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Psalms 89:25

    Psalms 89:25 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I will set his hand also on the sea, And his right hand on the rivers.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I will put his hand in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers.

    Webster's Revision

    I will set his hand also on the sea, And his right hand on the rivers.

    World English Bible

    I will set his hand also on the sea, and his right hand on the rivers.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I will set his hand also on the sea, and his right hand on the rivers.

    Definitions for Psalms 89:25

    Sea - Large basin.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 89:25

    I will set his hand also in the sea - This was literally fulfilled in David. Hand signifies power or authority; he set his hand on the sea in conquering the Philistines, and extending his empire along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, from Tyre to Pelusium. All the coasts of the Red Sea, the Persian Gulf, and the Arabic Ocean, might be said to have been under his government, for they all paid tribute to him or his son Solomon.

    His right hand in the rivers - First, the Euphrates: he subjected all Syria, and even a part of Mesopotamia; 2 Samuel 8:3; 1 Chronicles 18:3. He also took Damascus, and consequently had his hand or authority over the river Chrysorrhoes, or Baraddi; and in his conquest of all Syria his hand must have been on the Orontes and other rivers in that region. But if this be considered as referring to the typical David, we see that He was never conquered; he never lost a battle; the hosts of hell pursued him in vain. Satan was discomfited, and all his enemies bruised under his feet. Even over death he triumphed; and as to his dominion, it has spread and is spreading over all the isles of the sea, and the continents of the world.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 89:25

    I will set his hand also in the sea ... - His dominion shall extend from the sea on the one hand to the rivers on the other. The sea here evidently refers to the Mediterranean; and the rivers to the great rivers on the east - the Tigris and Euphrates. These were the promised boundaries of the land. Genesis 15:18. David secured a conquest over all these territories, and united all under his scepter, thus securing the accomplishment of the promise made to Abraham. See the notes at Psalm 60:1-12.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 89:25

    89:25 Set - Establish his power and dominion. The sea - The mid - land sea. The rivers - Euphrates, called rivers, in regard of divers branches of it, and rivers which flow into it. So here is a description of the uttermost bounds of the promised land.