O LORD, how great are your works! and your thoughts are very deep.
I. Out of those thoughts have come all that EVER HAVE BEEN, AND THAT ARE GONE. Who can tell the number of worlds, with all their productions, populations, institutions, that have been and that are no more? They were all once in the thoughts of God.
II. Out of those thoughts have come all that ARE AND WILL BE. How vast is this universe! Who can tell the number of worlds and systems, and the myriad creatures of varied species, sentient and insentient, rational and irrational, that belong to them? They all came out of the depths of God's thoughts; the archetypes and germs were all there as in immeasurable seas. Who shall tell what worlds and beings are yet to come? Generations of creatures in all planets may succeed each other as waves that break upon the shore. But all the worlds, systems, and existences that are ever to come, are in THE THOUGHTS OF GOD. How "deep," then, are God's thoughts!
Parallel VersesKJV: O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.