Psalm 68:35

35 You, God, are awesome in your sanctuary; the God of Israel gives power and strength to his people. Praise be to God!

Read Psalm 68:35 Using Other Translations

O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.
Awesome is God from hissanctuary; the God of Israel--he is the one who gives power and strength to his people. Blessed be God!
God is awesome in his sanctuary. The God of Israel gives power and strength to his people. Praise be to God!

What does Psalm 68:35 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 68:35

O God, [thou art] terrible
In his judgments and acts of vengeance, on antichrist and the antichristian states; being the Lion of the tribe of Judah, that will break them to pieces as a potter's vessel: or "reverend" F19; to be feared and worshipped by his saints;

out of thy holy places;
both out of heaven, the habitation of his holiness, by angels and glorified saints there; and out of all his churches, the several assemblies of them, among whom he is greatly to be feared and adored: the Targum interprets it of the house of the sanctuary;

the God of Israel [is] he that giveth strength and power unto [his]
people;
his peculiar covenant people, his Israel he is the God of. These are weak, and encompassed about with infirmities; he has strength in himself for them; he has promised it to them, and he gives it to them as a pure gift and unmerited favour of his. It may be understood of the great degree of strength that will be given them in the latter day; when a small one shall be a strong nation, and the feeble shall be as David, and David as God, as the Angel of the Lord, ( Isaiah 60:21 ) ( Zechariah 12:8 ) ; and of the dominion and greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven; which will be given to the saints of the most High, ( Daniel 7:27 ) ;

blessed [be] God:
the psalm is concluded with an ascription of blessing to the Messiah, who is God blessed for evermore; and who, as Mediator, is the promised seed, in whom all nations were to be blessed, and now will be; see ( Revelation 5:12 Revelation 5:13 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F19 (arwn) "venerandus", Michaelis.
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