Psalm 47:2
New International Version
For the LORD Most High is awesome, the great King over all the earth.

New Living Translation
For the LORD Most High is awesome. He is the great King of all the earth.

English Standard Version
For the LORD, the Most High, is to be feared, a great king over all the earth.

Berean Study Bible
How awesome is the LORD the Most High, the great King over all the earth!

New American Standard Bible
For the LORD Most High is to be feared, A 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.

Christian Standard Bible
For the LORD, the Most High, is awe-inspiring, a great King over the whole earth.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD Most High is fearsome, the ruler of all the earth.

Good News Translation
The LORD, the Most High, is to be feared; he is a great king, ruling over all the world.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For Yahweh, the Most High, is awe-inspiring, a great King over all the earth.

International Standard Version
For the LORD, the Most High, is to be feared, a great king over all the earth.

NET Bible
For the sovereign LORD is awe-inspiring; he is the great king who rules the whole earth!

New Heart English Bible
For the LORD Most High is awesome. He is a great King over all the earth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because Lord Jehovah is exalted and awesome; he is The Great King over all the Earth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We must fear the LORD, the Most High. He is the great king of the whole earth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the LORD is most high, awful; A great King over all the earth.

New American Standard 1977
For the LORD Most High is to be feared, A great King over all the earth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.

King James 2000 Bible
For the LORD most high is awesome; he is a great King over all the earth.

American King James Version
For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.

American Standard Version
For Jehovah Most High is terrible; He is a great King over all the earth.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the Lord most high is terrible; he is a great king over all the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the Lord is high, terrible: a great king over all the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
For Jehovah, the Most High, is terrible, a great king over all the earth.

English Revised Version
For the LORD Most High is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the LORD most high is terrible; he is 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.
Study Bible
Clap Your Hands, All You Peoples
1For the choirmaster. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. Clap your hands, all you peoples; shout unto God with a voice of triumph. 2How awesome is the LORD the Most High, the great King over all the earth! 3He subdues nations beneath us, and peoples under our feet.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 7:21
Do not be terrified by them, for the LORD your God, who is among you, is a great and awesome God.

Nehemiah 1:5
Then I said: "I pray, O LORD God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps His covenant of loving devotion with those who love Him and keep His commandments,

Psalm 66:3
Say to God, "How awesome are Your deeds! So great is Your power that Your enemies cower before You.

Psalm 66:5
Come and see the works of God; how awesome are His deeds toward mankind.

Psalm 68:35
O God, You are awesome in Your sanctuary; the God of Israel Himself gives strength and power to His people. Blessed be God!

Psalm 76:12
He breaks the spirits of princes; He is feared by the kings of the earth.

Psalm 89:7
In the council of the holy ones, God is greatly feared, and awesome above all who surround Him.

Psalm 103:19
The LORD has established His throne in heaven, and His kingdom rules over all.

Malachi 1:14
"But cursed is the deceiver who has an acceptable male in his flock and vows to give it, but sacrifices a defective animal to the Lord. For I am a great King," says the LORD of Hosts, "and My name is to be feared among the nations."

Treasury of Scripture

For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.

is terrible

Psalm 65:5
By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea:

Psalm 66:3-5
Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee…

Psalm 68:35
O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.

a great

Psalm 47:7
For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.

Psalm 22:27-29
All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee…

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







Lexicon
How
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

awesome [is]
נוֹרָ֑א (nō·w·rā)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten

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

the Most High,
עֶלְי֣וֹן (‘el·yō·wn)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5945: An elevation, lofty, as title, the Supreme

the great
גָּ֝דוֹל (gā·ḏō·wl)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1419: Great, older, insolent

King
מֶ֥לֶךְ (me·leḵ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

over
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the earth!
הָאָֽרֶץ׃ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land
(2) Most high.--Or, possibly, a predicate, is exalted.

Terrible.--Literally, feared. (Comp. 2Chronicles 20:29).

Verse 2. - For the Lord Most High is terrible (comp. Deuteronomy 7:21; and see also Psalm 65:5; Psalm 68:35; Psalm 76:7-9). God is "terrible" - i.e. awful to contemplate-on account of his vast power and his absolute holiness. He is a great King over all the earth. Not only over Israel, or over the nations which David has conquered, but ever every nation on the face of the earth (comp. Psalm 95:3, 4; Psalm 96:10; Psalm 97:1, etc.). 47:1-4 The God with whom we have to do, is a God of awful majesty. The universal and absolute sovereignty of a holy God would be too terrible for us even to think of, were it not exercised by his Son from a mercy-seat; but now it is only terrible to the workers of iniquity. While his people express confidence and joy, and animate each other in serving him, let sinners submit to his authority, and accept his salvation. Jesus Christ shall subdue the Gentiles; he shall bring them as sheep into the fold, not for slaughter, but for preservation. He shall subdue their affections, and make them a willing people in the day of his power. Also it speaks of his giving them rest and settlement. Apply this spiritually; the Lord himself has undertaken to be the inheritance of his people. It shows the faith and submission of the saints. This is the language of every gracious soul, The Lord shall choose my inheritance for me; he knows what is good for me better than I do.
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