Psalms 119:89

89 Your word, LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.

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Psalms 119:89 in Other Translations

KJV
89 LAMED. For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.
ESV
89 Forever, O LORD, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens.
NLT
89 Your eternal word, O LORD, stands firm in heaven.
MSG
89 What you say goes, God, and stays, as permanent as the heavens.
CSB
89 Lord, Your word is forever; it is firmly fixed in heaven.

Psalms 119:89 Meaning and Commentary

(l) , LAMED.--The Twelfth Part.

Psalms 119:89

LAMED. For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven.
] The Syriac version makes two propositions of these words, rendering them thus, "for ever thou art, O Lord; and thy word stands", or "is firm in heaven": and which agrees with the accents: the first of which is expressive of the eternity and immutability of God; and the other of the stability of his word: it is true of the essential Word of God, who was with God from all eternity; in time came down from heaven indeed to earth, and did his work, and then went to heaven again; where he is and will remain, until the times of the restitution of all things. The decrees and purposes of God, what he has said in his heart that he will do, these are firm and sure; these counsels of old are faithfulness and truth; they are mountains of brass settled for ever, and more unalterable than the decrees of the Medes and Persians. The revealed will of God, his word of command, made known to angels in heaven, is regarded, hearkened to, and done by them: the word of the Gospel, published in the church, which is sometimes called heaven, is the everlasting Gospel, the word of God, which lives and abides for ever; what remains and will remain, in spite of all the opposition of men and devils. The word of promise in the covenant made in heaven is sure to all the seed; everyone of the promises is yea and amen in Christ, and as stable as the heavens, and more so; "heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away", ( Matthew 24:35 ) ; The firmness of God's word is seen in the upholding and continuing the heavens by the word of his power, by which they were first made; and the certainty of the divine promises is illustrated by the perpetuity of the ordinances of heaven; see ( Jeremiah 31:35 ) ( Jeremiah 33:25 Jeremiah 33:26 ) .

Psalms 119:89 In-Context

87 They almost wiped me from the earth, but I have not forsaken your precepts.
88 In your unfailing love preserve my life, that I may obey the statutes of your mouth.
89 Your word, LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.
90 Your faithfulness continues through all generations; you established the earth, and it endures.
91 Your laws endure to this day, for all things serve you.

Cross References 1

  • 1. ver 111,144; S Psalms 111:8; Isaiah 51:6; S Matthew 5:18; Matthew 24:34-35; 1 Peter 1:25
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