(elevated above others, lifted up, raised to the highest position, lofty, inaccessible, strong,
excellent, set on high, bring up, mounted up, ascended, great height, upward, soar)
ABOVE (upward, greatly higher, far above the top, up above, more than superior, very chiefest, very highly) God Above All gods
BETTER (stronger, nobler, best) Better than the Angels
CHIEF (number one, foremost in time, place, order and importance, before, best, chiefest, first, former, head, extreme) Chiefest Among Ten Thousand, Chief Cornerstone, Chief Shepherd
FIRST (first born or begotten, foremost in time, place, order and importance, at the beginning, best, chiefest, former, first of all) Firstborn, Firstborn Among Many Brethren, First Begotten From the Dead, first fruits
FORERUNNER (runner ahead, scout, precursor)
GREAT (abundant in rank, more, tower, captain, magnify, elder, exceedingly sufficient, large, advanced, excellent, increase, valiant, older, exceeding, high, noble, prevail, mighty, strength, much, plenteous, the Greek word is mega) The Great and Terrible God, Great King, Great God, Great High Priest, Great Shepherd, Great Prophet, Greater than Solomon, Greater than Jonah, Greater than All, Great Light, Great King Over All the Earth, Great King Above All gods
HEAD Head of Every Man, Head of the Body, Head of All Things, Head of the Church, Head Corner Stone, Head of All Principalities and Powers, Head Above All, Head Over All Things
HIGH (highest, supreme, elevated, above, dignity, upward, uppermost) Son of the Highest, The, Highest, Great High Priest, Most High, High and Lofty One, Most High Over All the Earth, Higher Than the Heavens, Higher than the Highest, God in the Highest, Son of the Most High
LIFTED UP-LOFTY (advanced, exalted, extolled, further, high, held up, honorable, magnified, raised up) High and Lofty One
OVER ALL (first, firstborn, mighty, valiant, worthy, dominion, reign, superimposition of time order, or place, in relation to distribution, above, have charge of, beyond, very chiefest, very highly, superior, more than, exceedingly - to all, any, every, whole, what or whosoever) King Over All the Earth, Most High Over All the Earth,
PREEMINENT (first in rank)
Jehovah Elyon - Lord Most High
El Elyon - most High God
Genesis 1:26. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth. [God created man in His image, one of being over everything.]
Genesis 14:18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. 19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: 20 And blessed be the most high God, which has delivered your enemies into your hand. And he gave him tithes of all. 21. And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to yourself. 22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up my hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,
Exodus 18:11 Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.
Deuteronomy 3:24 O Lord GOD, you have begun to show your servant your greatness, and your mighty hand: for what God is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to your works, and according to your might?
2 Samuel 7:22 Wherefore you are great, O LORD God: for there is none like you, neither is there any God beside you, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
2 Samuel 22:14 The LORD thundered from heaven, and the most High uttered his voice. 47 The LORD lives; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation.
1 Chronicles 16:25 For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised: he also is to be feared above all gods.
1 Chronicles 29:11 Your, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is your; your is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all. 12 Both riches and honor come of you, and you reign over all; and in your hand is power and might; and in your hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.
2 Chronicles 2:5 And the house which I build is great: for great is our God above all gods. 6 But who is able to build him a house, seeing the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain him? who am I then, that I should build him a house, save only to burn sacrifice before him?
2 Chronicles 20:6 And said, O LORD God of our fathers, are not you God in heaven? and rule not you over all the kingdoms of the heathen? and in your hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand you?
Nehemiah 1:5. And said, I beseech you, O LORD God of heaven, the great and terrible God, that keeps 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 you 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 keeps covenant and mercy, let not all the trouble seem little before you, that has come upon us, on our kings, on our princes, and on our priests, and on our prophets, and on our fathers, and on all your people, since the time of the kings of Assyria unto this day.
Job 5:9 Which does great things and unsearchable; marvelous things without number:
Job 9:10 Which does great things past finding out; yea, and wonders without number.
Job 37:5 God thunders marvelously with his voice; great things does he, which we cannot comprehend.
Job 41:34 He beholds all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride.
Psalms 8:3. When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ordained; 4 What is man, that you are mindful of him? and the son of man, that you visit him?
Psalms 9:2 I will be glad and rejoice in you: I will sing praise to your name, O you most High.
Psalms 18:13 The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire.
Psalms 21:13 Be you exalted, LORD, in your own strength: so will we sing and praise your power.
Psalms 30:1. I will extol you, O LORD; for you have lifted me up, and have not made my foes to rejoice over me.
Psalms 36:5. Your mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and your faithfulness reaches unto the clouds. 6 Your righteousness is like the great mountains; your judgments are a great deep: O LORD, you preserve man and beast.
