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Psalms 148:6

    Psalms 148:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He hath also stablished them for ever and ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He has also established them for ever and ever: he has made a decree which shall not pass.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He hath also established them for ever and ever: He hath made a decree which shall not pass away.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He has put them in their places for ever; he has given them their limits which may not be broken.

    Webster's Revision

    He hath also established them for ever and ever: He hath made a decree which shall not pass away.

    World English Bible

    He has also established them forever and ever. He has made a decree which will not pass away.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He hath also stablished them for ever and ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass away.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 148:6

    He hath also stablished them - He has determined their respective revolutions and the times in which they are performed, so exactly to show his all-comprehensive wisdom and skill, that they have never passed the line marked out by his decree, nor intercepted each other in the vortex of space, through revolutions continued for nearly 6000 years.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 148:6

    He hath also stablished them forever and ever - He has made them firm, stable, enduring. That they may be eternal is possible; that they will not be, no one can prove. Matter, when created, has no necessary tendency to decay or annihilation; and the universe - the stars, and suns, and systems - which have endured so many million of ages may continue to exist any number of million of ages to come. Of course, however, all this is dependent on the will of God. On the meaning of this passage, compare Psalm 119:90, note; Psalm 72:5, note; Psalm 89:2, note; Psalm 89:36-37, note. See also 2 Peter 3:7, note; 2 Peter 3:10, note; 2 Peter 3:13, note.

    He hath made a decree which shall not pass - He has given a law or statute which they cannot pass. The word rendered decree here seems to be used in the sense of limit or bound; and the idea is, that he has bound them by a fixed law; he has established laws which they are compelled to observe. The fact is, in regard to them, that he has established great laws - as the law of gravitation - by which they are held from flying off; he has marked out orbits in which they move; he has so bound them that they perform their revolutions with unerring accuracy in the very path which he has prescribed. So accurate are their movements that they can be predicted with exact precision; and so uniform, that any succession of ages does not vary or affect them.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 148:6

    148:6 Established - He hath made them constant and incorruptible, not changeable, as the things of the lower world. A decree - Concerning their continuance.