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God gives us power and might. O God, you are so amazing, so awesome. You are terribly beautiful. It just streams forth from your presence. You are such a strong and powerful God.

And you give us your power. You do not keep it to yourself. You could, but you do not.

  • How amazing is that?
  • You are with us.
  • Nothing is impossible for you.

May we praise you at every turn.

Awesome is God from his sanctuary; the God of Israel—he is the one who gives power and strength to his people. Blessed be God! [1]

(Psalm 68:35)

When we think of God, we run out of words to describe the scope of who He is. We try but in general we fail. God is all who we know He is but then He is more. And more. And then more again.

God is Awesome!

Awesome appears in different passages in different English translations as the translation of different Hebrew and Greek words. Of 10 occurrences in the NASB, it translates eight distinct Hebrew and Greek words. It appears only three times in KJV translating three different Hebrew words. NIV uses “awe” 16 times, repeating only six of the NASB usages. The term refers to an emotion combining honor, fear, and respect before someone of superior office or actions (Pss. 4:4; 33:8; 119:161 KJV) (Gen. 28:17; 1 Sam. 12:18; Matt. 9:8; Heb. 12:28 NIV). It most appropriately applies to God[2]

[1] The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (Psalm 68:35). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.

[2] Brand, C., Draper, C., England, A., Bond, S., Clendenen, E. R., & Butler, T. C. (Eds.). (2003). Awe, Awesome. In Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (p. 147). Nashville, TN: Holman Bible Publishers.

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