New American Standard Bible
Once God has spoken; Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God;
King James Bible
God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.
Darby Bible Translation
Once hath God spoken, twice have I heard this, that strength belongeth unto God.
World English Bible
God has spoken once; twice I have heard this, that power belongs to God.
Young's Literal Translation
Once hath God spoken, twice I heard this, That 'strength is with God.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this - This repetition, or this declaration that he had heard the thing repeated, is designed to give emphasis to what was said, or to call attention to it as particularly worthy of notice. See the notes at Job 33:14. Compare Job 40:5. The sentiment here is particularly important, or is deserving of special attention, because, as the psalmist had shown, all other resources fail, and confidence is to be placed in nothing else for that which man so much needs; neither in people, whether of low degree or high Psalm 62:9; not in oppressive acts - acts of mere power; not in plunder; not in wealth, however acquired, Psalm 62:10.
That power belongeth unto God - Margin, strength. The idea is, that the strength which man needs - the ability to defend and to save him - is to be found in God. All else may fail, but the power of God will not fail. The result of all, therefore, should be to lead us to put our trust in God alone.
Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy; for thou renderest to every man according to his work.--Psalm lxii. 12. Some of the translators make it kindness and goodness; but I presume there is no real difference among them as to the character of the word which here, in the English Bible, is translated mercy. The religious mind, however, educated upon the theories yet prevailing in the so-called religious world, must here recognize a departure from the presentation to which they have been accustomed: …
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Letter xix (A. D. 1127) to Suger, Abbot of S. Denis
After these things I heard something like a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, "Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God;
"Indeed God speaks once, Or twice, yet no one notices it.
"Once I have spoken, and I will not answer; Even twice, and I will add nothing more."
O my strength, I will sing praises to You; For God is my stronghold, the God who shows me lovingkindness.
"You, O king, are the king of kings, to whom the God of heaven has given the kingdom, the power, the strength and the glory;
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