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Psalms 145

PSALM 145

Psalms 145:1-21 . 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.

1, 2. (Compare Psalms 30:1 ).
bless thy name--celebrate Thy perfections ( Psalms 5:11 ). God is addressed as king, alluding to His government of men.

3. (Compare Psalms 18:3 , 48:1 ).
greatness--as displayed in His works.

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

5. I will speak--or, "muse" ( Psalms 77:12 , 119:15 ).
thy wondrous works--or, "words of thy wonders," that is, which described them ( Psalms 105:27 , Margin).

6. terrible acts--which produce dread or fear.

7. memory--( Psalms 6:5 ), remembrance, or what causes to be remembered.
righteousness--as in Psalms 143:1 , goodness according to covenant engagement.

8, 9. (Compare Psalms 103:8 , 111:4 ).
over all, &c.--rests on all His works.

10. bless--as in Psalms 145:1 , to praise with reverence, more than merely to praise.

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

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

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

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

17. holy . . . works--literally, "merciful" or "kind, goodness" ( Psalms 144:2 ) is the corresponding noun.
righteous--in a similar relation of meaning to "righteousness" ( Psalms 145:7 ).

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

20. Those who fear Him ( Psalms 145:19 ) are those who are here said to love Him.

21. (Compare Psalms 33:21 ).
all flesh--( Psalms 65:2 ). The Psalm ends, as it began, with ascriptions of praise, in which the pious will ever delight to join.

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