Bible Commentaries

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Psalms 111

Verse 1

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).

Verse 2

His works, that is, of providence and grace are

sought — or, carefully studied, by all desiring to know them.

Verse 3-4

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.

Verses 6-8

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.

Verse 9

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.

Verse 10

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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Bibliographical Information
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 111". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". 1871-8.