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

  • Matt Dillman
    Psalms 19:14 pretty much sums up how we should act in gods eyes.
  • Horace Owens
    God's Word is so powerful and heart changing, i know that I really need him every day to work in my life and to keep my heart and mouth, so that iam pleasing and acceptable in his sight.
  • Juanita tarver
    Afer hearing a sermon on psalm 19:12'13 and 14. I thought this in particular should be read daily by me.
  • Steve morrow
    ???IRENE 123psalm 19:1 the heavens declare the glory of GOD and the firmament showeth HIS handywork 2 day unto day uttereth speech and night unto night showeth knowledge (3)THERE IS NO SPEECH NOR LANGUAGE WHERE THEIR VOICE IS NOT HEARD-------1 CORIN 11:3 BUT I WOULD HAVE YOU KNOW THAT THE HEAD OF EVERY MAN IS CHRIST AND THE HEAD OF THE WOMAN IS MAN --------AND THE HEAD OF CHRIST IS GOD-------
  • Mild Bill
    Beware old sins which resurface in life. Presumptuous sins start small in the thoughts, but do great damage in the spirit. But for the grace and mercy of God, I could never forgive myself, to start anew. Thanks be to God.
  • Red rog
    Great psalm, reminds me to fear the Lord and to keep my heart and mouth pure and clean.