Psalm 108:5
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English Standard Version
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth!

King James Bible
Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth;

American Standard Version
Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens, And thy glory above all the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens, and thy glory over all the earth:

English Revised Version
Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth.

Webster's Bible Translation
Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth;

Psalm 108:5 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

But is also came to pass that it went ill with them, inasmuch as their flourishing prosperous condition drew down upon them the envy of the powerful and tyrannical; nevertheless God put an end to tyranny, and always brought His people again to honour and strength. Hitzig is of opinion that Psalm 107:39 goes back into the time when things were different with those who, according to Psalm 107:36-38, had thriven. The modus consecutivus is sometimes used thus retrospectively (vid., Isaiah 37:5); here, however, the symmetry of the continuation from Psalm 107:36-38, and the change which is expressed in Psalm 107:39 in comparison with Psalm 107:38, require an actual consecution in that which is narrated. They became few and came down, were reduced (שׁחח, cf. Proverbs 14:19 : to come to ruin, or to be overthrown), a coarctatione malitiae et maeroris. עצר is the restraint of despotic rule, רעה the evil they had to suffer under such restraint, and רגון sorrow, which consumed their life. מעצר has Tarcha and רעה Munach (instead of Mercha and Mugrash, vid., Accentuationssystem, xviii. 2). There is no reason for departing from this interpunction and rendering: "through tyranny, evil, and sorrow." What is stiff and awkward in the progress of the description arises from the fact that Psalm 107:40 is borrowed from Job 12:21, Job 12:24, and that the poet is not willing to make any change in these sublime words. The version shows how we think the relation of the clauses is to be apprehended. Whilst He pours out His wrath upon tyrants in the contempt of men that comes upon them, and makes them fugitives who lose themselves in the terrible waste, He raises the needy and those hitherto despised and ill-treated on high out of the depth of their affliction, and makes families like a flock, i.e., makes their families so increase, that they come to have the appearance of a merrily gamboling and numerous flock. Just as this figure points back to Job 21:11, so Psalm 107:42 is made up out of Job 22:19; Job 5:16. The sight of this act of recognition on the part of God of those who have been wrongfully oppressed gives joy to the upright, and all roguery (עולה, vid., Psalm 92:16) has its mouth closed, i.e., its boastful insolence is once for all put to silence. In Psalm 107:43 the poet makes the strains of his Psalm die away after the example of Hosea, Hosea 14:10 [9], in the nota bene expressed after the manner of a question: Who is wise - he will or let him keep this, i.e., bear it well in mind. The transition to the justice together with a change of number is rendered natural by the fact that מי חכם, as in Hos. loc. cit. (cf. Jeremiah 9:11; Esther 5:6, and without Waw apod. Judges 7:3; Proverbs 9:4, Proverbs 9:16), is equivalent to quisquis sapeins est. חסדי ה (חסדי) are the manifestations of mercy or loving-kindness in which God's ever-enduring mercy unfolds itself in history. He who is wise has a good memory for and a clear understanding of this.

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be thou

Psalm 8:1 O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is your name in all the earth! who have set your glory above the heavens.

Psalm 21:13 Be you exalted, LORD, in your own strength: so will we sing and praise your power.

Psalm 57:5,11 Be you exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be above all the earth...

Psalm 148:13 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.

1 Chronicles 29:10-13 Why David blessed the LORD before all the congregation: and David said, Blessed be you, LORD God of Israel our father...

thy glory

Psalm 72:19 And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.

Isaiah 6:3 And one cried to another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

Matthew 6:9,10,13 After this manner therefore pray you: Our Father which are in heaven, Hallowed be your name...

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Psalm 57:5
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth!

Psalm 57:11
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth!

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