Psalm 96:4
New International Version
For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.

New Living Translation
Great is the LORD! He is most worthy of praise! He is to be feared above all gods.

English Standard Version
For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; he is to be feared above all gods.

Berean Study Bible
For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.

King James Bible
For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.

New King James Version
For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.

New American Standard Bible
For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.

NASB 1995
For great is the LORD and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.

NASB 1977
For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.

Amplified Bible
For great is the LORD and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.

Christian Standard Bible
For the LORD is great and is highly praised; he is feared above all gods.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the LORD is great and is highly praised; He is feared above all gods.

American Standard Version
For great is Jehovah, and greatly to be praised: He is to be feared above all gods.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because our Lord is great and very glorious and he is feared above all gods

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised: he is terrible above all gods.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD is great and deserves our greatest praise! He is the only God worthy of our worship.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the Lord is great, and exceedingly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.

English Revised Version
For great is the LORD, and highly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.

Good News Translation
The LORD is great and is to be highly praised; he is to be honored more than all the gods.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD is great! He should be highly praised. He should be feared more than all [other] gods

International Standard Version
For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised; he is awesome above all gods.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For great is the LORD, and highly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.

Literal Standard Version
For YHWH [is] great, and greatly praised, He [is] fearful over all gods.

NET Bible
For the LORD is great and certainly worthy of praise; he is more awesome than all gods.

New Heart English Bible
For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised. He is to be feared above all gods.

World English Bible
For great is Yahweh, and greatly to be praised! He is to be feared above all gods.

Young's Literal Translation
For great is Jehovah, and praised greatly, Fearful He is over all gods.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Sing to the LORD, All the Earth
3Declare His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all peoples. 4For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods. 5For all the gods of the nations are idols, but it is the LORD who made the heavens.…

Cross References
2 Samuel 22:4
I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies.

Psalm 18:3
I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies.

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

Psalm 76:7
You alone are to be feared. When You are angry, who can stand before You?

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

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.


Treasury of Scripture

For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.

for the

Psalm 18:3
I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

Psalm 86:10
For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.

Psalm 89:7
God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.

and greatly

Psalm 18:3
I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

he is

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 76:7
Thou, even thou, art to be feared: and who may stand in thy sight when once thou art angry?

Psalm 89:7
God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.









Verse 4. - For the Lord is great (comp. Psalm 95:3a), and greatly to be praised. Whatever is "great" excites our admiration, and naturally calls forth our praise. God's greatness is such that he needs to be "greatly praised." He is to be feared above all gods (comp. Psalm 95:3b, and the comment ad loc.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

and greatly
מְאֹ֑ד (mə·’ōḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 3966: Vehemence, vehemently, wholly, speedily

to be praised;
וּמְהֻלָּ֣ל (ū·mə·hul·lāl)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Pual - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 1984: To shine

He is to be feared
נוֹרָ֥א (nō·w·rā)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten

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

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
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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