“17 So the one who boasts must boast in ‘the Lord’ [ha-YHWH:the-name,Word and Works,of Israel’s ‘Elohiym].[a]18 For it is not ‘the one commending’ [ha-shabach(im): glorifying, praising, etc..] himself who is approved, but the one ‘the Lord’ [ha-YHWH:the-name,Word and Works, of Israel’s ‘Elohiym] ‘commends’ [shabach: glorify(ies), prais(es), etc..].“
Strong’s Hebrew Lexicon:
Commend[ing]: 7623 shabach shaw-bakh’ a primitive root; properly, to address in a loud tone, i.e. (specifically) loud; figuratively, to pacify (as if by words):–commend, glory[ifying, ies, etc..], keep in, praise[ing, es, etc..], still, triumph[ing].
G-d(s): 430 ‘elohiym el-o-heem’ plural of 433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative:–angels, X exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), X (very) great[ones],judges, X mighty[ones].
L-rd (origins): A term that replaces YHWH, the Name of Israel’s ‘Elohiym, ~7000 times in the Judeo-Christian Scriptures. It generally refers to an authority, head of household, master, etc.; In Bible, BAAL is mentioned as the nemesis of YHWH; BAAL: See more below.
YHWH (YH): “Modern scholars generally agree that YHWH is derived from the Hebrew triconsonantal root היה (h-y-h), “to be, become, come to pass”, an archaic form of which is הוה (h-w-h), with a third person masculine y- prefix, equivalent to English “he”. They connect it to [eg.] Exodus 3:14, [ETC..] where the divinity [‘Elohiym of Israel] who spoke with Moses responds to a question about his name by declaring: אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה (Ehyeh asher ehyeh), “I am that I am” or “I will be what I will be”(in Biblical Hebrew the form of the verb here is not associated with any particular English tense).
[THE NAME THAT EXPRESSES THE WORD AND WORKS OF ISRAEL’S ‘ELOHIYM; “I WILL BE WHAT I WILL BE”]…. Cont’d at Source: Tetragrammaton”
Baal (L-rd): god worshipped in many ancient Middle Eastern communities, especially among the Canaanites, who apparently considered him a fertility deity and one of the most important gods [‘elohim] in the pantheon….(Read more).