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Bible Commentaries

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Psalms 145



:-. A Psalm of praise to God for His mighty, righteous, and gracious government of all men, and of His humble and suffering people in particular.

Verse 1

1, 2. (Compare :-).

bless thy name—celebrate Thy perfections (Psalms 5:11). God is addressed as king, alluding to His government of men.

Verse 3

3. (Compare Psalms 18:3; Psalms 48:1).

greatness—as displayed in His works.

Verse 4

4. shall declare—literally, "they shall declare," that is, all generations.

Verse 5

5. I will speak—or, "muse" (Psalms 77:12; Psalms 119:15).

thy wondrous works—or, "words of thy wonders," that is, which described them (Psalms 119:15- :, Margin).

Verse 6

6. terrible acts—which produce dread or fear.

Verse 7

7. memory— ( :-), remembrance, or what causes to be remembered.

righteousness—as in :-, goodness according to covenant engagement.

Verse 8

8, 9. (Compare Psalms 103:8; Psalms 111:4).

over all, &c.—rests on all His works.

Verse 10

10. bless—as in :-, to praise with reverence, more than merely to praise.

Verse 11

11, 12. The declaration of God's glory is for the extension of His knowledge and perfections in the world.

Verse 13

13. (Compare Daniel 4:3; Daniel 4:34).

Verse 14

14. (Compare Psalms 37:17; Psalms 54:4).

Verse 15

15, 16. eyes of . . . thee—or, look with expecting faith (Psalms 104:27; Psalms 104:28).

Verse 17

17. holy . . . works—literally, "merciful" or "kind, goodness" ( :-) is the corresponding noun.

righteous—in a similar relation of meaning to "righteousness" ( :-).

Verse 18

18, 19. (Compare Psalms 34:7; Psalms 34:10).

Verse 20

20. Those who fear Him ( :-) are those who are here said to love Him.

Verse 21

21. (Compare :-).

all flesh— ( :-). The Psalm ends, as it began, with ascriptions of praise, in which the pious will ever delight to join.

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Bibliographical Information
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 145". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". 1871-8.