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Psalms 111:6

    Psalms 111:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He has showed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He hath showed his people the power of his works, In giving them the heritage of the nations.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He has made clear to his people the power of his works, giving them the heritage of the nations.

    Webster's Revision

    He hath showed his people the power of his works, In giving them the heritage of the nations.

    World English Bible

    He has shown his people the power of his works, in giving them the heritage of the nations.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He hath shewed his people the power of his works, in giving them the heritage of the nations.

    Definitions for Psalms 111:6

    Heathen - People; nations; non-Jews.
    Heritage - Allotment; possession.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 111:6

    The power of his works - They have seen that these things did not arrive in the common course of nature, it was not by might nor by power, but by the Spirit of the Lord of hosts they were done. And it required a display of the power of God to give them the heritage of the heathen.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 111:6

    He hath showed his people - The Jewish people. He has made this known to them. The reference here is not to his "announcing" it, or stating it, but to his acts of interposition in their behalf in which he had manifested the greatness of his power.

    The power of his works - The power of his acts; the power involved in what he does. The power referred to here was that which was evinced in destroying the Egyptians, and in subduing the nations of Canaan.

    That he may give them the heritage of the heathen - The nations; to wit, the nations of Palestine. The word "heritage" is often used in the large sense of possessions; and the meaning here is, that God had shown the greatness of his power by giving all that they possessed into the hands of his people.