Psalms 89:15

“Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Blessed is the people that knowe the ioyfull sound: they shall walke O Lord in the light of thy countenance.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

How blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! O LORD, they walk in the light of Your countenance.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: They walk, O Jehovah, in the light of thy countenance.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Happy are the people who have knowledge of the holy cry: the light of your face, O Lord, will be shining on their way.
- Basic English Bible

Blessed is the people that know the shout of joy: they walk, O Jehovah, in the light of thy countenance.
- Darby Bible

Blessed are the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance.
- Webster's Bible

Blessed are the people who learn to acclaim you. They walk in the light of your presence, Yahweh.
- World English Bible

O the happiness of the people knowing the shout, O Jehovah, in the light of Thy face they walk habitually.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(89:16) Happy is the people that know the joyful shout; they walk, O LORD, in the light of Thy countenance.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 89:15


89:15 Know - Who enjoy the presence of God and his ordinances, to which they are called by the sound of trumpets. Walk - Under the comfortable influences of thy favour.


Discussion for Psalms 89

  • Librarygal143
    Forever I want to know that joyful sound, O Lord.
  • BSP
    Those who know the joyful shouting will be blessed to have God's favor shine upon them.
  • Lucinda Hardman
    The joyful sound is not in knowing Jesus is coming He is already here. This is why we cannot enjoy the fullness of God. Our Father's prayer says on earth as it is in heaven. To have Him is heaven and without Him is sorrow. John 10:10 says He came that we might have life and have it more abundantly. When Jesus was on earth those who believed were neither sick nor hungry His presence is Joy NOW
  • MockingBird
    Judgment and Justice and Mercy and Truth are God's joyful sound : and my manner of life in that will I walk , O Lord , This is the light of thy countenance : I will show Judgment and Justice and give Mercy and Truth.
  • Eaglesrock
    JEHOVAH GANAN The Lord Our Defense. The Hebrew word translated defense in Psalm 89:18 is translated shield. The Shield of Faith:Ephesians 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of Faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one What is our shield of faith? Faith is our knowledge of the Word of God. You have a protective shield that will stop the Devil and quench all the fiery darts of the enemy. Its strength is related to our trust and obedience to the Most High God.
  • TR
    That God would set "his throne as the days of heaven " can refer to no one but King Jesus. This and many other magisterial phrases mark this as a Messianic Psalm. But for the simple believer it is enough to know that every promise God makes to us will be kept. In spite of our failings, He knows that we are but dust the LORD will never leave us or forsake us.