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Psalms 89:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For who in the skies can be compared unto Jehovah? Who among the sons of the mighty is like unto Jehovah,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For who in the heaven can be compared unto the LORD? [who] among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the LORD?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For who in the skies is comparable to the LORD? Who among the sons of the mighty is like the LORD,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For who in the heaven can be compared to the LORD? [who] among the sons of the mighty can be likened to the LORD?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For who in the heaven can be compared to Jehovah? [who] among the sons of the mighty shall be likened to Jehovah?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For whom, in the skies, can one compare unto Yahweh? [Or] can one liken unto Yahweh, among the sons of the mighty?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For who in the sky, Compareth himself to Jehovah? Is like to Jehovah among sons of the mighty?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For who in the clouds can be compared to the Lord: or who among the sons of God shall be like to God?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For who in the heauen can be compared vnto the LORD? [who] among the sonnes of the mightie can be likened vnto the LORD?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For who in the heavens shall be compared to the Lord? and who shall be likened to the Lord among the sons of God?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For who in the heaven can be compared unto Yahweh? [who] among the sons of the elim can be likened unto Yahweh?

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.
who x4310
(4310) Complement
מִי
miy
{me}
An interrogitive pronoun of persons, as H4100 is of things, who? (occasionally, by a peculiar idiom, of things); also (indefinitely) whoever; often used in oblique construction with prefix or suffix.
in the heaven 7834
{7834} Prime
שַׁחַק
shachaq
{shakh'-ak}
From H7833; a powder (as beaten small); by analogy a thin vapor; by extension the firmament.
can be compared 6186
{6186} Prime
עָרַךְ
`arak
{aw-rak'}
A primitive root; to set in a row, that is, arrange, put in order (in a very wide variety of applications).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
unto Yhw יָהוֶה? 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
[who] among the sons 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
of the lm אֵלִים 410
{0410} Prime
אֵל
'el
{ale}
Shortened from H0352; strength; as adjective mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity).
can be likened 1819
{1819} Prime
דָּמָה
damah
{daw-maw'}
A primitive root; to compare; by implication to resemble, liken, consider.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
unto Yhw יָהוֶה? 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 89:6-7

_ _ This is worthy of our belief, for His faithfulness (is praised) by the congregation of saints or holy ones; that is, angels (compare Deuteronomy 33:2; Daniel 8:13).

_ _ sons of the mighty — (compare Psalms 29:1). So is He to be admired on earth.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 89:5-14.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 89:6

Among — The highest angels.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 89:6

For who in the heaven can be compared unto the LORD? [who] among the (g) sons of the mighty can be likened unto the LORD?

(g) Meaning, the angels.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
For who:

Psalms 89:8 O LORD God of hosts, who [is] a strong LORD like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee?
Psalms 40:5 Many, O LORD my God, [are] thy wonderful works [which] thou hast done, and thy thoughts [which are] to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: [if] I would declare and speak [of them], they are more than can be numbered.
Psalms 71:19 Thy righteousness also, O God, [is] very high, who hast done great things: O God, who [is] like unto thee!
Psalms 73:25 Whom have I in heaven [but thee]? and [there is] none upon earth [that] I desire beside thee.
Psalms 86:8 Among the gods [there is] none like unto thee, O Lord; neither [are there any works] like unto thy works.
Psalms 113:5 Who [is] like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high,
Exodus 15:11 Who [is] like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who [is] like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful [in] praises, doing wonders?
Jeremiah 10:6 Forasmuch as [there is] none like unto thee, O LORD; thou [art] great, and thy name [is] great in might.

the sons:

Psalms 29:1 [[A Psalm of David.]] Give unto the LORD, O ye mighty, give unto the LORD glory and strength.
*marg.
Psalms 52:1 [[To the chief Musician, Maschil, [A Psalm] of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech.]] Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God [endureth] continually.
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