Psalm 89:6
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New International Version
For who in the skies above can compare with the LORD? Who is like the LORD among the heavenly beings?

King James Bible
For who in the heaven can be compared unto the LORD? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the LORD?

Darby Bible Translation
For who in the heaven can be compared to Jehovah? [who] among the sons of the mighty shall be likened to Jehovah?

World English Bible
For who in the skies can be compared to Yahweh? Who among the sons of the heavenly beings is like Yahweh,

Young's Literal Translation
For who in the sky, Compareth himself to Jehovah? Is like to Jehovah among sons of the mighty?

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

For who in the heaven - שחק shachak signifies the ethereal regions, all visible or unbounded space; the universe. Who is like Jesus? given in his human nature none of the sons of the mighty can be compared with him. He atones for the sin of the world, and saves to the uttermost all who come unto God through him.

This may also be considered a reproof to idolaters. Is there any among the heavenly hosts like to God? Even the most glorious of them were made by his hands. Can the stars, or the more distant planets, or the moon, or the sun, be likened unto God most high?

Who among the sons of the mighty - Instead of אלים elim, mighty ones, four of Kennicott's and De Rossi's MSS. have איל eil, strength: - sons of strength, strong persons. Several of the Versions seem to have read אלהים Elohim, God, instead of אלים elim, strong ones. So my old Psalter, following the Vulgate - For wha in the clowdes sal be evened to Lorde; like sal be to God in sons of God! which it paraphrases thus: "Emang al haly men nane may be evened to Ihu Crist: and nane may be like to hym in God's sons: for he is God's son be kynde, and thai thrugh grace."

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

for who

Psalm 89:8 O LORD God of hosts, who is a strong LORD like to you? or to your faithfulness round about you?

Psalm 40:5 Many, O LORD my God, are your wonderful works which you have done, and your thoughts which are to us-ward...

Psalm 71:19 Your righteousness also, O God, is very high, who have done great things: O God, who is like to you!

Psalm 73:25 Whom have I in heaven but you? and there is none on earth that I desire beside you.

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

Psalm 113:5 Who is like to the LORD our God, who dwells on high,

Exodus 15:11 Who is like to you, O LORD, among the gods? who is like you, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?

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

the sons

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

Psalm 52:1 Why boast you yourself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endures continually.

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Continual Sunshine
'Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of Thy countenance.'--PSALM lxxxix. 15. The Psalmist has just been setting forth, in sublime language, the glories of the divine character--God's strength, His universal sway, the justice and judgment which are the foundation of His Throne, the mercy and truth which go as heralds before His face. A heathen singing of any of his gods would have gone on to describe the form and features of the god or goddess who
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The People's Christ
We do not believe that Israel or Judah ever had a better ruler than David; and we are bold to affirm that the reign of the man "chosen out of the people" outshines in glory the reigns of high-bred emperors, and princes with the blood of a score of kings running in their veins. Yea, more, we will assert that the humility of his birth and education, so far from making him incompetent to rule, rendered him, in a great degree, more fit for his office, and able to discharge its mighty duties. He could
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855

Atonement.
We come now to the consideration of a very important feature of the moral government of God; namely, the atonement. In discussing this subject, I will-- I. Call attention to several well-established principles of government. 1. We have already seen that moral law is not founded in the mere arbitrary will of God or of any other being, but that it has its foundation in the nature and relations of moral agents, that it is that rule of action or of willing which is imposed on them by the law of their
Charles Grandison Finney—Systematic Theology

Second Sunday in Lent
Text: First Thessalonians 4, 1-7. 1 Finally then, brethren, we beseech and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that, as ye received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, even as ye do walk,--that ye abound more and more. 2 For ye know what charge we gave you through the Lord Jesus. 3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye abstain from fornication; 4 that each one of you know how to possess himself of his own vessel in sanctification and honor, 5 not in the passion of lust,
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. II

Cross References
Psalm 29:1
A psalm of David. Ascribe to the LORD, you heavenly beings, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.

Psalm 82:1
A psalm of Asaph. God presides in the great assembly; he renders judgment among the "gods":

Psalm 86:8
Among the gods there is none like you, Lord; no deeds can compare with yours.

Psalm 93:4
Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea-- the LORD on high is mighty.

Psalm 113:5
Who is like the LORD our God, the One who sits enthroned on high,

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