New International Version
Let them know that you, whose name is the LORD-- that you alone are the Most High over all the earth.
New Living Translation
Then they will learn that you alone are called the LORD, that you alone are the Most High, supreme over all the earth.
English Standard Version
that they may know that you alone, whose name is the LORD, are the Most High over all the earth.
New American Standard Bible
That they may know that You alone, whose name is the LORD, Are the Most High over all the earth.
King James Bible
That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
May they know that You alone-- whose name is Yahweh-- are the Most High over all the earth.
International Standard Version
Then they will know that you alone— whose name is LORD— are the Most High over all the earth.
Then they will know that you alone are the LORD, the sovereign king over all the earth.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they shall know that your Name is Lord Jehovah; you alone are exalted in all the Earth!
GOD'S WORD® Translation
so that they must acknowledge you. Your name is the LORD. You alone are the Most High God of the whole earth.
JPS Tanakh 1917
That they may know that it is Thou alone whose name is the LORD, The Most High over all the earth.
New American Standard 1977
That they may know that Thou alone, whose name is the LORD,
Art the Most High over all the earth.
Parallel CommentariesMatthew Henry's Concise Commentary
83:9-18 All who oppose the kingdom of Christ may here read their doom. God is the same still that ever he was; the same to his people, and the same against his and their enemies. God would make their enemies like a wheel; unsettled in all their counsels and resolves. Not only let them be driven away as stubble, but burnt as stubble. And this will be the end of wicked men. Let them be made to fear thy name, and perhaps that will bring them to seek thy name. We should desire no confusion to our enemies and persecutors but what may forward their conversion. The stormy tempest of Divine vengeance will overtake them, unless they repent and seek the pardoning mercy of their offended Lord. God's triumphs over his enemies, clearly prove that he is, according to his name JEHOVAH, an almighty Being, who has all power and perfection in himself. May we fear his wrath, and yield ourselves to be his willing servants. And let us seek deliverance by the destruction of our fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.
Verse 18. - That men may know; rather, that they may know. There is no "men" in the original. That thou, whose name alone is Jehovah, art the Most High over all the earth (see the comment on ver. 16).
Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible
That men may know that thou, whose name alone is Jehovah,.... Or, "that thou, thy name alone is Jehovah" (p), a self-existent Being, the Being of beings, the everlasting I AM, the immutable God; for this name is expressive of the being, eternity, and unchangeableness of God, who is, and was, and is to come, invariably the same, Revelation 1:4 which is to be understood not to the exclusion of the Son or Spirit, who are with the Father the one Jehovah, Deuteronomy 6:4, and to whom this name is given; see Exodus 17:6, compared with 1 Corinthians 10:9, Isaiah 6:8 compared with Acts 28:25, but to the exclusion of all nominal and fictitious deities, the gods of the Heathens; and the being and perfections of God are known by the judgments he executes, Psalm 9:16,
art the most High over all the earth; or,
and that thou art, &c. (q), being the Maker and the Possessor of it, and the sovereign Lord of its inhabitants, doing in it what seems good in his sight; see Genesis 14:22, for the accents require two propositions in the text: the Heathens (r) give the title of most high to their supreme deity: the Targum is,
"over all the inhabitants of the earth.''
(p) "quod nomen tuum", Pagninus, Montanus, Musculus. (q) "Quod tu, inquam, sis altissimus", Michaelis. (r) Pansan. Boeotica sive, l. 9. p. 555.
Psalm 83:18 Additional Commentaries
God, Don't Keep Silent
…17Let them be ashamed and dismayed forever, And let them be humiliated and perish, 18That they may know that You alone, whose name is the LORD, Are the Most High over all the earth.
I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as God Almighty, but by my name the LORD I did not make myself fully known to them.
The LORD is a warrior; the LORD is his name.
I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.
The LORD thundered from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded.
consume them in your wrath, consume them till they are no more. Then it will be known to the ends of the earth that God rules over Jacob.
Sing to God, sing in praise of his name, extol him who rides on the clouds; rejoice before him--his name is the LORD.
For you are great and do marvelous deeds; you alone are God.
But you, LORD, are forever exalted.
For you, LORD, are the Most High over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.
"I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not yield my glory to another or my praise to idols.
Declare what is to be, present it-- let them take counsel together. Who foretold this long ago, who declared it from the distant past? Was it not I, the LORD? And there is no God apart from me, a righteous God and a Savior; there is none but me.
"Therefore I will teach them-- this time I will teach them my power and might. Then they will know that my name is the LORD.
When you have been defiled in the eyes of the nations, you will know that I am the LORD.'"
When I make Egypt desolate and strip the land of everything in it, when I strike down all who live there, then they will know that I am the LORD.'
You will advance against my people Israel like a cloud that covers the land. In days to come, Gog, I will bring you against my land, so that the nations may know me when I am proved holy through you before their eyes.
"'The decision is announced by messengers, the holy ones declare the verdict, so that the living may know that the Most High is sovereign over all kingdoms on earth and gives them to anyone he wishes and sets over them the lowliest of people.'
You will be driven away from people and will live with the wild animals; you will eat grass like the ox and be drenched with the dew of heaven. Seven times will pass by for you until you acknowledge that the Most High is sovereign over all kingdoms on earth and gives them to anyone he wishes.
He was driven away from people and given the mind of an animal; he lived with the wild donkeys and ate grass like the ox; and his body was drenched with the dew of heaven, until he acknowledged that the Most High God is sovereign over all kingdoms on earth and sets over them anyone he wishes.
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