Psalm 11:4
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English Standard Version
The LORD is in his holy temple; the LORD’s throne is in heaven; his eyes see, his eyelids test the children of man.

King James Bible
The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD'S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.

American Standard Version
Jehovah is in his holy temple; Jehovah, his throne is in heaven; His eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord is in his holy temple, the Lord's throne is in heaven. His eyes look on the poor man: his eyelids examine the sons of men.

English Revised Version
The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD, his throne is in heaven; his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD'S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try the children of men.

Psalm 11:4 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The desire for Jahve's interposition now rises again with fresh earnestness. It is a mistake to regard דּרשׁ and מצא as correlative notions. In the phrase to seek and not find, when used of that which has totally disappeared, we never have דּרשׁ, but always בּקּשׁ, Psalm 37:36; Isaiah 41:12; Jeremiah 50:20, and frequently. The verb דּרשׁ signifies here exactly the same as in Psalm 10:4, Psalm 10:13, and Psalm 9:13 : "and the wicked (nom. absol. as in Psalm 10:4) - mayst Thou punish his wickedness, mayst Thou find nothing more of it." It is not without a meaning that, instead of the form of expression usual elsewhere (Psalm 37:36; Job 20:8), the address to Jahve is retained: that which is no longer visible to the eye of God, not merely of man, has absolutely vanished out of existence. This absolute conquest of evil is to be as surely looked for, as that Jahve's universal kingship, which has been an element of the creed of God's people ever since the call and redemption of Israel (Exodus 15:18), cannot remain without being perfectly and visibly realised. His absolute and eternal kingship must at length be realised, even in all the universality and endless duration foretold in Zechariah 14:9; Daniel 7:14, Revelation 11:15. Losing himself in the contemplation of this kingship, and beholding the kingdom of God, the kingdom of good, as realised, the psalmist's vision stretches beyond the foes of the church at home to its foes in general; and, inasmuch as the heathen in Israel and the heathen world outside of Israel are blended together into one to his mind, he comprehends them all in the collective name of גּוים, and sees the land of Jahve (Leviticus 25:23), the holy land, purified of all oppressors hostile to the church and its God. It is the same that is foretold by Isaiah (Isaiah 52:1), Nahum (Nahum 2:1), and in other passages, which, by the anticipation of faith, here stands before the mind of the suppliant as an accomplished fact - viz. the consummation of the judgment, which has been celebrated in the hymnic half (Psalm 9) of this double Psalm as a judgment already executed in part.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The Lord

Psalm 9:11 Sing praises to the LORD, which dwells in Zion: declare among the people his doings.

Psalm 18:6 In my distress I called on the LORD, and cried to my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him...

Exodus 40:34,35 Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle...

1 Chronicles 17:5 For I have not dwelled in an house since the day that I brought up Israel to this day; but have gone from tent to tent...

Habakkuk 2:20 But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

Zechariah 2:13 Be silent, O all flesh, before the LORD: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation.

2 Thessalonians 2:4 Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God...

the Lord's

Psalm 2:4 He that sits in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision.

Psalm 103:19 The LORD has prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom rules over all.

Isaiah 66:1 Thus said the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that you build to me?...

Matthew 5:34 But I say to you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne:

Matthew 23:21 And whoever shall swear by the temple, swears by it, and by him that dwells therein.

Acts 7:49 Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will you build me? said the Lord: or what is the place of my rest?

Revelation 4:2 And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.

his eyes

Psalm 33:13 The LORD looks from heaven; he beholds all the sons of men.

Psalm 44:21 Shall not God search this out? for he knows the secrets of the heart.

Psalm 66:7 He rules by his power for ever; his eyes behold the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.

2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth...

Proverbs 15:3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

Jeremiah 17:10 I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.

Jeremiah 23:24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? said the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? said the LORD.

Hebrews 4:13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight...

Cross References
Matthew 5:34
But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God,

Revelation 4:2
At once I was in the Spirit, and behold, a throne stood in heaven, with one seated on the throne.

Genesis 18:23
Then Abraham drew near and said, "Will you indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked?

1 Kings 8:39
then hear in heaven your dwelling place and forgive and act and render to each whose heart you know, according to all his ways (for you, you only, know the hearts of all the children of mankind),

Job 28:24
For he looks to the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens.

Psalm 7:9
Oh, let the evil of the wicked come to an end, and may you establish the righteous-- you who test the minds and hearts, O righteous God!

Psalm 18:6
In my distress I called upon the LORD; to my God I cried for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears.

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