Psalm 111:2
New International Version
Great are the works of the LORD; they are pondered by all who delight in them.

New Living Translation
How amazing are the deeds of the LORD! All who delight in him should ponder them.

English Standard Version
Great are the works of the LORD, studied by all who delight in them.

Berean Study Bible
Great are the works of the LORD; they are pondered by all who delight in them.

King James Bible
The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.

New King James Version
The works of the LORD are great, Studied by all who have pleasure in them.

New American Standard Bible
Great are the works of the LORD; They are studied by all who delight in them.

NASB 1995
Great are the works of the LORD; They are studied by all who delight in them.

NASB 1977
Great are the works of the LORD; They are studied by all who delight in them.

Amplified Bible
Great are the works of the LORD, Studied by all those who delight in them.

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD’s works are great, studied by all who delight in them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD's works are great, studied by all who delight in them.

American Standard Version
The works of Jehovah are great, Sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Great are the works of LORD JEHOVAH, and they are sought out by all who desire them.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The works of the Lord are great, sought out according to all his will.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD has done many wonderful things! Everyone who is pleased with God's marvelous deeds will keep them in mind.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Great are the works of the Lord: sought out according to all his wills

English Revised Version
The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.

Good News Translation
How wonderful are the things the LORD does! All who are delighted with them want to understand them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD's deeds are spectacular. They should be studied by all who enjoy them.

International Standard Version
Great are the acts of the LORD; they are within reach of all who desire them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The works of the LORD are great, Sought out of all them that have delight therein.

Literal Standard Version
Great [are] the works of YHWH, "" Sought out by all desiring them.

NET Bible
The LORD's deeds are great, eagerly awaited by all who desire them.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD's works are great, pondered by all those who delight in them.

World English Bible
Yahweh's works are great, pondered by all those who delight in them.

Young's Literal Translation
Great are the works of Jehovah, Sought out by all desiring them.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Majestic Is His Work
1Hallelujah! I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart in the council of the upright and in the assembly. 2Great are the works of the LORD; they are pondered by all who delight in them. 3Splendid and majestic is His work; His righteousness endures forever.…

Cross References
Revelation 15:3
and they sang the song of God's servant Moses and of the Lamb: "Great and wonderful are Your works, O Lord God Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the nations!

Job 37:7
He seals up the hand of every man, so that all men may know His work.

Psalm 8:3
When I behold Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have set in place--

Psalm 92:5
How great are Your works, O LORD, how deep are Your thoughts!

Psalm 143:5
I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your works; I consider the work of Your hands.


Treasury of Scripture

The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.

works

Psalm 92:5
O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.

Psalm 104:24
O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.

Psalm 139:14
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

sought

Psalm 77:11,12
I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old…

Psalm 104:24,34
O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches…

Psalm 107:43
Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD.

that have

Psalm 92:4
For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands.

Proverbs 17:16
Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?

Proverbs 18:1,2
Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom…









(2) Sought out--i.e., they are the object of meditation and enquiry. (See Note, Psalm 105:4.) The psalmist was no doubt thinking of historical proofs of Jehovah's goodness to the chosen race, but his words are capable of a wide range. The best illustration of them may be found in the writings in which Mr. Ruskin warns this generation against the danger of insensibility to natural beauty.

Verse 2. - The works of the Lord are great. Not his material works, but the doings of his providence (see vers. 3-9). Sought out of all them that have pleasure therein. Searched into and carefully studied by all who take an interest in such things. Deru-shim, "objects of study," is etymologically connected with madrasa, a college, a "place of study and research."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Great
גְּ֭דֹלִים (gə·ḏō·lîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 1419: Great, older, insolent

are the works
מַעֲשֵׂ֣י (ma·‘ă·śê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 4639: An action, a transaction, activity, a product, property

of the LORD;
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

they are pondered
דְּ֝רוּשִׁ֗ים (də·rū·šîm)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine plural
Strong's 1875: To tread, frequent, to follow, to seek, ask, to worship

by all
לְכָל־ (lə·ḵāl)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

who delight in them.
חֶפְצֵיהֶֽם׃ (ḥep̄·ṣê·hem)
Adjective - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 2656: Pleasure, desire, a valuable thing, a matter


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