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Psalms 57:5

    Psalms 57:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Be you exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be above all the earth.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; Let thy glory be above all the earth.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    O God, be lifted up higher than the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.

    Webster's Revision

    Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; Let thy glory be above all the earth.

    World English Bible

    Be exalted, God, above the heavens! Let your glory be above all the earth!

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth.

    Definitions for Psalms 57:5

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 57:5

    Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens - Let the glory of thy mercy and truth be seen in the heavens above, and in the earth beneath. Several of the fathers apply what is said above to the passion of our Lord, and what is said here to his resurrection.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 57:5

    Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens - Compare Psalm 8:1. The language here is that of a man who in trouble lifts his thoughts to God; who feels that God reigns; who is assured in his own soul that all things are under his hand; and who is desirous that God should be magnified whatever may become of himself. His prime and leading wish is not for himself, for his own safety, for his own deliverance from danger; it is that "God" may be honored - that the name of God may be glorified - that God may be regarded as supreme over all things - that God may be exalted in the highest possible degree - an idea expressed in the prayer that he may be exalted "above the heavens."

    Let thy glory be above all the earth - The honor of thy name; thy praise. Let it be regarded, and be in fact, "above" all that pertains to this lower world; let everything on earth, or that pertains to earth, be subordinate to thee, or be surrendered for thee. This was the comfort which David found in trouble. And this "is" the only true source of consolation. The welfare of the universe depends on God; and that God should be true, and just, and good, and worthy of confidence and love - that he should reign, - that his law should be obeyed - that his plans should be accomplished, - is of more importance to the universe than anything that merely pertains to us; than the success of any of our own plans; than our health, our prosperity, or our life.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 57:5

    57:5 Excited - Glorify thy power, and goodness, and justice, and faithfulness, by my deliverance. Above, and c. - To the highest degree possible.