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Psalms 89:7

    Psalms 89:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    A God very terrible in the council of the holy ones, And to be feared above all them that are round about him?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    God is greatly to be feared among the saints, and to be honoured over all those who are about him.

    Webster's Revision

    A God very terrible in the council of the holy ones, And to be feared above all them that are round about him?

    World English Bible

    a very awesome God in the council of the holy ones, to be feared above all those who are around him?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    A God very terrible in the council of the holy ones, and to be feared above all them that are round about him?

    Definitions for Psalms 89:7

    Reverence - To show respect or fear.
    Saints - Men and women of God.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 89:7

    God is greatly to be feared - In all religious assemblies the deepest reverence for God should rest upon the people. Where this does not prevail, there is no true worship. While some come with a proper Scriptural boldness to the throne of grace, there are others who come into the presence of God with a reprehensible, if not sinful, boldness.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 89:7

    God is greatly to be feared - There is that in him which is suited to fill the mind with solemn feelings, and this is a proper state of mind with which to come before him. Nature teaches us that God should be approached with awe; and all the teachings of revelation confirm this. His power is to be feared; his justice is to be feared; his holiness is to be feared; and there is much also in his goodness, his benevolence, his mercy, to fill the mind with solemn emotions.

    In the assembly of the saints - The assembly of the holy; the assembly that is convened for his worship. The reference here may be either to worshippers on earth or in heaven. Wherever, and whenever, in this world or in other worlds, creatures are engaged in the worship of God, there should be deep solemnity and reverence. On the word rendered "assembly" here - סוד sôd - a council, or assemblage for counsel, see Psalm 25:14, note; Psalm 64:2, note; compare Job 15:8. The idea here is founded on what is said in the previous verse, that none can be compared with God.

    And to be had in reverence - In fear; in awe.

    Of all them that are about him - That approach him; that are in his presence. The conscious presence of God should fill the mind with awe. When we feel that his eye is upon us, when we know that he sees us, how can we trifle and be thoughtless? How can we then be sinful?

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 89:7

    89:7 Feared - With a fear of reverence. Saints - The whole society of angels. All that - That encompass his throne.