Psalm 71:19
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New International Version
Your righteousness, God, reaches to the heavens, you who have done great things. Who is like you, God?

New Living Translation
Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the highest heavens. You have done such wonderful things. Who can compare with you, O God?

English Standard Version
Your righteousness, O God, reaches the high heavens. You who have done great things, O God, who is like you?

New American Standard Bible
For Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the heavens, You who have done great things; O God, who is like You?

King James Bible
Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto thee!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your righteousness reaches heaven, God, You who have done great things; God, who is like You?

International Standard Version
Your many righteous deeds, God, are great,

NET Bible
Your justice, O God, extends to the skies above; you have done great things. O God, who can compare to you?

New Heart English Bible
Your righteousness also, God, reaches to the heavens; you have done great things. God, who is like you?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And your righteousness, oh God, is unto The Highest Place, and the great things that you have done! Who is like you?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Your righteousness reaches to the heavens, O God. You have done great things. O God, who is like you?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thy righteousness also, O God, which reacheth unto high heaven; Thou who hast done great things, O God, who is like unto Thee?

New American Standard 1977
For Thy righteousness, O God, reaches to the heavens,
            Thou who hast done great things;
            O God, who is like Thee?

Jubilee Bible 2000
and thy righteousness, O God, unto excellence because thou hast done great things; O God, who is like unto thee!

King James 2000 Bible
Your righteousness also, O God, is very high, who has done great things: O God, who is like unto you!

American King James Version
Your righteousness also, O God, is very high, who have done great things: O God, who is like to you!

American Standard Version
Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high; Thou who hast done great things, O God, who is like unto thee?

Douay-Rheims Bible
and thy justice, O God, even to the highest great things thou hast done: O God, who is like to thee?

Darby Bible Translation
And thy righteousness, O God, reacheth on high, thou who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto thee?

English Revised Version
Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high; thou who hast done great things, O God, who is like unto thee?

Webster's Bible Translation
Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things: O God, who is like to thee!

World English Bible
Your righteousness also, God, reaches to the heavens; you have done great things. God, who is like you?

Young's Literal Translation
And Thy righteousness, O God, is unto the heights, Because Thou hast done great things, O God, who is like Thee?
Study Bible
In You, O Lord, I Take Refuge
18And even when I am old and gray, O God, do not forsake me, Until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to all who are to come. 19For Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the heavens, You who have done great things; O God, who is like You? 20You who have shown me many troubles and distresses Will revive me again, And will bring me up again from the depths of the earth.…
Cross References
Luke 1:49
For the Mighty One has done great things for me. Holy is His name.

Exodus 15:11
"Who is like You among the gods, O LORD? Who is like You, majestic in holiness, Awesome in praises, working wonders?

Deuteronomy 3:24
'O Lord GOD, You have begun to show Your servant Your greatness and Your strong hand; for what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do such works and mighty acts as Yours?

Psalm 35:10
All my bones will say, "LORD, who is like You, Who delivers the afflicted from him who is too strong for him, And the afflicted and the needy from him who robs him?"

Psalm 36:6
Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; Your judgments are like a great deep. O LORD, You preserve man and beast.

Psalm 57:10
For Your lovingkindness is great to the heavens And Your truth to the clouds.

Psalm 77:13
Your way, O God, is holy; What god is great like our God?

Psalm 89:8
O LORD God of hosts, who is like You, O mighty LORD? Your faithfulness also surrounds You.

Psalm 126:2
Then our mouth was filled with laughter And our tongue with joyful shouting; Then they said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them."
Treasury of Scripture

Your righteousness also, O God, is very high, who have done great things: O God, who is like to you!

Thy righteousness

Psalm 36:5,6 Your mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and your faithfulness reaches …

Psalm 57:10 For your mercy is great to the heavens, and your truth to the clouds.

Psalm 139:6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain to it.

Proverbs 15:24 The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.

Proverbs 24:7 Wisdom is too high for a fool: he opens not his mouth in the gate.

Isaiah 5:16 But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that …

Isaiah 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher …

who hast

Psalm 72:18 Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only does wondrous things.

Psalm 126:2,3 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: …

Job 5:9 Which does great things and unsearchable; marvelous things without number:

who is like. God is alone,--who can resemble him? He is that eternal, illimitable, unimpartible, unchangeable, incomprehensible, uncompounded, ineffable Being, whose [essence] is hidden from all created intelligences, and whose [counsels] cannot be fathomed by any creature.

Psalm 35:10 All my bones shall say, LORD, who is like to you, which deliver the …

Psalm 86:8 Among the gods there is none like to you, O Lord; neither are there …

Psalm 89:6-8 For who in the heaven can be compared to the LORD? who among the …

Exodus 15:11 Who is like to you, O LORD, among the gods? who is like you, glorious …

Isaiah 40:18,25 To whom then will you liken God? or what likeness will you compare to him…

Jeremiah 10:7 Who would not fear you, O King of nations? for to you does it appertain: …

(19) Very high.--Literally, to the height, i.e., to the heavens, as in Psalm 36:5; Psalm 57:10. The clauses should be arranged, Thy righteousness also, O God, to the height--Thou who doest great things--God, who is like unto thee? (Comp. Exodus 15:11.)

