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Psalms 104:31

    Psalms 104:31 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the LORD shall rejoice in his works.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the LORD shall rejoice in his works.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Let the glory of Jehovah endure for ever; Let Jehovah rejoice in his works:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let the glory of the Lord be for ever; let the Lord have joy in his works:

    Webster's Revision

    Let the glory of Jehovah endure for ever; Let Jehovah rejoice in his works:

    World English Bible

    Let the glory of Yahweh endure forever. Let Yahweh rejoice in his works.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Let the glory of the LORD endure for ever; let the LORD rejoice in his works:

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 104:31

    The glory of the Lord shall endure for ever - Margin, as in Hebrew, "shall be." It might be rendered, "Let the glory of the Lord be for ever," implying a strong desire that it should be so. But the language may denote a strong conviction that it would be so. The mind of the writer was filled with wonder at the beauty and variety of the works of God on the land, in the air, and in the waters; and he exclaims, with a heart full of admiration, that the glory of a Being who had made all these things could never cease, but must endure forever. All the glory of man would pass away; all the monuments that he would rear would be destroyed; all the works of art executed by him must perish; but the glory of One who had made the earth, and filled it with such wonders, could not but endure forever and ever.

    The Lord shall rejoice in his works - See Genesis 1:31. The idea here is, that God finds pleasure in the contemplation of his own works; in the beauty and order of creation; and in the happiness which he sees as the result of his work of creation. There is no impropriety in supposing that God finds pleasure in the manifestation of the wisdom, the power, the goodness, the mercy, and the love of his own glorious nature.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 104:31

    104:31 Rejoice - Thus God advances the glory of his wisdom and power and goodness, in upholding the works of his hands from generation to generation, and he takes pleasure in the preservation of his works, as also in his reflection upon these works of his providence.