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Psalms 111:7

    Psalms 111:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The works of his hands are truth and justice; All his precepts are sure.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The works of his hands are faith and righteousness; all his laws are unchanging.

    Webster's Revision

    The works of his hands are truth and justice; All his precepts are sure.

    World English Bible

    The works of his hands are truth and justice. All his precepts are sure.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The works of his hands are truth and judgment; all his precepts are sure.

    Definitions for Psalms 111:7

    Verity - Truth.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 111:7

    Verity and judgment - His works are verity or truth, because they were wrought for the fulfillment of the promises he made to their fathers. And they were just; for their punishment was in consequence of their infidelities: and the punishment of the Babylonians was only in consequence of their gross iniquities; and in both respects he had proved his work to be according to justice and judgment.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 111:7

    The works of his hands - All that he does in the works of creation and providence; all in his acts toward the children of men.

    Are verity - Truth. That is, They tend to establish and confirm the truth; they are done in the cause or the defense of truth. Truth in any case may be ascertained by what God "does," for all that he defends and protects is "truth," and his acts, therefore, may be regarded as an expression of what is true and right.

    And judgment - In the cause of justice; or, in maintaining the principles of right. God never does anything to vindicate wrong. None of his acts can be fairly interpreted as having been done to sustain injustice, fraud, deceit, ambition, oppression, murder, or licentiousness. That he suffers free agents to do these things without interference is no evidence that he approves of them. That he "disapproves" of them is shown

    (a) by his declarations;

    (b) by his threatenings;

    (c) by all that he does to punish the wicked here.

    All his commandments are sure - His statutes; his ordinances. They are sure; that is, they are to be relied on; or, are worthy of confidence.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 111:7

    111:7 The works - All that he doth on the behalf of his people, or against their enemies. Truth - Are exactly agreeable to his promises, and to justice. Commandments - His laws given to the Israelites, especially the moral law. Sure - Constant and unchangeable.