Psalms 19:1-4

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.

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Psalms 19:1-4 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 19:1-4 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.

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Cross References 9

  • 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

Footnotes 2

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