Psalms 138:4

4 1All the kings of the earth will give thanks to You, O LORD, When they have heard the words of Your mouth.

Psalms 138:4 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 138:4

All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O Lord
Or "let [them] confess", or "praise thee" F19; a wish or prayer. Not only the kings known to David, as Kimchi limits it; or that lived in his days, as Hiram and others; but in the latter day, when they shall come to Zion, the church, and be nursing fathers to it, and shall serve and worship the King Messiah, ( Isaiah 49:23 ) ( Isaiah 60:3 Isaiah 60:11 Isaiah 60:16 ) ( Psalms 72:10 Psalms 72:11 ) ;

when they hear the words of thy mouth;
either the promises of it fulfilled not only with respect to David; but the Messiah, and his church and people, in the latter day, even the glorious things spoken thereof: or the doctrines of the Gospel, which are the words of his mouth, and more desirable than thousands of gold and silver; and which, when kings shall hear so as to understand, they will praise the Lord for them; see ( Isaiah 52:15 ) . The Targum is,

``the words of thy praise.''


F19 (Kwdwy) "confiteantur tibi", V. L. Pagninus, Montanus.

Psalms 138:4 In-Context

2 I will bow down toward Your holy temple And give thanks to Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word according to all Your name.
3 On the day I called, You answered me; You made me bold with strength in my soul.
4 All the kings of the earth will give thanks to You, O LORD , When they have heard the words of Your mouth.
5 And they will sing of the ways of the LORD , For great is the glory of the LORD .
6 For though the LORD is exalted, Yet He regards the lowly, But the haughty He knows from afar.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Psalms 72:11; Psalms 102:15
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