Psalm 66:3
New International Version
Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies cringe before you.

New Living Translation
Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! Your enemies cringe before your mighty power.

English Standard Version
Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies come cringing to you.

Berean Study Bible
Say to God, “How awesome are Your deeds! So great is Your power that Your enemies cower before You.

King James Bible
Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee.

New King James Version
Say to God, “How awesome are Your works! Through the greatness of Your power Your enemies shall submit themselves to You.

New American Standard Bible
Say to God, “How awesome are Your works! Because of the greatness of Your power Your enemies will pretend to obey You.

NASB 1995
Say to God, “How awesome are Your works! Because of the greatness of Your power Your enemies will give feigned obedience to You.

NASB 1977
Say to God, “How awesome are Thy works! Because of the greatness of Thy power Thine enemies will give feigned obedience to Thee.

Amplified Bible
Say to God, “How awesome and fearfully glorious are Your works! Because of the greatness of Your power Your enemies will pretend to be obedient to You.

Christian Standard Bible
Say to God, “How awe-inspiring are your works! Your enemies will cringe before you because of your great strength.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Say to God, “How awe-inspiring are Your works! Your enemies will cringe before You because of Your great strength.

American Standard Version
Say unto God, How terrible are thy works! Through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Say to God, "How awesome are your works! By the greatness of your might your enemies will be enlisted for you."

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Say unto God, How awful are thy works! through the greatness of thy power thine enemies shall lie to thee.

Contemporary English Version
Say to God, "Everything you do is fearsome, and your mighty power makes your enemies come crawling.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Say unto God, How terrible are thy works, O Lord! in the multitude of thy strength thy enemies shall lie to thee.

English Revised Version
Say unto God, How terrible are thy works! through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee.

Good News Translation
Say to God, "How wonderful are the things you do! Your power is so great that your enemies bow down in fear before you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Say to God, "How awe-inspiring are your deeds! Your power is so great that your enemies will cringe in front of you.

International Standard Version
Say to God: "How awesome are your works! Because of your great strength your enemies cringe before you."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Say unto God: 'How tremendous is Thy work! Through the greatness of Thy power shall Thine enemies dwindle away before Thee.

Literal Standard Version
Say to God, “How fearful Your works—By the abundance of Your strength, Your enemies feign obedience to You.

NET Bible
Say to God: "How awesome are your deeds! Because of your great power your enemies cower in fear before you.

New Heart English Bible
Tell God, "How awesome are your deeds. Through the greatness of your power, your enemies submit themselves to you.

World English Bible
Tell God, "How awesome are your deeds! Through the greatness of your power, your enemies submit themselves to you.

Young's Literal Translation
Say to God, 'How fearful are Thy works, By the abundance of Thy strength, Thine enemies feign obedience to Thee.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Make a Joyful Noise
2Sing the glory of His name; make His praise glorious. 3Say to God, “How awesome are Your deeds! So great is Your power that Your enemies cower before You. 4All the earth bows down to You; they sing praise to You; they sing praise to Your name.” Selah…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 33:29
Blessed are you, O Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD? He is the shield that protects you, the sword in which you boast. Your enemies will cower before you, and you shall trample their high places."

2 Samuel 22:45
Foreigners cower before me; when they hear me, they obey me.

Psalm 18:44
When they hear me, they obey me; foreigners cower before me.

Psalm 47:2
How awesome is the LORD Most High, the great King over all the earth!

Psalm 65:5
With awesome deeds of righteousness You answer us, O God of our salvation, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas.

Psalm 81:15
Those who hate the LORD would feign obedience, and their doom would last forever.

Psalm 145:6
They will proclaim the power of Your awesome deeds, and I will declare Your greatness.


Treasury of Scripture

Say to God, How terrible are you in your works! through the greatness of your power shall your enemies submit themselves to you.

How terrible

Psalm 47:2
For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.

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 76:12
He shall cut off the spirit of princes: he is terrible to the kings of the earth.

through

Psalm 18:44
As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me.

Psalm 22:28,29
For the kingdom is the LORD'S: and he is the governor among the nations…

Psalm 68:30
Rebuke the company of spearmen, the multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the people, till every one submit himself with pieces of silver: scatter thou the people that delight in war.

submit themselves.

Psalm 78:35,36
And they remembered that God was their rock, and the high God their redeemer…









Verse 3. - Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! rather, How terrible are thy works! God's deliverances, while rejoicing the persecuted, are "terrible" to the persecutors. Through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee. God's enemies, compelled against their will, have to submit themselves, but it is a feigned submission (comp. Psalm 76:12).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Say
אִמְר֣וּ (’im·rū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 559: To utter, say

to God,
לֵ֭אלֹהִים (lê·lō·hîm)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

“How
מַה־ (mah-)
Interrogative
Strong's 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

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

are Your deeds!
מַעֲשֶׂ֑יךָ (ma·‘ă·śe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 4639: An action, a transaction, activity, a product, property

So great is Your
בְּרֹ֥ב (bə·rōḇ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7230: Multitude, abundance, greatness

power
עֻ֝זְּךָ֗ (‘uz·zə·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5797: Strength, might

that Your enemies
אֹיְבֶֽיךָ׃ (’ō·yə·ḇe·ḵā)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 341: Hating, an adversary

cower before You.
יְֽכַחֲשׁ֖וּ (yə·ḵa·ḥă·šū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 3584: To disappoint, deceive, fail, grow lean


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