Psalms 115:3

3 Our God is in heaven; he does whatever pleases him.

Psalms 115:3 in Other Translations

KJV
3 But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.
ESV
3 Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases.
NLT
3 Our God is in the heavens, and he does as he wishes.
MSG
3 Our God is in heaven doing whatever he wants to do.
CSB
3 Our God is in heaven and does whatever He pleases.

Psalms 115:3 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 115:3

But our God is in the heavens
His habitation is in the heavens, as the Targum; the Septuagint and Arabic versions add, "and in earth": he is in both, and fills both with his presence; and cannot be contained in either. He is the Maker and Possessor of heaven and earth; the one is his throne, and the other is his footstool: he dwells in the highest heaven, and overlooks all persons and things on earth, and overrules all; he is higher than the highest, and his kingdom ruleth over all.

He hath done whatsoever he pleased;
in creation, in providence, and in grace: he hath made what creatures he pleased, and for his pleasure; and he does according to his will, and after the counsel of it, in heaven and in earth; and is gracious to whom he will be gracious; saves and calls men, not according to their works, but according to his own purpose and will; whose counsel shall stand, and he will do all his pleasure; he is the most high God, and a sovereign Being; all that he wills are possible to him, and easily done by him, and which Heathens themselves own F24.


FOOTNOTES:

F24 (yeoi de te panta dunatai) , Homer. Odyss. 10. v. 306. "Facile est omnia posse Deo", Ovid. de Arte Amandi, l. 1.

Psalms 115:3 In-Context

1 Not to us, LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.
2 Why do the nations say, “Where is their God?”
3 Our God is in heaven; he does whatever pleases him.
4 But their idols are silver and gold, made by human hands.
5 They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Ezra 5:11; Nehemiah 1:4; Psalms 103:19; Psalms 136:26; Matthew 6:9
  • 2. Psalms 135:6; Daniel 4:35