15 The haters of the Lord should have submitted [1] themselves unto him: but their time should have endured for ever.

Other Translations of Psalm 81:15

New International Version

15 Those who hate the Lord would cringe before him, and their punishment would last forever.

English Standard Version

15 Those who hate the Lord would cringe toward him, and their fate would last forever.

The Message

15 I'll send the God-haters cringing like dogs, never to be heard from again.

New King James Version

15 The haters of the Lord would pretend submission to Him, But their fate would endure forever.

New Living Translation

15 Those who hate the Lord would cringe before him; they would be doomed forever.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 81:15

Commentary on Psalm 81:8-16

(Read Psalm 81:8-16)

We cannot look for too little from the creature, nor too much from the Creator. We may have enough from God, if we pray for it in faith. All the wickedness of the world is owing to man's wilfulness. People are not religious, because they will not be so. God is not the Author of their sin, he leaves them to the lusts of their own hearts, and the counsels of their own heads; if they do not well, the blame must be upon themselves. The Lord is unwilling that any should perish. What enemies sinners are to themselves! It is sin that makes our troubles long, and our salvation slow. Upon the same conditions of faith and obedience, do Christians hold those spiritual and eternal good things, which the pleasant fields and fertile hills of Canaan showed forth. Christ is the Bread of life; he is the Rock of salvation, and his promises are as honey to pious minds. But those who reject him as their Lord and Master, must also lose him as their Saviour and their reward.