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Psalms 89:27

    Psalms 89:27 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I also will make him my first-born, The highest of the kings of the earth.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And I will make him the first of my sons, most high over the kings of the earth.

    Webster's Revision

    I also will make him my first-born, The highest of the kings of the earth.

    World English Bible

    I will also appoint him my firstborn, the highest of the kings of the earth.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I also will make him my firstborn, the highest of the kings of the earth.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 89:27

    I will make him my first-born - I will deal with him as a father by his first-born son, to whom a double portion of possessions and honors belong. First-born. is not always to be understood literally in Scripture. It often signifies simply a well-beloved, or best-beloved son; one preferred to all the rest, and distinguished by some eminent prerogative. Thus God calls Israel his son, his first-born, Exodus 4:22. See also Sirach 36:12. And even Ephraim is called God's first-born, Jeremiah 31:9. In the same sense it is sometimes applied even to Jesus Christ himself, to signify his supereminent dignity; not the eternal Sonship of his Divine nature, as inveterate prejudice and superficial thinking have supposed.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 89:27

    Also I will make him my first-born - He shall be regarded and treated by me as the first-born son is in a family; that is, with distinguished favor and honor. Compare Genesis 27:19; Genesis 29:26; Exodus 4:22; Exodus 13:12; Jeremiah 31:9. See also the notes at Colossians 1:15, notes at Colossians 1:18.

    Higher than the kings of the earth - Than other kings; the most exalted among kings and rulers. This was entirely fulfilled in David, who occupied a pre-eminence among princes and rulers which no other king did: a prominence alike in his own personal character and his reign; in his relation to God; and in the fact that he was the ancestor of the Messiah, the "King of kings, and Lord of lords" Revelation 19:16; "the prince of the kings of the earth," Revelation 1:5.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 89:27

    89:27 My first - born - As he calls me father, ver.26, so I will make him my son, yea my first - born; who had divers privileges above other sons. This and the following passage in some sort agree to David, but are properly accomplished in Christ. Higher - This also was in some sort accomplished in David, but more fully in the Messiah.