Psalm 90:11
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New International Version
If only we knew the power of your anger! Your wrath is as great as the fear that is your due.

New Living Translation
Who can comprehend the power of your anger? Your wrath is as awesome as the fear you deserve.

English Standard Version
Who considers the power of your anger, and your wrath according to the fear of you?

New American Standard Bible
Who understands the power of Your anger And Your fury, according to the fear that is due You?

King James Bible
Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Who understands the power of Your anger? Your wrath matches the fear that is due You.

International Standard Version
Who can know the intensity of your anger? Because our fear of you matches your wrath,

NET Bible
Who can really fathom the intensity of your anger? Your raging fury causes people to fear you.

New Heart English Bible
Who knows the power of your anger, your wrath according to the fear that is due to you?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Who knows the power of your passion and the awesomeness of your passion?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Who fully understands the power of your anger? A person fears you more when he better understands your fury.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Who knoweth the power of Thine anger, And Thy wrath according to the fear that is due unto Thee?

New American Standard 1977
Who understands the power of Thine anger,
            And Thy fury, according to the fear that is due Thee?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Who knows the power of thine anger? that thy wrath is not less than our fear.

King James 2000 Bible
Who knows the power of your anger? even according to your fear, so is your wrath.

American King James Version
Who knows the power of your anger? even according to your fear, so is your wrath.

American Standard Version
Who knoweth the power of thine anger, And thy wrath according to the fear that is due unto thee?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who knoweth the power of thy anger, and for thy fear

Darby Bible Translation
Who knoweth the power of thine anger? and thy wrath according to the fear of thee?

English Revised Version
Who knoweth the power of thine anger, and thy wrath according to the fear that is due unto thee?

Webster's Bible Translation
Who knoweth the power of thy anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath.

World English Bible
Who knows the power of your anger, your wrath according to the fear that is due to you?

Young's Literal Translation
Who knoweth the power of Thine anger? And according to Thy fear -- Thy wrath?
Study Bible
Lord, You have Been Our Dwelling Place
10As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years, Or if due to strength, eighty years, Yet their pride is but labor and sorrow; For soon it is gone and we fly away. 11Who understands the power of Your anger And Your fury, according to the fear that is due You? 12So teach us to number our days, That we may present to You a heart of wisdom.…
Cross References
Nehemiah 5:9
Again I said, "The thing which you are doing is not good; should you not walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the nations, our enemies?

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

Who knows the power of your anger? even according to your fear, so is your wrath.

Leviticus 26:18,21,24,28 And if you will not yet for all this listen to me, then I will punish …

Deuteronomy 28:59 Then the LORD will make your plagues wonderful, and the plagues of …

Deuteronomy 29:20 The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his …

Isaiah 33:14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness has surprised the hypocrites. …

Nahum 1:6 Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness …

Luke 12:5 But I will forewarn you whom you shall fear: Fear him, which after …

2 Corinthians 5:11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we …

Revelation 6:17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

(11) Who knoweth . . .--Better,

Who regardeth Thine anger

And--in a measure due to reverence--Thy wrath?

Who (no doubt with thought of Israel's enemies) has that just terror of Thy wrath which a truly reverential regard would produce? It is only the persons who have that fearful and bowed apprehension of His Majesty, and that sacred dread of all offence to Him, which is called the "fear of God." And this is not inconsistent with a child-like trust and love, and a peaceful security ("Of whom, then, shall I be afraid?"). On the other hand, those who scoff against religion often become the victims of wild and base terror.

Verse 11 - Who knoweth the power of thins anger? Who can duly estimate the intensity of God's anger against such as have displeased him? Even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath; rather, or who can estimate thy fury as the fear of thee (i.e. the proper fear) requires? The verse is exegetical of ver. 9, and is intended to impress on man the terribleness of God's anger. Who knoweth the power of thine anger?.... Expressed in his judgments on men: as the drowning of the old world, the burning of Sodom and Gomorrah, the consumption of the Israelites in the wilderness; or in shortening the days of men, and bringing them to the dust of death; or by inflicting punishment on men after death; they are few that take notice of this, and consider it well, or look into the causes of it, the sins of men: such as are in hell experimentally know it; but men on earth, very few closely attend to it, or rarely think of it:

even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath; or who knows thy wrath, so as to fear thee? who considers it so, as that it has such an influence upon him to fear the Lord, and stand in awe of him, and fear to offend him, and seek to please him? or rather the wrath of God is answerable to men's fear of him; and that, in some things and cases, men's fears exceed the things feared; as afflictions viewed beforehand, and death itself: the fears of them are oftentimes greater, and more distressing, than they themselves, when they come; but so it is not with the wrath of God; the greatest fears, and the most dreadful apprehensions of it, do not come up to it; it is full as great as they fear it is, and more so. 11. The whole verse may be read as a question implying the negative, "No one knows what Thy anger can do, and what Thy wrath is, estimated by a true piety."90:7-11 The afflictions of the saints often come from God's love; but the rebukes of sinners, and of believers for their sins, must be seen coming from the displeasure of God. Secret sins are known to God, and shall be reckoned for. See the folly of those who go about to cover their sins, for they cannot do so. Our years, when gone, can no more be recalled than the words that we have spoken. Our whole life is toilsome and troublesome; and perhaps, in the midst of the years we count upon, it is cut off. We are taught by all this to stand in awe. The angels that sinned know the power of God's anger; sinners in hell know it; but which of us can fully describe it? Few seriously consider it as they ought. Those who make a mock at sin, and make light of Christ, surely do not know the power of God's anger. Who among us can dwell with that devouring fire?
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