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Psalms 18:49

    Psalms 18:49 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Therefore will I give thanks to you, O LORD, among the heathen, and sing praises to your name.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O Jehovah, among the nations, And will sing praises unto thy name.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Because of this I will give you praise, O Lord, among the nations, and will make a song of praise to your name.

    Webster's Revision

    Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O Jehovah, among the nations, And will sing praises unto thy name.

    World English Bible

    Therefore I will give thanks to you, Yahweh, among the nations, and will sing praises to your name.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the nations, and will sing praises unto thy name.

    Definitions for Psalms 18:49

    Heathen - People; nations; non-Jews.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 18:49

    WilI I give thanks unto thee - among the heathen - Quoted by St. Paul, Romans 15:9, to prove that the calling of the Gentiles was predicted, and that what then took place was the fulfillment of that prediction.

    But there is a sense in which it applies particularly to David, well observed by Theodoret: "We see," says he, "evidently the fulfillment of this prophecy; for even to the present day David praises the Lord among the Gentiles by the mouth of true believers; seeing there is not a town, village, hamlet, country, nor even a desert, where Christians dwell, in which God is not praised by their singing the Psalms of David."

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 18:49

    Therefore will I give thanks unto thee - Margin, confess. The Hebrew word - ידה yâdâh - in the form used here, means properly to profess, to confess, to acknowledge; then especially to acknowledge or recognize blessings and favors; in other words, to give thanks, to praise. The idea here is that he would make a public acknowledgment of those blessings which he had received; or that he would cause the remembrance of them to be celebrated among the nations.

    Among the heathen - Among the nations. See the note at Psalm 18:43. The meaning here is, that he would cause these blessings to be remembered by making a record of them in this song of praise; a song that would be used not only in his own age and in his own country, but also among other nations, and in other times. He would do all in his power to make the knowledge of these favors, and these proofs of the existence of the true God, known abroad and transmitted to other times. The apostle Paul uses this language Romans 15:9 as expressing properly the fact that the knowledge of God was to be communicated to the "Gentiles:" "As it is written, For this cause will I confess to thee among the Gentiles." The word "heathen" or nations, in the passage before us, corresponds precisely with the meaning of the word Gentiles; and Paul has used the language of the psalm legitimately and properly as showing that it was a doctrine of the Old Testament that the truths of religion were not to be confined to the Jews, but were to be made known to other nations.

    And sing praises unto thy name - Unto thee; the name often being used to denote the person. The meaning is, that he would cause the praises of God to be celebrated among foreign or pagan nations, as the result of what God had done for him. Far, probably, very far beyond what David anticipated when he penned this psalm, this has been done. The psalm itself has been chanted by million who were not in existence, and in lands of which the psalmist had no knowledge; and, connected as it has been with the other psalms in Christian worship, it has contributed in an eminent degree to extend the praises of God far in the earth, and to transmit the knowledge of him to generations as they succeeded one another. What David anticipated is, moreover, as yet only in the progress of fulfillment. Millions not yet born will make use of the psalm, as million have done before, as the medium of praise to God; and down to the most distant times this sacred song, in connection with the others in the Book of Psalms, will contribute to make God known in the earth, and to secure for him the praises of mankind.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 18:49

    18:49 Heathen - David is here transported beyond himself, and speaks this in special relation to Christ who was to be his seed, and of whom he was an eminent type, and by whom alone this was done. And therefore this is justly applied to him, and to his calling of the Gentiles, Rom 15:9.