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Psalms 33:6

    Psalms 33:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    By the word of Jehovah were the heavens made, And all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the army of heaven by the breath of his mouth.

    Webster's Revision

    By the word of Jehovah were the heavens made, And all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

    World English Bible

    By Yahweh's word, the heavens were made; all their army by the breath of his mouth.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 33:6

    By the word of the Lord were the heavens made - This is illustrated in the Psalm 33:9 verse: "He spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast." This evidently refers to the account of the creation, as it stands in the first chapter of Genesis.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 33:6

    By the word of the Lord - By the command of God: Genesis 1:3, Genesis 1:6 etc. See the notes at Psalm 33:9.

    Were the heavens made - That is, the starry heavens; the worlds above us: Genesis 1:1.

    And all the host of them - All their "armies." The stars are represented as armies or marshalled hosts, led forth at his command, and under his direction - as armies are led forth in war. See Genesis 2:1; compare the notes at Isaiah 1:9.

    By the breath of his mouth - By his word or command - as our words issue from our mouths with our breath. The idea here is, that God is the Creator of all things; and, as such, has a claim to praise; or, that as Creator he is entitled to adoration. To this he is entitled from the fact that he has made all things, and from the "manner" in which it has been done - the wisdom, power, goodness, skill, with which it has been accomplished.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 33:6

    33:6 The word - God made this admirable structure of the heavens, and all its glorious stars; not with great pains and time, but with one single word. Host - The angels: or the stars.