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Psalms 115:2

    Psalms 115:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Why should the heathen say, Where is now their God?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Wherefore should the nations say, Where is now their God?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Why may the nations say, Where is now their God?

    Webster's Revision

    Wherefore should the nations say, Where is now their God?

    World English Bible

    Why should the nations say, "Where is their God, now?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Wherefore should the nations say, Where is now their God?

    Definitions for Psalms 115:2

    Heathen - People; nations; non-Jews.
    Wherefore - Why?; for what reason?; for what cause?

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 115:2

    Wherefore should the heathen say - This appears to refer to a time in which the Israelites had suffered some sad reverses, so as to be brought very low, and to be marked by the heathen.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 115:2

    Wherefore should the heathen say - The nations; they who worshipped idols, and who claimed that those idols were true gods. Why should we, thy people, be so left, so forsaken, so afflicted, as to lead these idolaters to suppose that we worship a false God, or that the God whom we adore is destitute of power or faithfulness; either that he does not exist, or that he cannot be relied on. It is evident that they were now in circumstances which would give some plausibility to the question here asked.

    Where is now their God? - They seem to be forsaken. God, the God whom they worship, does not come forth for their defense. If he exists at all, he is destitute of power, or he is not true to the people who worship him, and he cannot be trusted. Compare Psalm 42:3, note; Psalm 42:10, note; Psalm 79:10, note.