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Psalms 115:3

    Psalms 115:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But our God is in the heavens: he has done whatever he has pleased.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But our God is in the heavens: He hath done whatsoever he pleased.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But our God is in heaven: he has done whatever was pleasing to him.

    Webster's Revision

    But our God is in the heavens: He hath done whatsoever he pleased.

    World English Bible

    But our God is in the heavens. He does whatever he pleases.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he pleased.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 115:3

    He hath done whatsover he hath pleased - There was too much cause for his abandoning us to our enemies; yet he still lives and rules in heaven and in earth.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 115:3

    But our God is in the heavens - The Septuagint adds, "and in the earth." This is not, however, in the Hebrew. The idea is, Our God really exists. He is the true God. He reigns in heaven. His plans are such as are and should be formed in heaven: lofty, vast, incomprehensible. But he is still our God; our Ruler; our Protector. He is not a god of earth - whose origin is earth - who dwells on earth alone - like the idols of the pagan; but the whole vast universe is under his control.

    He hath done whatsoever he hath pleased - And, therefore, what has been done is right, and we should be submissive to it. He is a sovereign God; and mysterious as are his doings, and much as there seems to be occasion to ask the question "Where is now your God?" yet we are to feel that what has occurred has been in accordance with his eternal plans, and is to be submitted to as a part of his arrangements. It is, in fact, always a sufficient answer to the objections which are made to the government of God, as if he had forsaken his people in bringing affliction on them, and leaving them, apparently without interposition, to poverty, to persecution, and to tears, that he is "in the heavens;" that he rules there and everywhere; that he has his own eternal purposes; and that all things are ordered in accordance with his will. There must, therefore, be some good reason why events occur as they actually do.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 115:3

    115:3 The sorrows - Dangerous and deadly calamities. Pains - Such agonies and horrors, as dying persons use to feel.