Psalms 135:6

6 The LORD does whatever pleases him, in the heavens and on the earth, in the seas and all their depths.

Psalms 135:6 in Other Translations

KJV
6 Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.
ESV
6 Whatever the LORD pleases, he does, in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all deeps.
NLT
6 The LORD does whatever pleases him throughout all heaven and earth, and on the seas and in their depths.
MSG
6 He does just as he pleases - however, wherever, whenever.
CSB
6 The Lord does whatever He pleases in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all the depths.

Psalms 135:6 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 135:6

Whatsoever the Lord pleased, [that] did he
In creation, producing into being what creatures he thought fit; in providence, doing according to his will in heaven and in earth; in grace, predestinating men to grace and glory, according to the good pleasure of his will, and calling by his grace whom he pleased: so Christ quickens whom he will; and the Spirit dispenses his gifts and grace severally to men as he pleases. Sovereignty, or acting according to will and pleasure, is peculiar to the Lord; the heavens, the sun, moon, and stars, are at his direction, and act by the laws of creation, which are at his control; angels do his will, and not their own: the most arbitrary and despotic princes cannot do everything they please; but the Lord can and does, even everything;

in heaven and in earth, in the seas and all deep places;
in the formation of them, and filling them with inhabitants, and fitting them to perform the several ends and uses for which they were designed; as well as performing many wonderful things in them out of the ordinary course of nature, as did our Lord, or as were done when he was here on earth: a wonderful star appeared in the heavens, which guided the wise men to the place of his birth; unusual voices were heard from heaven at his baptism, transfiguration, and other times; the Spirit, with his extraordinary gifts, descended from hence after his ascension thither: surprising miracles were done by him on earth; the great work of redemption was finished here, where he glorified his divine Father; and throughout it he sent his apostles to publish his everlasting Gospel. He did wonders in the mighty waters; more than once he made the boisterous sea a calm, and walked upon the surface of it: and as of old he broke up the fountains of the great deep, and drowned the world; and at another time dried up the sea, and led his people through the depths, as through a wilderness; so he will hereafter bind the old serpent the devil, and cast him into the abyss, into the great deep, into the bottomless pit; where he will continue during the thousand years' reign of Christ with his saints.

Psalms 135:6 In-Context

4 For the LORD has chosen Jacob to be his own, Israel to be his treasured possession.
5 I know that the LORD is great, that our Lord is greater than all gods.
6 The LORD does whatever pleases him, in the heavens and on the earth, in the seas and all their depths.
7 He makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth; he sends lightning with the rain and brings out the wind from his storehouses.
8 He struck down the firstborn of Egypt, the firstborn of people and animals.

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Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 115:3; Daniel 4:35
  • 2. Matthew 6:10