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

  • A disciple
    Dear Bill; I totally understand where you're coming from. Its like quitting smoking: either you do, emphatically and completely, or you still sneak around from time to time, trying to hide it with washing your hands and mouthwash; but you can't really get rid of the stench. You can try a number of methods, but the bottom line is, YOU HAVE TO WANT TO QUIT! And once you do, your lungs start to heal!
  • Mild Bill
    A majesty of creation fills our sight.Perfect,sure,right,pure,clean and true is the preciousness of his words towards sinners.Sins we try to,or want to hide,are never hid from him.Presumptuous sins are of rebelliousness seeking to dominate us.Keep me back,we should ask,when tempted by the old sinful nature.As we possess forgiveness/grace/eternalife we should strive to live acceptable in his sight.
  • BSP
    Verse 1: Looking at the physical heavens shows the glory of Jehovah God. It has such detail and it is so vast and beautiful to observe.
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 32:11 BE GLAD IN THE LORD AND REJOICE YOU RIGHTEOUS AND SHOUT FOR JOY ALL YOU THAT ARE UPRIGHT IN HEART PSLAM 132:9 LET THY PRIESTS BE CLOTHED WITH RIGHTEOUSNESS AND LET THY SAINTS SHOUT FOR JOY
  • Steve morrow
    ISAIAH 58:1 CRY ALOUD SPARE NOT LIFT UP THY VOICE LIKE A TRUMPET AND SHOW MY PEOPLE THEIR TRANSGRESSION AND THE HOUSE OF JACOB THEIR SINS MARK 8:33 BUT WHEN HE HAD TURNED ABOUT AND LOOKED UPON THE DISCIPLES HE REBUKED PETER SAYING GET THEE BEHIND ME satan FOR THOU SAOUREST NOT THE THINGS THAT BE OF GOD BUT THE THINGS THAT BE OF MEN
  • A disciple
    Hey Bill; Did you know that the Received Text was actually in all Capital Letters, and no punctuation marks? We also use Large Caps for emphasis, and with respect to the Words of God that emphasis is nothing to find fault in! "If you had known what means, I WILL HAVE MERCY AND NOT SACRIFICE, YOU WOULD NOT HAVE CONDEMNED THE GUILTLESS!" I think that our Brother knows the rules of writing.