Psalms 115:16

16 The highest heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth he has given to mankind.

Psalms 115:16 in Other Translations

KJV
16 The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD'S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.
ESV
16 The heavens are the LORD's heavens, but the earth he has given to the children of man.
NLT
16 The heavens belong to the LORD, but he has given the earth to all humanity.
MSG
16 The heaven of heavens is for God, but he put us in charge of the earth.
CSB
16 The heavens are the Lord's, but the earth He has given to the human race.

Psalms 115:16 In-Context

14 May the LORD cause you to flourish, both you and your children.
15 May you be blessed by the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.
16 The highest heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth he has given to mankind.
17 It is not the dead who praise the LORD, those who go down to the place of silence;
18 it is we who extol the LORD, both now and forevermore. Praise the LORD.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Psalms 89:11
  • 2. S Genesis 1:28; Psalms 8:6-8
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