Psalm 89:8
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Who is like you, LORD God Almighty? You, LORD, are mighty, and your faithfulness surrounds you.

New Living Translation
O LORD God of Heaven's Armies! Where is there anyone as mighty as you, O LORD? You are entirely faithful.

English Standard Version
O LORD God of hosts, who is mighty as you are, O LORD, with your faithfulness all around you?

New American Standard Bible
O LORD God of hosts, who is like You, O mighty LORD? Your faithfulness also surrounds You.

King James Bible
O LORD God of hosts, who is a strong LORD like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
LORD God of Hosts, who is strong like You, LORD? Your faithfulness surrounds You.

International Standard Version
LORD God of the Heavenly Armies, who is as mighty as you, LORD? Your faithfulness surrounds you.

NET Bible
O LORD, sovereign God! Who is strong like you, O LORD? Your faithfulness surrounds you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Oh, Lord Jehovah, God of hosts, who is strong like you? Your faithfulness is around you!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
O LORD God of Armies, who is like you? Mighty LORD, even your faithfulness surrounds you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
O LORD God of the hosts, who is like unto thee? Strong JAH, compassed about with thy truth.

King James 2000 Bible
O LORD God of hosts, who is a strong LORD like unto you? or to your faithfulness round about you?

American King James Version
O LORD God of hosts, who is a strong LORD like to you? or to your faithfulness round about you?

American Standard Version
O Jehovah God of hosts, Who is a mighty one, like unto thee, O Jehovah? And thy faithfulness is round about thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
O Lord God of hosts, who is like to thee? thou art mighty, O Lord, and thy truth is round about thee.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah, God of hosts, who is like unto thee, the strong Jah? And thy faithfulness is round about thee.

English Revised Version
O LORD God of hosts, who is a mighty one, like unto thee, O JAH? and thy faithfulness is round about thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
O LORD God of hosts, who is a strong LORD like to thee? or to thy faithfulness around thee?

World English Bible
Yahweh, God of Armies, who is a mighty one, like you? Yah, your faithfulness is around you.

Young's Literal Translation
O Jehovah, God of Hosts, Who is like Thee -- a strong Jah? And Thy faithfulness is round about Thee.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 8. - O Lord God of hosts; i.e. God of the angelic hosts just spoken cf. Who is a strong Lord like unto thee? rather, Who is strong like unto thee, O Jah? (comp. Exodus 15:11). Or to thy faithfulness round about thee! rather, as in the Revised Version, and thy faithfulness is round about thee. It has been said that "the two words 'mercies' and 'faithfulness' are the refrain of the psalm." The latter occurs six times (vers. 1, 2, 5, 8, 24, 33), and "faithful" in ver. 37.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

O Lord God of hosts,.... Of all the hosts of heaven, the sun, moon, and stars, and of all the heavenly hosts of angels, of all the armies in heaven, and the inhabitants of the earth:

who is a strong Lord like unto thee? he is Jah, or Jehovah, and he alone is so, and is the most High in all the earth, Psalm 83:18 and there is none like him for his great power and strength, by which he has made the heavens and the earth, and upholds them in their being; and by which he has redeemed his people, plucked them out of the hands of sin and Satan, and preserves them safe to his kingdom and glory: see Job 40:9,

or to thy faithfulness round about thee; none so faithful as the Lord, none to be trusted as he, either angels or men; some understand it of the faithful ones that are about him, his trusty servants the angels, who stand round about him ready to do his will; or the glorified saints that are with him, the called, chosen, and faithful; see Psalm 103:19 or rather the words are to be read, "and thy faithfulness is round about thee"; and so the Targum,

"and thy truth (or faithfulness) surroundeth thee:''

look all around him, and his faithfulness is everywhere to be seen; to himself, and the perfections of his nature; to his Son, and agreements with him; and to his counsels of old, his purposes and decrees, and to his covenant and promises: he is as it were clothed with faithfulness, and it appears in all the dispensations of his providence and grace.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

8-14. To illustrate His power and faithfulness examples are cited from history. His control of the sea (the most mighty and unstable object in nature), and of Egypt (Ps 87:4), the first great foe of Israel (subjected to utter helplessness from pride and insolence), are specimens. At the same time, the whole frame of nature founded and sustained by Him, Tabor and Hermon for "east and west," and "north and south," together representing the whole world, declare the same truth as to His attributes.

Psalm 89:8 Additional Commentaries
Context
I will Sing of His Love Forever
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. 9You rule the swelling of the sea; When its waves rise, You still them.…
Cross References
Exodus 15:2
"The LORD is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him.

Psalm 35:10
My whole being will exclaim, "Who is like you, LORD? You rescue the poor from those too strong for them, the poor and needy from those who rob them."

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

Psalm 89:1
A maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite. I will sing of the LORD's great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations.
Treasury of Scripture

O LORD God of hosts, who is a strong LORD like to you? or to your faithfulness round about you?

O Lord

Psalm 84:12 O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusts in you.

Joshua 22:22 The LORD God of gods, the LORD God of gods, he knows, and Israel …

Isaiah 28:22 Now therefore be you not mockers, lest your bands be made strong: …

a strong

Psalm 89:13 You have a mighty arm: strong is your hand, and high is your right hand.

Psalm 24:8 Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty …

Psalm 147:5 Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.

1 Samuel 15:19 Why then did you not obey the voice of the LORD, but did fly on the …

Job 9:19 If I speak of strength, see, he is strong: and if of judgment, who …

Isaiah 40:25,26 To whom then will you liken me, or shall I be equal? said the Holy One…

Jeremiah 32:17 Ah Lord GOD! behold, you have made the heaven and the earth by your …

Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For your …

like

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

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

Psalm 71:19 Your righteousness also, O God, is very high, who have done great …

Deuteronomy 32:31 For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.

1 Samuel 2:2 There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside you: neither …

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