New International Version
Now I know that the LORD is greater than all other gods, for he did this to those who had treated Israel arrogantly."
King James Bible
Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.
Darby Bible Translation
Now I know that Jehovah is greater than all gods; for in the thing in which they acted haughtily [he was] above them.
World English Bible
Now I know that Yahweh is greater than all gods because of the thing in which they dealt arrogantly against them."
Young's Literal Translation
now I have known that Jehovah is greater than all the gods, for in the thing they have acted proudly -- He is above them!'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Now I know that the Lord is greater than all gods - Some think that Jethro was now converted to the true God; but it is very probable that he enjoyed this blessing before he knew any thing of Moses, for it is not likely that Moses would have entered into an alliance with this family had they been heathens. Jethro no doubt had the true patriarchal religion.
Wherein they dealt proudly - Acting as tyrants over the people of God; enslaving them in the most unprincipled manner, and still purposing more tyrannical acts. He was above them - he showed himself to be infinitely superior to all their gods, by the miracles which he wrought. Various translations have been given of this clause; the above I believe to be the sense.
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'Thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them.'--EXODUS xviii. 21. You will have anticipated my purpose in selecting this text. I should be doing violence to your feelings and mine if I made no reference to the event which has united the Empire and the world in one sentiment. The great tree has fallen, and the crash has for the moment silenced all the sounds of the forest. Wars abroad and controversies at home are …
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The Development of the Earlier Old Testament Laws
He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
"On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn of both people and animals, and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the LORD.
Who among the gods is like you, LORD? Who is like you-- majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?
2 Chronicles 2:5
"The temple I am going to build will be great, because our God is greater than all other gods.
For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods.
For you, LORD, are the Most High over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.
I know that the LORD is great, that our Lord is greater than all gods.
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