New International Version
One thing God has spoken, two things I have heard: "Power belongs to you, God,
King James Bible
God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.
Darby Bible Translation
Once hath God spoken, twice have I heard this, that strength [belongeth] unto God.
World English Bible
God has spoken once; twice I have heard this, that power belongs to God.
Young's Literal Translation
Once hath God spoken, twice I heard this, That 'strength is with God.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
God hath spoken once - God has once addressed his people in giving the law on Mount Sinai. The Chaldee translates the whole passage thus: "God hath spoken one law, and twice have we heard this from the mouth of Moses the great scribe, that strength is before God: and it becomes thee, O God, to show mercy to the righteous; for thou renderest to man according to his works."
Twice have I heard this - Except some of the ancient Versions, almost every version, translation, and commentary has missed the sense and meaning of this verse. I shall set down the text: אחת דבר אלהים שתים זו שמעתי achath dibber Elohim; shetayim zu shamati; of which the true version is this: Once hath God spoken; these two things have I heard. Now what are the two things he had heard?
1. כי וז לאלהים ki oz lelohim, "That strength is the Lord's;" that is, He is the Origin of pourer.
2. ולך אדני חסד ulecha Adonai, chased; "and to thee, Lord, is mercy;" that is, He is the Fountain of mercy.
These, then, are the two grand truths that the law, yea, the whole revelation of God, declares through every page. He is the Almighty; he is the most merciful; and hence the inference: The powerful, just, and holy God, the most merciful and compassionate Lord, will by and by judge the world, and will render to man according to his works. How this beautiful meaning should have been unseen by almost every interpreter, is hard to say: these verses contain one of the most instructive truths in the Bible.
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LibraryApril 3. "My Expectation is from Him" (Ps. Lxii. 5).
"My expectation is from Him" (Ps. lxii. 5). When we believe for a blessing, we must take the attitude of faith, and begin to act and pray as if we had our blessing. We must treat God as if He had given us our request. We must lean our weight over upon Him for the thing that we have claimed, and just take it for granted that He gives it, and is going to continue to give it. This is the attitude of trust. When the wife is married, she at once falls into a new attitude, and acts in accordance with the …
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After this I heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitude in heaven shouting: "Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God,
For God does speak--now one way, now another-- though no one perceives it.
I spoke once, but I have no answer-- twice, but I will say no more."
You are my strength, I sing praise to you; you, God, are my fortress, my God on whom I can rely.
Your Majesty, you are the king of kings. The God of heaven has given you dominion and power and might and glory;
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