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Psalms 36:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Thy righteousness is like the mountains of God; Thy judgments are a great deep: O Jehovah, thou preservest man and beast.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Thy righteousness [is] like the great mountains; thy judgments [are] a great deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; Your judgments are [like] a great deep. O LORD, You preserve man and beast.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Thy righteousness [is] like the great mountains; thy judgments [are] a great deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Thy righteousness is like the high mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: thou, Jehovah, preservest man and beast.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Thy righteousness, is like mighty mountains, and, thy just decrees, are a great resounding deep,—Man and beast, thou savest, O Yahweh!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Thy righteousness [is] as mountains of God, Thy judgments [are] a great deep. Man and beast Thou savest, O Jehovah.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Thy justice is as the mountains of God, thy judgments are a great deep. Men and beasts thou wilt preserve, O Lord:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Thy righteousnesse [is] like the great mountaines; thy iudgements [are] a great deepe; O LORD, thou preseruest man and beast.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Thy righteousness is as the mountains of God, thy judgments are as a great deep: O Lord, thou wilt preserve men and beasts.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Thy righteousness [is] like the great mountains; thy judgments [are] a great deep: O Yahweh, thou preservest man and beast.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Thy righteousness 6666
{6666} Prime
From H6663; rightness (abstractly), subjectively (rectitude), objectively (justice), morally (virtue) or figuratively (prosperity).
[is] like the great 410
{0410} Prime
Shortened from H0352; strength; as adjective mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity).
mountains; 2042
{2042} Prime
From an unused root meaning to loom up; a mountain.
thy judgments 4941
{4941} Prime
From H8199; properly a verdict (favorable or unfavorable) pronounced judicially, especially a sentence or formal decree (human or (particularly) divine law, individual or collectively), including the act, the place, the suit, the crime, and the penalty; abstractly justice, including a particular right, or privilege (statutory or customary), or even a style.
[are] a great 7227
{7227} Prime
By contraction from H7231; abundant (in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality).
deep: 8415
{8415} Prime
(Usually feminine) from H1949; an abyss (as a surging mass of water), especially the deep (the main sea or the subterranean water supply).
O Yhw יָהוֶה, 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
thou preservest 3467
{3467} Prime
A primitive root; properly to be open, wide or free, that is, (by implication) to be safe; causatively to free or succor.
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
man 120
{0120} Prime
From H0119; ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.).
and beast. 929
{0929} Prime
From an unused root (probably meaning to be mute); properly a dumb beast; especially any large quadruped or animal (often collectively).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 36:5-6.

Psalms 36:6

_ _ righteousness [and] judgments — qualities of a good government (Psalms 5:8; Psalms 31:1). These all are set forth, by the figures used, as unbounded.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 36:5-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 36:6

Mountains — Stedfast and unmoveable: eminent and conspicuous to all men. Judgments — The executions of thy counsels. Deep — Unsearchable, as the ocean. Man — The worst of men; yea, the brute — beasts have experience of thy care and kindness.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 36:6

Thy righteousness [is] like the great mountains; thy judgments [are] a great (f) deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast.

(f) The depth of your providence governs all things, and disposes them, even though the wicked seem to overwhelm the world.

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Psalms 71:19 Thy righteousness also, O God, [is] very high, who hast done great things: O God, who [is] like unto thee!
Psalms 97:2 Clouds and darkness [are] round about him: righteousness and judgment [are] the habitation of his throne.
Psalms 145:17 The LORD [is] righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.
Genesis 18:25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?
Deuteronomy 32:4 [He is] the Rock, his work [is] perfect: for all his ways [are] judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right [is] he.
Isaiah 45:19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.
Isaiah 45:21-24 Tell ye, and bring [them] near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? [who] hath told it from that time? [have] not I the LORD? and [there is] no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; [there is] none beside me. ... Surely, shall [one] say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: [even] to him shall [men] come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.
Romans 3:25 Whom God hath set forth [to be] a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

great mountains:
Heb. mountains of God,
Exodus 9:28 Intreat the LORD (for [it is] enough) that there be no [more] mighty thunderings and hail; and I will let you go, and ye shall stay no longer.
1 Samuel 14:15 And there was trembling in the host, in the field, and among all the people: the garrison, and the spoilers, they also trembled, and the earth quaked: so it was a very great trembling.


Psalms 77:19 Thy way [is] in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.
Psalms 92:5 O LORD, how great are thy works! [and] thy thoughts are very deep.
Job 11:7-9 Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection? ... The measure thereof [is] longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.
Job 37:23 [Touching] the Almighty, we cannot find him out: [he is] excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict.
Isaiah 40:28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, [that] the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? [there is] no searching of his understanding.
Jeremiah 12:1 Righteous [art] thou, O LORD, when I plead with thee: yet let me talk with thee of [thy] judgments: Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? [wherefore] are all they happy that deal very treacherously?
Matthew 11:25-26 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. ... Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.
Romans 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable [are] his judgments, and his ways past finding out!


Psalms 104:14-35 He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; ... Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise ye the LORD.
Psalms 145:9 The LORD [is] good to all: and his tender mercies [are] over all his works.
Psalms 147:9 He giveth to the beast his food, [and] to the young ravens which cry.
Job 7:20 I have sinned; what shall I do unto thee, O thou preserver of men? why hast thou set me as a mark against thee, so that I am a burden to myself?
Jonah 4:11 And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and [also] much cattle?
Matthew 10:29-30 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. ... But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
1 Timothy 4:10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.
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Gn 18:25. Ex 9:28. Dt 32:4. 1S 14:15. Jb 7:20; 11:7; 37:23. Ps 71:19; 77:19; 92:5; 97:2; 104:14; 145:9, 17; 147:9. Is 40:28; 45:19, 21. Jr 12:1. Jna 4:11. Mt 10:29; 11:25. Ro 3:25; 11:33. 1Ti 4:10.

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