Compare Translations for Psalm 96:4

Psalm 96:4 ASV
For great is Jehovah, and greatly to be praised: He is to be feared above all gods.
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Psalm 96:4 BBE
For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised; he is more to be feared than all other gods.
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Psalm 96:4 CEB
because the LORD is great and so worthy of praise. He is awesome beyond all other gods
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Psalm 96:4 CJB
For ADONAI is great, and greatly to be praised; he is to be feared more than all gods.
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Psalm 96:4 RHE
(95-4) For the Lord is great, and exceedingly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.
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Psalm 96:4 ESV
For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; he is to be feared above all gods.
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Psalm 96:4 GW
The LORD is great! He should be highly praised. He should be feared more than all [other] gods
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Psalm 96:4 GNT
The Lord is great and is to be highly praised; he is to be honored more than all the gods.
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Psalm 96:4 HNV
For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised! He is to be feared above all gods.
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Psalm 96:4 CSB
For the Lord is great and is highly praised; He is feared above all gods.
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Psalm 96:4 KJV
For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised : he is to be feared above all gods.
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Psalm 96:4 LEB
For Yahweh [is] great and very worthy of praise; he [is to be] feared above all gods.
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Psalm 96:4 NAS
For great is the LORD and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.
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Psalm 96:4 NCV
because the Lord is great; he should be praised at all times. He should be honored more than all the gods,
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Psalm 96:4 NIRV
The LORD is great. He is really worthy of praise. People should have respect for him as the greatest God of all.
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Psalm 96:4 NIV
For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.
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Psalm 96:4 NKJV
For the Lord is great and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.
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Psalm 96:4 NLT
Great is the LORD! He is most worthy of praise! He is to be revered above all the gods.
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Psalm 96:4 NRS
For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; he is to be revered above all gods.
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Psalm 96:4 RSV
For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; he is to be feared above all gods.
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Psalm 96:4 DBY
For Jehovah is great and exceedingly to be praised; he is terrible above all gods.
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Psalm 96:4 MSG
For God is great, and worth a thousand Hallelujahs. His terrible beauty makes the gods look cheap;
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Psalm 96:4 WBT
For the LORD [is] great, and greatly to be praised: he [is] to be feared above all gods.
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Psalm 96:4 TMB
For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.
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Psalm 96:4 TNIV
For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.
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Psalm 96:4 WEB
For great is Yahweh, and greatly to be praised! He is to be feared above all gods.
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Psalm 96:4 WYC
For the Lord is great, and worthy to be praised full much; he is fearedful above all gods (he should be feared above all gods/he should be revered above all gods).
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Psalm 96:4 YLT
For great [is] Jehovah, and praised greatly, Fearful He [is] over all gods.
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Psalms 96 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 96

A call to all people to praise God. (1-9) God's government and judgment. (10-13)

Verses 1-9 When Christ finished his work on earth, and was received into his glory in heaven, the church began to sing a new song unto him, and to bless his name. His apostles and evangelists showed forth his salvation among the heathen, his wonders among all people. All the earth is here summoned to worship the Lord. We must worship him in the beauty of holiness, as God in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself. Glorious things are said of him, both as motives to praise and matter of praise.

Verses 10-13 We are to hope and pray for that time, when Christ shall reign in righteousness over all nations. He shall rule in the hearts of men, by the power of truth, and the Spirit of righteousness. His coming draws nigh; this King, this Judge standeth before the door, but he is not yet come. The Lord will accept the praises of all who seek to promote the kingdom of Christ. The sea can but roar, and how the trees of the wood can show that they rejoice we know not; but He that searches the heart knows what is the mind of the Spirit, and understands the words, the broken language of the weakest. Christ will come to judge the earth, to execute just vengeance on his enemies, and to fulfil his largest promises to his people. What then are we? Would that day be welcome to us? If this be not our case, let us now begin to prepare to meet our God, by seeking the pardon of our sins, and the renewal of our souls to holiness.

Psalms 96 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 96

Psalms 96:1-13 . The substance of this Psalm, and portions of the ninety-seventh, ninety-eighth, and hundredth, are found in 1 Chronicles 16:7-36 , which was used by David's directions in the dedication of the tabernacle on Mount Zion. The dispensation of the Messiah was typified by that event, involving, as it did, a more permanent seat of worship, and the introduction of additional and more spiritual services. Hence the language of these Psalms may be regarded as having a higher import than that pertinent to the occasion on which it was thus publicly used.

1-3. All nations are invited to unite in this most joyful praise.
new song--literally, "fresh," or new mercies ( Psalms 33:3 , 40:3 ).

2. show forth--literally, "declare joyful tidings."
salvation--illustrates His glory in its wonders of love and mercy.

4, 5. For He is not a local God, but of universal agency, while idols are nothing.

6. Honour and majesty--are His attendants, declared in His mighty works, while power and grace are specially seen in His spiritual relations to His people.

7-9. Give--or, "ascribe" ( Psalms 29:1 ) due honor to Him, by acts of appointed and solemn worship in His house.

8. offering--of thanks.

9. beauty of holiness--( Psalms 29:2 ).
fear . . . him--( Psalms 2:11 ).

10. Let all know that the government of the world is ordered in justice, and they shall enjoy firm and lasting peace (compare Psalms 72:3 Psalms 72:7 , Isaiah 9:6 Isaiah 9:7 ).

11-13. For which reason the universe is invoked to unite in joy, and even inanimate nature ( Romans 8:14-22 ) is poetically represented as capable of joining in the anthem of praise.