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Psalms 145

Introduction

Overview

Psalms 145:1, David praises God for his fame; Psalms 145:8, for his goodness; Psalms 145:11, for his kingdom; Psalms 145:14, for his providence; Psalms 145:17, for his justice, holiness, and saving mercy.

This incomparable song of praise, which is the last of the acrostic or alphabetical Psalms, each verse beginning with a consecutive letter of the Hebrew alphabet, is supposed to have been composed by David towards the close of his life.

Verse 1

Psalm of praise: Psalms 100:1, *title

extol thee: Psalms 30:1, Psalms 68:4, Psalms 71:14-24, Psalms 103:1, Psalms 103:2, Daniel 4:37

my God: Psalms 44:4, Psalms 45:1, Psalms 45:6, Psalms 47:6-8, Psalms 48:2, Psalms 48:3, Psalms 95:3, Psalms 149:2, Isaiah 33:22, Malachi 1:14, Matthew 25:34, Revelation 19:16

I will bless: Psalms 145:21, Psalms 30:12, Psalms 52:9, Psalms 113:1, Psalms 113:2, Psalms 146:1, Psalms 146:2

Reciprocal: Exodus 3:15 - this is my name for ever Exodus 15:2 - exalt him Deuteronomy 32:3 - Because 2 Samuel 22:50 - I will sing 2 Kings 8:5 - My lord 1 Chronicles 16:31 - The Lord 1 Chronicles 29:11 - thine is the 1 Chronicles 29:20 - Now bless Ezra 3:11 - because Psalms 5:2 - my King Psalms 8:1 - our Psalms 9:1 - praise Psalms 34:1 - General Psalms 35:28 - General Psalms 61:8 - sing Psalms 63:4 - Thus Psalms 66:17 - he was Psalms 71:6 - thou art Psalms 71:8 - General Psalms 75:9 - But Psalms 84:4 - they will Psalms 86:12 - praise Psalms 96:2 - bless Psalms 100:4 - be thankful Psalms 104:33 - General Psalms 108:1 - I will Psalms 118:28 - my God Proverbs 1:23 - my reproof Isaiah 25:1 - thou art Daniel 2:20 - Blessed Micah 4:5 - the name Luke 20:38 - a God Romans 1:25 - more Philippians 4:4 - alway Hebrews 13:15 - the sacrifice James 3:9 - bless Revelation 14:11 - for

Verse 2

Every day: Psalms 72:15, Psalms 119:164, Revelation 7:15

Reciprocal: Exodus 3:15 - this is my name for ever 2 Samuel 22:50 - I will sing 1 Kings 1:48 - Blessed Nehemiah 9:5 - bless Psalms 30:12 - I will Psalms 34:1 - General Psalms 35:28 - General Psalms 52:9 - praise Psalms 61:8 - sing Psalms 71:6 - thou art Psalms 71:8 - General Psalms 71:15 - My mouth Psalms 75:9 - But Psalms 84:4 - they will Psalms 92:2 - show Psalms 100:4 - be thankful Psalms 104:33 - General Psalms 108:1 - I will Psalms 115:18 - General Psalms 145:21 - My mouth Psalms 146:2 - While I live Isaiah 38:20 - therefore Daniel 2:20 - Blessed Micah 4:5 - the name Luke 20:38 - a God Romans 1:25 - more Philippians 4:4 - alway

Verse 3

Great: Psalms 48:1, Psalms 96:4, Psalms 147:5, Job 5:9, Job 9:10, Revelation 15:3

and his greatness is unsearchable: Heb. and of his greatness there is no search, Psalms 139:6, Job 5:9, Job 9:10, Job 11:7-9, Job 26:14, Isaiah 40:28, Romans 11:33

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 3:24 - thy greatness Deuteronomy 32:3 - ascribe 2 Samuel 7:22 - Wherefore 2 Chronicles 2:5 - great is our God Ezra 5:8 - the great God Job 36:26 - God Psalms 29:2 - glory Psalms 50:1 - mighty Psalms 86:10 - For Psalms 92:5 - O Lord Psalms 95:3 - For Psalms 104:1 - art very great Psalms 106:2 - utter Psalms 149:6 - mouth Psalms 150:2 - according Jeremiah 10:6 - thou Jeremiah 32:18 - the Great Daniel 2:45 - the great Luke 8:38 - saying John 10:29 - is greater

