Psalm 93:3
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New International Version
The seas have lifted up, LORD, the seas have lifted up their voice; the seas have lifted up their pounding waves.

New Living Translation
The floods have risen up, O LORD. The floods have roared like thunder; the floods have lifted their pounding waves.

English Standard Version
The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their roaring.

New American Standard Bible
The floods have lifted up, O LORD, The floods have lifted up their voice, The floods lift up their pounding waves.

King James Bible
The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The floods have lifted up, LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their pounding waves.

International Standard Version
The rivers have flooded, LORD; the rivers have spoken aloud, the rivers have lifted up their crushing waves.

NET Bible
The waves roar, O LORD, the waves roar, the waves roar and crash.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The rivers are risen, Lord Jehovah, the rivers have raised their voice; the rivers are risen in purity.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The ocean rises, O LORD. The ocean rises with a roar. The ocean rises with its pounding waves.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The rivers have lifted up, O LORD; the rivers have lifted up their voice; the rivers lift up their waves.

King James 2000 Bible
The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves.

American King James Version
The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves.

American Standard Version
The floods have lifted up, O Jehovah, The floods have lifted up their voice; The floods lift up their waves.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The floods have lifted up, O Lord: the floods have lifted up their voice. The floods have lifted up their waves,

Darby Bible Translation
The floods lifted up, O Jehovah, the floods lifted up their voice; the floods lifted up their roaring waves.

English Revised Version
The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves.

Webster's Bible Translation
The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift their waves.

World English Bible
The floods have lifted up, Yahweh, the floods have lifted up their voice. The floods lift up their waves.

Young's Literal Translation
Floods have lifted up, O Jehovah, Floods have lifted up their voice, Floods lift up their breakers.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

93:1-5 The majesty, power, and holiness of Christ's kingdom. - The Lord might have displayed only his justice, holiness, and awful power, in his dealings with fallen men; but he has been pleased to display the riches of his mercy, and the power of his renewing grace. In this great work, the Father has given all power to his Son, the Lord from heaven, who has made atonement for our sins. He not only can pardon, but deliver and protect all who trust in him. His word is past, and all the saints may rely upon it. Whatever was foretold concerning the kingdom of the Messiah, must be fulfilled in due time. All his people ought to be very strictly pure. God's church is his house; it is a holy house, cleansed from sin, and employed in his service. Where there is purity, there shall be peace. Let all carefully look if this kingdom is set up in their hearts.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 3. - The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice. By "the floods" seem to be meant the world powers, God's enemies; perhaps especially Egypt, Assyria, and Babylon. Invading hosts are constantly compared to "floods" or "rivers" in Scripture (see Isaiah 8:7, 8; Isaiah 28:2; Isaiah 17:12, 13; Isaiah 59:19; Jeremiah 46:8, etc.). The floods lift up their waves; or, "their din," "their roaring" (comp. Psalm 65:7, "Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people").

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice,.... The Targum adds,

"in a song,''

taking the words in a good sense; and so some of the ancients, as Jerome particularly, understood them of the apostles and their ministrations; who lifted up their voice like a trumpet, which went into all the world, and unto the ends of the earth; and who came with the fulness of the gifts and graces of the Spirit; and were attended with a force and power which bore down all before them: but rather by "the floods" are meant the enemies of Christ, his kingdom, and interest; and by their "lifting up their voice", the opposition made by them thereunto; see Isaiah 8:7, this was fulfilled in the Jews and Gentiles, who raged, like foaming waves of the sea, against Christ, and lifted up their voices to have him crucified; in the Roman emperors, and in the ten persecutions under them; in those floods of errors and heresies, which the dragon has cast out of his mouth to devour the church of Christ, against which the Spirit of the Lord has lifted up a standard in all ages; in the antichristian kingdoms, compared to many waters, on which the whore of Rome is said to sit, Revelation 17:1 and especially in antichrist himself, who has opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, his tabernacle, and they that dwell therein; and will be further fulfilled in the last persecution and slaying of the witnesses, and in the Gog and Magog army, which shall encompass the beloved city and camp of the saints. Kimchi interprets it of Gog and Magog, and of the kings that shall be gathered together to fight against Jerusalem:

the floods lift up their waves; with great strength, making a great noise, and threatening with ruin and destruction, as before.



Psalm 93:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Lord Reigns!
2Your throne is established from of old; You are from everlasting. 3The floods have lifted up, O LORD, The floods have lifted up their voice, The floods lift up their pounding waves. 4More than the sounds of many waters, Than the mighty breakers of the sea, The LORD on high is mighty.…
Cross References
Psalm 46:3
though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.

Psalm 65:7
who stilled the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the turmoil of the nations.

Psalm 96:11
Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it.

Psalm 98:7
Let the sea resound, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.

Psalm 98:8
Let the rivers clap their hands, let the mountains sing together for joy;

Psalm 107:25
For he spoke and stirred up a tempest that lifted high the waves.

Hosea 5:10
Judah's leaders are like those who move boundary stones. I will pour out my wrath on them like a flood of water.

Jonah 1:15
Then they took Jonah and threw him overboard, and the raging sea grew calm.

Habakkuk 3:10
the mountains saw you and writhed. Torrents of water swept by; the deep roared and lifted its waves on high.
Treasury of Scripture

The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves.

the floods

Psalm 18:4 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.

Psalm 69:1,2,14-16 Save me, O God; for the waters are come in to my soul…

Isaiah 17:12,13 Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the …

Jeremiah 46:7,8 Who is this that comes up as a flood, whose waters are moved as the rivers…

Jonah 2:3 For you had cast me into the deep, in the middle of the seas; and …

Revelation 12:15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the …

Revelation 17:15 And he said to me, The waters which you saw, where the whore sits, …

lifted

Psalm 96:11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, …

Psalm 98:8 Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together

Isaiah 55:12 For you shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains …

the floods lift

Psalm 2:1-3 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing…

Psalm 107:25,26 For he commands, and raises the stormy wind, which lifts up the waves thereof…

Psalm 125:3-5 For the rod of the wicked shall not rest on the lot of the righteous; …

Acts 4:25-27 Who by the mouth of your servant David have said, Why did the heathen …

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