Psalm 18:49

ESV For this I will praise you, O LORD, among the nations, and sing to your name.
NIV Therefore I will praise you, LORD, among the nations; I will sing the praises of your name.
NASB Therefore I will give thanks to You among the nations, Lord, And I will sing praises to Your name.
CSB Therefore I will give thanks to you among the nations, Lord; I will sing praises about your name.
NLT For this, O Lord, I will praise you among the nations; I will sing praises to your name.
KJV Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.

What does Psalm 18:49 mean?

David continues his adoration of God in this verse. He promises to praise Him among the nations—in this context, meaning the Gentiles. He would let them know who the true and living God is.

Before ascending to heaven, Jesus commissioned believers to go into all the world and proclaim the gospel: the good news about His death, burial, resurrection, and promise to return (Matthew 28:18–20; Acts 1:8). It seems, at times, there is not much good news circulating today. Or, at least, that good news pales in comparison with the bad news published and broadcast daily. Even so, believers in Jesus have good news to share among the nations. Our God is alive and the only true God.

In his first letter to the Thessalonian church, Paul recalled how the believers had turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God (1 Thessalonians 1:9). As we proclaim the gospel among the nations, we can expect to see many people turn from idols—whatever false gods they worship—to serve the living and true God.
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