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Psalms 68:17 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands upon thousands; The Lord is among them, [as in] Sinai, in the sanctuary.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The chariots of God [are] twenty thousand, [even] thousands of angels: the Lord [is] among them, [as in] Sinai, in the holy [place].
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The chariots of God are myriads, thousands upon thousands; The Lord is among them [as at] Sinai, in holiness.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The chariots of God [are] twenty thousand, [even] thousands of angels: the Lord [is] among them, [as in] Sinai, in the holy [place].
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The chariots of God are twenty thousand, thousands upon thousands; the Lord is among them: it is a Sinai in holiness.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The chariots of God, are two myriads—thousands repeated, My Lord, is among them, Sinai, is in the sanctuary!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— The chariots of God [are] myriads, thousands of changes, The Lord [is] among them, in Sinai, in the sanctuary.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The chariot of God is attended by ten thousands; thousands of them that rejoice: the Lord is among them in Sina, in the holy place.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The chariots of God [are] twentie thousand, [euen] thousands of Angels: the Lord [is] among them [as] in Sinai, in the holy place.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The chariots of God are ten thousand fold, thousands of rejoicing ones: the Lord is among them, in Sinai{gr.Sina}, in the holy place.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The chariots of Elohim [are] twenty thousand, [even] thousands of angels: Yahweh [is] among them, [as in] Sinay, in the holy [place].

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The chariots 7393
{7393} Prime
רֶכֶב
rekeb
{reh'-keb}
From H7392; a vehicle; by implication a team; by extension cavalry; by analogy a rider, that is, the upper millstone.
of 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.
[are] twenty thousand, 7239
{7239} Prime
רִבּוֹ
ribbow
{rib-bo'}
From H7231; a myriad, that is, indefinite large number.
[even] thousands 505
{0505} Prime
אֶלֶף
'eleph
{eh'-lef}
Properly the same as H0504; hence (an ox's head being the first letter of the alphabet, and this eventually used as a numeral) a thousand.
of angels: 8136
{8136} Prime
שִׁנְאָן
shin'an
{shin-awn'}
From H8132; change, that is, repetition.
Yhw יָהוֶה 136
{0136} Prime
אֲדֹנָי
'Adonay
{ad-o-noy'}
An emphatic form of H0113; the Lord (used as a proper name of God only).
[is] among them, [as in] Snay סִינַי, 5514
{5514} Prime
סִינַי
Ciynay
{see-nah'-ee}
Of uncertain derivation; Sinai, a mountain of Arabia.
in the holy 6944
{6944} Prime
קֹדֶשׁ
qodesh
{ko'-desh}
From H6942; a sacred place or thing; rarely abstractly sanctity.
[place].
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 68:17

_ _ and, to the assertion of God’s purpose to make it His dwelling, is added evidence of His protecting care. He is described as in the midst of His heavenly armies —

_ _ thousands of angels — literally, “thousands of repetitions,” or, “thousands of thousands” — that is, of chariots. The word “angels” was perhaps introduced in our version, from Deuteronomy 33:2, and Galatians 3:19. They are, of course, implied as conductors of the chariots.

_ _ as ... Sinai, in the holy place — that is, He has appeared in Zion as once in Sinai.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 68:15-21.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 68:17

Chariots — The armies (whereof chariots were an eminent part in those times) which attend upon God to do his pleasure. Twenty thousand — An innumerable company, a certain number being put for an uncertain. Among them — Here the psalmist seems to be transported by the prophetic spirit, from the narration of those external successes, to the prediction of the Messiah; and of the transcendent privileges and blessings accruing to mankind thereby. As in Sinai — God is no less gloriously, though less terribly present here, than he was in Sinai, when the great God attended with thousands of his angels, solemnly appeared to deliver the law. Yea, here is a greater privilege than Sinai had, The Lord Jehovah descending from heaven into an human body, as appears by his ascending thither again, which the next verse describes.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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chariots:

Psalms 18:10 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.
Deuteronomy 33:2 And he said, The LORD came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran, and he came with ten thousands of saints: from his right hand [went] a fiery law for them.
2 Kings 2:11 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, [there appeared] a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
2 Kings 6:16-17 And he answered, Fear not: for they that [be] with us [are] more than they that [be] with them. ... And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain [was] full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
Ezekiel 1:15-28 Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces. ... As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so [was] the appearance of the brightness round about. This [was] the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw [it], I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.
Daniel 7:10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.
Matthew 26:53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?
Revelation 5:11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;
Revelation 9:16 And the number of the army of the horsemen [were] two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.

thousand:
or, many thousand

as in Sinai:

Exodus 3:5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest [is] holy ground.
Exodus 19:22-23 And let the priests also, which come near to the LORD, sanctify themselves, lest the LORD break forth upon them. ... And Moses said unto the LORD, The people cannot come up to mount Sinai: for thou chargedst us, saying, Set bounds about the mount, and sanctify it.
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Ex 3:5; 19:22. Dt 33:2. 2K 2:11; 6:16. Ps 18:10. Ezk 1:15. Dn 7:10. Mt 26:53. Rv 5:11; 9:16.

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