Psalms 10:16

16 The LORD is King for ever and ever; the nations will perish from his land.

Psalms 10:16 in Other Translations

16 The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land.
16 The LORD is king forever and ever; the nations perish from his land.
16 The LORD is king forever and ever! The godless nations will vanish from the land.
16 God's grace and order wins; godlessness loses.
16 The Lord is King forever and ever; the nations will perish from His land.

Psalms 10:16 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 10:16

The Lord [is] King for ever and ever
Christ was King from everlasting, and during the Old Testament dispensation he was promised and prophesied of as King; and he had a kingdom when he was here on earth, though not of this world; nor was it with observation. At his ascension to heaven, and session at the right hand of God, he sat down upon the same throne with his Father, and was made or declared Lord and Christ, and appeared more visibly in his kingly office; and in the latter day it will be yet more manifest that he is King of saints, and when indeed he will be King over all the earth, and his kingdom will be an everlasting one: he will have no successor in it, nor will any usurper obtain any more; the devil, beast, and false prophet, will be cast into the lake of fire; all antichristian states will be destroyed, and all authority, rule, and power, put down; nor can his kingdom ever be subverted, he must reign till all enemies are put under his feet; he will reign to the end of the present world, and with the saints a thousand years in the new heaven and earth, and in the ultimate glory to all eternity; nor will his government cease when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to the Father, only the mode of the administration of it. Here begins the song of praise; the reign of Christ is matter of joy; see ( Psalms 97:1 ) ( Isaiah 52:7 ) ;

the Heathen are perished out of his land:
not the seven nations which were driven out of the land of Canaan, to make way for the people of Israel, that was long ago; nor the wicked and degenerate Jews, called the Heathen, ( Psalms 2:1 ) ; compared with ( Acts 4:27 ) ; on whom, and on whose temple, city, and nation, Christ's native land, wrath is come to the uttermost; and they are perished out of it: nor hypocrites out of churches, which are Christ's property; but the antichristian party out of the world, which is Christ's land by creation, as God, and by the gift of his father to him, as Mediator. The followers of antichrist are called Gentiles, and the nations of the earth, ( Revelation 11:2 Revelation 11:18 ) ( 18:2 ) ; and these will be no more; they will be utterly destroyed, when the man of sin shall be consumed with the breath of Christ's mouth and the brightness of his coming. The seventh vial will clear the world of all the remains of Christ's enemies: this also is cause of rejoicing, ( Psalms 132:16-18 ) ( Revelation 18:22 ) .

Psalms 10:16 In-Context

14 But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted; you consider their grief and take it in hand. The victims commit themselves to you; you are the helper of the fatherless.
15 Break the arm of the wicked man; call the evildoer to account for his wickedness that would not otherwise be found out.
16 The LORD is King for ever and ever; the nations will perish from his land.
17 You, LORD, hear the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry,
18 defending the fatherless and the oppressed, so that mere earthly mortals will never again strike terror.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Exodus 15:18; Psalms 29:10
  • 2. S Deuteronomy 8:20
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