Verse 19. - Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high; or, reaches to the height (comp. Psalm 7:7; Psalm 10:5; Psalm 18:16, etc.). Who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto thee! (comp. Psalm 35:10; Psalm 89:6, 8). Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high,.... Or, "unto the place on high" (f); it reaches unto heaven, as the mercy, truth, and faithfulness of God, are said to do, Psalm 36:5. The righteousness of Christ is accepted of with God the Father in heaven; it is in Christ, who is there at the right hand of God; and it is higher and infinitely above any righteousness of a creature, angel's or man's;

who hast done great things; in nature, in forming the world out of nothing, and in upholding all creatures in their beings; in providence, in governing the world, and ordering all things in it for the best, and to answer the wisest purposes; in grace, in the salvation of lost sinners by Christ; in the justification of them by his righteousness; and in the atonement and pardon of their sins, through his blood and sacrifice; in the regeneration of them by his grace; in making and performing exceeding great and precious promises, and in giving them eternal life;

O God, who is like unto thee? either for greatness or goodness; for power or for mercy; for justice, truth, and faithfulness; for the perfections of his nature, or the works of his hands; and to be praised, reverenced and adored, as he is; see Psalm 89:6.

(f) "usque in excelsum", Pagninus, Montanus, Gejerus; "in altum usque", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator. 19 Thy righteousness also, O God: is very high, who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto thee!

20 Thou, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

21 Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side."

Psalm 71:19

"Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high." Very sublime, unsearchable, exalted, and glorious is the holy character of God, and his way of making men righteous. His plan of righteousness uplifts men from the gates of hell to the mansions of heaven. It is a high-doctrine gospel, gives a high experience, leads to high practice, and ends in high felicity. "Who hast done great things." The exploits of others are mere child's play compared with thine, and are not worthy to be mentioned in the same age. Creation, providence, redemption, are all unique, and nothing can compare with them. "O God, who is like unto thee." As thy works are so transcendent, so art thou. Thou art without compeer, or even second; and such are thy works, and such, especially, thy plan of justifying sinners by the righteousness which thou hast provided. Adoration is a fit frame of mind, for the believer. When he draws near to: God, he enters into a region where everything is surpassingly sublime; miracles of love abound on every hand, and marvels of mingled justice and grace. A traveller among the high Alps often feels overwhelmed with awe, amid their amazing sublimities; much more is this the case when we survey the heights and depths of the mercy and holiness of the Lord. "O God, who is like unto thee."

Psalm 71:20

"Thou, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, shall quicken me again." Here is faith's inference from the infinite greatness of the Lord. He has been strong to Smite; he will be also strong to save. He has shown me many heavy and severe trials, and he will also show me many and precious mercies. He has almost killed me, he will speedily revive me; and though I have been almost dead and buried, he will give me a resurrection, and "bring me up again from the depths of the earth." However low the Lord may permit us to sink, he will fix a limit to the descent,: and in due time will bring us up again. Even when we are laid low in the tomb, the mercy is that we can go no lower, but shall retrace our steps and mount to better lands; and all this, because the Lord is ever mighty to save. A little God would fail us, but not Jehovah the Omnipotent. It is safe to lean on him, since he bears up the pillars both of heaven and earth.

Psalm 71:21

"Thou shalt increase my greatness." As a king, David grew in influence and power. God did great things for him, and by him, and this is all the greatness believers want. May we have faith in God, such as these words evince. "And comfort me on every side." As we were surrounded with afflictions, so shall we be environed with consolations. From above, and from all around, light Shall come to dispel our former gloom; the change shall be great, indeed, when the Lord returns, to comfort us. 19. is very high—distinguished (Ps 36:5; Isa 55:9).71:14-24 The psalmist declares that the righteousness of Christ, and the great salvation obtained thereby, shall be the chosen subject of his discourse. Not on a sabbath only, but on every day of the week, of the year, of his life. Not merely at stated returns of solemn devotion, but on every occasion, all the day long. Why will he always dwell on this? Because he knew not the numbers thereof. It is impossible to measure the value or the fulness of these blessings. The righteousness is unspeakable, the salvation everlasting. God will not cast off his grey-headed servants when no longer capable of labouring as they have done. The Lord often strengthens his people in their souls, when nature is sinking into decay. And it is a debt which the old disciples of Christ owe to succeeding generations, to leave behind them a solemn testimony to the advantage of religion, and the truth of God's promises; and especially to the everlasting righteousness of the Redeemer. Assured of deliverance and victory, let us spend our days, while waiting the approach of death, in praising the Holy One of Israel with all our powers. And while speaking of his righteousness, and singing his praises, we shall rise above fears and infirmities, and have earnests of the joys of heaven. The work of redemption ought, above all God's works, to be spoken of by us in our praises. The Lamb that was slain, and has redeemed us to God, is worthy of all blessing and praise.
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