Psalm 9:8

8 He rules the world in righteousness and judges the peoples with equity.

Read Psalm 9:8 Using Other Translations

And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.
and he judges the world with righteousness; he judges the peoples with uprightness.
He will judge the world with justice and rule the nations with fairness.

What does Psalm 9:8 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 9:8

And he shall judge the world in righteousness
The word (lbt) , rendered "world", is, as Ben Melech well observes, a general name for all the countries of the habitable world; and so shows that it is the universal judgment that is here spoken of; and which will be carried on and finished with the utmost righteousness, and according to the strictest rules of justice and equity; and is therefore called the righteous judgment of God, ( Romans 2:5 ) ; see ( Psalms 96:13 ) ( 98:9 ) ( Acts 17:31 ) ;

he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness;
which signifies the same with the former clause, unless by the "world" there, should be meant the wicked of the world; and by the "people" here, the people of God; to whom the righteous Judge will give the crown of righteousness.

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