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Psalms 111:9

    Psalms 111:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He sent redemption to his people: he has commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He hath sent redemption unto his people; He hath commanded his covenant for ever: Holy and reverend is his name.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He has sent salvation to his people; he has given his word for ever: holy is his name and greatly to be feared.

    Webster's Revision

    He hath sent redemption unto his people; He hath commanded his covenant for ever: Holy and reverend is his name.

    World English Bible

    He has sent redemption to his people. He has ordained his covenant forever. His name is holy and awesome!

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 111:9

    He sent redemption - He sent Moses to redeem them out of Egypt; various judges to deliver them out of the hands of their oppressors; Ezra, Nehemiah, and Zerubbabel, to deliver them from Babylon; and the Lord Jesus to redeem a whole lost world from sin, misery, and death.

    Holy and reverend is his name - The word reverend comes to us from the Latins, reverendus, and is compounded of re, intensive, and vereor, to be feared; and most or right reverend, reverendissimus, signifies to be greatly feared. These terms are now only titles of ecclesiastical respect, especially in the Protestant ministry; but there was a time in which these were no empty titles. Such was the power of the clergy, that, when they walked not in the fear of the Lord, they caused the people to fear, and they themselves were to be feared; but, when the secular power was added to the spiritual, they were then truly reverendi and reverendissimi, to be feared and greatly to be feared. But reverend is not applied to God in this way; nor does the word נורא nora bear this signification; it rather means terrible: Holy and terrible, or holy and tremendous, is his name. This title belongs not to man; nor does any minister, in assuming the title reverend, assume this. Indeed, the word reverend, as now used, gives us a very imperfect conception of the original term. Holy and tremendous is God's name. He is glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders, both in the way of judgment and in the way of mercy.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 111:9

    He sent redemption unto his people - In their deliverance from Egypt. He has now sent it in a higher sense under the great Deliverer, the Saviour.

    He hath commanded his covenant for ever - He has ordained or appointed it. The covenant is here represented as if it were obedient to the will of God, or under his control. The covenant refers to his arrangements with his people; his assurances of favor, with the terms on which that favor will be shown.

    Holy and reverend is his name - Holy and to be venerated; literally, "to be feared." That is, he has shown in all this that he is holy, and that he is a Being who is to be had in reverence.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 111:9

    111:9 Redemption - The deliverance out of Egypt, which was a type of that higher redemption by Christ. Commanded - Appointed, or established firmly by his power and authority. For ever - Through all successive generations of his people to the end of the world. Reverend - Terrible to his enemies, venerable in his peoples eyes, and holy in all his dealings with all men.