Psalms 107:32

32 Let them 1extol him in 2the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.

Psalms 107:32 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 107:32

Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people,
&c.] Of the people of God, who are gathered out of the world into a church state; and who gather themselves together to attend the worship and service of God in some one place; and here the Lord should be praised, and his name exalted, by those who have received favours from him; see ( Psalms 111:1 ) , the Targum explains it,

``in the congregation of the people of the house of Israel.''

And praise him in the assembly of the elders;
or, "in the seat", or "chair of the elders F19": not of the Scribes and Pharisees, and elders of the people, that sat in Moses's chair; but rather of the four and twenty elders, who are said to have four and twenty seats round the throne, where they worship and praise God; and which are emblems of Gospel churches; the members of which, for their grace, gravity, and prudence, are called elders; and over which elders in office preside, and who rule well, and labour in the word and doctrine; see ( Revelation 4:4 ) ( 1 Timothy 5:17 ) . The Targum renders it,

``the sanhedrim of the wise men.''


F19 (bvwmb) "in cathedra", Pagninus, Montanus.

Psalms 107:32 In-Context

30 Then they were glad that the waters were quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven.
31 Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!
32 Let them extol him in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.
33 He turns rivers into a desert, springs of water into thirsty ground,
34 a fruitful land into a salty waste, because of the evil of its inhabitants.

Cross References 2

  • 1. See Psalms 99:5
  • 2. Psalms 22:22, 25