Psalm 33:9
New International Version
For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.

New Living Translation
For when he spoke, the world began! It appeared at his command.

English Standard Version
For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.

Berean Study Bible
For He spoke, and it came to be; He commanded, and it stood firm.

King James Bible
For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.

New King James Version
For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.

New American Standard Bible
For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood firm.

NASB 1995
For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.

NASB 1977
For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.

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

Christian Standard Bible
For he spoke, and it came into being; he commanded, and it came into existence.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For He spoke, and it came into being; He commanded, and it came into existence.

American Standard Version
For he spake, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because he spoke and they existed; he commanded and it was established.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For he spoke, and they were made; he commanded, and they were created.

Contemporary English Version
As soon as he spoke the world was created; at his command, the earth was formed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he spoke and they were made: he commanded and they were created.

English Revised Version
For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.

Good News Translation
When he spoke, the world was created; at his command everything appeared.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He spoke, and it came into being. He gave the order, and there it stood.

International Standard Version
because he spoke and it came to be, because he commanded, it stood firm.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For He spoke, and it was; He commanded, and it stood.

Literal Standard Version
For He has spoken, and it is, He has commanded, and it stands.

NET Bible
For he spoke, and it came into existence, he issued the decree, and it stood firm.

New Heart English Bible
For he spoke, and it was done. He commanded, and it stood firm.

World English Bible
For he spoke, and it was done. He commanded, and it stood firm.

Young's Literal Translation
For He hath said, and it is, He hath commanded, and it standeth.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Praise to the Creator
8Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the people of the world revere Him. 9For He spoke, and it came to be; He commanded, and it stood firm. 10The LORD frustrates the plans of the nations; He thwarts the devices of the peoples.…

Cross References
Hebrews 11:3
By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.

Genesis 1:3
And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.

Psalm 147:18
He sends forth His word and melts them; He unleashes His winds, and the waters flow.

Psalm 148:5
Let them praise the name of the LORD, for He gave the command and they were created.

Lamentations 3:37
Who has spoken and it came to pass, unless the Lord has ordained it?

Ezekiel 24:14
I, the LORD, have spoken; the time is coming, and I will act. I will not refrain or show pity, nor will I relent. I will judge you according to your ways and deeds,' declares the Lord GOD."


Treasury of Scripture

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

For

Psalm 33:6
By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

Psalm 148:5,6
Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created…

Genesis 1:3
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

and it stood

Psalm 93:5
Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thine house, O LORD, for ever.

Psalm 119:90,91
Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth…

Colossians 1:16,17
For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: …









Verse 9. - For he spake, and it was done; rather, and it was; the thing of which he spake at once existed. See the passage of Genesis which Longinus thought so striking an instance of the sublime, "And God said, Let there be light; and there was light" (Genesis 1:8). He commanded, and it stood fast; literally, and it stood. God's lightest word, once uttered, is a standing law, to which nature absolutely conforms, and man ought to conform (comp. Psalm 119:90, 91).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

He
ה֣וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

spoke,
אָמַ֣ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

and it came to be;
וַיֶּ֑הִי (way·ye·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

He
הֽוּא־ (hū-)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

commanded,
צִ֝וָּ֗ה (ṣiw·wāh)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6680: To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order

and it stood fast.
וַֽיַּעֲמֹֽד׃ (way·ya·‘ă·mōḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5975: To stand, in various relations


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