Psalms 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
Psalms 47:2 For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth. 3 He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet. 9 The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people of the God of Abraham: for the shields of the earth belong unto God: he is greatly exalted.
Psalms 48:1. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.
Psalms 57:5 Be you exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be above all the earth. 10 For your mercy is great unto the heavens, and your truth unto the clouds.
Psalms 66:3 Say unto God, How terrible are you in your works! through the greatness of your power shall your enemies submit themselves unto you.
Psalms 68:4 Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rides upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.
Psalms 71:19 Your righteousness also, O God, is very high, who have done great things: O God, who is like unto you!
Psalms 77:13 Your way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?
Psalms 78:17 And they sinned yet more against him by provoking the most High in the wilderness.
Psalms 83:18 That men may know that you, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, are the most high over all the earth.
Psalms 86:10 For you are great, and do wondrous things: you are God alone.
Psalms 89:2 For I have said, Mercy shall be built up forever: your faithfulness shall you establish in the very heavens. 13 You have a mighty arm: strong is your hand, and high is your right hand. 19. Then you spoke in vision to your holy one, and said, I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the people. 26 He shall cry unto me, You are my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation. 27 Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.
Psalms 92:8 But you, LORD, are most high forevermore.
Psalms 95:3 For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
Psalms 96:4 For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.
Psalms 97:9 For you, LORD, are high above all the earth: you are exalted far above all gods.
Psalms 99:2 The LORD is great in Zion; and he is high above all the people. 3 Let them praise your great and terrible name; for it is holy.
Psalms 103:11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
Psalms 104:1. Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, you are very great; you are clothed with honor and majesty.
Psalms 108:4 For your mercy is great above the heavens: and your truth reaches unto the clouds.
Psalms 112:9 He has dispersed, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever; his horn shall be exalted with honor.
Psalms 113:4 The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens. 5 Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwells on high, 6 Who humbles himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!
Psalms 115:3 But our God is in the heavens: he has done whatsoever he has pleased.
Psalms 118:22 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.
Psalms 123:1. Unto you lift I up my eyes, O you that dwell in the heavens.
Psalms 126:2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD has done great things for them. 3 The LORD has done great things for us; whereof we are glad.
Psalms 138:6. Though the LORD be high, yet has he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knows afar off.
Psalms 145:1. I will extol you, my God, O king; and I will bless your name forever and ever. 3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable. 9 The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.
Psalms 147:5 Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.
Psalms 148:13 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.
Ecclesiastes 5:8 If you see the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regards; and there be higher than they.
Song of Solomon 5:10 My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand.
Isaiah 2:11 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.
Isaiah 5:16 But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.
Isaiah 6:1. In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.
Isaiah 9:2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them has the light shined.
Isaiah 12:6 Cry out and shout, you inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of you.
Isaiah 40:12. Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance? 15 Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he takes up the isles as a very little thing. 16 And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering. 17 All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity. 22 It is he that sits upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretches out the heavens as a curtain, and spreads them out as a tent to dwell in: 23 That brings the princes to nothing; he makes the judges of the earth as vanity. [God is G-R-E-A-T!!]
Isaiah 52:13. Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high. [Spoken prophetically of Jesus.]
Isaiah 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Isaiah 57:15 For thus says the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
Isaiah 59:19 So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.
Isaiah 63:1. Who is this that comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, traveling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
Jeremiah 10:6 For as much as there is none like unto you, O LORD; you are great, and your name is great in might.
Jeremiah 32:18 You show loving-kindness unto thousands, and recompense the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them: the Great, the Mighty God, the LORD of hosts, is his name, 19 Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for your eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings: 20 Which have set signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, even unto this day, and in Israel, and among other men; and have made you a name, as at this day; 21 And have brought forth your people Israel out of the land of Egypt with signs, and with wonders, and with a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with great terror;
Ezekiel 34:23 And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd.
Ezekiel 37:24 And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them. [These two verses in Ezekiel speak prophetically of Jesus.]
Daniel 4:3 How great are his signs! and how mighty are his wonders! his kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion is from generation to generation. 17 This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomsoever he will, and sets up over it the basest of men. 34. And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up my eyes unto heaven, and my understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honored him that lives forever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation:
Zechariah 14:9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.
Malachi 1:11 For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, says the LORD of hosts. 14 But cursed be the deceiver, which has in his flock a male, and vows, and sacrifices unto the Lord a corrupt thing: for I am a great King, says the LORD of hosts, and my name is dreadful among the heathen.
Matthew 12:6 But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple. 41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and, behold, a greater than Jonah is here. 42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
Matthew 21:9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest. 42 Jesus said unto them, Did you never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes?
