Psalm 145 CSB

Praising God's Greatness

A Davidic hymn.

1 Ia exalt You, my Godb the King, and praise Your name forever and ever.

References for Psalms 145:1

    • a 145:1 - The lines of this poem form an acrostic.
    • b 145:1 - Ps 30:1; 118:28; Isa 25:1
      2 I will praise You every day; I will honor Your name forever and ever.c

      References for Psalms 145:2

        • c 145:2 - Ps 63:4; 96:2; 100:4
          3 Yahweh is great and is highly praised;d His greatness is unsearchable.e

          References for Psalms 145:3

            • d 145:3 - Ps 48:1; 96:4; 1 Ch 16:25
            • e 145:3 - Jb 5:9; 9:10; Isa 40:28
              4 One generation will declare Your works to the next and will proclaim Your mighty acts.
              5 If will speak of Your glorious splendorg andh Your wonderful works.

              References for Psalms 145:5

                • f 145:5 - LXX, Syr read They
                • g 145:5 - Ps 96:6; 104:1; 1 Ch 16:27; Jb 37:22
                • h 145:5 - LXX, Syr read and they will tell of
                  6 They will proclaim the power of Your awe-inspiring works, and I will declare Your greatness.i j

                  References for Psalms 145:6

                    • i 145:6 - Alt Hb tradition, Jer read great deeds
                    • j 145:6 - Ps 106:2; Dt 10:21; 1 Ch 17:19-21
                      7 They will give a testimony of Your great goodness and will joyfully sing of Your righteousness.
                      8 The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and great in faithful love.k

                      References for Psalms 145:8

                        • k 145:8 - Ps 86:15; 103:8; Ex 34:6; Nm 14:18
                          9 The Lord is good to everyone; His compassion [rests] on all He has made.l

                          References for Psalms 145:9

                            • l 145:9 - Ex 34:6; Neh 9:17; Jnh 4:2
                              10 All You have made will praise You, Lord; them godly will bless You.

                              References for Psalms 145:10

                                  11 They will speak of the glory of Your kingdom and will declare Your might,n

                                  References for Psalms 145:11

                                    • n 145:11 - Ps 21:13; 1 Ch 29:11-12; 2 Ch 20:6
                                      12 informing [all] peopleo of Your mighty acts and of the glorious splendor of Yourp kingdom.

                                      References for Psalms 145:12

                                        • o 145:12 - Lit informing the sons of man
                                        • p 145:12 - LXX, Syr, Jer; MT reads His
                                          13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom; Your rule is for all generations.q The Lord is faithful in all His words and gracious in all His actions.r

                                          References for Psalms 145:13

                                            • q 145:13 - Dn 4:3
                                            • r 145:13 - One Hb ms, DSS, LXX, Syr; most Hb mss omit The Lord is faithful in all His words and gracious in all His actions.
                                              14 The Lord helps all who fall; He raises up all who are oppressed.s t

                                              References for Psalms 145:14

                                                • s 145:14 - Lit bowed down
                                                • t 145:14 - Ps 37:24; 119:116; 146:8
                                                  15 All eyes look to You, and You give them their food in due time.u

                                                  References for Psalms 145:15

                                                      16 You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing.
                                                      17 The Lord is righteous in all His waysv and gracious in all His acts.

                                                      References for Psalms 145:17

                                                        • v 145:17 - Ps 11:7; Dn 9:14; Zph 3:5
                                                          18 The Lord is near all who call out to Him,w all who call out to Him with integrity.

                                                          References for Psalms 145:18

                                                            • w 145:18 - Ps 34:18; 86:5; Dt 4:7; Jr 23:23
                                                              19 He fulfills the desires of those who fear Him; He hears their cry for help and saves them.x

                                                              References for Psalms 145:19

                                                                • x 145:19 - Ps 18:6; Ex 2:23-24; 2 Ch 20:9
                                                                  20 The Lord guards all those who love Him, but He destroys all the wicked.
                                                                  21 My mouth will declare the Lord's praise; let every living thing praise His holy name forever and ever.