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Psalms 95:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For Jehovah is a great God, And a great King above all gods.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For the LORD [is] a great God, and a great King above all gods.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For the LORD is a great God And a great King above all gods,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For the LORD [is] a great God, and a great King above all gods.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For Jehovah is a great *God, and a great king above all gods.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, a great GOD, is Yahweh, And a great king, above all gods.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For a great God [is] Jehovah, And a great king over all gods.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For the LORD [is] a great God: and a great king aboue all Gods.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For the Lord is a great God, and a great king over all gods: for the Lord will not cast off his people.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For Yahweh [is] a great El, and a great King above all elohim.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
[is] a great 1419
{1419} Prime
גָּדוֹל
gadowl
{gaw-dole'}
From H1431; great (in any sense); hence older; also insolent.
l אֵל, 410
{0410} Prime
אֵל
'el
{ale}
Shortened from H0352; strength; as adjective mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity).
and a great 1419
{1419} Prime
גָּדוֹל
gadowl
{gaw-dole'}
From H1431; great (in any sense); hence older; also insolent.
King 4428
{4428} Prime
מֶּלֶךְ
melek
{meh'-lek}
From H4427; a king.
above x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
all x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
lhm אֱלֹהִים. 430
{0430} Prime
אֱלֹהִים
'elohiym
{el-o-heem'}
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 95:3

_ _ above ... gods — esteemed such by men, though really nothing (Jeremiah 5:7; Jeremiah 10:10-15).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 95:1-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 95:3

God's — Above all that are called God's angels, earthly potentates, and especially the false gods of the Heathen.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 95:3

For the LORD [is] a great God, and a great King above all (b) gods.

(b) Even the angels (who in respect to men are thought as gods) are nothing in his sight, much less the idols, which man's brain invents.

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For:

Psalms 86:8-10 Among the gods [there is] none like unto thee, O Lord; neither [are there any works] like unto thy works. ... For thou [art] great, and doest wondrous things: thou [art] God alone.
Psalms 96:4 For the LORD [is] great, and greatly to be praised: he [is] to be feared above all gods.
Psalms 97:9 For thou, LORD, [art] high above all the earth: thou art exalted far above all gods.
Psalms 145:3 Great [is] the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness [is] unsearchable.
Jeremiah 10:6-7 Forasmuch as [there is] none like unto thee, O LORD; thou [art] great, and thy name [is] great in might. ... Who would not fear thee, O King of nations? for to thee doth it appertain: forasmuch as among all the wise [men] of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, [there is] none like unto thee.

a great:

Psalms 47:2 For the LORD most high [is] terrible; [he is] a great King over all the earth.
Psalms 48:2 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, [is] mount Zion, [on] the sides of the north, the city of the great King.
Jeremiah 10:10 But the LORD [is] the true God, he [is] the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.
Jeremiah 46:18 [As] I live, saith the King, whose name [is] the LORD of hosts, Surely as Tabor [is] among the mountains, and as Carmel by the sea, [so] shall he come.
Jeremiah 48:15 Moab is spoiled, and gone up [out of] her cities, and his chosen young men are gone down to the slaughter, saith the King, whose name [is] the LORD of hosts.
Daniel 4:37 Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works [are] truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.
Malachi 1:11 For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name [shall be] great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense [shall be] offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name [shall be] great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts.
Malachi 1:14 But cursed [be] the deceiver, which hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and sacrificeth unto the Lord a corrupt thing: for I [am] a great King, saith the LORD of hosts, and my name [is] dreadful among the heathen.
Matthew 5:35 Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.

above:

Psalms 135:5 For I know that the LORD [is] great, and [that] our Lord [is] above all gods.
Exodus 18:11 Now I know that the LORD [is] greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly [he was] above them.
Isaiah 44:8 Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared [it]? ye [are] even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, [there is] no God; I know not [any].
Jeremiah 10:10-16 But the LORD [is] the true God, he [is] the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation. ... The portion of Jacob [is] not like them: for he [is] the former of all [things]; and Israel [is] the rod of his inheritance: The LORD of hosts [is] his name.
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Ex 18:11. Ps 47:2; 48:2; 86:8; 96:4; 97:9; 135:5; 145:3. Is 44:8. Jr 10:6, 10; 46:18; 48:15. Dn 4:37. Mal 1:11, 14. Mt 5:35.

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