Psalms 66:2

2 Sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious.

Psalms 66:2 in Other Translations

KJV
2 Sing forth the honour of his name: make his praise glorious.
ESV
2 sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise!
NLT
2 Sing about the glory of his name! Tell the world how glorious he is.
MSG
2 Sing songs to the tune of his glory, set glory to the rhythms of his praise.
CSB
2 Sing the glory of His name; make His praise glorious.

Psalms 66:2 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 66:2

Sing forth the honour of his name
Meaning not any particular names of the Messiah, such as in ( Isaiah 9:6 ) ( 7:14 ) ; or his name "Jesus", a Saviour; though they are all honourable and glorious, and furnish out sufficient matter for a song: but rather that by which he was made known to the sons of men, his Gospel; see ( Acts 9:15 ) . Which is a glorious Gospel; the truths of which may be expressed in a song of praise, to the honour and glory of Christ, and to the instruction and profit of men, ( Colossians 3:16 ) . Or rather Christ himself is meant; his name often designs himself, ( Matthew 12:21 ) ( Psalms 9:10 ) ( Proverbs 18:10 ) . There that is due unto him, and ought to be given which is done when all divine perfections and works are ascribed to him, divine worship is paid him, and the glory of salvation given him; which may be done in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs;

make his praise glorious:
let the high praises of him be in your mouths; give him, the most excellent praise; praise him in the best manner. This is done when we sing his praise with grace in our hears in exercise; when we with one mind and mouth glorify him; and when we honour him, the Son, as we honour the Father.

Psalms 66:2 In-Context

1 Shout for joy to God, all the earth!
2 Sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious.
3 Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies cringe before you.
4 All the earth bows down to you; they sing praise to you, they sing the praises of your name.”
5 Come and see what God has done, his awesome deeds for mankind!

Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 79:9; Psalms 86:9
  • 2. Isaiah 42:8,12; Isaiah 43:21