For 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.
6Splendor and majesty are before Him,
Strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.
7Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples,
Ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
8Ascribe to the LORD the glory of His name;
Bring an offering and come into His courts.
9Worship the LORD in holy attire;
Tremble before Him, all the earth.
10Say among the nations, The LORD reigns;
Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved;
He will judge the peoples with equity.
11Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;
Let the sea roar, and all it contains;
12Let the field exult, and all that is in it.
Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy
13Before the LORD, for He is coming,
For He is coming to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness
And the peoples in His faithfulness.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
For great is Jehovah, and greatly to be praised: He is to be feared above all gods.
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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