Psalms 146:2

2 I will praise the LORD 1as long as I live; 2I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.

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Psalms 146:2 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 146:2

While I live will I praise the Lord
As he had good reason to do, since he had his life from him, and was upheld in it by him; who also favoured him with the mercies and comforts of life; and that every day, being renewed to him every morning, and continued all the days of his life; which determined him throughout the whole of it to praise the Lord: nay, he had his spiritual life from him, with all the blessings of it; which are lasting, everlasting ones, and had hope of eternal life with him; I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being;
or "while I am" {l}; not only in this world, but in the world to come; for men have a being or existence after death, and the saints have a most comfortable and happy one then; and will be more capable of singing praises to their incarnate God, and which will be their work to all eternity; see ( Psalms 104:33 ) .


F12 (ydweb) "dum fuero", Pagninus; "in adhuc me", Montanus; "quamdiu ero", Cocceius; (ewv uparcw) , Sept. "quamdiu sum", Schmidt, Ethiopic version; so Ainsworth.

Psalms 146:2 In-Context

1 Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD, O my soul!
2 I will praise the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.
3 Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.
4 When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish.
5 Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God,

Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 63:4; [Psalms 145:2]
  • 2. Psalms 104:33
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