9 For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.

Other Translations of Psalm 33:9

King James Version

9 For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.

English Standard Version

9 For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.

The Message

9 Here's why: he spoke and there it was, in place the moment he said so.

New King James Version

9 For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.

New Living Translation

9 For when he spoke, the world began! It appeared at his command.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 33:9

Commentary on Psalm 33:1-11

(Read Psalm 33:1-11)

Holy joy is the heart and soul of praise, and that is here pressed upon the righteous. Thankful praise is the breath and language of holy joy. Religious songs are proper expressions of thankful praise. Every endowment we possess, should be employed with all our skill and earnestness in God's service. His promises are all wise and good. His word is right, and therefore we are only in the right when we agree with it. His works are all done in truth. He is the righteous Lord, therefore loveth righteousness. What a pity it is that this earth, which is so full of the proofs and instances of God's goodness, should be so empty of his praises; and that of the multitudes who live upon his bounty, there are so few who live to his glory! What the Lord does, he does to purpose; it stands fast. He overrules all the counsels of men, and makes them serve his counsels; even that is fulfilled, which to us is most surprising, the eternal counsel of God, nor can any thing prevent its coming to pass.