Psalms 74:17

17 It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth; you made both summer and winter.

Psalms 74:17 in Other Translations

KJV
17 Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made summer and winter.
ESV
17 You have fixed all the boundaries of the earth; you have made summer and winter.
NLT
17 You set the boundaries of the earth, and you made both summer and winter.
MSG
17 You laid out the four corners of earth, shaped the seasons of summer and winter.
CSB
17 You set all the boundaries of the earth; You made summer and winter.

Psalms 74:17 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 74:17

Thou hast set all the borders of the earth
Of the whole world, and each of the nations, as of the land of Canaan, so of others, ( Deuteronomy 32:8 ) , and even has fixed and settled the bounds of every man's habitation, ( Acts 17:26 ) ,

thou hast made summer and winter;
see ( Genesis 8:22 ) , which, taken literally, are great benefits to the world; and, figuratively understood, may represent the two dispensations of the law and Gospel; see ( Song of Solomon 2:11 Song of Solomon 2:12 ) , and the different frames of God's people when under temptations, and clouds, and darkness, and when they enjoy peace and comfort; and the different state of the church, when affected with affliction, persecution, false doctrine, deadness, and formality, which is now greatly the case; but there is a summer coming, when it will be otherwise; see ( Luke 21:30 Luke 21:31 ) .

Psalms 74:17 In-Context

15 It was you who opened up springs and streams; you dried up the ever-flowing rivers.
16 The day is yours, and yours also the night; you established the sun and moon.
17 It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth; you made both summer and winter.
18 Remember how the enemy has mocked you, LORD, how foolish people have reviled your name.
19 Do not hand over the life of your dove to wild beasts; do not forget the lives of your afflicted people forever.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Deuteronomy 32:8; Acts 17:26
  • 2. S Genesis 8:22