Psalm 22:28

ESV For kingship belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the nations.
NIV for dominion belongs to the Lord and he rules over the nations.
NASB For the kingdom is the Lord’S And He rules over the nations.
CSB for kingship belongs to the Lord; he rules the nations.
NLT For royal power belongs to the Lord. He rules all the nations.
KJV For the kingdom is the Lord's: and he is the governor among the nations.
NKJV For the kingdom is the Lord’s, And He rules over the nations.

What does Psalm 22:28 mean?

David pays tribute to God's sovereignty. The Lord is above all kings and in control of the nations. Someday Jesus will rule the world with justice and righteousness, and peace will characterize the planet (Isaiah 9:7). When Jesus returns, He will destroy His enemies, His robe will display the inscription, "King of kings and Lord of lords" (Revelation 19:16).

Although the Lord chose to relate to Israel in a special way, He is also the God of the Gentiles (Romans 3:29). Revelation 1:5 describes the risen Lord Jesus as "the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth." Someday He will rule the nations with a rod of iron (Revelation 12:5). Psalm 96:10 anticipates the Lord's reign over planet Earth. This verse commands: "Say among the nations, 'The LORD reigns! Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity.'" Verse 13 states, "He will judge the world in righteousness, and the peoples in his faithfulness." The time of Jesus' universal kingdom rule is still future, but it is certain.
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