Psalms 86:12

12 I will praise You with all my heart, Lord my God, and will honor Your name forever.

Psalms 86:12 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 86:12

I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart
And under that consideration, that he was his God, and which itself is sufficient matter of praise; this makes him amiable, and such he is, love itself: this is a blessing of pure grace, and is the foundation of all other blessings, and continues for ever: this work of praise, which is no other than ascribing glory to God, and giving thanks unto him for mercies received, the psalmist determines to do with his whole heart, which is to be engaged in every spiritual service; even all of it, all that is within it, every power and faculty of the soul, ( Psalms 103:1 ) , which is expressive not of perfection, but sincerity:

and I will glorify thy name for evermore;
by celebrating the perfections of his nature, by giving him the glory of the works of his hands, by praising him for all favours, by devoting himself unto him, and by doing all things for his glory, and that for ever, in time as long as he lived, and to all eternity.

Psalms 86:12 In-Context

10 For You are great and perform wonders; You alone are God.
11 Teach me Your way, Lord, and I will live by Your truth. Give me an undivided mind to fear Your name.
12 I will praise You with all my heart, Lord my God, and will honor Your name forever.
13 For Your faithful love for me is great, and You deliver my life from the depths of Sheol.
14 God, arrogant people have attacked me; a gang of ruthless men seeks my life. They have no regard for You.
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