Psalm 111:1-10. The Psalmist celebrates God‘s gracious dealings with His people, of which a summary statement is given.
Praise ye the Lord — or, Hallelujah (Psalm 104:35). This seems to serve as a title to those of the later Psalms, which, like this, set forth God‘s gracious government and its blessed fruits. This praise claims the
whole heart — (Psalm 86:12), and is rendered publicly.
upright — a title of the true Israel (Psalm 32:11).
His works, that is, of providence and grace are
sought — or, carefully studied, by all desiring to know them.
honourable and glorious — literally, “honor and majesty,” which illustrate His glorious perfections.
righteousness — (Psalm 7:17; Psalm 31:1), which He has made memorable by wonders of love and mercy, in supplying the wants of His people according to covenant engagements.
His power was shown especially in giving them the promised land, and His faithfulness and justice thus displayed are, like His precepts, reliable and of permanent obligation.
The deliverance He provided accorded to His established covenant. Thus He manifested Himself in the sum of His perfections (Psalm 20:1, Psalm 20:7; Psalm 22:3) worthy of reverence.
And hence love and fear of such a God is the chief element of true wisdom (compare Proverbs 1:7; Proverbs 9:10).
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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 111". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/
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