Psalm 89:13
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English Standard Version
You have a mighty arm; strong is your hand, high your right hand.

King James Bible
Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.

American Standard Version
Thou hast a mighty arm; Strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.

Douay-Rheims Bible
thy arm is with might. Let thy hand be strengthened, and thy right hand exalted:

English Revised Version
Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

At the close of the promises in Psalm 89:4-5 the music is to become forte. And ויודוּ attaches itself to this jubilant Sela. In Psalm 89:6-19 there follows a hymnic description of the exalted majesty of God, more especially of His omnipotence and faithfulness, because the value of the promise is measured by the character of the person who promises. The God of the promise is He who is praised by the heavens and the holy ones above. His way of acting is פלא, of a transcendent, paradoxical, wondrous order, and as such the heavens praise it; it is praised (יודו, according to Ges. 137, 3) in the assembly of the holy ones, i.e., of the spirits in the other world, the angels (as in Job 5:1; Job 15:15, cf. Deuteronomy 33:2), for He is peerlessly exalted above the heavens and the angels. שׁחק, poetic singular instead of שׁחקים (vid., supra on Psalm 77:18), which is in itself already poetical; and ערך, not, as e.g., in Isaiah 40:18, in the signification to co-ordinate, but in the medial sense: to rank with, be equal to. Concerning בּני אלים, vid., on Psalm 29:1. In the great council (concerning סוד, of both genders, perhaps like כּוס, vid., on Psalm 25:14) of the holy ones also, Jahve is terrible; He towers above all who are about Him (1 Kings 22:19, cf. Daniel 7:10) in terrible majesty. רבּה might, according to Psalm 62:3; Psalm 78:15, be an adverb, but according to the order of the words it may more appropriately be regarded as an adjective; cf. Job 31:34, כּי אערץ המון רבּה, "when I feared the great multitude." In Psalm 89:9 He is apostrophized with אלהי צבאות as being the One exalted above the heavens and the angels. The question "Who is as Thou?" takes its origin from Exodus 15:11. חסין is not the construct form, but the principal form, like גּביר, ידיד, עויל ,יד, and is a Syriasm; for the verbal stem Syr. hṣan is native to the Aramaic, in which Syr. haṣı̄nā' equals שׁדּי. In יהּ, what God is is reduced to the briefest possible expression (vid., Psalm 68:19). In the words, "Thy faithfulness compasseth Thee round about," the primary thought of the poet again breaks through. Such a God it is who has the faithfulness with which He fulfils all His promises, and the promises given to the house of David also, as His constant surrounding. His glory would only strike one with terror; but the faithfulness which encompasses Him softens the sunlike brilliancy of His glory, and awakens trust in so majestic a Ruler.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

a mighty arm heb. an arm with might

Psalm 89:10 You have broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; you have scattered your enemies with your strong arm.

Psalm 62:11 God has spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongs to God.

Daniel 4:34,35 And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up my eyes to heaven, and my understanding returned to me...

Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For your is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Cross References
Joshua 4:24
so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the LORD is mighty, that you may fear the LORD your God forever."

Psalm 98:1
Oh sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.

Psalm 118:15
Glad songs of salvation are in the tents of the righteous: "The right hand of the LORD does valiantly,

Psalm 118:16
the right hand of the LORD exalts, the right hand of the LORD does valiantly!"

Isaiah 41:10
fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

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