Psalm 96:4
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New International Version
For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.

New Living Translation
Great is the LORD! He is most worthy of praise! He is to be feared above all gods.

English Standard Version
For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; he is to be feared above all gods.

New American Standard Bible
For great is the LORD and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.

King James Bible
For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the LORD is great and is highly praised; He is feared above all gods.

International Standard Version
For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised; he is awesome above all gods.

NET Bible
For the LORD is great and certainly worthy of praise; he is more awesome than all gods.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because our Lord is great and very glorious and he is feared above all gods

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD is great! He should be highly praised. He should be feared more than all [other] gods

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised; he is to be feared above all gods.

King James 2000 Bible
For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.

American King James Version
For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.

American Standard Version
For great is Jehovah, and greatly to be praised: He is to be feared above all gods.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the Lord is great, and exceedingly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.

Darby Bible Translation
For Jehovah is great and exceedingly to be praised; he is terrible above all gods.

English Revised Version
For great is the LORD, and highly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.

World English Bible
For great is Yahweh, and greatly to be praised! He is to be feared above all gods.

Young's Literal Translation
For great is Jehovah, and praised greatly, Fearful He is over all gods.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

96:1-9 When Christ finished his work on earth, and was received into his glory in heaven, the church began to sing a new song unto him, and to bless his name. His apostles and evangelists showed forth his salvation among the heathen, his wonders among all people. All the earth is here summoned to worship the Lord. We must worship him in the beauty of holiness, as God in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself. Glorious things are said of him, both as motives to praise and matter of praise.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 4. - For the Lord is great (comp. Psalm 95:3a), and greatly to be praised. Whatever is "great" excites our admiration, and naturally calls forth our praise. God's greatness is such that he needs to be "greatly praised." He is to be feared above all gods (comp. Psalm 95:3b, and the comment ad loc.).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For the Lord is great,.... In the perfections of his nature; in the works of his hands, of creation, providence, and redemption; and in the several offices he bears and executes:

and greatly to be praised; because of his greatness and glory; See Gill on Psalm 48:1,

he is to be feared above all gods; the angels by whom he is worshipped; civil magistrates, among whom he presides, and judges; and all the fictitious deities of the Gentiles, who are not to be named with him, and to whom no fear, reverence, and worship, are due.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

4, 5. For He is not a local God, but of universal agency, while idols are nothing.

Psalm 96:4 Additional Commentaries
Context
Sing to O Lord, All the Earth
3Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. 4For great is the LORD and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods. 5For all the gods of the peoples are idols, But the LORD made the heavens.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 22:4
"I called to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and have been saved from my enemies.

Psalm 18:3
I called to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I have been saved from my enemies.

Psalm 48:1
A song. A psalm of the Sons of Korah. Great is the LORD, and most worthy of praise, in the city of our God, his holy mountain.

Psalm 76:7
It is you alone who are to be feared. Who can stand before you when you are angry?

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

Psalm 95:3
For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods.

Psalm 97:9
For you, LORD, are the Most High over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.

Psalm 138:1
Of David. I will praise you, LORD, with all my heart; before the "gods" I will sing your praise.

Psalm 145:3
Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.

Jeremiah 10:6
No one is like you, LORD; you are great, and your name is mighty in power.
Treasury of Scripture

For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.

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