Psalms 34:3

3 Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt his name together.

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Psalms 34:3 in Other Translations

KJV
3 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.
ESV
3 Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together!
NLT
3 Come, let us tell of the LORD ’s greatness; let us exalt his name together.
MSG
3 Join me in spreading the news; together let's get the word out.
CSB
3 Proclaim with me the Lord's greatness; let us exalt His name together.

Psalms 34:3 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 34:3

O magnify the Lord with me
The psalmist invites the humble ones, who he knew would rejoice at the goodness of God to him, to join with him in ascribing greatness to the Lord, which is meant by magnifying him; for he cannot be made great by men, only declared how great he is, and that can only be done in an imperfect manner;

and let us exalt his name together:
by proclaiming him to be the most High; by making mention of his glorious perfections and works, that he be exalted; and by praising him in the highest strains; or by having the high praises of him in their mouths; and there is more pleasure as well as more glory brought to God by doing this in a social way, or by a number of saints joining together in such service.

Psalms 34:3 In-Context

1 I will extol the LORD at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.
2 I will glory in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
3 Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt his name together.
4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.
5 Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 63:3; Psalms 86:12; Daniel 4:37; John 17:1; Romans 15:6
  • 2. S Exodus 15:2; Luke 1:46