New American Standard Bible
Then all men will fear, And they will declare the work of God, And will consider what He has done.
King James Bible
And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing.
Darby Bible Translation
And all men shall fear, and shall declare God's doing; and they shall wisely consider his work.
World English Bible
All mankind shall be afraid. They shall declare the work of God, and shall wisely ponder what he has done.
Young's Literal Translation
And all men fear, and declare the work of God, And His deed they have considered wisely.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And all men shall fear - That is, a deep impression would be made, not only on the associates and companions of the wicked, but on all that should hear of what was done. People, in view of the just punishment of the wicked, would learn to reverence God, and to stand in awe of One so powerful and so just. Judgments, punishment, wrath, are adapted and designed to make a deep impression on mankind. On this principle, the final punishment of the wicked will make a deep and salutary impression on the universe forever.
And shall declare the work of God - Shall make it known to others. It will become a subject of conversation, or they will talk about it, as illustrating the divine perfections and character. Such should always be the effect of the judgments of God, for they illustrate his true character; they make known his attributes; they convey to the world lessons of the utmost importance. Nothing is more proper than to talk about the judgments of God, and to endeavor to derive from them the instructions which they are adapted to convey about the divine nature, and the principles of the administration under which the universe is placed. Wars, pestilences, famines, earthquakes, conflagrations, inundations, diseases, all teach important lessons about God; and each one bears its own special message to mankind.
For they shall wisely consider of his doing - They shall attentively and carefully consider it; they shall endeavor to derive such lessons from his dealings as they are suited to convey. In other words, an attentive consideration of his doings will contribute to maintain a just knowledge of world in subjection to him. God is thus always speaking to human beings; and nothing is more proper for human beings than to give their minds to a careful consideration of what is really intended to be taught us by the events which are occurring in his providential dealings.
The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; Many will see and fear And will trust in the LORD.
Who is wise? Let him give heed to these things, And consider the lovingkindnesses of the LORD.
The LORD has brought about our vindication; Come and let us recount in Zion The work of the LORD our God!
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