Psalm 138:4
New International Version
May all the kings of the earth praise you, LORD, when they hear what you have decreed.

New Living Translation
Every king in all the earth will thank you, LORD, for all of them will hear your words.

English Standard Version
All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, O LORD, for they have heard the words of your mouth,

Berean Study Bible
All the kings of the earth will give You thanks, O LORD, when they hear the words of Your mouth.

King James Bible
All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O LORD, when they hear the words of thy mouth.

New King James Version
All the kings of the earth shall praise You, O LORD, When they hear the words of Your mouth.

New American Standard Bible
All the kings of the earth will give thanks to You, LORD, When they have heard the words of Your mouth.

NASB 1995
All the kings of the earth will give thanks to You, O LORD, When they have heard the words of Your mouth.

NASB 1977
All the kings of the earth will give thanks to Thee, O LORD, When they have heard the words of Thy mouth.

Amplified Bible
All the kings of the land will give thanks and praise You, O LORD, When they have heard of the promises of Your mouth [which were fulfilled].

Christian Standard Bible
All the kings on earth will give you thanks, LORD, when they hear what you have promised.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
All the kings on earth will give You thanks, LORD, when they hear what You have promised.

American Standard Version
All the kings of the earth shall give thee thanks, O Jehovah, For they have heard the words of thy mouth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
All the Kings of the Earth shall confess to you, LORD JEHOVAH, because they have heard the speech of your mouth!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Let all the kings of the earth, o Lord, give thanks unto thee; for they have heard all the words of thy mouth.

Contemporary English Version
All kings on this earth have heard your promises, LORD, and they will praise you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
May all the kings of the earth give glory to thee: for they have heard all the words of thy mouth.

English Revised Version
All the kings of the earth shall give thee thanks, O LORD, for they have heard the words of thy mouth.

Good News Translation
All the kings in the world will praise you, LORD, because they have heard your promises.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All the kings of the earth will give thanks to you, O LORD, because they have heard the promises you spoke.

International Standard Version
LORD, all the kings of the earth will give you thanks, for they have heard what you have spoken.

JPS Tanakh 1917
All the kings of the earth shall give Thee thanks, O LORD, For they have heard the words of Thy mouth.

Literal Standard Version
O YHWH, all kings of earth confess You, "" When they have heard the sayings of Your mouth.

NET Bible
Let all the kings of the earth give thanks to you, O LORD, when they hear the words you speak.

New Heart English Bible
All the kings of the earth will give you thanks, LORD, for they have heard the words of your mouth.

World English Bible
All the kings of the earth will give you thanks, Yahweh, for they have heard the words of your mouth.

Young's Literal Translation
O Jehovah, all kings of earth confess Thee, When they have heard the sayings of Thy mouth.

Additional Translations ...
Context
I Will Give You Thanks with All My Heart
3On the day I called, You answered me; You emboldened me and strengthened my soul. 4All the kings of the earth will give You thanks, O LORD, when they hear the words of Your mouth. 5They will sing of the ways of the LORD, for the glory of the LORD is great.…

Cross References
Psalm 45:17
I will commemorate your name through all generations; therefore the nations will praise you forever and ever.

Psalm 72:11
May all kings bow down to him and all nations serve him.

Psalm 102:15
So the nations will fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth will fear Your glory.


Treasury of Scripture

All the kings of the earth shall praise you, O LORD, when they hear the words of your mouth.

all the kings

Psalm 72:11
Yea, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him.

Psalm 102:15,22
So the heathen shall fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth thy glory…

Isaiah 49:23
And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy nursing mothers: they shall bow down to thee with their face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD: for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me.

when they hear

Psalm 22:22,27
I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee…

Psalm 51:13
Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

Psalm 69:30-32
I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving…









(4, 5) The general sense of these verses is plain, though there are slightly different ways of understanding the expressions. The psalmist imagines that the word or promise, which has been so abundantly fulfilled, will, by its performance, convince all the kings of the earth, and bring them in confession and praise to Jehovah. For a Hebrew the expression "hear the words of Thy mouth," referring in this instance immediately back to Psalm 138:2, was synonymous with "see Thy wonders," since for them "God spoke and it was done."

Verse 4. - All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O Lord. The world shall be converted to thy worship when it is seen how promptly and fully thou answerest prayer (comp. Psalm 68:31, 32; Psalm 102:15). When they hear the words of thy mouth. The promises that thou makest, and thy performance of them.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
All
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the kings
מַלְכֵי־ (mal·ḵê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 4428: A king

of the earth
אָ֑רֶץ (’ā·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

will give You thanks,
יוֹד֣וּךָ (yō·w·ḏū·ḵā)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3034: To throw, at, away, to revere, worship, to bemoan

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

when
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

they hear
שָׁ֝מְע֗וּ (mə·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

the words
אִמְרֵי־ (’im·rê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 561: Something said

of Your mouth.
פִֽיךָ׃ (p̄î·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to


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