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Psalms 96:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Honor and majesty are before him: Strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Honour and majesty [are] before him: strength and beauty [are] in his sanctuary.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Splendor and majesty are before Him, Strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Honor and majesty [are] before him: strength and beauty [are] in his sanctuary.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Majesty and splendour are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Praise and majesty, are before him, Strength and beauty, are in his sanctuary.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Honour and majesty [are] before Him, Strength and beauty in His sanctuary.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Praise and beauty are before him: holiness and majesty in his sanctuary.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Honour and maiestie [are] before him: strength and beauty [are] in his sanctuary.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Thanksgiving and beauty are before him: holiness and majesty are in his sanctuary.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Honour and majesty [are] before him: strength and beauty [are] in his sanctuary.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Honour 1935
{1935} Prime
From an unused root; grandeur (that is, an imposing form and appearance).
and majesty 1926
{1926} Prime
From H1921; magnificence, that is, ornament or splendor.
[are] before 6440
{6440} Prime
Plural (but always used as a singular) of an unused noun (פָּנֶה paneh, {paw-neh'}; from H6437); the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.).
him: strength 5797
{5797} Prime
From H5810; strength in various applications (force, security, majesty, praise).
and beauty 8597
{8597} Prime
From H6286; ornament (abstractly or concretely, literally or figuratively).
[are] in his sanctuary. 4720
{4720} Prime
From H6942; a consecrated thing or place, especially a palace, sanctuary (whether of Jehovah or of idols) or asylum.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 96:6

_ _ Honour and majesty — are His attendants, declared in His mighty works, while power and grace are specially seen in His spiritual relations to His people.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 96:1-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 96:6

Before him — In his presence.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 96:6

(d) Honour and majesty [are] before him: strength and beauty [are] in his sanctuary.

(d) God cannot be known but by his strength and glory, the signs of which appear in his sanctuary.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 8:1 [[To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of David.]] O LORD our Lord, how excellent [is] thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.
Psalms 19:1 [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]] The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
Psalms 63:2-3 To see thy power and thy glory, so [as] I have seen thee in the sanctuary. ... Because thy lovingkindness [is] better than life, my lips shall praise thee.
Psalms 93:1 The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, [wherewith] he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.
Psalms 104:1 Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.
Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness of [his] glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
2 Peter 1:16-17 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. ... For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.


Psalms 27:4 One [thing] have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.
Psalms 29:1-2 [[A Psalm of David.]] Give unto the LORD, O ye mighty, give unto the LORD glory and strength. ... Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
Psalms 29:9 The voice of the LORD maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the forests: and in his temple doth every one speak of [his] glory.
Psalms 50:2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.


1 Chronicles 16:27 Glory and honour [are] in his presence; strength and gladness [are] in his place.
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1Ch 16:27. Ps 8:1; 19:1; 27:4; 29:1, 9; 50:2; 63:2; 93:1; 104:1. He 1:3. 2P 1:16.

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