Psalms 99 :3

Psalms 99 :3 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

Let them praise your great and terrible name; for it is holy.

King James Version (KJV)

Let them praise your great and terrible name; for it is holy.

American Standard Version (ASV)

Let them praise thy great and terrible name: Holy is he.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

Let them give praise to your name, for it is great and to be feared; holy is he.

Webster's Revision

Let them praise thy great and terrible name; for it is holy.

World English Bible

Let them praise your great and awesome name. He is Holy!

English Revised Version (ERV)

Let them praise thy great and terrible name: holy is he.

Definitions for Psalms 99 :3

Let - To hinder or obstruct.

Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 99 :3

Let them praise thy great and terrible name - Let them confess thee to be great and terrible: let them tremble before thee.

For it is holy - קדוש הוא kadosh hu. As this not only ends this verse but the fifth also, and in effect the ninth, it seems to be a species of chorus which was sung in a very solemn manner at the conclusion of each of these parts. His holiness - the immaculate purity of his nature, was the reason why he should be exalted, praised, and worshipped.

Barnes' Commentary on Psalms 99 :3

Let them praise thy great and terrible name - The word rendered "terrible" means "to be feared or reverenced;" that is, his name - his being - he himself - is suited to inspire awe and reverence. The word "them" here refers to the nations over whom God reigns. It is a call on them to praise their king and their God.

For it is holy - See the notes at Isaiah 6:3; notes at Revelation 4:8. The fact that God "is" holy - that he is pure and righteous - that he cannot look upon sin but with abhorrence - is a just foundation for universal praise. Who could worship or honor a God who was not pure and holy?

Wesley's Commentary on Psalms 99 :3

99:3 Them - All people.
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