Verse 4

generation: Psalms 44:1, Psalms 44:2, Psalms 71:18, Psalms 78:3-7, Exodus 12:26, Exodus 12:27, Exodus 13:14, Exodus 13:15, Deuteronomy 6:7, Joshua 4:21-24, Isaiah 38:19

Reciprocal: Exodus 18:8 - told Deuteronomy 11:7 - General 1 Chronicles 16:9 - talk ye Esther 9:20 - wrote these Job 8:10 - Shall not Psalms 22:31 - They Psalms 45:17 - I will Psalms 77:12 - talk Psalms 78:4 - We will Psalms 78:6 - That Psalms 79:13 - we will Psalms 92:5 - O Lord Psalms 105:1 - make known Psalms 111:3 - honourable Psalms 116:5 - and righteous Psalms 118:17 - declare Isaiah 12:4 - declare Isaiah 48:6 - and will Joel 1:3 - General John 15:16 - that your

Verse 5

will speak: Psalms 40:9, Psalms 40:10, Psalms 66:3, Psalms 66:4, Psalms 71:17-19, Psalms 71:24, Psalms 96:3, Psalms 104:1, Psalms 104:2, Psalms 105:2, Isaiah 12:4, Daniel 4:1-3, Daniel 4:37

works: Heb. things, or, words, Psalms 72:18

Reciprocal: Judges 5:10 - Speak 1 Chronicles 16:8 - make Nehemiah 9:5 - thy glorious Esther 1:4 - the riches Job 37:14 - consider Job 37:22 - with Psalms 26:7 - tell Psalms 35:28 - General Psalms 45:3 - glory Psalms 71:15 - My mouth Psalms 71:18 - until I Psalms 78:4 - praises Psalms 111:3 - honourable Psalms 119:27 - so shall I talk Psalms 124:6 - who hath not Psalms 145:21 - My mouth Psalms 150:2 - for his mighty Isaiah 48:6 - and will Daniel 4:30 - and for

Verse 6

And men: Psalms 22:22, Psalms 22:23, Psalms 22:27, Psalms 22:31, Psalms 98:2, Psalms 98:3, Psalms 113:3, Psalms 126:2, Psalms 126:3, Joshua 2:9-11, Joshua 9:9, Joshua 9:10, Ezra 1:2, Jeremiah 50:28, Daniel 3:28, Daniel 3:29, Daniel 6:25-27, Habakkuk 2:14

I will declare thy greatness: Heb. thy greatness I will declare it, Psalms 92:1, Psalms 92:2, Psalms 107:21, Psalms 107:22, Psalms 107:31, Psalms 107:32

Reciprocal: Exodus 34:10 - a terrible Deuteronomy 3:24 - thy greatness 2 Samuel 7:23 - great things 1 Chronicles 16:8 - make Job 37:14 - consider Psalms 47:2 - is terrible Psalms 78:4 - praises Psalms 92:4 - General Psalms 119:27 - so shall I talk Psalms 124:6 - who hath not Psalms 145:12 - make known Psalms 150:2 - for his mighty Nahum 1:7 - Lord John 12:17 - people Revelation 15:3 - Great

Verse 7

abundantly: Psalms 36:5-8, Isaiah 63:7, Matthew 12:34, Matthew 12:35, 2 Corinthians 9:11, 2 Corinthians 9:12, 1 Peter 2:9, 1 Peter 2:10

sing: Psalms 36:10, Psalms 51:14, Psalms 71:15, Psalms 71:16, Psalms 71:19, Psalms 72:1-3, Psalms 89:16, Isaiah 45:24, Isaiah 45:25, Jeremiah 23:6, Philippians 3:7-9, Revelation 15:3, Revelation 15:4, Revelation 19:1-3

Reciprocal: Numbers 31:54 - a memorial Judges 5:11 - righteous acts 2 Chronicles 30:9 - the Lord Psalms 7:17 - according Psalms 31:19 - Oh Psalms 36:7 - How Psalms 92:4 - General Psalms 119:68 - good Psalms 135:3 - for the Lord Jeremiah 9:24 - lovingkindness Joel 2:13 - for Zechariah 9:17 - how great is his goodness Matthew 19:17 - there John 12:17 - people

