PSALM 19:1

“The heavens declare the glory of God”



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“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.”

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Psalm 19:1 Translation & Meaning

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The heavens הַשָּׁמַ֗יִם The sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve) heavens
declare מְֽסַפְּרִ֥ים Properly, to score with a mark as a tally or record, i.e., (by implication) to inscribe, and also to enumerate; intensively, to recount, i.e., celebrate declare
the glory כְּבֽוֹד Properly, weight, but only figuratively in a good sense, splendor or copiousness glory
of God; אֵ֑ל Strength; as adjective, mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity) God
and the firmament הָרָקִֽיעַ׃ Properly, an expanse, i.e., the firmament or (apparently) visible arch of the sky firmament
sheweth מַגִּ֥יד Properly, to front, i.e., stand boldly out opposite; by implication (causatively), to manifest; figuratively, to announce (always by word of mouth to one present); specifically, to expose, predict, explain, praise sheweth
his handywork. וּֽמַעֲשֵׂ֥ה An action (good or bad); generally, a transaction; abstractly, activity; by implication, a product (specifically, a poem) or (generally) property handywork

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  • 1  The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

  • 2  Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.

  • 3  There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

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