Psalm 34:3
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English Standard Version
Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together!

King James Bible
O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.

American Standard Version
Oh magnify Jehovah with me, And let us exalt his name together.

Douay-Rheims Bible
O magnify the Lord with me; and let us extol his name together.

English Revised Version
O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.

Webster's Bible Translation
O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.

Psalm 34:3 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Hence the call to praise God is supported (2) by a setting forth of that which His people possess in Him. This portion of the song is like a paraphrase of the אשׁרי in Deuteronomy 33:29. The theme in Psalm 33:12 is proved in Psalm 33:13 by the fact, that Jahve is the omniscient Ruler, because He is the Creator of men, without whose knowledge nothing is undertaken either secretly or openly, and especially if against His people. Then in Psalm 33:16 it is supported by the fact, that His people have in Jahve a stronger defence than the greatest worldly power would be. Jahve is called the fashioner of all the hearts of men, as in Zechariah 12:1, cf. Proverbs 24:12, as being their Maker. As such He is also the observer of all the works of men; for His is acquainted with their origin in the laboratory of the heart, which He as Creator has formed. Hupfeld takes יחד as an equalisation (pariter ac) of the two appositions; but then it ought to be וּמבין (cf. Psalm 49:3, Psalm 49:11). The lxx correctly renders it καταμόνας, singillatim. It is also needless to translate it, as Hupfeld does: He who formed, qui finxit; for the hearts of men were not from the very first created all at one time, but the primeval impartation of spirit-life is continued at every birth in some mysterious way. God is the Father of spirits, Hebrews 12:9. For this very reason everything that exists, even to the most hidden thing, is encompassed by His omniscience and omnipotence. He exercises an omniscient control over all things, and makes all things subservient to the designs of His plan of the universe, which, so far as His people are concerned, is the plan of salvation. Without Him nothing comes to pass; but through Him everything takes place. The victory of the king, and the safety of the warrior, are not their own works. Their great military power and bodily strength can accomplish nothing without God, who can also be mighty in the feeble. Even for purposes of victory (תּשׁוּעה, cf. ישׁוּעה, Psalm 21:2) the war-horse is שׁקר, i.e., a thing that promises much, but can in reality do nothing; it is not its great strength, by which it enables the trooper to escape (ימלּט). "The horse," says Solomon in Proverbs 21:31, "is equipped for the day of battle, but התּשׁוּעה לה, Jahve's is the victory," He giveth it to whomsoever He will. The ultimate ends of all things that come to pass are in His hands, and - as Psalm 33:18. say, directing special attention to this important truth by הנּה - the eye of this God, that is to say the final aim of His government of the world, is directed towards them that fear Him, is pointed at them that hope in His mercy (למיחלים). In Psalm 33:19, the object, לחסדּו, is expanded by way of example. From His mercy or loving-kindness, not from any acts of their own, conscious of their limited condition and feebleness, they look for protection in the midst of the greatest peril, and for the preservation of their life in famine. Psalm 20:8 is very similar; but the one passage sounds as independent as the other.

Psalm 34:3 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

magnify

Psalm 35:27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favor my righteous cause: yes, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified...

Psalm 40:16 Let all those that seek you rejoice and be glad in you: let such as love your salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.

Psalm 69:30 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.

Luke 1:46 And Mary said, My soul does magnify the Lord,

Acts 19:17 And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all...

Philippians 1:20 According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always...

let us

Psalm 33:1,2 Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous: for praise is comely for the upright...

Psalm 66:8 O bless our God, you people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard:

Psalm 103:20-22 Bless the LORD, you his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening to the voice of his word...

Psalm 148:1 Praise you the LORD. Praise you the LORD from the heavens: praise him in the heights.

1 Chronicles 29:20 And David said to all the congregation, Now bless the LORD your God. And all the congregation blessed the LORD God of their fathers...

2 Chronicles 29:30 Moreover Hezekiah the king and the princes commanded the Levites to sing praise to the LORD with the words of David...

Revelation 14:7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven...

Revelation 19:5,6 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all you his servants, and you that fear him, both small and great...

Cross References
Luke 1:46
And Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord,

Psalm 18:46
The LORD lives, and blessed be my rock, and exalted be the God of my salvation--

Psalm 35:27
Let those who delight in my righteousness shout for joy and be glad and say evermore, "Great is the LORD, who delights in the welfare of his servant!"

Psalm 69:30
I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving.

Psalm 99:5
Exalt the LORD our God; worship at his footstool! Holy is he!

Psalm 107:32
Let them extol him in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.

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