Psalms 115:16

“The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD'S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The heauen, euen the heauens are the Lords: but the earth hath hee giuen to the children of men.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The heavens are the heavens of the LORD, But the earth He has given to the sons of men.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The heavens are the heavens of Jehovah; But the earth hath he given to the children of men.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The heavens are the Lord's; but the earth he has given to the children of men.
- Basic English Bible

The heavens are the heavens of Jehovah, but the earth hath he given to the children of men.
- Darby Bible

The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD'S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.
- Webster's Bible

The heavens are the heavens of Yahweh; but the earth has he given to the children of men.
- World English Bible

The heavens -- the heavens [are] Jehovah's, And the earth He hath given to sons of men,
- Youngs Literal Bible

The heavens are the heavens of the LORD; but the earth hath He given to the children of men.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 115:16


115:16 The Lord's - In a peculiar manner, where he dwelleth in that light and glory, to which no man can approach. Given - As the foregoing verse declares, that God was the creator of heaven and earth, so this asserts that he is also their Lord and governor to dispose of all men and things as he pleases.


Discussion for Psalms 115:16

  • Julius Lawrence for verse 16
    God want mankind to be free, but mankind is under the influence of the enemy of the devil . That 's why we have so much wars and rumors of wars. Freedom is one of the most important things to God, but mankind always want to take away that which do not belong to him. We have a choice to choose, but we instead choose war. One day, there will be peace, when Christ return. but until that day, there will always be wars. We as believers MUST do what God has assigned us to do. Everybody can 't do the same thing, but we can do something PRAY and ask for His guidance to do that which He has given us to do. Freedom is not easy to get, but with God, all things are possible through Christ Jesus.

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