Psalm 71:19
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New International Version
Your righteousness, God, reaches to the heavens, you who have done great things. Who is like you, God?

King James Bible
Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto thee!

Darby Bible Translation
And thy righteousness, O God, reacheth on high, thou who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto thee?

World English Bible
Your righteousness also, God, reaches to the heavens; you have done great things. God, who is like you?

Young's Literal Translation
And Thy righteousness, O God, is unto the heights, Because Thou hast done great things, O God, who is like Thee?

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thy righteousness - is very high - עד מרום ad marom - is up to the exalted place, reaches up to heaven. The mercy of God fills all space and place. It crowns in the heavens what it governed upon earth.

Who hast done great things - גדלות gedoloth. Thou hast worked miracles, and displayed the greatest acts of power.

Who is like unto thee! - מי כמוך mi camocha. God is alone, - who can resemble him? He is eternal. He can have none before, and there can be none after; for in the infinite unity of his trinity he is that eternal, unlimited, impartible, incomprehensible, and uncompounded ineffable Being, whose essence is hidden from all created intelligences, and whose counsels cannot be fathomed by any creature that even his own hand can form. Who is Like Unto Thee! will excite the wonder, amazement, praise, and adoration of angels and men to all eternity.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Thy righteousness

Psalm 36:5,6 Your mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and your faithfulness reaches to the clouds...

Psalm 57:10 For your mercy is great to the heavens, and your truth to the clouds.

Psalm 139:6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain to it.

Proverbs 15:24 The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.

Proverbs 24:7 Wisdom is too high for a fool: he opens not his mouth in the gate.

Isaiah 5:16 But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.

Isaiah 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

who hast

Psalm 72:18 Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only does wondrous things.

Psalm 126:2,3 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen...

Job 5:9 Which does great things and unsearchable; marvelous things without number:

who is like. God is alone,--who can resemble him? He is that eternal, illimitable, unimpartible, unchangeable, incomprehensible, uncompounded, ineffable Being, whose [essence] is hidden from all created intelligences, and whose [counsels] cannot be fathomed by any creature.

Psalm 35:10 All my bones shall say, LORD, who is like to you, which deliver the poor from him that is too strong for him, yes...

Psalm 86:8 Among the gods there is none like to you, O Lord; neither are there any works like to your works.

Psalm 89:6-8 For who in the heaven can be compared to the LORD? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened to the LORD...

Exodus 15:11 Who is like to you, O LORD, among the gods? who is like you, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?

Isaiah 40:18,25 To whom then will you liken God? or what likeness will you compare to him...

Jeremiah 10:7 Who would not fear you, O King of nations? for to you does it appertain: for as much as among all the wise men of the nations...

Library
December 22. "My Tongue Also Shall Talk of Thy Righteousness all the Day Long" (Ps. Lxxi. 24).
"My tongue also shall talk of Thy righteousness all the day long" (Ps. lxxi. 24). It is a simple law of nature, that air always comes in to fill a vacuum. You can produce a draught at any time, by heating the air until it ascends, and then the cold air rushes in to supply its place. And so we can always be filled with the Holy Spirit by providing a vacuum. This breath is dependent upon exhausting the previous breath before you can inhale a fresh one. And so we must empty our hearts of the last breath
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Of the Day of Eternity and of the Straitnesses of this Life
Oh most blessed mansion of the City which is above! Oh most clear day of eternity which the night obscureth not, but the Supreme Truth ever enlighteneth! Day always joyful, always secure and never changing its state into those which are contrary. Oh would that this day might shine forth, and that all these temporal things would come to an end. It shineth indeed upon the Saints, glowing with unending brightness, but only from afar and through a glass, upon those who are pilgrims on the earth.
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

Psalms
The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Luke 1:49
for the Mighty One has done great things for me-- holy is his name.

Exodus 15:11
Who among the gods is like you, LORD? Who is like you-- majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?

Deuteronomy 3:24
"Sovereign LORD, you have begun to show to your servant your greatness and your strong hand. For what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do the deeds and mighty works you do?

Psalm 35:10
My whole being will exclaim, "Who is like you, LORD? You rescue the poor from those too strong for them, the poor and needy from those who rob them."

Psalm 36:6
Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep. You, LORD, preserve both people and animals.

Psalm 57:10
For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.

Psalm 77:13
Your ways, God, are holy. What god is as great as our God?

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