Psalms 105:45

45 that they might keep his precepts and observe his laws. Praise the LORD.[a]

Psalms 105:45 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
45 That they might observe his statutes, and keep his laws. Praise ye the LORD.
English Standard Version (ESV)
45 that they might keep his statutes and observe his laws. Praise the LORD!
New Living Translation (NLT)
45 All this happened so they would follow his decrees and obey his instructions. Praise the LORD !
The Message Bible (MSG)
45 So they could do everything he told them - could follow his instructions to the letter. Hallelujah!
American Standard Version (ASV)
45 That they might keep his statutes, And observe his laws. Praise ye Jehovah.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
45 so that they would obey his laws and follow his teachings. Hallelujah!
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
45 [All this happened] so that they might keep His statutes and obey His laws. Hallelujah!
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
45 He did it so they might obey his rules and follow his laws. Praise the Lord.

Psalms 105:45 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 105:45

That they might observe his statutes, and keep his laws
All this the Lord did for them, to engage them by his goodness to them to observe the statutes he appointed them, and the laws he gave them; the contrary to which the Canaanites had done, which caused him to cast them out of the land; but on these his people he heaped benefits, thereby to influence them to a cheerful obedience to his will; and this was all he required of them, and the least that they could do, being so highly favoured by him. And this is the end of our spiritual and eternal redemption by Christ, and of our effectual calling by his grace and Spirit, that we be zealous of good works; live unto righteousness, live to him that died for us; glorify him with our bodies and spirits, which are his; and be holy in all manner of conversation.

Praise ye the Lord,
all the Israelites ought to have done so, upon the remembrance of the manifold instances of the divine goodness to them, recorded in this psalm; and so the spiritual Israel of God ought to praise him for their redemption by Christ, out of a worse than Egyptian bondage, the bondage of sin, Satan, and the law; and for their calling into liberty, and to marvellous light; for their meetness for heaven, and right unto it; they should praise him now with joyful lips, as they will in the other world to all eternity.

Psalms 105:45 In-Context

43 He brought out his people with rejoicing, his chosen ones with shouts of joy;
44 he gave them the lands of the nations, and they fell heir to what others had toiled for—
45 that they might keep his precepts and observe his laws. Praise the LORD.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Deuteronomy 4:40; Deuteronomy 6:21-24; Psalms 78:5-7
  • 2. S Psalms 104:35

Footnotes 1

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