Psalms 11:4

“The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD'S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The Lord is in his holy Temple, the Lords Throne is in heauen: his eyes beholde, his eye lids trie the children of men.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The LORD is in His holy temple; the LORD'S throne is in heaven; His eyes behold, His eyelids test the sons of men.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jehovah is in his holy temple; Jehovah, his throne is in heaven; His eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The Lord is in his holy Temple, the Lord's seat is in heaven; his eyes are watching and testing the children of men.
- Basic English Bible

Jehovah [is] in the temple of his holiness; Jehovah, -- his throne is in the heavens: his eyes behold, his eyelids try the children of men.
- Darby Bible

The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD'S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try the children of men.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh is in his holy temple. Yahweh is on his throne in heaven. His eyes observe. His eyes examine the children of men.
- World English Bible

`Jehovah [is] in his holy temple: Jehovah -- in the heavens [is] His throne. His eyes see -- His eyelids try the sons of men.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The LORD is in His holy temple, the LORD, His throne is in heaven; His eyes behold, His eyelids try, the children of men.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 11:4


11:4 Temple - In heaven; which is mentioned as an evidence of his glorious majesty, of his sovereign power and dominion over all men and things, and of his accurate inspection into all men and their actions. Throne - Where he sits to examine all causes, and to give righteous sentence according to every man's works. Try - He throughly discerns all men, their most inward and secret actions: and therefore he sees and will reward my innocency, notwithstanding all the calumnies of mine enemies; and withal he sees all their secret designs, and will discover and defeat them.


Discussion for Psalms 11:4

  • Juliana Mwila for verse 4
    To me this verse means that whether the foundations be destroyed or not God is still God. While the righteous may do nothing abouf that, God who knows what is in Msn 's heart will judge and uphold the righteous. They will not stumble becausd of fhe ruined foundations but they will still stand on the rock and remain steadfast.

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