Psalm 95:3
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English Standard Version
For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

King James Bible
For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

American Standard Version
For Jehovah is a great God, And a great King above all gods.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

English Revised Version
For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

In the sixth strophe the poet confidently expects the inevitable divine retribution for which he has earnestly prayed in the introduction. יחברך is erroneously accounted by many (and by Gesenius too) as fut. Pual equals יחבּרך equals יחבּר עמּך, a vocal contraction together with a giving up of the reduplication in favour of which no example can be advanced. It is fut. Kal equals יחברך, from יחבּר equals יחבּר, with the same regression of the modification of the vowel

(Note: By means of a similar transposition of the vowel as is to be assumed in תּאהבוּ, Proverbs 1:22, it also appears that מדוּבּין equals מוּסבּין (lying upon the table, ἀνακείμενοι) of the Pesach-Haggada has to be explained, which Joseph Kimchi finds so inexplicable that he regards it as a clerical error that has become traditional.)

as in יחנך equals יחנך in Genesis 43:29; Isaiah 30:19 (Hupfeld), but as in verbs primae gutturalis, so also in כּתבם, כּתבם, inflected from כּתב, Ew. ֗251, d. It might be more readily regarded as Poel than as Pual (like תּאכלנוּ, Job 20:26), but the Kal too already signifies to enter into fellowship (Genesis 14:3; Hosea 4:17), therefore (similarly to יגרך, Psalm 5:5) it is: num consociabitur tecum. כּסּא is here the judgment-seat, just as the Arabic cursi directly denotes the tribunal of God (in distinction from Arab. 'l-‛arš, the throne of His majesty). With reference to הוּות vid., on Psalm 5:10. Assuming that חק is a divine statute, we obtain this meaning for עלי־חק: which frameth (i.e., plots and executes) trouble, by making the written divine right into a rightful title for unrighteous conduct, by means of which the innocent are plunged into misfortune. Hitzig renders: contrary to order, after Proverbs 17:26, where, however, על־ישׁר is intended like ἕνεκεν δικαιοσύνης, Matthew 5:10. Olshausen proposes to read יגוּרוּ (Psalm 56:7; Psalm 59:4) instead of יגודּוּ, just as conversely Aben-Ezra in Psalm 56:7 reads יגודּוּ. But גּדד, גּוּד, has the secured signification of scindere, incidere (cf. Arab. jdd, but also chd, supra, p. 255), from which the signification invadere can be easily derived (whence גּדוּד, a breaking in, invasion, an invading host). With reference to דּם נקי vid., Psychology, S. 243 (tr. p. 286): because the blood is the soul, that is said of the blood which applies properly to the person. The subject to יגודו are the seat of corruption (by which a high council consisting of many may be meant, just as much as a princely throne) and its accomplices. Prophetic certainty is expressed in ויהי and ויּשׁב. The figure of God as משׂגּב is Davidic and Korahitic. צוּר מחסּי צוּר is explained from Psalm 18:2. Since השׁיב designates the retribution as a return of guilt incurred in the form of actual punishment, it might be rendered "requite" just as well as "cause to return;" עליהם, however, instead of להם (Psalm 54:7) makes the idea expressed in Psalm 7:17 more natural. On ברעתם Hitzig correctly compares 2 Samuel 14:7; 2 Samuel 3:27. The Psalm closes with an anadiplosis, just as it began with one; and אלהינוּ affirms that the destruction of the persecutor will follow as surely as the church is able to call Jahve its God.

Psalm 95:3 Parallel Commentaries

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Psalm 86:8-10 Among the gods there is none like to you, O Lord; neither are there any works like to your works...

Psalm 96:4 For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.

Psalm 97:9 For you, LORD, are high above all the earth: you are exalted far above all gods.

Psalm 145:3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.

Jeremiah 10:6,7 For as much as there is none like to you, O LORD; you are great, and your name is great in might...

a great

Psalm 47:2 For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.

Psalm 48:2 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.

Jeremiah 10:10 But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble...

Jeremiah 46:18 As I live, said the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts, Surely as Tabor is among the mountains, and as Carmel by the sea...

Jeremiah 48:15 Moab is spoiled, and gone up out of her cities, and his chosen young men are gone down to the slaughter, said the King...

Daniel 4:37 Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment...

Malachi 1:11,14 For from the rising of the sun even to the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles...

above

Psalm 135:5 For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.

Exodus 18:11 Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.

Isaiah 44:8 Fear you not, neither be afraid: have not I told you from that time, and have declared it? you are even my witnesses...

Jeremiah 10:10-16 But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble...

Cross References
Exodus 18:11
Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods, because in this affair they dealt arrogantly with the people."

Psalm 48:1
Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised in the city of our God! His holy mountain,

Psalm 96:4
For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; he is to be feared above all gods.

Psalm 97:9
For you, O LORD, are most high over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.

Psalm 135:5
For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.

Psalm 138:1
I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise;

Psalm 145:3
Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.

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