Psalms 103:19

19 The LORD has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all.

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Psalms 103:19 in Other Translations

KJV
19 The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.
ESV
19 The LORD has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all.
NLT
19 The LORD has made the heavens his throne; from there he rules over everything.
MSG
19 God has set his throne in heaven; he rules over us all. He's the King!
CSB
19 The Lord has established His throne in heaven, and His kingdom rules over all.

Psalms 103:19 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 103:19

The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens
The heaven is his throne; here he sits enthroned in all the glory of his majesty, with all his attendants upon him, and courtiers about him. The Lord Christ is now in heaven; and where he will continue to the restitution of all things, and from whence his people expect him at the last day. Here he is on the same throne with his divine Father; which throne he has "prepared" or "established" F4, so as it cannot be moved: when others are cast down, this shall stand; his throne is for ever and ever. The Targum in the king's Bible is,

``the Word of the Lord hath prepared''

And his kingdom ruleth over all;
over all created beings; over angels, good and bad; over men, righteous and wicked; over the greatest of men, the kings and princes of the earth. Good angels are subject to him devils tremble at him; saints acknowledge him as their King; the wicked he rules with a rod of iron; and kings reign by him, and are accountable to him; see ( Psalms 22:28 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F4 (Nykx) "stabilivit", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator.

Psalms 103:19 In-Context

17 But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children—
18 with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts.
19 The LORD has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all.
20 Praise the LORD, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word.
21 Praise the LORD, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 47:8; Psalms 80:1; Psalms 113:5
  • 2. Psalms 22:28; Psalms 66:7; Daniel 4:17; Psalms 47:2
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