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Psalms 99:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Let them praise thy great and terrible name: Holy is he.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Let them praise thy great and terrible name; [for] it [is] holy.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Let them praise Your great and awesome name; Holy is He.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Let them praise thy great and terrible name; [for] it [is] holy.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— They shall praise thy great and terrible name,—it is holy!—
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Let them thank his Name—great and reverend, Holy, is he!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— They praise Thy name, 'Great, and fearful, holy [it] is.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Let them give praise to thy great name: for it is terrible and holy:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Let them praise thy great and terrible Name: [for] it [is] holy.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Let them give thanks to thy great name; for it is terrible and holy.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Let them praise thy great and terrible name; [for] it [is] holy.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Let them praise 3034
{3034} Prime
A primitive root; used only as denominative from H3027; literally to use (that is, hold out) the hand; physically to throw (a stone, an arrow) at or away; especially to revere or worship (with extended hands); intensively to bemoan (by wringing the hands).
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
thy great 1419
{1419} Prime
From H1431; great (in any sense); hence older; also insolent.
and terrible 3372
{3372} Prime
A primitive root; to fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten.
<8737> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 793
name; 8034
{8034} Prime
A primitive word (perhaps rather from H7760 through the idea of definite and conspicuous position; compare H8064); an appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character.
[for] it x1931
(1931) Complement
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
[is] holy. 6918
{6918} Prime
From H6942; sacred (ceremonially or morally); (as noun) God (by eminence), an angel, a saint, a sanctuary.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 99:3

_ _ thy ... name — perfections of justice, power, etc.

_ _ great and terrible name — producing dread (Deuteronomy 10:17), and to be praised by those over whom He is exalted (Psalms 97:9).

_ _ it is holy — or, “He is holy” (Psalms 99:5, Psalms 99:9; Isaiah 6:3).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 99:1-5.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 99:3

Them — All people.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 99:3

Let them (b) praise thy great and terrible name; [for] it [is] holy.

(b) Though the wicked rage against God, the godly will praise his Name and mighty power.

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thy great:

Psalms 66:3 Say unto God, How terrible [art thou in] thy works! through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee.
Psalms 76:12 He shall cut off the spirit of princes: [he is] terrible to the kings of the earth.
Deuteronomy 7:21 Thou shalt not be affrighted at them: for the LORD thy God [is] among you, a mighty God and terrible.
Deuteronomy 28:58 If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD;
Nehemiah 1:5 And said, I beseech thee, O LORD God of heaven, the great and terrible God, that keepeth covenant and mercy for them that love him and observe his commandments:
Nehemiah 4:14 And I looked, and rose up, and said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, Be not ye afraid of them: remember the Lord, [which is] great and terrible, and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses.
Nehemiah 9:32 Now therefore, our God, the great, the mighty, and the terrible God, who keepest covenant and mercy, let not all the trouble seem little before thee, that hath come upon us, on our kings, on our princes, and on our priests, and on our prophets, and on our fathers, and on all thy people, since the time of the kings of Assyria unto this day.
Jeremiah 20:11 But the LORD [is] with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail: they shall be greatly ashamed; for they shall not prosper: [their] everlasting confusion shall never be forgotten.

for it:

Psalms 111:9 He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend [is] his name.
Psalms 145:17 The LORD [is] righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.
Joshua 24:19 And Joshua said unto the people, Ye cannot serve the LORD: for he [is] an holy God; he [is] a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins.
1 Samuel 2:2 [There is] none holy as the LORD: for [there is] none beside thee: neither [is there] any rock like our God.
Isaiah 6:3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, [is] the LORD of hosts: the whole earth [is] full of his glory.
John 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we [are].
Revelation 4:8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about [him]; and [they were] full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
Revelation 15:3-4 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous [are] thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true [are] thy ways, thou King of saints. ... Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for [thou] only [art] holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.
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Dt 7:21; 28:58. Jsh 24:19. 1S 2:2. Ne 1:5; 4:14; 9:32. Ps 66:3; 76:12; 111:9; 145:17. Is 6:3. Jr 20:11. Jn 17:11. Rv 4:8; 15:3.

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