Psalms 95:4-5

4 In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him.
5 The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.

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Psalms 95:4 in Other Translations

KJV
4 In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also.
ESV
4 In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also.
NLT
4 He holds in his hands the depths of the earth and the mightiest mountains.
MSG
4 In one hand he holds deep caves and caverns, in the other hand grasps the high mountains.
CSB
4 The depths of the earth are in His hand, and the mountain peaks are His.

Psalms 95:4-5 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO PSALM 95

This psalm, though without a title, was written by David, as appears from Heb 4:7, and to him the Septuagint, Vulgate Latin, Syriac, Arabic, and Ethiopic versions ascribe it. It belongs to the times of the Messiah, as Kimchi observes; the apostle applies it to the Jews of his time, and bespeaks them in the language of it, Heb 3:7-11, and in which time Israelites, believers in Christ, are called upon to serve and worship him, in consideration of his greatness in himself, and his goodness to them. Theodoret thinks that David spoke prophetically of King Josiah and his times; and wrote it in the person of him, and the priests of God.

Psalms 95:4-5 In-Context

2 Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.
3 For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods.
4 In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him.
5 The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.
6 Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker;
7 for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care. Today, if only you would hear his voice,

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Psalms 63:9
  • 2. S Genesis 1:9; Psalms 146:6
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