Psalm 99:3
New International Version
Let them praise your great and awesome name— he is holy.

New Living Translation
Let them praise your great and awesome name. Your name is holy!

English Standard Version
Let them praise your great and awesome name! Holy is he!

Berean Study Bible
Let them praise Your great and awesome name—He is holy!

King James Bible
Let them praise thy great and terrible name; for it is holy.

New King James Version
Let them praise Your great and awesome name— He is holy.

New American Standard Bible
May they praise Your great and awesome name; Holy is He.

NASB 1995
Let them praise Your great and awesome name; Holy is He.

NASB 1977
Let them praise Thy great and awesome name; Holy is He.

Amplified Bible
Let them [reverently] praise Your great and awesome name; Holy is He.

Christian Standard Bible
Let them praise your great and awe-inspiring name. He is holy.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let them praise Your great and awe-inspiring name. He is holy.

American Standard Version
Let them praise thy great and terrible name: Holy is he.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They shall confess your great and awesome Name, for it is holy!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Let them give thanks to thy great name; for it is terrible and holy.

Contemporary English Version
Only you are God! And your power alone, so great and fearsome, is worthy of praise.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let them give praise to thy great name: for it is terrible and holy:

English Revised Version
Let them praise thy great and terrible name: holy is he.

Good News Translation
Everyone will praise his great and majestic name. Holy is he!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let them give thanks to your great and fearful name. He is holy!

International Standard Version
Let them praise your great and awesome name. He is holy!

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let them praise Thy name as great and awful; Holy is He.

Literal Standard Version
They praise Your Name, “Great, and fearful, [it] is holy!”

NET Bible
Let them praise your great and awesome name! He is holy!

New Heart English Bible
Let them praise your great and awesome name. He is Holy.

World English Bible
Let them praise your great and awesome name. He is Holy!

Young's Literal Translation
They praise Thy name, 'Great, and fearful, holy it is.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD Reigns
2Great is the LORD in Zion; He is exalted above all the peoples. 3Let them praise Your great and awesome name— He is holy! 4The mighty King loves justice. You have established equity; You have exercised justice and righteousness in Jacob.…

Cross References
Leviticus 19:2
"Speak to the whole congregation of Israel and tell them: Be holy because I, the LORD your God, am holy.

Deuteronomy 28:58
If you are not careful to observe all the words of this law which are written in this book, that you may fear this glorious and awesome name--the LORD your God--

Joshua 24:19
But Joshua said to the people, "You are not able to serve the LORD, for He is a holy God; He is a jealous God; He will not forgive your rebellion or your sins.

1 Samuel 2:2
There is no one holy like the LORD. Indeed, there is no one besides You! And there is no Rock like our God.

Psalm 22:3
Yet You are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.

Psalm 76:1
God is known in Judah; His name is great in Israel.

Psalm 99:5
Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at His footstool; He is holy!


Treasury of Scripture

Let them praise your great and terrible name; for it is holy.

thy great

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

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

Deuteronomy 7:21
Thou shalt not be affrighted at them: for the LORD thy God is among you, a mighty God and terrible.

for it

Psalm 111:9
He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.

Psalm 145:17
The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.

Joshua 24:19
And Joshua said unto the people, Ye cannot serve the LORD: for he is an holy God; he is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins.









(3) Great and terrible name.--The rabbins see here the mystic tetragrammaton, whose pronunciation was kept so secret.

For it is holy.--This is grammatically possible, but as Psalm 99:5; Psalm 99:9 repeat the expression, evidently as a refrain, and there it needs the masculine, it is better to read here, "Holy is He."

In this way, too, we avoid an awkward construction in the next verse, which should be joined closely with this: Let them praise Thy great and terrible name (saying), "Holy is He, and mighty, a king that loveth justice."

Verse 3. - Let them praise thy great and terrible Name. Even the Gentiles, after conversion, will praise the Lord, sing of him, and bless his Name. (On the "greatness" and "terribleness" of God, see Exodus 15:11; Deuteronomy 7:21; Deuteronomy 10:17; Nehemiah 1:5; Nehemiah 4:14; Psalm 68:35, etc.) For it is holy; rather, holy is he. This may be a suggestion to those about to praise God - a putting of words into their mouth; or it may be an almost involuntary outburst of praise on the part of the psalmist.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Let them praise
יוֹד֣וּ (yō·w·ḏū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 3034: To throw, at, away, to revere, worship, to bemoan

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

and awesome
וְנוֹרָ֗א (wə·nō·w·rā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten

name—
שִׁ֭מְךָ (mə·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 8034: A name

He
הֽוּא׃ (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

is holy!
קָד֥וֹשׁ (qā·ḏō·wōš)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6918: Sacred, God, an angel, a saint, a sanctuary


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