Psalm 135:5
New International Version
I know that the LORD is great, that our Lord is greater than all gods.

New Living Translation
I know the greatness of the LORD— that our Lord is greater than any other god.

English Standard Version
For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.

Berean Study Bible
For I know that the LORD is great; our Lord is above all gods.

King James Bible
For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.

New King James Version
For I know that the LORD is great, And our Lord is above all gods.

New American Standard Bible
For I know that the LORD is great And that our Lord is above all gods.

NASB 1995
For I know that the LORD is great And that our Lord is above all gods.

NASB 1977
For I know that the LORD is great, And that our Lord is above all gods.

Amplified Bible
For I know that the LORD is great And that our Lord is above all gods.

Christian Standard Bible
For I know that the LORD is great; our Lord is greater than all gods.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For I know that Yahweh is great; our Lord is greater than all gods.

American Standard Version
For I know that Jehovah is great, And that our Lord is above all gods.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because I know that LORD JEHOVAH, our Lord, is greater than all gods!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For I know that the Lord is great, and our Lord is above all gods;

Contemporary English Version
The LORD is much greater than any other god.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I have known that the Lord is great, and our God is above all gods.

English Revised Version
For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.

Good News Translation
I know that our LORD is great, greater than all the gods.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I know that the LORD is great, that our Lord is greater than all the false gods.

International Standard Version
Indeed, I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord surpasses all gods.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For I know that the LORD is great, And that our Lord is above all gods.

Literal Standard Version
For I have known that YHWH [is] great, Indeed, our Lord [is] above all gods.

NET Bible
Yes, I know the LORD is great, and our Lord is superior to all gods.

New Heart English Bible
For I know that the LORD is great, that our Lord is above all gods.

World English Bible
For I know that Yahweh is great, that our Lord is above all gods.

Young's Literal Translation
For I have known that great is Jehovah, Yea, our Lord is above all gods.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Your Name, O LORD, Endures Forever
4For the LORD has chosen Jacob as His own, Israel as His treasured possession. 5For I know that the LORD is great; our Lord is above all gods. 6The LORD does all that pleases Him in the heavens and on the earth, in the seas and in all their depths.…

Cross References
Exodus 18:11
Now I know that the LORD is greater than all other gods, for He did this when they treated Israel with arrogance."

Psalm 48:1
Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, in the city of our God, His holy mountain.

Psalm 95:3
For the LORD is a great God, a great King above all gods.

Psalm 97:9
For You, O LORD, are Most High over all the earth; You are exalted far above all gods.

Psalm 145:3
Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised; His greatness is unsearchable.


Treasury of Scripture

For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.

I know

Psalm 48:1
A Song and Psalm for the sons of Korah. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.

Psalm 86:8-10
Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works…

Psalm 89:6
For who in the heaven can be compared unto the LORD? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the LORD?









(5, 6) Adapted from Psalm 115:3.

Verse 5. - For I know that the Lord is great, and that our Lord is above all gods. Here is the second reason why God should be praised - he is great, greater far than any other being - "above all gods" - "more to be feared than all gods" (Psalm 96:4). This greatness is shown, firstly, in his power over nature, which is the subject of vers. 7, 8; and secondly, in his dealings with mankind, which form the subject of vers. 8-12.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

I
אֲנִ֣י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

know
יָ֭דַעְתִּי (yā·ḏa‘·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 3045: To know

that
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

the LORD
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

is great;
גָד֣וֹל (ḡā·ḏō·wl)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 1419: Great, older, insolent

our Lord
וַ֝אֲדֹנֵ֗ינוּ (wa·’ă·ḏō·nê·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's 136: The Lord

is above all
מִכָּל־ (mik·kāl)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

gods.
אֱלֹהִֽים׃ (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative


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