Mark 3:8 And from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea, and from beyond Jordan; and they about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, when they had heard what great things he did, came unto him.
Mark 5:7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with you, Jesus, you Son of the most high God? I adjure you by God, that you torment me not.
Luke 1:32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon you, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow you: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of you shall be called the Son of God. 49 For he that is mighty has done to me great things; and holy is his name.
Luke 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Luke 6:35 But love you your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and you shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
Luke 7:16 And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God has visited his people.
John 3:31 He that comes from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaks of the earth: he that comes from heaven is above all.
John 8:23 And he said unto them, You are from beneath; I am from above: you are of this world; I am not of this world.
John 10:29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
John 14:28. You have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If you loved me, you would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.
John 19:11 Jesus answered, You could have no power at all against me, except it were given you from above: therefore he that delivered me unto you has the greater sin.
Acts 2:33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he has shed forth this, which you now see and hear.
Acts 5:31 Him has God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Savior, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.
Acts 7:48 How be it the most High dwells not in temples made with hands; as says the prophet,
Acts 26:23 That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should show light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.
Romans 8:29. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestine to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Romans 9:5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed forever. Amen.
Romans 10:12. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
1 Corinthians 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
1 Corinthians 15:20. But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept. 23 But every man in his own order: Christ the first fruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming. 25 For he must reign, till he has put all enemies under his feet.
Ephesians 1:19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 22 And has put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, 23 Which is his body, the fullness of him that fills all in all.
Ephesians 2:20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
Ephesians 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,
Ephesians 4:6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. 10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) 15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
Ephesians 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the savior of the body. 24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be] to their own husbands in every thing.
Philippians 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore God also has highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Colossians 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
Colossians 2:10 And you are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: 19 And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increases with the increase of God.
Hebrews 1:4. Being made so much better than the angels, as he has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. 9 You have loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows.
Hebrews 4:14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
Hebrews 6:13 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he swore by himself, 20 Where the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made a high priest forever after the order of Melchisedek.
Hebrews 7:1. For this Melchisedek, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; 22 By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament. 26 For such a high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
Hebrews 8:6. But now has he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.
Hebrews 13:20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
1 Peter 2:6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Zion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believes on him shall not be confounded.
1 Peter 5:4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, you shall receive a crown of glory that fades not away.
1 John 4:4. You are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
Revelation 15:3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are your works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are your ways, you King of saints.
How can we, the creatures, exalt the Most High God? We can't. We can simply elevate the estimation of Him that we have in our minds and help others do the same. How blessed we are that the Most High God is humble and willing and desirous of dwelling and working with, redeeming us and allowing us to worship Him. He is higher than any other being if for no other reason than He created all.
Cross References: Ps. 18:46, 21:7, 46:4, 50:14, 57:2, 11, 77:10, 91:1, 9, 92:1, 108:5, 135:5, Is. 2:17, 5:16, 12:4, Lam. 3:35, 38, Dan. 4:24-25, 32, Hos. 11:7, Rev. 1:11, 17, 2:8
See Also: Beloved, Creator, Eternal, Father, Glory, Heaven, Humble, I AM, Lord, None Like, Power, Unsearchable, Victory
Hymns HOW GREAT THOU ART!; HIGHER GROUND; TO GOD BE THE GLORY; GRACE GREATER THAN OUR SIN
Choruses BE EXALTED, O GOD; EXALT THE LORD OUR GOD; GOD HAS HIGHLY EXALTED YOU; GREAT ARE YOU, LORD; GREAT IS THE LORD; HE IS EXALTED; HIGH AND LIFTED UP; HIGHEST PLACE; HOSANNA; I EXALT THEE; I WILL MAGNIFY; SING UNTO THE LORD; WE EXALT THEE; YOU ARE EXALTED, LORD; YOU REIGN WITH POWER; FOR THE LORD, HE IS GREAT; GREAT AND MIGHTY IS HE; GREAT AND MIGHTY IS THE LORD OUR GOD; HE IS LORD
Study and Application Questions
1.) What concepts or details about God did you understand for the first time by reading this chapter?
2.) In what ways did the definitions of Godís attributes, etc. affect you?
3.) How did the hymns and/or choruses listed reinforce the concepts in the verses?
4.) Concerning the authors comments, did any of them challenge you in thought or action? Did you agree or disagree with them?
5.) Which verses caused Ďthe light to come oní and the Holy Spirit impressed something to you? Is He challenging you to change anything?
6.) What do you need or want God to minister to you or change about you after reading this chapter?
7.) How will the attributes of God in this chapter affect your prayer, worship, and/or other aspects of your relationship with Him?
8.) How will the attributes of God in this chapter affect how you minister to others, both to Christians and non-Christians?