Verse 8

Lord is gracious: Psalms 86:5, Psalms 86:15, Psalms 100:5, Psalms 103:8, Psalms 116:5, Exodus 34:6, Exodus 34:7, Numbers 14:18, Daniel 9:9, Jonah 4:2, Micah 7:18-20, Romans 5:20, Romans 5:21, Ephesians 1:6, Ephesians 1:8, Ephesians 2:4

of great mercy: Heb. great in mercy

Reciprocal: Numbers 21:8 - General Deuteronomy 4:31 - the Lord 2 Chronicles 30:9 - the Lord Nehemiah 9:17 - gracious Nehemiah 9:31 - gracious Psalms 36:7 - How Psalms 111:4 - full Psalms 135:3 - for the Lord Jeremiah 3:12 - for I am Jeremiah 9:24 - lovingkindness Jonah 4:11 - and also Nahum 1:3 - slow Matthew 18:27 - moved Matthew 20:34 - Jesus Mark 8:2 - compassion Mark 10:49 - stood James 5:11 - the Lord is

Verse 9

good: Psalms 25:8, Psalms 36:6, Psalms 36:7, Psalms 65:9-13, Psalms 104:27, Jonah 4:11, Nahum 1:7, Matthew 5:45, Acts 14:17, Acts 17:25

Reciprocal: Genesis 9:10 - General Numbers 22:32 - Wherefore Deuteronomy 4:31 - the Lord Deuteronomy 10:18 - loveth 2 Samuel 24:14 - for his Nehemiah 9:17 - gracious Nehemiah 9:31 - gracious Psalms 51:1 - tender Psalms 86:5 - thou Psalms 119:64 - earth Psalms 145:15 - The eyes Daniel 9:9 - To the Lord Luke 6:35 - for Ephesians 4:32 - tenderhearted

Verse 10

All thy: Psalms 19:1, Psalms 96:11-13, Psalms 98:3-9, Psalms 103:22, Psalms 104:24, Psalms 148:1-13, Isaiah 43:20, Isaiah 44:23, Romans 1:19, Romans 1:20

and thy saints: Psalms 22:23, Psalms 30:4, Psalms 32:11, Psalms 97:12, Psalms 135:19-21, Psalms 148:14, Isaiah 43:21, Hebrews 13:15, 1 Peter 2:5, 1 Peter 2:9, Revelation 7:9-12, Revelation 19:5, Revelation 19:6

Reciprocal: Job 36:24 - magnify Job 37:14 - consider Psalms 31:23 - saints Psalms 57:9 - General Psalms 96:2 - bless Psalms 111:3 - honourable Psalms 113:1 - O Psalms 118:2 - General Psalms 149:5 - the saints Psalms 150:6 - Let every thing Matthew 6:13 - thine Ephesians 3:18 - with

Verse 11

the glory: Psalms 2:6-8, Psalms 45:6, Psalms 45:7, Psalms 72:1-20, Psalms 93:1, Psalms 93:2, Psalms 96:10-13, Psalms 97:1-12, Psalms 99:1-4, 1 Chronicles 29:11, 1 Chronicles 29:12, Isaiah 9:6, Isaiah 9:7, Isaiah 24:23, Isaiah 33:21, Isaiah 33:22, Daniel 7:13, Daniel 7:14, Zechariah 9:9, Matthew 6:13, Mark 11:9, Mark 11:10, Revelation 5:12, Revelation 5:13, Revelation 11:15-17

Reciprocal: Judges 5:10 - Speak Nehemiah 9:5 - thy glorious Psalms 59:16 - But Psalms 63:2 - To see Psalms 77:12 - talk Psalms 105:1 - make known Revelation 12:10 - the kingdom

Verse 12

make known: Psalms 98:1, Psalms 105:5, Psalms 106:2, Psalms 110:2, Psalms 110:3, Psalms 145:6-12, Psalms 136:4-26, Daniel 4:34, Daniel 4:35, Matthew 28:18, Acts 2:8-11, Ephesians 1:19-21, Ephesians 3:7, Ephesians 3:8, Revelation 12:10, Revelation 19:15, Revelation 19:16

