Psalms 135:1

1 1Praise the LORD! Praise the name of the LORD, give praise, O 2servants of the LORD,

Psalms 135:1 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 135:1

Praise ye the Lord
Or hallelujah; which may be considered as the title of the psalm; as in the Targum, Septuagint, Vulgate Latin, Ethiopic, and Arabic versions:

praise ye the name of the Lord;
that is, the Lord himself, and the perfections of his nature; his greatness, goodness, grace, and mercy; his holiness, justice, power, truth, and faithfulness; and also his word, by which he makes known himself, and is a distinguishing blessing to his people, and to be praised for it; see ( Psalms 48:1 ) ( Psalms 147:19 Psalms 147:20 ) ;

praise [him], O ye servants of the Lord;
priests and Levites, and ministers of the word, and all the people of God; who once were the servants of sin, Satan, and the world, but now by the grace of God become his servants; see ( Romans 6:17 ) . Some observe that the word praise is here used three times, which is thought not to be without a mystery; and may have regard to the three divine Persons in the Godhead, who are each to be praised; the Father for electing grace, the Son for redeeming grace, and the Spirit for regenerating and sanctifying grace.

Psalms 135:1 In-Context

1 Praise the LORD! Praise the name of the LORD, give praise, O servants of the LORD,
2 who stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God!
3 Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; sing to his name, for it is pleasant!
4 For the LORD has chosen Jacob for himself, Israel as his own possession.
5 For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.

Cross References 2

  • 1. See Psalms 104:35
  • 2. See Psalms 113:1
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