Psalm 138:5
New International Version
May they sing of the ways of the LORD, for the glory of the LORD is great.

New Living Translation
Yes, they will sing about the LORD’s ways, for the glory of the LORD is very great.

English Standard Version
and they shall sing of the ways of the LORD, for great is the glory of the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
They will sing of the ways of the LORD, for the glory of the LORD is great.

King James Bible
Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD: for great is the glory of the LORD.

New King James Version
Yes, they shall sing of the ways of the LORD, For great is the glory of the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
And they will sing of the ways of the LORD, For great is the glory of the LORD.

NASB 1995
And they will sing of the ways of the LORD, For great is the glory of the LORD.

NASB 1977
And they will sing of the ways of the LORD. For great is the glory of the LORD.

Amplified Bible
Yes, they will sing of the ways of the LORD [joyfully celebrating His wonderful acts], For great is the glory and majesty of the LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
They will sing of the LORD’s ways, for the LORD’s glory is great.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They will sing of the LORD’s ways, for the LORD’s glory is great.

American Standard Version
Yea, they shall sing of the ways of Jehovah; For great is the glory of Jehovah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they will praise the way of LORD JEHOVAH, because the honor of LORD JEHOVAH is great!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And let them sing in the ways of the Lord; for great is the glory of the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
You are so famous that they will sing about the things you have done.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And let them sing in the ways of the Lord: for great is the glory of the Lord.

English Revised Version
Yea, they shall sing of the ways of the LORD; for great is the glory of the LORD.

Good News Translation
They will sing about what you have done and about your great glory.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They will sing this about the ways of the LORD: "The LORD's honor is great!"

International Standard Version
They will sing about the ways of the LORD, for great is the glory of the LORD!

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yea, they shall sing of the ways of the LORD; For great is the glory of the LORD.

Literal Standard Version
And they sing in the ways of YHWH, For the glory of YHWH [is] great.

NET Bible
Let them sing about the LORD's deeds, for the LORD's splendor is magnificent.

New Heart English Bible
Yes, they will sing of the ways of the LORD; for great is the LORD's glory.

World English Bible
Yes, they will sing of the ways of Yahweh; for great is Yahweh's glory.

Young's Literal Translation
And they sing in the ways of Jehovah, For great is the honour of Jehovah.

Additional Translations ...
Context
I Will Give You Thanks with All My Heart
4All the kings of the earth will give You thanks, O LORD, when they hear the words of Your mouth. 5They will sing of the ways of the LORD, for the glory of the LORD is great. 6Though the LORD is on high, He attends to the lowly; but the proud He knows from afar.…

Cross References
Job 36:24
Remember to magnify His work, which men have praised in song.

Psalm 21:5
Great is his glory in Your salvation; You bestow on him splendor and majesty.

Psalm 145:7
They will extol the fame of Your abundant goodness and sing joyfully of Your righteousness.


Treasury of Scripture

Yes, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD: for great is the glory of the LORD.

they shall

Isaiah 52:7-10
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! …

Isaiah 65:14
Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit.

Isaiah 66:10-14
Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye that love her: rejoice for joy with her, all ye that mourn for her: …

for great

Psalm 21:5
His glory is great in thy salvation: honour and majesty hast thou laid upon him.

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

Exodus 33:18,19
And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory…









(5) In the ways.--Rather, of the ways, this preposition being so used frequently after verbs of speaking praising (comp. Psalm 20:7; Psalm 44:8; Psalm 87:3; Psalm 105:2), though there is no parallel instance of such a use with this particular verb sing.

For ways used of God's mighty works in creation see Job 26:14; Job 40:19; of His action in history, Psalm 18:30; Deuteronomy 32:4. It seems against the parallelism to understand literally that the heathen kings would come to walk in God's ways--i.e., in righteousness, and so praise Him, as in Micah 4:2. The meaning is that heathen monarchs will be compelled to acknowledge the glory of Jehovah. . . .

Verse 5. - Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the Lord. They, i.e. the kings, shall sing, no longer in their own misguided heathen ways, but in the ways of the Lord, in the mode prescribed by his Law and practiced in his temple (comp. Isaiah 49:22, 23; Isaiah 60:8-5, etc.). For great is the glory of the Lord. (cf. Isaiah 60:1-3; Isaiah 66:18.) It is this "glory" which attracts "all nations and tongues."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
They will sing
וְ֭יָשִׁירוּ (wə·yā·šî·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7891: To sing

of the ways
בְּדַרְכֵ֣י (bə·ḏar·ḵê)
Preposition-b | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

of the LORD,
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

for
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

the glory
כְּב֣וֹד (kə·ḇō·wḏ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3519: Weight, splendor, copiousness

of the LORD
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

is great.
גָ֝ד֗וֹל (ḡā·ḏō·wl)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 1419: Great, older, insolent


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