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

New Living Translation
For you, O LORD, are supreme over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.

English Standard Version
For you, O LORD, are most high over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.

New American Standard Bible
For You are the LORD Most High over all the earth; You are exalted far above all gods.

King James Bible
For thou, LORD, art high above all the earth: thou art exalted far above all gods.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For You, LORD, are the Most High over all the earth; You are exalted above all the gods.

International Standard Version
For you, LORD, are the Most High above all the earth; you are exalted high above all divine beings.

NET Bible
For you, O LORD, are the sovereign king over the whole earth; you are elevated high above all gods.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because you are Lord Jehovah, The Highest over all the Earth and you are greatly exalted over all gods!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You, O LORD, the Most High, are above the whole earth. You are highest. You are above all the gods.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For thou, O LORD, art high above all the earth; thou art exalted far above all gods.

King James 2000 Bible
For you, LORD, are high above all the earth: you are exalted far above all gods.

American King James Version
For you, LORD, are high above all the earth: you are exalted far above all gods.

American Standard Version
For thou, Jehovah, art most high above all the earth: Thou art exalted far above all gods.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thou art the most high Lord over all the earth: thou art exalted exceedingly above all gods.

Darby Bible Translation
For thou, Jehovah, art the Most High above all the earth; thou art exalted exceedingly above all gods.

English Revised Version
For thou, LORD, art most high above all the earth: thou art exalted far above all gods.

Webster's Bible Translation
For thou, LORD, art high above all the earth: thou art exalted far above all gods.

World English Bible
For you, Yahweh, are most high above all the earth. You are exalted far above all gods.

Young's Literal Translation
For Thou, Jehovah, art Most High over all the earth, Greatly Thou hast been exalted over all gods.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

97:8-12 The faithful servants of God may well rejoice and be glad, because he is glorified; and whatever tends to his honour, is his people's pleasure. Care is taken for their safety. But something more is meant than their lives. The Lord will preserve the souls of his saints from sin, from apostacy, and despair, under their greatest trials. He will deliver them out of the hands of the wicked one, and preserve them safe to his heavenly kingdom. And those that rejoice in Christ Jesus, and in his exaltation, have fountains of joy prepared for them. Those that sow in tears, shall reap in joy. Gladness is sure to the upright in heart; the joy of the hypocrite is but for a moment. Sinners tremble, but saints rejoice at God's holiness. As he hates sin, yet freely loves the person of the repentant sinner who believes in Christ, he will make a final separation between the person he loves and the sin he hates, and sanctify his people wholly, body, soul, and spirit.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 9. - For thou, Lord, art high above all the earth; rather, art the Most High (eliun) above all the earth (see the Revised Version). Thou art exalted far above all gods (comp. ver. 7, and see also Psalm 83:18). No comparison can be made between Jehovah and the heathen gods. He is "exalted" far, far above them.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For thou, Lord, art high above all the earth,.... Above all the inhabitants of the earth, as the Targum; he is highly exalted above every name, men of the greatest name that is named in the world; he is made higher than the heavens, and the inhabitants of it; and has all power in heaven and earth, as Mediator; and, as a divine Person, he is the most high God, as the word "Elion", here used, signifies; and all this lays a foundation for joy and gladness in the saints; even the dignity of Christ's person, and the exaltation of him in the human nature:

thou art exalted far above all gods: not only the fictitious deities of the Gentiles, or the greatest potentates upon earth, being made higher than the kings of the earth, who are called gods; but also than the angels in heaven; he is set down at the right hand of God, where they are not, and never were, nor shall be; angels, authorities, and powers, being subject to him, Hebrews 1:13.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

9. above all gods—(Ps 95:3).

Psalm 97:9 Additional Commentaries
Context
Let the Multitude of Islands Be Glad!
8Zion heard this and was glad, And the daughters of Judah have rejoiced Because of Your judgments, O LORD. 9For You are the LORD Most High over all the earth; You are exalted far above all gods. 10Hate evil, you who love the LORD, Who preserves the souls of His godly ones; He delivers them from the hand of the wicked.…
Cross References
Exodus 18:11
Now I know that the LORD is greater than all other gods, for he did this to those who had treated Israel arrogantly."

Psalm 47:9
The nobles of the nations assemble as the people of the God of Abraham, for the kings of the earth belong to God; he is greatly exalted.

Psalm 83:18
Let them know that you, whose name is the LORD-- that you alone are the Most High over all the earth.

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

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

Psalm 99:2
Great is the LORD in Zion; he is exalted over all the nations.

Psalm 113:4
The LORD is exalted over all the nations, his glory above the heavens.

Psalm 135:5
I know that the LORD is great, that our Lord is greater than all gods.

Isaiah 33:5
The LORD is exalted, for he dwells on high; he will fill Zion with his justice and righteousness.
Treasury of Scripture

For you, LORD, are high above all the earth: you are exalted far above all gods.

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Psalm 83:18 That men may know that you, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, are the …

Ephesians 1:21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and …

Philippians 2:9-11 Why God also has highly exalted him, and given him a name which is …

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

Psalm 96:4 For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared …

Psalm 115:3-8 But our God is in the heavens: he has done whatever he has pleased…

Psalm 135:5 For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.

Exodus 18:11 Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing …

Jeremiah 10:8,10 But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine …

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