Psalms 71:19

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

Psalms 71:19 in Other Translations

19 Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto thee!
19 Your righteousness, O God, reaches the high heavens. You who have done great things, O God, who is like you?
19 Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the highest heavens. You have done such wonderful things. Who can compare with you, O God?
19 Your famous and righteous ways, O God. God, you've done it all! Who is quite like you?
19 Your righteousness reaches heaven, God, You who have done great things; God, who is like You?

Psalms 71:19 Meaning and Commentary

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.

Psalms 71:19 In-Context

17 Since my youth, God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.
18 Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, my God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your mighty acts to all who are to come.
19 Your righteousness, God, reaches to the heavens, you who have done great things. Who is like you, God?
20 Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up.
21 You will increase my honor and comfort me once more.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Psalms 36:5; Psalms 57:10
  • 2. Psalms 126:2; Luke 1:49
  • 3. Psalms 35:10; Psalms 77:13; Psalms 89:8
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