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 11:7 - General 1 Chronicles 16:9 - talk ye 1 Chronicles 29:11 - thine is the Nehemiah 9:5 - thy glorious Esther 1:4 - the riches Psalms 45:3 - glory Psalms 105:1 - make known Daniel 6:26 - and his kingdom Micah 5:4 - in the majesty Hebrews 8:1 - the Majesty

Verse 13

kingdom: Psalms 146:10, Isaiah 9:7, Daniel 2:44, Daniel 7:14, Daniel 7:27, 1 Timothy 1:17, Revelation 11:15

everlasting kingdom: Heb. kingdom of all ages, 1 Corinthians 15:21-28

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 29:11 - thine is the Esther 1:4 - the riches Psalms 10:16 - The Lord Psalms 45:6 - throne Psalms 93:1 - Lord Psalms 93:2 - Thy Jeremiah 10:10 - everlasting king Lamentations 5:19 - thy throne Daniel 4:3 - his kingdom Daniel 4:34 - whose Daniel 6:26 - and his kingdom Hebrews 1:8 - for 1 Peter 4:11 - dominion Revelation 14:6 - everlasting

Verse 14

upholdeth: Psalms 37:24, Psalms 94:18, Psalms 119:117, Luke 22:31, Luke 22:32

raiseth up: Psalms 38:6, Psalms 42:5, Psalms 146:8, Luke 13:11-13

Reciprocal: Job 4:4 - upholden Psalms 37:17 - Lord Psalms 56:13 - wilt Psalms 147:6 - lifteth up Isaiah 41:10 - I will uphold

Verse 15

The eyes: Psalms 145:9, Psalms 104:21, Psalms 104:27, Psalms 136:25, Psalms 147:8, Psalms 147:9, Genesis 1:30, Job 38:39-41, Joel 2:22, Matthew 6:26, Luke 12:24, Acts 17:25

wait upon thee: or, look unto thee

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:29 - to you Ruth 1:6 - in giving Job 39:8 - General Psalms 33:5 - earth Psalms 50:12 - fulness Psalms 104:14 - causeth Psalms 146:7 - which giveth food Joel 1:20 - cry Jonah 4:11 - and also Zechariah 9:1 - when Mark 6:42 - General Mark 8:2 - compassion Luke 12:6 - and Acts 14:17 - in that 1 Corinthians 9:9 - Doth Galatians 6:9 - for

Verse 16

openest: Psalms 104:28, Psalms 107:9, Psalms 132:15, Job 38:27

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:29 - to you Genesis 1:30 - General Genesis 6:21 - General Job 38:39 - Wilt Job 39:8 - General Psalms 33:5 - earth Psalms 50:12 - fulness Psalms 104:11 - They give Psalms 104:14 - causeth Psalms 104:27 - General Psalms 146:7 - which giveth food Psalms 147:9 - General Joel 2:22 - afraid Jonah 4:11 - and also Matthew 6:26 - the fowls Mark 6:42 - General Mark 7:28 - yet Mark 8:8 - and were Luke 12:6 - and Luke 12:24 - the ravens Acts 14:17 - in that 1 Corinthians 9:9 - Doth

Verse 17

righteous: Psalms 50:6, Psalms 89:14, Psalms 97:2, Psalms 99:3, Psalms 99:4, Psalms 103:6, Genesis 18:25, Deuteronomy 32:4, 1 Samuel 2:2, 1 Samuel 2:3, Isaiah 45:21, Zephaniah 3:5, Zechariah 9:9, Romans 3:5, Romans 3:6, Romans 3:25, Romans 3:26, Revelation 4:8, Revelation 15:3, Revelation 15:4, Revelation 16:5-7, Revelation 19:2, Revelation 19:11

holy: or, merciful, or bountiful

Reciprocal: Exodus 9:27 - the Lord Exodus 15:11 - glorious Nehemiah 9:33 - Howbeit Job 4:17 - Shall mortal Job 34:12 - surely Job 36:3 - ascribe Psalms 22:3 - But Psalms 36:6 - righteousness Psalms 48:10 - thy right Psalms 65:5 - righteousness Psalms 92:15 - and Psalms 111:3 - honourable Psalms 116:5 - and righteous Psalms 119:137 - General Jeremiah 12:1 - Righteous Lamentations 1:18 - Lord Ezekiel 18:25 - my Daniel 4:37 - all Romans 2:2 - judgment Romans 9:14 - Is there unrighteousness Revelation 3:7 - he that is holy

