Psalm 99:3
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New International Version
Let them praise your great and awesome name-- he is holy.

New Living Translation
Let them praise your great and awesome name. Your name is holy!

English Standard Version
Let them praise your great and awesome name! Holy is he!

New American Standard Bible
Let them praise Your great and awesome name; Holy is He.

King James Bible
Let them praise thy great and terrible name; for it is holy.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let them praise Your great and awe-inspiring name. He is holy.

International Standard Version
Let them praise your great and awesome name. He is holy!

NET Bible
Let them praise your great and awesome name! He is holy!

New Heart English Bible
Let them praise your great and awesome name. He is Holy.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They shall confess your great and awesome Name, for it is holy!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let them give thanks to your great and fearful name. He is holy!

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let them praise Thy name as great and awful; Holy is He.

New American Standard 1977
Let them praise Thy great and awesome name;
            Holy is He.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let them praise thy great and terrible name, for it is holy.

King James 2000 Bible
Let them praise your great and awesome name; for it is holy.

American King James Version
Let them praise your great and terrible name; for it is holy.

American Standard Version
Let them praise thy great and terrible name: Holy is he.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let them give praise to thy great name: for it is terrible and holy:

Darby Bible Translation
They shall praise thy great and terrible name, -- it is holy! --

English Revised Version
Let them praise thy great and terrible name: holy is he.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let them praise thy great and terrible name; for it is holy.

World English Bible
Let them praise your great and awesome name. He is Holy!

Young's Literal Translation
They praise Thy name, 'Great, and fearful, holy it is.'
Study Bible
The Lord Reigns!
2The LORD is great in Zion, And He is exalted above all the peoples. 3Let them praise Your great and awesome name; Holy is He. 4The strength of the King loves justice; You have established equity; You have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.…
Cross References
Leviticus 19:2
"Speak to all the congregation of the sons of Israel and say to them, 'You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy.

Deuteronomy 28:58
"If you are not careful to observe all the words of this law which are written in this book, to fear this honored and awesome name, the LORD your God,

Joshua 24:19
Then Joshua said to the people, "You will not be able to serve the LORD, for He is a holy God. He is a jealous God; He will not forgive your transgression or your sins.

1 Samuel 2:2
"There is no one holy like the LORD, Indeed, there is no one besides You, Nor is there any rock like our God.

Psalm 22:3
Yet You are holy, O You who are enthroned upon the praises of Israel.

Psalm 76:1
For the choir director; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of Asaph, a Song. God is known in Judah; His name is great in Israel.

Psalm 99:5
Exalt the LORD our God And worship at His footstool; Holy is He.

Psalm 111:9
He has sent redemption to His people; He has ordained His covenant forever; Holy and awesome is His name.

Isaiah 6:3
And one called out to another and said, "Holy, Holy, Holy, is the LORD of hosts, The whole earth is full of His glory."
Treasury of Scripture

Let them praise your great and terrible name; for it is holy.

thy great

Psalm 66:3 Say to God, How terrible are you in your works! through the greatness …

Psalm 76:12 He shall cut off the spirit of princes: he is terrible to the kings …

Deuteronomy 7:21 You shall not be affrighted at them: for the LORD your God is among …

Deuteronomy 28:58 If you will not observe to do all the words of this law that are …

Nehemiah 1:5 And said, I beseech you, O LORD God of heaven, the great and terrible God…

Nehemiah 4:14 And I looked, and rose up, and said to the nobles, and to the rulers, …

Nehemiah 9:32 Now therefore, our God, the great, the mighty, and the terrible God, …

Jeremiah 20:11 But the LORD is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors …

for it

Psalm 111:9 He sent redemption to his people: he has commanded his covenant for …

Psalm 145:17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.

Joshua 24:19 And Joshua said to the people, You cannot serve the LORD: for he …

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

Isaiah 6:3 And one cried to another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD …

John 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and …

Revelation 4:8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they …

Revelation 15:3,4 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song …

(3) Great and terrible name.--The rabbins see here the mystic tetragrammaton, whose pronunciation was kept so secret.

For it is holy.--This is grammatically possible, but as Psalm 99:5; Psalm 99:9 repeat the expression, evidently as a refrain, and there it needs the masculine, it is better to read here, "Holy is He."

In this way, too, we avoid an awkward construction in the next verse, which should be joined closely with this: Let them praise Thy great and terrible name (saying), "Holy is He, and mighty, a king that loveth justice."

Verse 3. - Let them praise thy great and terrible Name. Even the Gentiles, after conversion, will praise the Lord, sing of him, and bless his Name. (On the "greatness" and "terribleness" of God, see Exodus 15:11; Deuteronomy 7:21; Deuteronomy 10:17; Nehemiah 1:5; Nehemiah 4:14; Psalm 68:35, etc.) For it is holy; rather, holy is he. This may be a suggestion to those about to praise God - a putting of words into their mouth; or it may be an almost involuntary outburst of praise on the part of the psalmist. Let them praise thy great and terrible name,.... All people, especially the Lord's people; those that dwell in Zion, where his name is great, in high esteem, venerable, and valued; as his name Jesus, or Saviour, is amiable and lovely to his saints; and his name, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, is terrible to his enemies:

for it is holy; his name is holy, as well as reverend and great; his nature is holy, both divine and human; holy in all his ways and works; and is holiness to his people, and therefore worthy of praise; holiness is the ground and foundation of his praise from the seraphim, Isaiah 6:3. 3. thy … name—perfections of justice, power, etc.

great and terrible name—producing dread (De 10:17), and to be praised by those over whom He is exalted (Ps 97:9).

it is holy—or, "He is holy" (Ps 99:5, 9; Isa 6:3).99:1-5 God governs the world by his providence, governs the church by his grace, and both by his Son. The inhabitants of the earth have cause to tremble, but the Redeemer still waits to be gracious. Let all who hear, take warning, and seek his mercy. The more we humble ourselves before God, the more we exalt him; and let us be thus reverent, for he is holy.
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