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Psalms 89:12

    Psalms 89:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The north and the south thou hast created them: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The north and the south you have created them: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in your name.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The north and the south, thou hast created them: Tabor and Hermon rejoice in thy name.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    You have made the north and the south; Tabor and Hermon are sounding with joy at your name.

    Webster's Revision

    The north and the south, thou hast created them: Tabor and Hermon rejoice in thy name.

    World English Bible

    The north and the south, you have created them. Tabor and Hermon rejoice in your name.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The north and the south, thou hast created them: Tabor and Hermon rejoice in thy name.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 89:12

    The north and the south - It is generally supposed that by these four terms all the four quarters of the globe are intended. Tabor, a mountain of Galilee, was on the west of Mount Hermon, which was beyond Jordan, to the east of the source of that river.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 89:12

    The north and the south, thou hast created them - All that there is in the north and in the south - in the northern and the southern sky - the constellations and the stars; and all that there is in the earth - in the regions of cold and of heat - far as they extend in either direction. The word rendered "north" here - צפון tsâphôn - means properly that which is hidden or dark, and was applied to the north, because the ancients regarded it as the seat of gloom and darkness. Hom. Od., ix. 25. The south, on the other hand, was regarded by them as illuminated and made bright by the beams of the sun. The word rendered "south" - ימין yâmı̂yn - means literally the right hand, and was applied to the south because the ancient geographers were supposed to face the east, as now they are supposed to face the north. Compare the notes at Job 23:9.

    Tabor and Hermon - That is, the west and the east - the former of these mountains being on the western side of Palestine, the other on the eastern, and both of them being objects of beauty and grandeur. The idea is, that God had control of all parts of the universe; that the world in every direction, and in every part, declared his power, and made known his greatness.

    Shall rejoice in thy name - Or, do rejoice in thee. That is, They, as it were, exult in thee as their God. They are clothed with beauty, as if full of joy; and they acknowledge that all this comes from thee as the great Creator. Compare Psalm 65:8, Psalm 65:12; Psalm 96:11-12.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 89:12

    89:12 Tabor - The several parts of the land of Canaan, both within Jordan, where mount Tabor is; and without it, where Hermon lies. Rejoice - Shall be fruitful and prosperous, and so give their inhabitants cause to rejoice. In - By thy favour.