Psalm 89:16
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
who exult in your name all the day and in your righteousness are exalted.

King James Bible
In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.

American Standard Version
In thy name do they rejoice all the day; And in thy righteousness are they exalted.

Douay-Rheims Bible
and in thy name they shall rejoice all the day, and in thy justice they shall be exalted.

English Revised Version
In thy name do they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness are they exalted.

Webster's Bible Translation
In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.

Psalm 89:16 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

At the time of the poet the nation of the house of David was threatened with assault from violent foes; and this fact gives occasion for this picture of God's power in the kingdom of nature. He who rules the raging of the sea, also rules the raging of the sea of the peoples, Psalm 65:8. גּאוּת, a proud rising, here of the sea, like גּאוה in Psalm 46:4. Instead of בּשׂוע, Hitzig pleasantly enough reads בּשׁוא equals בּשׁאו from שׁאה; but שׂוא is also possible so far as language is concerned, either as an infinitive equals נשׂוא, Psalm 28:2; Isaiah 1:14 (instead of שׂאת), or as an infinitival noun, like שׂיא, loftiness, Job 20:6, with a likewise rejected Nun. The formation of the clause favours our taking it as a verb: when its waves rise, Thou stillest them. From the natural sea the poet comes to the sea of the peoples; and in the doings of God at the Red Sea a miraculous subjugation of both seas took place at one and the same time. It is clear from Psalm 74:13-17; Isaiah 51:9, that Egypt is to be understood by Rahab in this passage as in Psalm 87:4. The word signifies first of all impetuosity, violence, then a monster, like "the wild beast of the reed," Psalm 68:31, i.e., the leviathan or the dragon. דּכּאת is conjugated after the manner of the Lamed He verbs, as in Psalm 44:20. כּחלל is to be understood as describing the event or issue (vid., Psalm 18:43): so that in its fall the proudly defiant kingdom is like one fatally smitten. Thereupon in Psalm 89:12-15 again follows in the same co-ordination first the praise of God drawn from nature, then from history. Jahve's are the heavens and the earth. He is the Creator, and for that very reason the absolute owner, of both. The north and the right hand, i.e., the south, represent the earth in its entire compass from one region of the heavens to the other. Tabor on this side of the Jordan represents the west (cf. Hosea 5:1), and Hermon opposite the east of the Holy Land. Both exult by reason of the name of God; by their fresh, cheerful look they give the impression of joy at the glorious revelation of the divine creative might manifest in themselves. In Psalm 89:14 the praise again enters upon the province of history. "An arm with (עם) heroic strength," says the poet, inasmuch as he distinguishes between the attribute inherent in God and the medium of its manifestation in history. His throne has as its מכון, i.e., its immovable foundation (Proverbs 16:12; Proverbs 25:5), righteousness of action and right, by which all action is regulated, and which is unceasingly realized by means of the action. And mercy and truth wait upon Him. קדּם פּני is not; to go before any one (הלּך לפני, Psalm 85:14), but anticipatingly to present one's self to any one, Psalm 88:14; Psalm 95:2; Micah 6:6. Mercy and truth, these two genii of sacred history (Psalm 43:3), stand before His face like waiting servants watching upon His nod.

Psalm 89:16 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

name

Psalm 89:12 The north and the south you have created them: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in your name.

Psalm 29:5,7 The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars; yes, the LORD breaks the cedars of Lebanon...

Psalm 33:21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.

Psalm 44:8 In God we boast all the day long, and praise your name for ever. Selah.

Luke 1:47 And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.

Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.

righteousness

Psalm 40:10 I have not hid your righteousness within my heart; I have declared your faithfulness and your salvation...

Psalm 71:15,16 My mouth shall show forth your righteousness and your salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof...

Isaiah 45:24,25 Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come...

Isaiah 46:13 I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry...

Jeremiah 23:6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called...

Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

Romans 3:21-26 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets...

2 Corinthians 5:21 For he has made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

Philippians 3:9 And be found in him, not having my own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ...

Cross References
Psalm 105:3
Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice!

Psalm 89:17
For you are the glory of their strength; by your favor our horn is exalted.

Jump to Previous
Exalted Extol Exult Joy Joyful Lifted Rejoice Righteousness
Jump to Next
Exalted Extol Exult Joy Joyful Lifted Rejoice Righteousness
Links
Psalm 89:16 NIV
Psalm 89:16 NLT
Psalm 89:16 ESV
Psalm 89:16 NASB
Psalm 89:16 KJV

Psalm 89:16 Bible Apps
Psalm 89:16 Biblia Paralela
Psalm 89:16 Chinese Bible
Psalm 89:16 French Bible
Psalm 89:16 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
Psalm 89:15
Top of Page
Top of Page