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Psalms 24:2

    Psalms 24:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For he has founded it on the seas, and established it on the floods.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For he hath founded it upon the seas, And established it upon the floods.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For by him it was based on the seas, and made strong on the deep rivers.

    Webster's Revision

    For he hath founded it upon the seas, And established it upon the floods.

    World English Bible

    For he has founded it on the seas, and established it on the floods.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 24:2

    He hath founded it upon the seas - He not only created the vast mass, but separated the land from the waters, so that the mountains, etc., being elevated above the waters, appear to be founded on them, and notwithstanding all the tossings and ragings of the ocean, these waters cannot prevail. It is established upon the floods, and cannot be shaken.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 24:2

    For he hath founded it upon the seas - That is, the earth, or the habitable world. The ground of the claim to the earth and all that it contains, which is here asserted, is the fact that God had created it, or "founded" it. The language used here - "he hath founded it," that is, he has laid the foundation of it, "upon the seas" and "the floods" - is in accordance with the usual mode of speaking of the earth in the Scriptures as laid upon a foundation - as a house is raised on a firm foundation. See the notes at Job 38:6. As the earth appeared to be surrounded by water, it was natural to speak of it as "founded" also upon the waters. There is probably an allusion here to the statement in Genesis 1:9-10, where the waters are said to have been so gathered together that the dry land appeared. Above all the waters the earth was established, so as to become the abode of plants, animals, and man.

    And established it upon the floods - The streams; the torrents. The earth has been elevated above them, so as to be a residence for animals and for men. The essential thought is, that this earth has become what it is by the fact that God has founded it; and, therefore, what it produces belongs of right to Him.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 24:2

    24:2 Seas - The whole collection of waters, as well as the sea and the rivers running into it, as that great abyss of waters which is contained in the bowels of the earth.