Verse 18

nigh unto: Psalms 34:18, Psalms 46:1, Psalms 46:5, Deuteronomy 4:7, 1 Kings 18:27, 1 Kings 18:28, Isaiah 58:9, John 14:23, James 4:8

call upon: Psalms 17:1, Psalms 119:2, Proverbs 15:8, Isaiah 1:15, Isaiah 1:16, Jeremiah 29:12, Jeremiah 29:13, Hosea 7:14, Matthew 6:5-8, Matthew 23:14, John 4:24, 1 John 3:20-22

Reciprocal: Genesis 13:4 - called Genesis 24:15 - before 1 Kings 8:52 - in all that 2 Kings 20:3 - in truth Psalms 6:8 - for Psalms 34:17 - cry Psalms 65:2 - thou Psalms 79:6 - not called Psalms 86:5 - unto all Psalms 116:2 - therefore Psalms 119:151 - near Proverbs 15:29 - he heareth Proverbs 19:23 - fear Isaiah 55:6 - while he is near Jeremiah 33:3 - Call Lamentations 3:57 - drewest Daniel 4:37 - all Daniel 9:20 - whiles Matthew 7:7 - and it Romans 10:12 - call upon him James 5:16 - The effectual 1 John 3:22 - whatsoever

Verse 19

fulfil: Psalms 20:4, Psalms 34:9, Psalms 36:7, Psalms 36:8, Psalms 37:4, Psalms 37:19, Matthew 5:6, Luke 1:53, John 15:7, John 15:16, John 16:24, Ephesians 3:16-20, 1 John 5:15

he also will: Psalms 34:17, Psalms 37:39, Psalms 37:40, Psalms 91:15

Reciprocal: Genesis 19:21 - I Genesis 24:15 - before Genesis 25:21 - and the Exodus 1:20 - God Exodus 3:7 - I have Exodus 22:23 - I will surely Psalms 10:17 - Lord Psalms 22:23 - Ye that Psalms 65:2 - thou Psalms 102:1 - Hear Psalms 112:1 - Blessed Psalms 116:2 - therefore Psalms 119:38 - who is devoted Proverbs 10:24 - the desire Proverbs 15:29 - he heareth Ecclesiastes 7:18 - for Ecclesiastes 12:13 - Fear Matthew 7:7 - and it Matthew 15:28 - be it Luke 1:50 - General 2 Corinthians 7:11 - vehement 1 Timothy 4:8 - having James 5:16 - The effectual 1 John 3:22 - whatsoever

Verse 20

preserveth: Psalms 31:23, Psalms 37:28, Psalms 97:10, Exodus 20:6, John 10:27-29, Romans 8:28-30, James 2:5, 1 Peter 1:5-8

all the wicked: Psalms 1:6, Psalms 9:17, Matthew 25:41

Reciprocal: Genesis 6:8 - General Genesis 19:29 - that God Deuteronomy 10:12 - love Psalms 12:7 - thou shalt Psalms 121:7 - he shall Psalms 146:9 - the way Proverbs 2:8 - and Proverbs 2:22 - the wicked Ecclesiastes 7:18 - for

Verse 21

My mouth: Psalms 145:1, Psalms 145:2, Psalms 145:5, Psalms 30:12, Psalms 51:15, Psalms 71:8, Psalms 71:15, Psalms 71:23, Psalms 71:24, Psalms 89:1

let all flesh: Psalms 67:3, Psalms 67:4, Psalms 86:9, Psalms 103:22, Psalms 117:1, Psalms 117:2, Psalms 150:6, Revelation 5:11-14

Reciprocal: Psalms 35:28 - General Psalms 84:4 - they will Psalms 108:1 - my glory Psalms 115:18 - General Isaiah 50:10 - let James 3:9 - bless

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 145". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-145.html.