New Living Translation
The heavens belong to the LORD, but he has given the earth to all humanity.
King James Bible
The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD'S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.
Darby Bible Translation
The heavens are the heavens of Jehovah, but the earth hath he given to the children of men.
World English Bible
The heavens are the heavens of Yahweh; but the earth has he given to the children of men.
Young's Literal Translation
The heavens -- the heavens are Jehovah's, And the earth He hath given to sons of men,
Psalm 115:16 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
115:16 The Lord's - In a peculiar manner, where he dwelleth in that light and glory, to which no man can approach. Given - As the foregoing verse declares, that God was the creator of heaven and earth, so this asserts that he is also their Lord and governor to dispose of all men and things as he pleases.
LibraryTriumph Over Death and the Grave
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin: and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. T he Christian soldier may with the greatest propriety, be said to war a good warfare (I Timothy 1:18) . He is engaged in a good cause. He fights under the eye of the Captain of his salvation. Though he be weak in himself, and though his enemies are many and mighty, he may do that which in other soldiers …
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2
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The Last Supper
"He is the God who made the world and everything in it. Since he is Lord of heaven and earth, he doesn't live in man-made temples,
"Look, the highest heavens and the earth and everything in it all belong to the LORD your God.
You gave them charge of everything you made, putting all things under their authority--
The heavens are yours, and the earth is yours; everything in the world is yours--you created it all.
For the LORD is God, and he created the heavens and earth and put everything in place. He made the world to be lived in, not to be a place of empty chaos. "I am the LORD," he says, "and there is no other.
With my great strength and powerful arm I made the earth and all its people and every animal. I can give these things of mine to anyone I choose.
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