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Psalms 89:11

    Psalms 89:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The heavens are yours, the earth also is yours: as for the world and the fullness thereof, you have founded them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: The world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Yours are the heavens, and the earth is yours; you have made the world, and everything which is in it.

    Webster's Revision

    The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: The world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.

    World English Bible

    The heavens are yours. The earth also is yours; the world and its fullness. You have founded them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 89:11

    The heavens are thine - Thou art the Governor of all things, and the Disposer of all events.

    The world - The terraqueous globe.

    And the fullness - All the generations of men. Thou hast founded them - thou hast made them, and dost sustain them.

    After this verse, the Editio Princeps of the Hebrew Bible, printed at Soncini, 1488, adds: -

    לילה לך אף יום לך lailah lecha aph yom lecha

    ושמש מאור הכינות אתה vashamesh maor hachinotha attah To thee is the day; also to thee is the night:

    Thou hast prepared the light and the sun.

    But these same words are found in Psalm 74:16.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 89:11

    The heavens are thine - Are thy work; and, therefore, thy property - the highest conception of property being that which is derived from creation. It is also implied here that as all things belong to God, he has a right to dispose of them as he pleases.

    The earth also is thine - The earth itself, as made by thee; all that the earth produces, as having sprung out of that which thou hast made. The entire proprietorship is in thee.

    As for the world - In the use of this word, the earth is spoken of as inhabitable, meaning that the earth and all that dwell upon it belong to God.

    And the fulness thereof - All that it produces; what constitutes its enireness. That is, the earth itself considered as earth, or as a mass of matter; and all that springs from it; all that constitutes the earth, with all its mountains, seas, rivers, people, animals, minerals, harvests, cities, towns, monuments - the productions of nature, the works of power, and the achievements of art. Compare the notes at Psalm 24:1.

    Thou hast founded them - They all have their foundation in thee; that is, thou hast caused them all to exist. They have no independent and separate basis on which to rest.