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Psalms 95:3

    Psalms 95:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For Jehovah is a great God, And a great King above all gods.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For the Lord is a great God, and a great King over all gods.

    Webster's Revision

    For Jehovah is a great God, And a great King above all gods.

    World English Bible

    For Yahweh is a great God, a great King above all gods.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 95:3

    For the Lord is a great God - Or, "A great God is Jehovah, and a great King above all gods;" or, "God is a great King over all." The Supreme Being has three names here: אל El, יהוה Jehovah, אלהים Elohim, and we should apply none of them to false gods. The first implies his strength; the second his being and essence; the third, his covenant relation to mankind. In public worship these are the views we should entertain of the Divine Being.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 95:3

    For the Lord is a great God - For Yahweh is a great God. The object is to exalt Jehovah, the true God, as distinguished from all who were worshipped as gods. The first idea is that he is "great;" that he is exalted over all the universe; that he rules over all, and that he is to be worshipped as such.

    And a great King above all gods - This does not mean that he is a great ruler of all other gods, as if they had a real existence, but that he is king or ruler far above all that were worshipped as gods, or to whom homage was paid. Whoever, or whatever was worshipped as God, Yahweh was supreme over all things. He occupied the throne; and all others must be beneath him, and under his dominion. If the sun, the moon, or the stars were worshipped - if the mountains or the rivers - if angels good or bad - yet Yahweh was above all these. If imaginary beings were worshipped, yet Yahweh in his perfections was exalted far above all that was ascribed to them, for He was the true God, and the Ruler of the universe, while they were beings of the imagination only.