Psalms 66:2

2 sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise.

Psalms 66:2 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 66:2

Sing forth the honour of his name
Meaning not any particular names of the Messiah, such as in ( Isaiah 9:6 ) ( 7:14 ) ; or his name "Jesus", a Saviour; though they are all honourable and glorious, and furnish out sufficient matter for a song: but rather that by which he was made known to the sons of men, his Gospel; see ( Acts 9:15 ) . Which is a glorious Gospel; the truths of which may be expressed in a song of praise, to the honour and glory of Christ, and to the instruction and profit of men, ( Colossians 3:16 ) . Or rather Christ himself is meant; his name often designs himself, ( Matthew 12:21 ) ( Psalms 9:10 ) ( Proverbs 18:10 ) . There that is due unto him, and ought to be given which is done when all divine perfections and works are ascribed to him, divine worship is paid him, and the glory of salvation given him; which may be done in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs;

make his praise glorious:
let the high praises of him be in your mouths; give him, the most excellent praise; praise him in the best manner. This is done when we sing his praise with grace in our hears in exercise; when we with one mind and mouth glorify him; and when we honour him, the Son, as we honour the Father.

Psalms 66:2 In-Context

1 Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth;
2 sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise.
3 Say to God, "How awesome are your deeds! Because of your great power, your enemies cringe before you.
4 All the earth worships you; they sing praises to you, sing praises to your name." (Selah)
5 Come and see what God has done: he is awesome in his deeds among mortals.
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