Psalms 111:1-10 . The Psalmist celebrates God's gracious dealings with His people, of which a summary statement is given.
1. Praise ye the Lord--or, Hallelujah ( Psalms 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--( Psalms 86:12 ), and is rendered publicly.
upright--a title of the true Israel ( Psalms 32:11 ).
2. His works--that is, of providence and grace are
sought--or, carefully studied, by all desiring to know them.
3, 4. honourable and glorious--literally, "honor and majesty," which illustrate His glorious perfections.
righteousness--( Psalms 7:17 , 31:1 ), which He has made memorable by wonders of love and mercy, in supplying the wants of His people according to covenant engagements.
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.