Psalm 47:2
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New Living Translation
For the LORD Most High is awesome. He is the great King of all the earth.

King James Bible
For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
For Jehovah, the Most High, is terrible, a great king over all the earth.

World English Bible
For Yahweh Most High is awesome. He is a great King over all the earth.

Young's Literal Translation
For Jehovah Most High is fearful, A great king over all the earth.

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Psalm 47:2 Parallel Commentaries
Letter xix (A. D. 1127) to Suger, Abbot of S. Denis
To Suger, Abbot of S. Denis He praises Suger, who had unexpectedly renounced the pride and luxury of the world to give himself to the modest habits of the religious life. He blames severely the clerk who devotes himself rather to the service of princes than that of God. 1. A piece of good news has reached our district; it cannot fail to do great good to whomsoever it shall have come. For who that fear God, hearing what great things He has done for your soul, do not rejoice and wonder at the great
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Deuteronomy 7:21
"No, do not be afraid of those nations, for the LORD your God is among you, and he is a great and awesome God.

Nehemiah 1:5
Then I said, "O LORD, God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps his covenant of unfailing love with those who love him and obey his commands,

Psalm 66:3
Say to God, "How awesome are your deeds! Your enemies cringe before your mighty power.

Psalm 66:5
Come and see what our God has done, what awesome miracles he performs for people!

Psalm 68:35
God is awesome in his sanctuary. The God of Israel gives power and strength to his people. Praise be to God!

Psalm 76:12
For he breaks the pride of princes, and the kings of the earth fear him.

Psalm 89:7
The highest angelic powers stand in awe of God. He is far more awesome than all who surround his throne.

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