Psalm 7:17 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Psalm 7:17, NIV: I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the LORD Most High.

Psalm 7:17, ESV: I will give to the LORD the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the LORD, the Most High.

Psalm 7:17, KJV: I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.

Psalm 7:17, NASB: I will give thanks to the LORD according to His righteousness And will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.

Psalm 7:17, NLT: I will thank the LORD because he is just; I will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.

Psalm 7:17, CSB: I will thank the Lord for his righteousness; I will sing about the name of the Lord Most High.

What does Psalm 7:17 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

David celebrates the Lord's victory over his enemies. He gives thanks to God, acknowledging that He is righteous. He also praises God, calling Him "the LORD, the Most High." In Hebrew this is Yhwh 'Elyon. We first see "God Most High," which in Hebrew is ēl 'Elyon, in Genesis 14:18 where Melchizedek is identified as "priest of [ēl 'Elyon,] God Most High." This name occurs multiple times in the Psalms. It identifies God as the supreme, exalted sovereign in heaven.

When the angel Gabriel told Mary she would conceive a son, he said the son "will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High" (Luke 1:32). A demon-possessed man fell down before Jesus and called Him "Jesus, Son of the Most High God" (Mark 5:7; Luke 8:28). Like God the Father, Jesus the Son is sovereign. Colossians 1:17 says, "he is before all things, and in him all things hold together."

David is confident in God and the justice which is in store. Believers can be sure they are victors through Jesus, the Son of the Most High God (John 3:16–18; Romans 8:31–39; 1 Corinthians 15:50–58)!