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Psalms 33:15

    Psalms 33:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their works.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He fashions their hearts alike; he considers all their works.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He that fashioneth the hearts of them all, That considereth all their works.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He makes all their hearts; their works are clear to him.

    Webster's Revision

    He that fashioneth the hearts of them all, That considereth all their works.

    World English Bible

    he who fashions all of their hearts; and he considers all of their works.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He that fashioneth the hearts of them all, that considereth all their works.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 33:15

    He fashioneth their hearts alike - He forms their hearts in unity; he has formed them alike; they are all the works of his hands: and he has formed them with the same powers, faculties, passions, etc.; body and spirit having the same essential properties in every human being.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 33:15

    He fashioneth their hearts alike - That is, one as well as another; or, one as really as another. No one is exempt from his control, or from all that is implied in the word "fashioneth." The meaning is not that their hearts are made to "resemble" each other, or to be "like" each other, whether in goodness or in wickedness - but that all alike "are" made by him. The idea in the word "fashioneth" here is not that of "creating," in the sense that He "makes" the heart by his own power what it is, whether good or bad; but that, as he has "formed" the hearts of all people, he must see what is in the heart, or must behold all the purposes and thoughts of people. The Maker of the human heart must understand what is in it; and, therefore, He must have a clear understanding of the purposes and designs of human beings. This idea is carried out in the latter member of the sentence, "he considereth all their works," and is substantially the same as in the expression Psalm 94:9, "He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? He that formed the eye, shall he not see?"

    He considereth all their works - He understands all that they do; he marks, or attends to, all that is done by them. The purpose here is to state the universal sovereignty of God. He made all things; He presides over all things; He sees all things; He is the source of safety and protection to all.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 33:15

    33:15 Fashioneth - Having said that God sees and observes all men, he now adds, that he rules and governs them; yea, even the hearts which are most unmanageable, he disposes and inclines according to the counsel of his will. Alike - Or, equally, one as well as another: whether they be Jews or Gentiles, princes or peasants; all are alike subject to his jurisdiction. Their works - Both outward and inward, all the workings of their minds and actions, and all their endeavours and actions.