Psalm 96:6
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English Standard Version
Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

King James Bible
Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

American Standard Version
Honor and majesty are before him: Strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Praise and beauty are before him: holiness and majesty in his sanctuary.

English Revised Version
Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

Webster's Bible Translation
Honor and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The second decastich begins in the midst of the Masoretic Psalm 95:7. Up to this point the church stirs itself up to a worshipping appearing before its God; now the voice of God (Hebrews 4:7), earnestly admonishing, meets it, resounding from out of the sanctuary. Since שׁמע בּ signifies not merely to hear, but to hear obediently, Psalm 95:7 cannot be a conditioning protasis to what follows. Hengstenberg wishes to supply the apodosis: "then will He bless you, His people;" but אם in other instances too (Psalm 81:9; Psalm 139:19; Proverbs 24:11), like לוּ, has an optative signification, which it certainly has gained by a suppression of a promissory apodosis, but yet without the genius of the language having any such in mind in every instance. The word היּום placed first gives prominence to the present, in which this call to obedience goes forth, as a decisive turning-point. The divine voice warningly calls to mind the self-hardening of Israel, which came to light at Merמbah, on the day of Massah. What is referred to, as also in Psalm 81:8, is the tempting of God in the second year of the Exodus on account of the failing of water in the neighbourhood of Horeb, at the place which is for this reason called Massah u-Merı̂bah (Exodus 17:1-7); from which is to be distinguished the tempting of God in the fortieth year of the Exodus at Merı̂bah, viz., at the waters of contention near Kadesh (written fully Mê-Merı̂bah Kadesh, or more briefly Mê-Merı̂bah), Numbers 20:2-13 (cf. on Psalm 78:20). Strictly כמריבה signifies nothing but instar Meribae, as in Psalm 83:10 instar Midianitarum; but according to the sense, כּ is equivalent to כּעל. Psalm 106:32, just as כּיום is equivalent to כּביום. On אשׁר, quum, cf. Deuteronomy 11:6. The meaning of גּם־ראוּ פעלי is not they also (גם as in Psalm 52:7) saw His work; for the reference to the giving of water out of the rock would give a thought that is devoid of purpose here, and the assertion is too indefinite for it to be understood of the judgment upon those who tempted God (Hupfeld and Hitzig). It is therefore rather to be rendered: notwithstanding (ho'moos, Ew. 354, a) they had ( equals although they had, cf. גם in Isaiah 49:15) seen His work (His wondrous guiding and governing), and might therefore be sure that He would not suffer them to be destroyed. The verb קוּט coincides with κοτέω, κότος. בּדּור .ען, for which the lxx has τῇ γενεᾷ ἐκείνη, is anarthrous in order that the notion may be conceived of more qualitatively than relatively: with a (whole) generation. With ואמר Jahve calls to mind the repeated declarations of His vexation concerning their heart, which was always inclined towards error which leads to destruction - declarations, however, which bore no fruit. Just this ineffectiveness of His indignation had as its result that (אשׁר, not ὅτι but ὥστε, as in Genesis 13:16; Deuteronomy 28:27, Deuteronomy 28:51; 2 Kings 9:37, and frequently) He sware, etc. (אם equals verily not, Gesen. 155, 2, f, with the emphatic future form in n which follows). It is the oath in Numbers 14:27. that is meant. The older generation died in the desert, and therefore lost the entering into the rest of God, by reason of their disobedience. If now, many centuries after Moses, they are invited in the Davidic Psalter to submissive adoration of Jahve, with the significant call: "To-day if ye will hearken to His voice!" and with a reference to the warning example of the fathers, the obedience of faith, now as formerly, has therefore to look forward to the gracious reward of entering into God's rest, which the disobedient at that time lost; and the taking possession of Canaan was, therefore, not as yet the final מנוּחה (Deuteronomy 12:9). This is the connection of the wider train of thought which to the writer of the Epistle to the Hebrews Heb 3:1, Hebrews 4:1, follows from this text of the Psalm.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

honour

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 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows his handiwork.

Psalm 63:2,3 To see your power and your glory, so as I have seen you in the sanctuary...

Psalm 93:1 The LORD reigns, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, with which he has girded himself...

Psalm 104:1 Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, you are very great; you are clothed with honor and majesty.

Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power...

2 Peter 1:16,17 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ...

strength

Psalm 27:4 One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life...

Psalm 29:1,2,9 Give to the LORD, O you mighty, give to the LORD glory and strength...

Psalm 50:2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God has shined.

sanctuary

1 Chronicles 16:27 Glory and honor are in his presence; strength and gladness are in his place.

Cross References
Psalm 21:5
His glory is great through your salvation; splendor and majesty you bestow on him.

Psalm 71:8
My mouth is filled with your praise, and with your glory all the day.

Psalm 104:1
Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, you are very great! You are clothed with splendor and majesty,

Psalm 111:3
Full of splendor and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures forever.

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