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Psalms 118:23

    Psalms 118:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    This is the LORD's doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    This is the LORD's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    This is Jehovah's doing; It is marvellous in our eyes.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    This is the Lord's doing; it is a wonder in our eyes.

    Webster's Revision

    This is Jehovah's doing; It is marvellous in our eyes.

    World English Bible

    This is Yahweh's doing. It is marvelous in our eyes.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    This is the LORD'S doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 118:23

    This is the Lord's doing - Margin, as in Hebrew, "This is from the Lord." That is, It is to be traced to the Lord alone. It is not the result of human wisdom or power. The deliverance from danger - the raising up from the low condition - the change by which he who was rejected was restored to his rightful place - all this was to be traced to God alone. So it was in the case of the psalmist; so it was in the case of the Redeemer. None but God could have made him who was rejected, despised, crucified, and laid in the grave, the Saviour of a world. The place which the once rejected Redeemer now bears in the church - the honors bestowed on him as the head of the church - the triumph of his gospel in the world - all prove that it is the work of God.

    It is marvelous in our eyes - It is suited to excite wonder. It is not one of those things which are to be ranked with the common and well-known events that are easily explained, and that excite no wonder; it is one of those things which cannot be explained by any known law; which belong to the "supernatural;" which bear the marks of a direct divine interposition; which are suited to excite the admiration of mankind. Thus it was in the case of the psalmist; thus, pre-eminently, it was in the case of the Redeemer. No operation of natural laws will constitute a sufficient explanation of the latter. It is a matter for wonder, for rejoicing, and for praise, that one, despised, rejected, crucified, has been raised from the grave; that his religion has spread so far over the world; that it influences mankind as it does; and that he himself is exalted to a rank "far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come." Ephesians 1:21.