Psalms 19:1-14

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

1 [a]The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.
3 They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them.
4 Yet their voice[b] goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.
5 It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
6 It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is deprived of its warmth.
7 The law of the LORD is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple.
8 The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.
9 The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever. The decrees of the LORD are firm, and all of them are righteous.
10 They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb.
11 By them your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward.
12 But who can discern their own errors? Forgive my hidden faults.
13 Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then I will be blameless, innocent of great transgression.
14 May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

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Psalms 19:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
ESV
1 The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
NLT
1 The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship.
MSG
1 God's glory is on tour in the skies, God-craft on exhibit across the horizon.
CSB
1 The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky proclaims the work of His hands.

Psalms 19:1-14 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 19:1-14 In-Context

1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.
3 They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them.
4 Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.
5 It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
6 It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is deprived of its warmth.
7 The law of the LORD is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple.
8 The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.
9 The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever. The decrees of the LORD are firm, and all of them are righteous.
10 They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb.
11 By them your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward.
12 But who can discern their own errors? Forgive my hidden faults.
13 Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then I will be blameless, innocent of great transgression.
14 May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

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Cross References 34

  • 1. Psalms 89:5; Isaiah 40:22
  • 2. Psalms 50:6; Psalms 148:3; Romans 1:19
  • 3. Psalms 4:2; Psalms 8:1; Psalms 97:6; Isaiah 6:3
  • 4. S Genesis 1:8
  • 5. S Psalms 8:6; S Psalms 103:22
  • 6. Psalms 74:16
  • 7. Romans 10:18*
  • 8. S Job 36:29; Psalms 104:2
  • 9. S Judges 5:31
  • 10. Joel 2:16
  • 11. S Job 36:29
  • 12. 1 Samuel 17:4
  • 13. Deuteronomy 30:4
  • 14. Psalms 113:3; Ecclesiastes 1:5
  • 15. S Psalms 1:2
  • 16. Psalms 119:142; James 1:25
  • 17. Psalms 23:3
  • 18. Psalms 93:5; Psalms 111:7; Psalms 119:138,144
  • 19. S Deuteronomy 4:6; Psalms 119:130; Psalms 119:98-100
  • 20. Psalms 12:6; Psalms 33:4; Psalms 119:128
  • 21. Psalms 119:14
  • 22. S Ezra 9:8; Psalms 38:10
  • 23. Psalms 34:11; Psalms 111:10; Proverbs 1:7; Ecclesiastes 12:13; Isaiah 33:6
  • 24. Psalms 119:138,142
  • 25. S Job 22:24; Psalms 119:72; Proverbs 8:10
  • 26. Psalms 119:103; Song of Songs 4:11; Ezekiel 3:3
  • 27. S 1 Samuel 14:27
  • 28. Psalms 51:2; Psalms 90:8; Psalms 139:6; Ecclesiastes 12:14
  • 29. S Numbers 15:30
  • 30. Psalms 119:133
  • 31. S Genesis 6:9; S Psalms 18:32
  • 32. Psalms 104:34
  • 33. Psalms 18:31; Psalms 18:2
  • 34. S Exodus 6:6; S Job 19:25; Isaiah 47:4

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. In Hebrew texts 19:1-14 is numbered 19:2-15.
  • [b]. Septuagint, Jerome and Syriac; Hebrew "measuring line"
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