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Psalm 65:8

ESV so that those who dwell at the ends of the earth are in awe at your signs. You make the going out of the morning and the evening to shout for joy.
NIV The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy.
NASB They who dwell at the ends of the earth stand in awe of Your signs; You make the sunrise and the sunset shout for joy.
CSB Those who live far away are awed by your signs; you make east and west shout for joy.
NLT Those who live at the ends of the earth stand in awe of your wonders. From where the sun rises to where it sets, you inspire shouts of joy.
KJV They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens: thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.

What does Psalm 65:8 mean?

David has been describing God's power using examples from nature (Psalm 65:6–7). Raging seas are one example of forces beyond human control. Yet the Lord, the Creator, has the power to make them calm (Mark 4:35–41). Scripture compares the rebellion of humanity, and ungodly nations, to the chaos of a stormy ocean (Isaiah 17:12–13). Yet when God brings His peace, those nations will be still, silent (Psalm 65:1), and struck with wonder.

Praise for the Lord is built into the mechanisms of nature (Romans 1:18–20; Psalm 19:1). Proclaiming peace and God's greatness are natural responses to His goodness. The angel of the Lord who announced the birth of Jesus said, "Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people" (Luke 2:10). This was followed by numbers of angels saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased" (Luke 2:13–14).

Today, Christians around the world are called to proclaim peace and joy for those who believe in Jesus (Ephesians 2:13–17; Acts 10:35–37). People from every possible culture and background, all throughout history, are among those who believe God and will experience eternity with Him (Psalm 2; Isaiah 60:1–5; Matthew 25:31–40; Revelation 5:6–10; 20—22).
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