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Psalms 145

Introduction

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

Verse 1

I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.
A. M. 2989. B.C. 1015. (Title.) David's. 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
Psalm of praise
100:1; *title
extol thee
30:1; 68:4; 71:14-24; 103:1,2; Daniel 4:37
my God
44:4; 45:1,6; 47:6-8; 48:2,3; 95:3; 149:2; Isaiah 33:22; Malachi 1:14; Matthew 25:34; Revelation 19:16
I will bless
21; 30:12; 52:9; 113:1,2; 146:1,2
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; Psalm 5:2 - my King; Psalm 8:1 - our; Psalm 9:1 - praise; Psalm 34:1 - General; Psalm 35:28 - General; Psalm 61:8 - sing; Psalm 63:4 - Thus; Psalm 66:17 - he was; Psalm 71:6 - thou art; Psalm 71:8 - General; Psalm 75:9 - But; Psalm 84:4 - they will; Psalm 86:12 - praise; Psalm 96:2 - bless; Psalm 100:4 - be thankful; Psalm 104:33 - General; Psalm 108:1 - I will; Psalm 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 will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.
Every day
72:15; 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; Psalm 30:12 - I will; Psalm 34:1 - General; Psalm 35:28 - General; Psalm 52:9 - praise; Psalm 61:8 - sing; Psalm 71:6 - thou art; Psalm 71:8 - General; Psalm 71:15 - My mouth; Psalm 75:9 - But; Psalm 84:4 - they will; Psalm 92:2 - show; Psalm 100:4 - be thankful; Psalm 104:33 - General; Psalm 108:1 - I will; Psalm 115:18 - General; Psalm 145:21 - My mouth; Psalm 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 is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.
Great
48:1; 96:4; 147:5; Job 5:9; 9:10; Revelation 15:3
and his greatness is unsearchable
Heb. and of his greatness there is no search.
139:6; Job 5:9; 9:10; 11:7-9; 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; Psalm 29:2 - glory; Psalm 50:1 - mighty; Psalm 86:10 - For; Psalm 92:5 - O Lord; Psalm 95:3 - For; Psalm 104:1 - art very great; Psalm 106:2 - utter; Psalm 149:6 - mouth; Psalm 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

One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.
generation
44:1,2; 71:18; 78:3-7; Exodus 12:26,27; 13:14,15; 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; Psalm 22:31 - They; Psalm 45:17 - I will; Psalm 77:12 - talk; Psalm 78:4 - We will; Psalm 78:6 - That; Psalm 79:13 - we will; Psalm 92:5 - O Lord; Psalm 105:1 - make known; Psalm 111:3 - honourable; Psalm 116:5 - and righteous; Psalm 118:17 - declare; Isaiah 12:4 - declare; Isaiah 48:6 - and will; Joel 1:3 - General; John 15:16 - that your

Verse 5

I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.
will speak
40:9,10; 66:3,4; 71:17-19,24; 96:3; 104:1,2; 105:2; Isaiah 12:4; Daniel 4:1-3,37
works
Heb. things, or, words.
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; Psalm 26:7 - tell; Psalm 35:28 - General; Psalm 45:3 - glory; Psalm 71:15 - My mouth; Psalm 71:18 - until I; Psalm 78:4 - praises; Psalm 111:3 - honourable; Psalm 119:27 - so shall I talk; Psalm 124:6 - who hath not; Psalm 145:21 - My mouth; Psalm 150:2 - for his mighty; Isaiah 48:6 - and will; Daniel 4:30 - and for

Verse 6

And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness.
And men
22:22,23,27,31; 98:2,3; 113:3; 126:2,3; Joshua 2:9-11; 9:9,10; Ezra 1:2; Jeremiah 50:28; Daniel 3:28,29; 6:25-27; Habakkuk 2:14
I will declare thy greatness
Heb. thy greatness I will declare it.
92:1,2; 107:21,22,31,32
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; Psalm 47:2 - is terrible; Psalm 78:4 - praises; Psalm 92:4 - General; Psalm 119:27 - so shall I talk; Psalm 124:6 - who hath not; Psalm 145:12 - make known; Psalm 150:2 - for his mighty; Nahum 1:7 - Lord; John 12:17 - people; Revelation 15:3 - Great

Verse 7

They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness.
abundantly
36:5-8; Isaiah 63:7; Matthew 12:34,35; 2 Corinthians 9:11,12; 1 Peter 2:9,10
sing
36:10; 51:14; 71:15,16,19; 72:1-3; 89:16; Isaiah 45:24,25; Jeremiah 23:6; Philippians 3:7-9; Revelation 15:3,4; 19:1-3
Reciprocal: Numbers 31:54 - a memorial; Judges 5:11 - righteous acts; 2 Chronicles 30:9 - the Lord; Psalm 7:17 - according; Psalm 31:19 - Oh; Psalm 36:7 - How; Psalm 92:4 - General; Psalm 119:68 - good; Psalm 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

The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.
Lord is gracious
86:5,15; 100:5; 103:8; 116:5; Exodus 34:6,7; Numbers 14:18; Daniel 9:9; Jonah 4:2; Micah 7:18-20; Romans 5:20,21; Ephesians 1:6,8; 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; Psalm 36:7 - How; Psalm 111:4 - full; Psalm 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

The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.
good
25:8; 36:6,7; 65:9-13; 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; Psalm 51:1 - tender; Psalm 86:5 - thou; Psalm 119:64 - earth; Psalm 145:15 - The eyes; Daniel 9:9 - To the Lord; Luke 6:35 - for; Ephesians 4:32 - tenderhearted

