Psalms 69:34

34 Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and all that move in them,

Psalms 69:34 in Other Translations

KJV
34 Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein.
ESV
34 Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and everything that moves in them.
NLT
34 Praise him, O heaven and earth, the seas and all that move in them.
MSG
34 You heavens, praise him; praise him, earth; Also ocean and all things that swim in it.
CSB
34 Let heaven and earth praise Him, the seas and everything that moves in them,

Psalms 69:34 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 69:34

Let the heaven and earth praise him
As those, by a prosopopoeia, are often called upon to do, to express the greatness of the favour enjoyed, and to excite those that are possessed of it to greater joy and thankfulness; see ( Psalms 96:11-13 ) ( Isaiah 44:23 ) ( 49:13 ) ; or the inhabitants of the heavens and earth may be meant, as the angels of heaven; and so the Targum interprets it; who, as they praised the Lord at the incarnation of Christ, ( Luke 2:14 ) ; so doubtless they did at his ascension, when he was seen and accompanied by them, ( 1 Timothy 3:16 ) ( Psalms 68:17 Psalms 68:18 ) ( Acts 1:11 ) ; and also the spirits of just men made perfect in heaven, who were there when Christ was received into it; and the inhabitants of the earth, as the Targum also paraphrases it; of the continent, particularly the Roman empire, when the Gospel was sent thither, which brought the good news of an incarnate, suffering, risen, ascended, and exalted Saviour;

the seas, and everything that moveth therein;
the inhabitants of the isles in the seas, such as ours of Great Britain and Ireland, who waited for the doctrine of the Messiah, and to whom he calls to listen to what he says; and which is a sufficient reason for praise and thanksgiving in them; even in as many as have spiritual life and motion, who are quickened, influenced, and moved by the Spirit of God; see ( Isaiah 42:4 ) ( 49:1 ) .

Psalms 69:34 In-Context

32 The poor will see and be glad— you who seek God, may your hearts live!
33 The LORD hears the needy and does not despise his captive people.
34 Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and all that move in them,
35 for God will save Zion and rebuild the cities of Judah. Then people will settle there and possess it;
36 the children of his servants will inherit it, and those who love his name will dwell there.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Psalms 96:11; Psalms 98:7; Psalms 148:1; Isaiah 44:23; Isaiah 49:13; Isaiah 55:12