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Psalms 68:35

    Psalms 68:35 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    O God, you are terrible out of your holy places: the God of Israel is he that gives strength and power to his people. Blessed be God.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: The God of Israel, he giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    O God, you are to be feared in your holy place: the God of Israel gives strength and power to his people. Praise be to God.

    Webster's Revision

    O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: The God of Israel, he giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.

    World English Bible

    You are awesome, God, in your sanctuaries. The God of Israel gives strength and power to his people. Praise be to God! For the Chief Musician. To the tune of "Lilies." By David.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: the God of Israel, he giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.

    Definitions for Psalms 68:35

    Art - "Are"; second person singular.
    Blessed - Happy.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 68:35

    O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places - The sanctuary and heaven. Out of the former he had often shone forth with consuming splendor; see the case of Korah and his company: out of the latter he had often appeared in terrible majesty in storms, thunder, lightning, etc.

    He that giveth strength and power unto his people - Therefore that people must be invincible who have this strong and irresistible God for their support.

    Blessed be God - He alone is worthy to be worshipped. Without him nothing is wise, nothing holy, nothing strong; and from him, as the inexhaustible Fountain, all good must be derived. His mercy over his creatures is equal to his majesty in the universe, and as he has all good in his possession, so is he willing to deal it out, to supply the utmost necessities of his creatures. Blessed be God! The Arabic adds, Alleluiah!

    The best analysis I find of this Psalm is that by Bishop Nicholson. I shall give it at large, begging the reader to refer particularly to those passages on which the preceding notes are written, as in some of them the analysis gives a different view of the subject. The old Psalter gives the whole Psalm a spiritual and mystical interpretation. And this is commonly the ease in the commentaries of the fathers.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 68:35

    O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places - The places where thou dwellest, and from which thou dost manifest thyself. That is, The manifestations which thou dost make of thyself when thou seemest to come forth from thine abode are "terrible," or are suited to fill the mind with awe. Compare Psalm 45:4, note; Psalm 65:5, note; Psalm 66:5, note.

    The God of Israel - The God who is adored by Israel, or by his true people; our God.

    Is he that giveth strength and power unto his people - He is not weak and feeble. He is able to protect them. He shows that he can gird them with strength; that he can defend them; that he can sustain them in the trials of life. The God whom they acknowledge as their God is not one whose strength fails, or who is seen to be feeble and powerless when his aid is needed. He is fully equal to all their needs, and they never trust him in vain. "Blessed be God." For all that he is, for all that he has done. This is the language of joy and praise in view of the contemplation of his character as depicted in the psalm. At the close of every right contemplation of his character, his government, his plans, his claims, his law, his gospel, the heart that is right will say, "Blessed be such a God." To one endowed with "such" attributes, praise - everlasting praise - is due.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 68:35

    68:35 Terrible - Deservedly to be feared.