Psalms 22:28

28 for dominion belongs to the LORDand he rules over the nations.

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Psalms 22:28 in Other Translations

KJV
28 For the kingdom is the LORD'S: and he is the governor among the nations.
ESV
28 For kingship belongs to the LORD, and he rules over the nations.
NLT
28 For royal power belongs to the LORD . He rules all the nations.
MSG
28 God has taken charge; from now on he has the last word.
CSB
28 for kingship belongs to the Lord; He rules over the nations.

Psalms 22:28 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 22:28

For the kingdom [is] the Lord's
Not the kingdom of nature and providence, though that is the Lord Christ's; but the kingdom of grace, the mediatorial kingdom: this was Christ's by the designation and constitution of his Father from eternity; the government of the church was always upon his shoulders during the Old Testament dispensation; when he came into this world, he came as a King; though his kingdom being not of this world, it came not with observation; but upon his ascension to heaven, whither he went to receive a kingdom and return, he was made or declared Lord and Christ, and was exalted as a Prince, as well as a Saviour; and in consequence of his being set down at the right hand of God, he sent forth the rod of his strength, his Gospel, into the Gentile world, which was succeeded to the conversion of multitudes of them, among whom he has had a visible kingdom and interest ever since; and which will more abundantly appear in the latter day, when he shall be King over all the earth; and now this is a reason why so many, in the distant parts of the world, and among all the kindreds of the nations, shall remember, turn to him, and worship him;

and he [is] the Governor among the nations;
he rules in the hearts of some by his Spirit and grace, and over others with a rod of iron.

Psalms 22:28 In-Context

26 The poor will eat and be satisfied; those who seek the LORD will praise him— may your hearts live forever!
27 All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations will bow down before him,
28 for dominion belongs to the LORDand he rules over the nations.
29 All the rich of the earth will feast and worship; all who go down to the dust will kneel before him— those who cannot keep themselves alive.
30 Posterity will serve him; future generations will be told about the Lord.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Psalms 47:7-8; Zechariah 14:9