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 19:1

  • MockingBird for verse 1
    They sat that there is no scientific proof of God. All they have to do is look up and see : No man can create a heaven and earth. So many people cannot see beyond there nose !!!! the heavens declare the Glory of God and the earth showeth His handy work !!!! Great is the Lord and Greatly to be Praised. Even the very air that we breath is given to us of God. I cannot take my next breath without Him !!!
  • How Great thou art! Lord of Lords, Savior, Wonderful maker of everything!
  • It is a wonderfull thing to understand the universe but it is far greater to seek the LORD.
  • John Hill for verse 1
    I am reminded of the song How Great Thou Art O Lord my God when I in awesome wonder Consider all the worlds thy hands have made I see the stars I hear the rolling thunder Thy power throughout the universe displayed then sings my soul my Savior God to Thee
  • Blessed for verse 1
    You know before I found out that JESUS was my personal savior and GOD my heavenly Father I would look to the sky and declare there must be a heaven and GOD is real Today he is real tomorrow he will be real and eternally real Praise GOD
  • We see evidence of God in the starry heavens. “The heavens”—the sun, moon, and stars—testify to Jehovah God’s power and wisdom.