Psalms 26:7

7 Singing God-songs at the top of my lungs, telling God-stories.

Psalms 26:7 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 26:7

That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving
Or "cause to hear with the voice of confession" F26: the meaning is, that the view of the psalmist, in compassing the altar of God in the manner he proposed, was not to offer upon it any slain beast; but to offer the sacrifices of praise upon that altar, which sanctifies the gift, and from whence they come with acceptance to God; even for all mercies, both temporal and spiritual, and that with a confession and acknowledgment of sin and unworthiness; all this is agreeable to the will of God; it is well pleasing in his sight, what glorifies him, and is but our reasonable service;

and tell of all thy wondrous works;
of creation and providence; and especially of grace and redemption; this is the business of saints in God's house below, and will be their employment in heaven to all eternity. Jarchi on the place says, that this song of praise has in it what relates to future times, to Gog, to the days of the Messiah, and to the world to come.


F26 (hdwt lwqb) "voce confessionis", Montanus, Cocceius, Gejerus, Michaelis; so Ainsworth.

Psalms 26:7 In-Context

5 I hate that pack of gangsters, I don't deal with double-dealers.
6 I scrub my hands with purest soap, then join hands with the others in the great circle, dancing around your altar, God,
7 Singing God-songs at the top of my lungs, telling God-stories.
8 God, I love living with you; your house glows with your glory.
9 When it's time for spring cleaning, don't sweep me out with the quacks and crooks,
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