Psalms 19:1-6

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.

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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 19:1-6 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 19:1-6 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.

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Cross References 14

  • 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

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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