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Psalms 83:18

    Psalms 83:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    That men may know that you, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, are the most high over all the earth.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    That they may know that thou alone, whose name is Jehovah, Art the Most High over all the earth.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So that men may see that you only, whose name is Yahweh, are Most High over all the earth.

    Webster's Revision

    That they may know that thou alone, whose name is Jehovah, Art the Most High over all the earth.

    World English Bible

    that they may know that you alone, whose name is Yahweh, are the Most High over all the earth. For the Chief Musician. On an instrument of Gath. A Psalm by the sons of Korah.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    That they may know that thou alone, whose name is JEHOVAH, art the Most High over all the earth.

    Definitions for Psalms 83:18

    Art - "Are"; second person singular.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 83:18

    That men may know - That they may acknowledge, and be converted to thee. Here is no malice; all is self-defense.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 83:18

    That men may know - That all people may be impressed with the belief that thou art the true and only God. This was the design and aim of the prayer in the psalm. It was that there might be such a manifestation of the power of God; that it might be so evident that the events which had occurred could be traced to no other source than God himself, that all people might be led to honor him.

    That thou whose name alone is Jehovah - To whom alone this name belongs; to whom alone it can be properly ascribed. This was the special name by which God chose to be known. Exodus 6:3. Compare the notes at Isaiah 42:8. On the word Jehovah - יהוה Yahweh - see the notes at Psalm 68:4. It is found in combination, in Genesis 22:14; Exodus 17:15; Judges 6:24; Ezekiel 48:35; Jeremiah 23:6; Jeremiah 33:16.

    Art the Most High over all the earth - Thou art the Supreme God, ruling over all people. Thy dominion is so absolute over nations, even when combined together, and thy power is so complete in foiling their plans, and disconcerting their purposes, that it is clear that thou dost reign over them. He that could break up such a combination - he that could rescue his people from such an allied force - must have all power over the nations - must be the true God.