New International Version
For the LORD Most High is awesome, the great King over all the earth.
King James Bible
For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.
Darby Bible Translation
For Jehovah, the Most High, is terrible, a great king over all the earth.
World English Bible
For Yahweh Most High is awesome. He is a great King over all the earth.
Young's Literal Translation
For Jehovah Most High is fearful, A great king over all the earth.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For the Lord most high is terrible - He has insufferable majesty, and is a great King - the mightiest of all emperors, for he is Sovereign over the whole earth.
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I remember once going to a chapel where this happened to be the text, and the good man who occupied the pulpit was more than a little of an Arminian. Therefore, when he commenced, he said, "This passage refers entirely to our temporal inheritance. It has nothing whatever to do with our everlasting destiny: for," said he, "We do not want Christ to choose for us in the matter of heaven or hell. It is so plain and easy that every man who has a grain of common sense will choose heaven; and any person …
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Do not be terrified by them, for the LORD your God, who is among you, is a great and awesome God.
Then I said: "LORD, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments,
Say to God, "How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies cringe before you.
Come and see what God has done, his awesome deeds for mankind!
You, God, are awesome in your sanctuary; the God of Israel gives power and strength to his people. Praise be to God!
He breaks the spirit of rulers; he is feared by the kings of the earth.
In the council of the holy ones God is greatly feared; he is more awesome than all who surround him.
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