New American Standard Bible
The LORD looks from heaven; He sees all the sons of men;
King James Bible
The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah looketh from the heavens; he beholdeth all the sons of men:
World English Bible
Yahweh looks from heaven. He sees all the sons of men.
Young's Literal Translation
From the heavens hath Jehovah looked, He hath seen all the sons of men.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The Lord looketh from heaven - heaven is represented as his abode or dwelling; and from that place he is represented as looking down upon all the nations of the earth. The meaning here is, that he sees all that dwell upon the earth, and that, therefore, all that worship him are under his eye. He knows their wants, and he will watch over them to protect them. It is not merely to the abstract truth that God sees all who dwell upon the earth that the psalmist means to refer; but that those who are his friends, or who worship him, are all under his eye, so as to enjoy his watchful care and attention.
He beholdeth all the sons of men - All the descendants of "Adam," for this is the original. There is no improbability in supposing that the word "Adam" here (usually meaning "man") is employed as a proper name to denote the great ancestor of the human race, and that the psalmist means to refer to the race as one great family descended from a common ancestor, though scattered abroad over the face of the world.
LibraryThe Indwelling and Outgoing Works of God.
"And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth."--Psalm xxxiii. 6. The thorough and clear-headed theologians of the most flourishing periods of the Church used to distinguish between the indwelling and outgoing works of God. The same distinction exists to some extent in nature. The lion watching his prey differs widely from the lion resting among his whelps. See the blazing eye, the lifted head, the strained muscles and panting breath. One can see that the crouching lion is laboring intensely. …
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit
The Providence of God
The Power of God
And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.
"For He looks to the ends of the earth And sees everything under the heavens.
The LORD is in His holy temple; the LORD'S throne is in heaven; His eyes behold, His eyelids test the sons of men.
The LORD has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men To see if there are any who understand, Who seek after God.
For He looked down from His holy height; From heaven the LORD gazed upon the earth,
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