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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Psalms 97:9

 

 

For You are the LORD Most High over all the earth; You are exalted far above all gods.

Adam Clarke Commentary

For thou, Lord, art high - Thou art infinitely exalted above men and angels.


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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Psalms 97:9". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/psalms-97.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

For thou, Lord, art high above all the earth - See the notes at Psalm 83:18.

Thou art exalted far above all gods - See the notes at Psalm 95:3.


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Psalms 97:9". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/psalms-97.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

For thou, Lord, art high above all the earth,.... Above all the inhabitants of the earth, as the Targum; he is highly exalted above every name, men of the greatest name that is named in the world; he is made higher than the heavens, and the inhabitants of it; and has all power in heaven and earth, as Mediator; and, as a divine Person, he is the most high God, as the word "Elion", here used, signifies; and all this lays a foundation for joy and gladness in the saints; even the dignity of Christ's person, and the exaltation of him in the human nature:

thou art exalted far above all gods: not only the fictitious deities of the Gentiles, or the greatest potentates upon earth, being made higher than the kings of the earth, who are called gods; but also than the angels in heaven; he is set down at the right hand of God, where they are not, and never were, nor shall be; angels, authorities, and powers, being subject to him, Hebrews 1:13.


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Gill, John. "Commentary on Psalms 97:9". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/psalms-97.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

above all gods — (Psalm 95:3).


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 97:9". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/psalms-97.html. 1871-8.

Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament

This distichic epiphonema ( Psalms 97:9 = Ps 83:19; Psalms 97:9 , cf. Psalms 47:3, 10) might close the Psalm; there follows still, however, a hortatory strophe (which was perhaps not added till later on).


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Keil, Carl Friedrich & Delitzsch, Franz. "Commentary on Psalms 97:9". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/kdo/psalms-97.html. 1854-1889.

Calvin's Commentary on the Bible

9For thou, Jehovah, art high above all the earth Having already, in another place, explained these words, I shall not say more at present upon them. Only it is to be noticed, that there is a comparison drawn between God and the angels, and whatever has any claim to eminence. The Psalmist limits all other excellency in such a manner, as to leave no room for questioning that all majesty is comprehended in God only. This was the case more eminently when God manifested himself in his only-begotten Son, who is the express image of himself. Before that period his greatness was less apparent, because he was less known.


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Calvin, John. "Commentary on Psalms 97:9". "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/psalms-97.html. 1840-57.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Psalms 97:9 For thou, LORD, [art] high above all the earth: thou art exalted far above all gods.

Ver. 9. For thou, Lord, art high above all the earth] Declared now to be so with power, as Romans 1:4, and the world convinced of singular sottishness in fancying other divinities.

Thou art exalted above all gods] "Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come," Ephesians 1:21. Here, then, we have the super-exaltation of Christ’s person; and the apostle manifestly alludeth to it, Ephesians 4:10, Philippians 2:9.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Psalms 97:9". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/psalms-97.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

As thou always wert so in truth, so thou hast now proved and declared thyself to be such in the eyes of the whole world, by subduing them under thy feet.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Psalms 97:9". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/psalms-97.html. 1685.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

HIGH = MOST HIGH. Hebrew "Elyon. App-4.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 97:9". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/psalms-97.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(9) For the first clause see Psalms 83:18; for the second Psalms 47:2-9.


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Psalms 97:9". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/psalms-97.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For thou, LORD, art high above all the earth: thou art exalted far above all gods.
high
83:18; Ephesians 1:21; Philippians 2:9-11
far
95:3; 96:4; 115:3-8; 135:5; Exodus 18:11; Jeremiah 10:8,10

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 97:9". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-97.html.

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