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Psalms 119:89 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— LAMEDH. For ever, O Jehovah, Thy word is settled in heaven.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— LAMED. For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Lamedh. Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— LAMED. For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— LAMED. For ever, O Jehovah, thy word is settled in the heavens.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— [LAMED.] Age-abidingly, O Yahweh, hath thy word been set up in the heavens.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— [Lamed.] To the age, O Jehovah, Thy word is set up in the heavens.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For ever, O Lord, thy word standeth firm in heaven.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— [[LAMED.]] Foreuer, O LORD, thy word is setled, in heauen.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Thy word, O Lord, abides in heaven for ever.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— LAMED. For ever, O Yahweh, thy word is settled in heaven.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
LAMED. For ever, 5769
{5769} Prime
From H5956; properly concealed, that is, the vanishing point; generally time out of mind (past or future), that is, (practically) eternity; frequentative adverbially (especially with prepositional prefix) always.
O Yhw יָהוֶה, 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
thy word 1697
{1697} Prime
From H1696; a word; by implication a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially a cause.
is settled 5324
{5324} Prime
A primitive root; to station, in various applications (literally or figuratively).
<8737> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 793
in heaven. 8064
{8064} Prime
The second form being dual of an unused singular; from an unused root meaning to be lofty; the sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 119:89-91

Lamed. (Psalm 119:89-96).

_ _ In all changes God’s Word remains firm (1 Peter 1:25). Like the heavens, it continually attests God’s unfailing power and unchanging care (Psalms 89:2).

_ _ is settled in — that is, stands as firmly as the heaven in which it dwells, and whence it emanated.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Psalms 119:89-91

_ _ Here, 1. The psalmist acknowledges the unchangeableness of the word of God and of all his counsels: “For ever, O Lord! thy word is settled. Thou art for ever thyself (so some read it); thou art the same, and with thee there is no variableness, and this is a proof of it. Thy word, by which the heavens were made, is settled there in the abiding products of it;” or the settling of God's word in heaven is opposed to the changes and revolutions that are here upon earth. All flesh is grass; but the word of the Lord endures for ever. It is settled in heaven, that is, in the secret counsel of God, which is hidden in himself and is far above out of our sight, and is immovable, as mountains of brass. And his revealed will is as firm as his secret will; as he will fulfil the thoughts of his heart, so no word of his shall fall to the ground; for it follows here, Thy faithfulness is unto all generations, that is, the promise is sure to every age of the church and it cannot be antiquated by lapse of time. The promises that look ever so far forward shall be performed in their season. 2. He produces, for proof of it, the constancy of the course of nature: Thou hast established the earth for ever and it abides; it is what it was at first made, and where it was at first placed, poised with its own weight, and notwithstanding the convulsions in its own bowels, the agitations of the sea that is interwoven with it, and the violent concussions of the atmosphere that surrounds it, it remains unmoved. “They” (the heavens and the earth and all the hosts of both) “continue to this day according to thy ordinances; they remain in the posts wherein thou hast set them; they fill up the place assigned them, and answer the purposes for which they were intended.” The stability of the ordinances of the day and night, of heaven and earth, is produced to prove the perpetuity of God's covenant, Jeremiah 31:35, Jeremiah 31:36; Jeremiah 33:20, Jeremiah 33:21. It is by virtue of God's promise to Noah (Genesis 8:22) that day and night, summer and winter, observe a steady course. “They have continued to this day, and shall still continue to the end of time, acting according to the ordinances which were at first given them; for all are thy servants; they do thy will, and set forth thy glory, and in both are thy servants.” All the creatures are, in their places, and according to their capacities, serviceable to their Creator, and answer the ends of their creation; and shall man be the only rebel, the only revolter from his allegiance, and the only unprofitable burden of the earth.?

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 119:89

In heaven — With thee in thy heavenly habitation.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 119:89

LAMED. For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in (a) heaven.

(a) Because no one should esteem God's word according to the changes of things in this world, he shows that it abides in heaven, and therefore is immutable.

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For ever:

Psalms 119:152 Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.
Psalms 119:160 Thy word [is] true [from] the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments [endureth] for ever.
Psalms 89:2 For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens.
Matthew 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
Matthew 24:34-35 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. ... Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
1 Peter 1:25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
2 Peter 3:13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
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Ps 89:2; 119:152, 160. Mt 5:18; 24:34. 1P 1:25. 2P 3:13.

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