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Psalms 138:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— All the kings of the earth shall give thee thanks, O Jehovah, For they have heard the words of thy mouth.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O LORD, when they hear the words of thy mouth.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— All the kings of the earth will give thanks to You, O LORD, When they have heard the words of Your mouth.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O LORD, when they hear the words of thy mouth.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— All the kings of the earth shall celebrate thee, Jehovah, when they have heard the words of thy mouth;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— All the kings of the earth, will thank thee, O Yahweh, when they have heard the sayings of thy mouth;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— O Jehovah, all kings of earth confess Thee, When they have heard the sayings of Thy mouth.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— May all the kings of the earth give glory to thee: for they have heard all the words of thy mouth.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O LORD: when they heare the words of thy mouth.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Let all the kings of the earth, o Lord, give thanks unto thee; for they have heard all the words of thy mouth.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O Yahweh, when they hear the words of thy mouth.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
All x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
the kings 4428
{4428} Prime
מֶּלֶךְ
melek
{meh'-lek}
From H4427; a king.
of the earth 776
{0776} Prime
אֶרֶץ
'erets
{eh'-rets}
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
shall praise 3034
{3034} Prime
יָדָה
yadah
{yaw-daw'}
A primitive root; used only as denominative from H3027; literally to use (that is, hold out) the hand; physically to throw (a stone, an arrow) at or away; especially to revere or worship (with extended hands); intensively to bemoan (by wringing the hands).
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
thee, O Yhw יָהוֶה, 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
when x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
they hear 8085
{8085} Prime
שָׁמַע
shama`
{shaw-mah'}
A primitive root; to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively to tell, etc.).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
the words 561
{0561} Prime
אֵמֶר
'emer
{ay'-mer}
From H0559; something said.
of thy mouth. 6310
{6310} Prime
פֶּה
peh
{peh}
From H6284; the mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literally or figuratively (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 138:3-5.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 138:1-5.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 138:4

The kings — A prophecy of the calling of the Gentiles. Hear — The gospel preached among then.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 138:4

All the (d) kings of the earth shall praise thee, O LORD, when they hear the words of thy mouth.

(d) All the world will confess that you have wonderfully preserved me, and performed your promise.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
All the kings:

Psalms 72:11 Yea, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him.
Psalms 102:15 So the heathen shall fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth thy glory.
Psalms 102:22 When the people are gathered together, and the kingdoms, to serve the LORD.
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.
Isaiah 60:3-5 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. ... Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.
Isaiah 60:16 Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I the LORD [am] thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.
Revelation 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become [the kingdoms] of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
Revelation 21:24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.

when they hear:

Psalms 22:22 I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.
Psalms 22:27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.
Psalms 51:13 [Then] will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
Psalms 69:30-32 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving. ... The humble shall see [this, and] be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.
Psalms 71:18 Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto [this] generation, [and] thy power to every one [that] is to come.
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