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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Psalms 66:2

 

 

Sing the glory of His name; Make His praise glorious.

Adam Clarke Commentary

The honor of his name - Let his glorious and merciful acts be the subject of your songs.


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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Psalms 66:2". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/psalms-66.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Sing forth the honor of his name - That is, Celebrate in appropriate praise the honor due to his name. Make that honor known in connection with songs.

Make his praise glorious - literally, “place honor, his praise;” that is, Give him honor; give him praise. The meaning is, Set forth his praise with songs - with music - with shouts; - that will be the appropriate expression of the praise which is due to him.


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Psalms 66:2". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/psalms-66.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Sing forth the honour of his name,.... Meaning not any particular names of the Messiah, such as in Isaiah 9:6; or his name "Jesus", a Saviour; though they are all honourable and glorious, and furnish out sufficient matter for a song: but rather that by which he was made known to the sons of men, his Gospel; see Acts 9:15. Which is a glorious Gospel; the truths of which may be expressed in a song of praise, to the honour and glory of Christ, and to the instruction and profit of men, Colossians 3:16. Or rather Christ himself is meant; his name often designs himself, Matthew 12:21. There that is due unto him, and ought to be given which is done when all divine perfections and works are ascribed to him, divine worship is paid him, and the glory of salvation given him; which may be done in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs;

make his praise glorious: let the high praises of him be in your mouths; give him, the most excellent praise; praise him in the best manner. This is done when we sing his praise with grace in our hears in exercise; when we with one mind and mouth glorify him; and when we honour him, the Son, as we honour the Father.


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Gill, John. "Commentary on Psalms 66:2". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/psalms-66.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

his name — as in Psalm 29:2.

make his praise glorious — literally, “place honor, His praise,” or, “as to His praise”; that is, let His praise be such as will glorify Him, or, be honorable to Him.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 66:2". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/psalms-66.html. 1871-8.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Psalms 66:2 Sing forth the honour of his name: make his praise glorious.

Ver. 2. Make his praise glorious] Heb. Put glory to his praise; so Joshua 7:19. God’s glory is as himself, eternal and infinite, no way capable of our addition or detraction; howbeit, to try how we prize it, and will exalt it, he declareth that he accounteth himself made more glorious by us when we receive him into our hearts as King of glory, and praise him accordingly.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Psalms 66:2". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/psalms-66.html. 1865-1868.

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

Psalms 66:2. Make his praise glorious Give him the glory of his praise; i.e. The glory which is due to his praise, and belongs to it. See Isaiah 42:12. Mudge. Some render it, Give him glory by praising him.


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Coke, Thomas. "Commentary on Psalms 66:2". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/psalms-66.html. 1801-1803.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

i.e. Praise him in an extraordinary and eminent degree, so as he may have much glory from you.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Psalms 66:2". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/psalms-66.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

2. Make his praise glorious—Give glory as his praise, or make his glory praise. The nouns are in apposition, and the sense not easy. The English version, by treating one as an adjective, has given euphony of sound without clearness of thought. The idea seems to be, that as the praise of God consists in thankfully confessing and declaring his acts, we thus make his peculiar glory to consist of praise. This is the thought repeated and exegetically amplified in the next verse.


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Psalms 66:2". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/psalms-66.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Upon us, to grant our requests; or may the Messias come, Hebrews i. 3. --- And may, &c., is in the Arabic, and in most copies of the Septuagint and Vulgate, though it is omitted in Hebrew, &c., "and we shall live." (Ethiopic) (Calmet) --- Perhaps it may be given to express the sense of Selah, which seems to have been a term of approbation. It does not alter the sense. (Berthier) --- God first forgives sins, and then bestows his manifold graces. (Worthington) --- This was the form of solemn blessing, Numbers vi. 17. (Du Hamel)


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Psalms 66:2". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/psalms-66.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Make His praise glorious. Aram, and Syriac read "Celebrate the glory of His praise".


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 66:2". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/psalms-66.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

Sing forth the honour of his name: make his praise glorious.

Sing forth the honour (glory) of his name - i:e., 'the glory which belongs to Him because of His power and goodness manifested in His acts' (Psalms 29:1-2).

Make his praise glorious - Hebrew, 'make His hymn a glory;' i:e., praise Him with a glorious hymn.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 66:2". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/psalms-66.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(2) Sing forth.—Literally, play on the harp.

Make his praise glorious.—So the LXX., but the construction is dubious. Literally, put glory his praise, meaning perhaps, in parallelism with the first clause, “make the Divine glory the subject of your praise.” But the opening words of the next verse, “say unto God, how,” &c, are so bald that a suspicion arises as to the arrangement of the text. Perhaps by bringing back the initial words of Psalms 66:3 we get the true sense, “ascribe glory (and) speak praise to God.”


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Psalms 66:2". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/psalms-66.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Sing forth the honour of his name: make his praise glorious.
47:6,7; 72:18; 96:3-10; 105:2,3; 106:2; 107:15,22; 1 Chronicles 29:10-13; Nehemiah 9:5; Isaiah 6:3; 12:4-6; 49:13; Revelation 4:8-11; 5:13

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 66:2". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-66.html.

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