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Psalms 66:7

    Psalms 66:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He ruleth by his power for ever; his eyes behold the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He rules by his power for ever; his eyes behold the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He ruleth by his might for ever; His eyes observe the nations: Let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He is ruling in power for ever; his eyes are watching the nations: may his haters have no strength against him. (Selah.)

    Webster's Revision

    He ruleth by his might for ever; His eyes observe the nations: Let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah

    World English Bible

    He rules by his might forever. His eyes watch the nations. Don't let the rebellious rise up against him. Selah.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He ruleth by his might for ever; his eyes observe the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah

    Definitions for Psalms 66:7

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 66:7

    Be ruleth by his power - His omnipotence is employed to support his followers, and cast down his enemies.

    His eyes behold the nations - He sees what they purpose, what they intend to do; and what they will do, if he restrain them not.

    Let not the rebellious exalt themselves - They shall not succeed in their designs: they have their own aggrandizement in view, but thou wilt disappoint and cast them down.

    Selah - Mark this. It is true.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 66:7

    He ruleth by his power for ever - literally, "Ruling by his power forever." The idea is, that he does this constantly; in each age and generation. He never has ceased to rule; he never will. His dominion extends from age to age, and will stretch forward forever. The power which he evinced in delivering his people he retains now, and will retain forever. In that unchanging power, his people may confide; that unchanging power, the wicked should fear.

    His eyes behold the nations - All nations; all people. He sees all their conduct. They can conceal nothing from him. They should, therefore, stand in awe. The wicked have much to fear from One who sees all that they do, and who has power to crush and destroy them. Compare the notes at Psalm 11:4.

    Let not the rebellious exalt themselves - Be lifted up with pride, or feel secure. They cannot overcome an Almighty God; they cannot escape from his power. The word rebellious here has reference to those who are impatient under the restraints of the law of God, and who are disposed to east off his authority. The admonition is one that may be addressed to all who thus rebel against God, whether they are nations or individuals. Alike they must feel the vengeance of his arm, and fall beneath his power.