Deuteronomy 32:3

3 I will proclaim the name of the LORD. Oh, praise the greatness of our God!

Deuteronomy 32:3 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
3 Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God.
English Standard Version (ESV)
3 For I will proclaim the name of the LORD; ascribe greatness to our God!
New Living Translation (NLT)
3 I will proclaim the name of the LORD ; how glorious is our God!
The Message Bible (MSG)
3 For it's God's Name I'm preaching - respond to the greatness of our God!
American Standard Version (ASV)
3 For I will proclaim the name of Jehovah: Ascribe ye greatness unto our God.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
3 I will proclaim the name of the LORD. Give our God the greatness he deserves!
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
3 For I will proclaim the Lord's name. Declare the greatness of our God!
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
3 I will make known the name of the Lord. Praise God! How great he is!

Deuteronomy 32:3 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 32:3

Because I will publish the name of the Lord
Not call on his name, as some, nor call to the heaven and earth in his name, as others, but proclaim his name, even the same that was proclaimed before Moses, ( Exodus 34:6 Exodus 34:7 ) ; and this is to be understood, not of Jehovah the Father, nor of Jehovah the Spirit, but of Jehovah the Son, the rock whose work is perfect, and the rock of salvation, ( Deuteronomy 32:4 Deuteronomy 32:15 ) ; and not of any particular name of his, unless any of those mentioned can be thought to be intended; rather his perfections and attributes, or his Gospel, called his name, ( Acts 9:15 ) ; though his name may signify no other than himself, who is the sum and substance of the Gospel, and who, in his person, office, grace, and salvation, is to be published and proclaimed, openly and publicly, constantly and faithfully, and his name only; for there is no other under heaven whereby man can be saved:

ascribe ye greatness unto our God;
to Christ, the rock of salvation, who is truly God, our God, God in our nature, God manifest in the flesh, and who is the great God, and our Saviour, and therefore greatness is to be ascribed to him: he is great in his person and perfections; his works are great, those of creation and providence, and particularly of redemption and salvation; he is great in his offices, a great Saviour, a great High priest, a great Prophet, a great King, and the great Shepherd of the sheep: those that are called upon to give greatness to him, which is his due, are the heavens and the earth, ( Deuteronomy 32:1 ) ; and both have, literally and figuratively considered, bore a testimony to his greatness; the heavens, at his birth a wonderful star appeared, directing the wise men to him; at his death the sun was darkened; at his ascension the heavens were opened and received him, and still retain him; even God in heaven, by a voice from thence, bore witness of him as his beloved Son, in whom he was well pleased; also by raising him from the dead, declaring him to be the Son of God with power, and by exalting him at his right hand as a Saviour, and by the effusion of the Spirit on his apostles, to preach and spread his Gospel; the angels in heaven ascribed greatness to him, by their worship of him when he came into the world, by the declaration they made of him at his incarnation, and by the testimony they bore to his resurrection, and by their subjection to him in all things: the church below, sometimes called heaven, in the book of the Revelation, ascribe all honour, glory, and greatness to him: the earth, the whole terraqueous globe, in it have been displayed the greatness of Christ, the power and glory of his divinity; in the sea by becoming a calm at his word of command, in the rocks by being rent at his death, and will be in both by delivering up the dead in them, at the last day: the inhabitants of the earth, especially the redeemed from among men, ascribe greatness to him, by attributing daily to him all the perfections of the Godhead, and the glory of their salvation: Aben Ezra says, Moses refers to the heavens and the earth, or respects them, and compares with this ( Psalms 19:1 ) .

Deuteronomy 32:3 In-Context

1 Listen, you heavens, and I will speak; hear, you earth, the words of my mouth.
2 Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.
3 I will proclaim the name of the LORD. Oh, praise the greatness of our God!
4 He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.
5 They are corrupt and not his children; to their shame they are a warped and crooked generation.

Cross References 3

  • 1. Psalms 118:17; Psalms 145:6
  • 2. Exodus 33:19; Exodus 34:5-6
  • 3. S Deuteronomy 3:24
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