Psalms 19:1

“(To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.) The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

[To the chiefe Musician, A Psalme of Dauid.] The heauens declare the glory of God: and the firmament sheweth his handy worke.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament showeth his handiwork.
- American Standard Version (1901)

<To the chief music-maker. A Psalm. Of David.> The heavens are sounding the glory of God; the arch of the sky makes clear the work of his hands.
- Basic English Bible

{To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David.} The heavens declare the glory of God; and the expanse sheweth the work of his hands.
- Darby Bible

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth the work of his hands.
- Webster's Bible

The heavens declare the glory of God. The expanse shows his handiwork.
- World English Bible

To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. The heavens [are] recounting the honour of God, And the work of His hands The expanse [is] declaring.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(19:1) For the Leader. A Psalm of David. (19:2) The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament showeth His handiwork;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 19:1


19:1 The heavens - They are as a legible book, wherein he that runs may read it. The glory - His eternal power and Godhead, his infinite wisdom and goodness. Firmament - Or, the expansion, all the vast space extended from the earth to the highest heavens, with all its goodly furniture.


Discussion for Psalms 19

  • Mary haddassa
    Comment*it is the word of the Lord. it is Excellent always.
  • Irene123
    What do I think of Ps. 19? I agree with everything the above mentioned said - every word. And I love the perfect English in all their comments. Easy to understand - with just one reading.
  • BSP
    We should be concerned about the words we speak and about what we think about as verse 14 shows. We want both to be pleasing to God.
  • BSP
    Verse 1 shows how the heavens proclaim God's glory. Even though the heavens do not literally speak, the precision, beauty, and power in the celestial heavens points to a glorious Creator. The heavens speak to us about the glory of their creator, Jehovah God.
  • Rodion Ponomariev
    Chapter 19:10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
  • Jerri
    If the heavens declare the glory of God, we as believers must be real and tell somebody we know about Jesus. The clouds applaud the works of God's hands and I'm glad that He included me in those works. Tell somebody, people don't realize this. Blessings to you all today. Jerri