Verse 10

All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall bless thee.
All thy
19:1; 96:11-13; 98:3-9; 103:22; 104:24; 148:1-13; Isaiah 43:20; Isaiah 44:23; Romans 1:19,20
and thy saints
22:23; 30:4; 32:11; 97:12; 135:19-21; 148:14; Isaiah 43:21; Hebrews 13:15; 1 Peter 2:5,9; Revelation 7:9-12; 19:5,6
Reciprocal: Job 36:24 - magnify; Job 37:14 - consider; Psalm 31:23 - saints; Psalm 57:9 - General; Psalm 96:2 - bless; Psalm 111:3 - honourable; Psalm 113:1 - O; Psalm 118:2 - General; Psalm 149:5 - the saints; Psalm 150:6 - Let every thing; Matthew 6:13 - thine; Ephesians 3:18 - with

Verse 11

They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;
the glory
2:6-8; 45:6,7; 72:1-20; 93:1,2; 96:10-13; 97:1-12; 99:1-4; 1 Chronicles 29:11,12; Isaiah 9:6,7; 24:23; 33:21,22; Daniel 7:13,14; Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 6:13; Mark 11:9,10; Revelation 5:12,13; 11:15-17
Reciprocal: Judges 5:10 - Speak; Nehemiah 9:5 - thy glorious; Psalm 59:16 - But; Psalm 63:2 - To see; Psalm 77:12 - talk; Psalm 105:1 - make known; Revelation 12:10 - the kingdom

Verse 12

To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.
make known
98:1; 105:5; 106:2; 110:2,3; 145:6-12; 136:4-26; Daniel 4:34,35; Matthew 28:18; Acts 2:8-11; Ephesians 1:19-21; 3:7,8; Revelation 12:10; 19:15,16
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; Psalm 45:3 - glory; Psalm 105:1 - make known; Daniel 6:26 - and his kingdom; Micah 5:4 - in the majesty; Hebrews 8:1 - the Majesty

Verse 13

Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.
kingdom
146:10; Isaiah 9:7; Daniel 2:44; 7:14,27; 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; Psalm 10:16 - The Lord; Psalm 45:6 - throne; Psalm 93:1 - Lord; Psalm 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

The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.
upholdeth
37:24; 94:18; 119:117; Luke 22:31,32
raiseth up
38:6; 42:5; 146:8; Luke 13:11-13
Reciprocal: Job 4:4 - upholden; Psalm 37:17 - Lord; Psalm 56:13 - wilt; Psalm 147:6 - lifteth up; Isaiah 41:10 - I will uphold

Verse 15

The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season.
The eyes
9; 104:21,27; 136:25; 147:8,9; 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; Psalm 33:5 - earth; Psalm 50:12 - fulness; Psalm 104:14 - causeth; Psalm 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

Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.
openest
104:28; 107:9; 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; Psalm 33:5 - earth; Psalm 50:12 - fulness; Psalm 104:11 - They give; Psalm 104:14 - causeth; Psalm 104:27 - General; Psalm 146:7 - which giveth food; Psalm 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

The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.
righteous
50:6; 89:14; 97:2; 99:3,4; 103:6; Genesis 18:25; Deuteronomy 32:4; 1 Samuel 2:2,3; Isaiah 45:21; Zephaniah 3:5; Zechariah 9:9; Romans 3:5,6,25,26; Revelation 4:8; 15:3,4; Revelation 16:5-7; 19:2,11
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; Psalm 22:3 - But; Psalm 36:6 - righteousness; Psalm 48:10 - thy right; Psalm 65:5 - righteousness; Psalm 92:15 - and; Psalm 111:3 - honourable; Psalm 116:5 - and righteous; Psalm 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

The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.
nigh unto
34:18; 46:1,5; Deuteronomy 4:7; 1 Kings 18:27,28; Isaiah 58:9; John 14:23; James 4:8
call upon
17:1; 119:2; Proverbs 15:8; Isaiah 1:15,16; Jeremiah 29:12,13; 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; Psalm 6:8 - for; Psalm 34:17 - cry; Psalm 65:2 - thou; Psalm 79:6 - not called; Psalm 86:5 - unto all; Psalm 116:2 - therefore; Psalm 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

He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.
fulfil
20:4; 34:9; 36:7,8; 37:4,19; Matthew 5:6; Luke 1:53; John 15:7,16; 16:24; Ephesians 3:16-20; 1 John 5:15
he also will
34:17; 37:39,40; 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; Psalm 10:17 - Lord; Psalm 22:23 - Ye that; Psalm 65:2 - thou; Psalm 102:1 - Hear; Psalm 112:1 - Blessed; Psalm 116:2 - therefore; Psalm 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

The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.
preserveth
31:23; 37:28; 97:10; Exodus 20:6; John 10:27-29; Romans 8:28-30; James 2:5; 1 Peter 1:5-8
all the wicked
1:6; 9:17; Matthew 25:41
Reciprocal: Genesis 6:8 - General; Genesis 19:29 - that God; Deuteronomy 10:12 - love; Psalm 12:7 - thou shalt; Psalm 121:7 - he shall; Psalm 146:9 - the way; Proverbs 2:8 - and; Proverbs 2:22 - the wicked; Ecclesiastes 7:18 - for

Verse 21

My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.
My mouth
1,2,5; 30:12; 51:15; 71:8,15,23,24; 89:1
let all flesh
67:3,4; 86:9; 103:22; 117:1,2; 150:6; Revelation 5:11-14 Reciprocal: Psalm 35:28 - General; Psalm 84:4 - they will; Psalm 108:1 - my glory; Psalm 115:18 - General; Isaiah 50:10 - let; James 3:9 - bless

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