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Psalms 68:34

    Psalms 68:34 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Ascribe ye strength unto God: his excellency is over Israel, and his strength is in the clouds.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Ascribe you strength to God: his excellency is over Israel, and his strength is in the clouds.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Ascribe ye strength unto God: His excellency is over Israel, And his strength is in the skies.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Make clear that strength is God's: he is lifted up over Israel, and his power is in the clouds.

    Webster's Revision

    Ascribe ye strength unto God: His excellency is over Israel, And his strength is in the skies.

    World English Bible

    Ascribe strength to God! His excellency is over Israel, his strength is in the skies.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Ascribe ye strength unto God: his excellency is over Israel, and his strength is in the skies.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 68:34

    His strength is in the clouds - This refers to the bursting, rattling, and pounding of thunder and lightning; for all nations have observed that this is an irresistible agent; and even the most enlightened have looked on it as an especial manifestation of the power and sovereignty of God.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 68:34

    Ascribe ye strength unto God - literally, "give." That is, Acknowledge him as a God of power. Recognise his omnipotence in your worship. See the notes at Psalm 29:1.

    His excellency is over Israel - His majesty; his glory; his protecting care. The idea is, that his glorious character - his majesty - was manifested particularly in his protection of his people.

    And his strength is in the clouds - Margin, "heavens." The Hebrew word rather means "clouds." The idea is, that while his character as Protector was evinced particularly in his care of his people, his "power" was particularly seen in the clouds - the storm - the thunder - the lightning. Thus, all the manifestations of his character, alike in nature, and toward his people, are adapted to produce a deep and solemn impression in regard to his majesty and glory, or to lay the just foundation of praise.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 68:34

    68:34 Ascribe - Acknowledge that he is able to do whatsoever he pleaseth. Excellency - His excellent power and goodness. Is over - Dwells among them. He is indeed the universal Lord, but in a special manner, he is the God of Israel.