Psalms 36:6

“Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thy righteousnesse is like the great mountaines; thy iudgements are a great deepe; O Lord, thou preseruest man and beast.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; Your judgments are {like} a great deep. O LORD, You preserve man and beast.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thy righteousness is like the mountains of God; Thy judgments are a great deep: O Jehovah, thou preservest man and beast.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your judging is like the great deep; O Lord, you give life to man and beast.
- Basic English Bible

Thy righteousness is like the high mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: thou, Jehovah, preservest man and beast.
- Darby Bible

Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast.
- Webster's Bible

Your righteousness is like the mountains of God. Your judgments are like a great deep. Yahweh, you preserve man and animal.
- World English Bible

Thy righteousness [is] as mountains of God, Thy judgments [are] a great deep. Man and beast Thou savest, O Jehovah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(36:7) Thy righteousness is like the mighty mountains; Thy judgments are like the great deep; man and beast Thou preservest, O LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 36:6


36:6 Mountains - Stedfast and unmoveable: eminent and conspicuous to all men. Judgments - The executions of thy counsels. Deep - Unsearchable, as the ocean. Man - The worst of men; yea, the brute - beasts have experience of thy care and kindness.


Discussion for Psalms 36

  • Borney
    This Psalm took me into the heart of Jesus on the cross wherein I felt forsaken by lover and friend and could only pray, Father into thy hands I commend my spirit. For if those who reject me without cause and those who would only destroy me by thier love and loyalty to others while casually using me both never come to a knowledge of saving faith I am a man alone and God says, it is not good.
  • Denise
    As a good earthly father protects and provides for his children our God serves as a greater source of provision and shield. The wicked may plot to destroy God's children yet God will prevent the wicked from harming us. Trusting in God is wise. Only a fool looks to the work of his own hands. Father God, we thank you and we love you. Teach us to worship and give praise to your Holy Name.
  • Nomagugu Mukadah
    I think rightly so this scripture tells us about God's divine protection in our lives. I also think even when it seems like we have not been protected - bad things have happened to believers I think we have also the assurance that everything finds meaning with God and moment of brokenness is lost in Him. When we go to Him we have the peace that we have a place of refuge
  • Michael C.
    The most natural place for a little chicken, when it feels scared is under the safety of its mother's wing. We know that some animals are absolutely ferocious and terrible defenders and protectors, if there's even a hint of a possibility of threat to their little ones. In that regard, there is not much difference between a chicken and a bear. The Lord put that in them! He that is the Author of life, and the creator of the spirits of all living, must certainly have those qualities in Himself, in their divine perfection and especially for us, whom He so loves!
  • Tammy H.
    I think Psalms 36:7, is saying at all times if you just trust in the Lord you be okay in this world. As long as you keep the faith, the Lord will protect you.
  • MockingBird
    Surely the Lovingkindness of our Lord is truly magnificient !! That is saying lightly : for His lovingkindness cannot be rightly spoken of in His True nature : Because of that , we , the children of men put our Trust under the shadow of His wing: OH !!! How Great is our God !!!

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