For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
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Augustine of Hippo
5. "And make a joyful noise unto Him with Psalms." We have already said what it is "to make a joyful noise:" the word is repeated, that it may be confirmed by the act: the very repetition is an exhortation. For we have not forgotten, so as to wish to be again admonished what was said above, that we should make a joyful noise: but usually in passages of strong feeling a well-known word is repeated, not to make it more familiar, but that the very repetition may strengthen the impression made: for it is repeated that we may understand the feeling of the speaker. ...Hear now: "For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods" (ver. 3) "For the Lord will not cast off His people." Praise be unto Him, and shouts of joy be unto Him! What people shall He not cast off? we have no right to make our own explanation here: for the Apostle hath prescribed this unto us, he hath explained whereof it is said. For this was the Jewish people, the people where were the prophets, the people wher...
Gods. Complutensian Septuagint, "the earth. "But the best editions agree with us, and God must be acknowledged superior to all angels Some copies of the Septuagint, St. Augustine, add, "for the Lord will not cast off his people "(Calmet) which seems to be taken from Psalm xciii. 14. (Berthier)