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19 February 2009

the nations

A perspective on the nations from the Book of Psalms.

Psalm 2

Psalm 10:16
"The LORD is king forever and ever; the nations perish from his land."

Psalm 22:27-28
"All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall worship before you. For kingship belongs to the LORD, and he rules over the nations."

Psalm 33:10-12
"The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; he frustrates the plans of the peoples. The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the plans of his heart to all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!"

Psalm 47:7-8
"For God is the King of all the earth; sing praises with a psalm! God reigns over the nations; God sits on his holy throne."

Psalm 66:7
God "who rules by his might forever, whose eyes keep watch on the nations—let not the rebellious exalt themselves."

Psalm 67:1-4
"May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations. Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you! Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth."

Psalm 72

Psalm 96:2-3
"Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!"

Psalm 99:1-5
"The LORD reigns; let the peoples tremble! He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake! The LORD is great in Zion; he is exalted over all the peoples. Let them praise your great and awesome name! Holy is he! The King in his might loves justice. You have established equity; you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob. Exalt the LORD our God; worship at his footstool! Holy is he!"

Psalm 103:19
"The LORD has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all."

Psalm 110:5-6
"The Lord is at your right hand; he will shatter kings on the day of his wrath. He will execute judgment among the nations, filling them with corpses; he will shatter chiefs over the wide earth."

Psalm 145:1, 13
"I will exalt you, my God the King: I will praise your name for ever and ever.... Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations."


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