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Psalm 71:19

19 Your righteousness, God, reaches to the heavens, you who have done great things. Who is like you, God?

Read Psalm 71:19 Using Other Translations

Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto thee!
Your righteousness, O God, reaches the high heavens. You who have done great things, O God, who is like you?
Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the highest heavens. You have done such wonderful things. Who can compare with you, O God?

What does Psalm 71:19 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 71:19

Thy righteousness also, O God, [is] very high
Or, "unto [the place] on high" F6; it reaches unto heaven, as the mercy, truth, and faithfulness of God, are said to do, ( Psalms 36:5 ) ( 57:10 ) . The righteousness of Christ is accepted of with God the Father in heaven; it is in Christ, who is there at the right hand of God; and it is higher and infinitely above any righteousness of a creature, angel's or man's;

who hast done great things;
in nature, in forming the world out of nothing, and in upholding all creatures in their beings; in providence, in governing the world, and ordering all things in it for the best, and to answer the wisest purposes; in grace, in the salvation of lost sinners by Christ; in the justification of them by his righteousness; and in the atonement and pardon of their sins, through his blood and sacrifice; in the regeneration of them by his grace; in making and performing exceeding great and precious promises, and in giving them eternal life;

O God, who [is] like unto thee?
either for greatness or goodness; for power or for mercy; for justice, truth, and faithfulness; for the perfections of his nature, or the works of his hands; and to be praised, reverenced and adored, as he is; see ( Psalms 89:6 Psalms 89:7 ) .


F6 (Mwrm de) "usque in excelsum", Pagninus, Montanus, Gejerus; "in altum usque", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator.
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