earth bows down to You; they sing praise to You; they sing praise to Your name." Selah

Psalm 68:32
Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth; sing praises to the Lord, Selah

Psalm 75:2
"When I choose a time, I will judge fairly.

Psalm 96:10
Declare among the nations: "The LORD reigns." The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved; He judges the peoples with equity.

Psalm 96:13
before the LORD, for He is coming--He is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in His faithfulness.

Psalm 98:9
before the LORD, for He comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.

Psalm 100:1
Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth.

Psalm 100:2
Serve the LORD with gladness; come into His presence with joyful songs.

Obadiah 1:21
The deliverers will ascend Mount Zion to rule over the mountains of Esau. And the kingdom will belong to the LORD.

Treasury of Scripture

O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for you shall judge the people righteously, and govern the nations on earth. Selah.

O let

Psalm 97:1
The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof.

Psalm 138:4,5
All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O LORD, when they hear the words of thy mouth…

Deuteronomy 32:43
Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people: for he will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, and to his people.

for thou

Psalm 9:8
And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.

Psalm 96:10-13
Say among the heathen that the LORD reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously…

Psalm 98:9
Before the LORD; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.

govern [heb.

Psalm 2:8
Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

Psalm 82:6
I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.

Isaiah 55:4
Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.







Lexicon
Let the nations
לְאֻ֫מִּ֥ים (lə·’um·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3816: A community

be glad
יִֽשְׂמְח֥וּ (yiś·mə·ḥū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8055: To brighten up, be, blithe, gleesome

and sing for joy,
וִֽירַנְּנ֗וּ (wî·ran·nə·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7442: To give a ringing cry

for
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

You judge
תִשְׁפֹּ֣ט (ṯiš·pōṭ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8199: To judge, pronounce sentence, to vindicate, punish, to govern, to litigate

the peoples
עַמִּ֣ים (‘am·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

justly
מִישׁ֑וֹר (mî·šō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4334: A level, a plain, as a, straightness, justice

and lead
תַּנְחֵ֣ם (tan·ḥêm)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5148: To guide, to transport

the nations
וּלְאֻמִּ֓ים ׀ (ū·lə·’um·mîm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3816: A community

of the earth.
בָּאָ֖רֶץ (bā·’ā·reṣ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

Selah
סֶֽלָה׃ (se·lāh)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 5542: Suspension, pause
(4) For thou shalt judge:--Better, for thou judgest.

And govern. . . .--Better, and dost lead. The word is used in Psalm 23:3 of the "pastoral" care of God.

Verse 4. - O let the nations be glad and sing for joy. There could be no greater blessing to the nations than their attraction into God's kingdom; nor, consequently, any event more worthy to be hailed with joyful acclaim, with songs of joy and thanksgiving. For thou shalt judge the people (rather, the peoples) righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. The main advantage of the change would be the bringing of the heathen into that kingdom of perfect righteousness, wherein God (in the Person of Christ) would dispense justice unerringly, and rule all men with perfect and absolute equity. 67:1-7 A prayer for the enlargement of Christ's kingdom. - All our happiness comes from God's mercy; therefore the first thing prayed for is, God be merciful to us, to us sinners, and pardon our sins. Pardon is conveyed by God's blessing, and secured in that. If we, by faith, walk with God, we may hope that his face will shine on us. The psalmist passes on to a prayer for the conversion of the Gentiles, which shows that the Old Testament saints desired that their advantages might also be enjoyed by others. And many Scripture prophecies and promises are wrapped up in prayers: the answer to the prayer of the church is as sure as the performance of God's promises. The joy wished to the nations, is holy joy. Let them be glad that by his providence the Lord will overrule the affairs of kingdoms; that even the kingdoms of this world shall became the kingdom of the Lord, and of his Christ. Then is declared a joyful prospect of all good when God shall do this. The success of the gospel brings outward mercies with it; righteousness exalts a nation. The blessing of the Lord sweetens all our creature-comforts to us, and makes them comforts indeed. All the world shall be brought to worship Him. When the gospel begins to spread, it shall go forward more and more, till it reaches to the ends of the earth. It is good to cast in our lot with those that are the blessed of the Lord. If nothing had been spoken in Scripture respecting the conversion of the heathen, we might think it vain to attempt so hopeless a work. But when we see with what confidence it is declared in the Scriptures, we may engage in missionary labours, assured that God will fulfil his own word. And shall we be backward to make known to the heathen the knowledge with which we are favoured, and the salvation we profess to glory in? They cannot learn unless they are taught. Then let us go forward in the strength of the Lord, and look to him to accompany the word the Holy Ghost; then Satan's kingdom shall be destroyed, and the kingdom of our Redeemer established.
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