Psalm 89:7
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New International Version
In the council of the holy ones God is greatly feared; he is more awesome than all who surround him.

New Living Translation
The highest angelic powers stand in awe of God. He is far more awesome than all who surround his throne.

English Standard Version
a God greatly to be feared in the council of the holy ones, and awesome above all who are around him?

New American Standard Bible
A God greatly feared in the council of the holy ones, And awesome above all those who are around Him?

King James Bible
God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God is greatly feared in the council of the holy ones, more awe-inspiring than all who surround Him.

International Standard Version
God is feared in the council of the holy ones, revered by all those around him.

NET Bible
a God who is honored in the great angelic assembly, and more awesome than all who surround him?

New Heart English Bible
a very awesome God in the council of the holy ones, to be feared above all those who are around him?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
God stands in the congregation of The Holy Ones, great and awesome above all who are around him!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God is terrifying in the council of the holy ones. He is greater and more awe-inspiring than those who surround him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A God dreaded in the great council of the holy ones, And feared of all them that are about Him?

New American Standard 1977
A God greatly feared in the council of the holy ones,
            And awesome above all those who are around Him?

Jubilee Bible 2000
God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints and to be had in reverence of all those that are about him.

King James 2000 Bible
God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.

American King James Version
God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.

American Standard Version
A God very terrible in the council of the holy ones, And to be feared above all them that are round about him?

Douay-Rheims Bible
God, who is glorified in the assembly of the saints: great and terrible above all them that are about him.

Darby Bible Translation
God is greatly to be feared in the council of the saints, and terrible for all that are round about him.

English Revised Version
A God very terrible in the council of the holy ones, and to be feared above all them that are round about him?

Webster's Bible Translation
God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence by all them that are about him.

World English Bible
a very awesome God in the council of the holy ones, to be feared above all those who are around him?

Young's Literal Translation
God is very terrible, In the secret counsel of His holy ones, And fearful over all surrounding Him.
Study Bible
I will Sing of His Love Forever
6For who in the skies is comparable to the LORD? Who among the sons of the mighty is like the LORD, 7A God greatly feared in the council of the holy ones, And awesome above all those who are around Him? 8O LORD God of hosts, who is like You, O mighty LORD? Your faithfulness also surrounds You.…
Cross References
1 Chronicles 16:25
For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; He also is to be feared above all gods.

Psalm 1:5
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

Psalm 47:2
For the LORD Most High is to be feared, A great King over all the earth.

Psalm 68:35
O God, You are awesome from Your sanctuary. The God of Israel Himself gives strength and power to the people. Blessed be God!

Psalm 76:7
You, even You, are to be feared; And who may stand in Your presence when once You are angry?

Psalm 76:11
Make vows to the LORD your God and fulfill them; Let all who are around Him bring gifts to Him who is to be feared.

Psalm 89:5
The heavens will praise Your wonders, O LORD; Your faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones.

Psalm 96:4
For great is the LORD and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.

Psalm 111:1
Praise the LORD! I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart, In the company of the upright and in the assembly.

Daniel 4:13
I was looking in the visions in my mind as I lay on my bed, and behold, an angelic watcher, a holy one, descended from heaven.
Treasury of Scripture

God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.

Psalm 76:7-11 You, even you, are to be feared: and who may stand in your sight …

Leviticus 10:3 Then Moses said to Aaron, This is it that the LORD spoke, saying, …

Isaiah 6:2-7 Above it stood the seraphim: each one had six wings; with two he …

Isaiah 66:2 For all those things has my hand made, and all those things have …

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

Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul…

Luke 12:4,5 And I say to you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the …

Acts 5:11 And great fear came on all the church, and on as many as heard these things.

Hebrews 12:28,29 Why we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, …

Revelation 15:3,4 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song …

(7) It is better to take this verse in apposition with the foregoing:

"God sublime in the council of the holy ones,

And terrible among those surrounding him."

For a picture of the court of heaven see Job 1:6.

Verse 7. - God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints; rather, in the council of the holy ones (see the Revised Version). And to be had in reverence of all them that are about him; or, above all them, etc. God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints,.... Which Jarchi and Kimchi understand of angels again, and render it "God is to be feared in the great assembly of them"; for they are a very large number, even an innumerable company, in and by whom the Lord is feared and worshipped, Hebrews 12:21, but rather an assembly or congregation of holy men are designed: it is the duty of such to assemble together publicly for religious worship; they ought to do it on account of the Lord, who requires it, and encourages it by his presence, he has promised; on the account of themselves, it being for their profit and pleasure; and on the account of others, for their conversion and comfort; and in imitation of the people of God, in all ages; nor should they forsake the assembling of themselves: the word rendered "assembly", signifies "counsel" or "secret"; see Genesis 49:6 and so the Targum,

"God is mighty in the secrets of the saints, sitting on a throne of glory;''

in the assembly of the saints, the secrets of God's love are disclosed unto them; the doctrines and mysteries of his grace, called the whole counsel of God, Acts 20:27 are there made known; and the ordinances of the Gospel, which also are styled the counsel of God, Luke 7:30, are there administered: now, where all this is done,

God is greatly feared herein; not with a slavish fear, a fear of hell and damnation, such as may be in devils; nor with an hypocritical fear, such as is taught by the precepts of men; but with a filial, godly fear, such as is peculiar to the children of God; with an holy and humble fear, with a fiducial and fearless one; with a reverential affection for the Divine Being, and such as includes all worship of him, internal and external: and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him; which the Targum paraphrases

"and is to be feared above all the angels that stand round about him''

and so Kimchi interprets it; see Revelation 5:11, but the same thing, in different words, is meant, as in the preceding clause. 89:5-14 The more God's works are known, the more they are admired. And to praise the Lord, is to acknowledge him to be such a one that there is none like him. Surely then we should feel and express reverence when we worship God. But how little of this appears in our congregations, and how much cause have we to humble ourselves on this account! That almighty power which smote Egypt, will scatter the enemies of the church, while all who trust in God's mercy will rejoice in his name; for mercy and truth direct all he does. His counsels from eternity, and their consequences to eternity, are all justice and judgment.
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