New International Version
And I will appoint him to be my firstborn, the most exalted of the kings of the earth.
King James Bible
Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.
Darby Bible Translation
And as to me, I will make him firstborn, the highest of the kings of the earth.
World English Bible
I will also appoint him my firstborn, the highest of the kings of the earth.
Young's Literal Translation
I also first-born do appoint him, Highest of the kings of the earth.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I will make him my first-born - I will deal with him as a father by his first-born son, to whom a double portion of possessions and honors belong. First-born. is not always to be understood literally in Scripture. It often signifies simply a well-beloved, or best-beloved son; one preferred to all the rest, and distinguished by some eminent prerogative. Thus God calls Israel his son, his first-born, Exodus 4:22. See also Sirach 36:12. And even Ephraim is called God's first-born, Jeremiah 31:9. In the same sense it is sometimes applied even to Jesus Christ himself, to signify his supereminent dignity; not the eternal Sonship of his Divine nature, as inveterate prejudice and superficial thinking have supposed.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of Thy countenance.'--PSALM lxxxix. 15. The Psalmist has just been setting forth, in sublime language, the glories of the divine character--God's strength, His universal sway, the justice and judgment which are the foundation of His Throne, the mercy and truth which go as heralds before His face. A heathen singing of any of his gods would have gone on to describe the form and features of the god or goddess who …
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The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.
On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: king of kings and lord of lords.
Then say to Pharaoh, 'This is what the LORD says: Israel is my firstborn son,
Water will flow from their buckets; their seed will have abundant water. "Their king will be greater than Agag; their kingdom will be exalted.
2 Samuel 7:14
I will be his father, and he will be my son. When he does wrong, I will punish him with a rod wielded by men, with floggings inflicted by human hands.
I will proclaim the LORD's decree: He said to me, "You are my son; today I have become your father.
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