Psalms 106:1

1 Praise the LORD.[a]Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Psalms 106:1 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
1 Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
English Standard Version (ESV)
1 Praise the LORD! Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!
New Living Translation (NLT)
1 Praise the LORD ! Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.
The Message Bible (MSG)
1 Hallelujah! Thank God! And why? Because he's good, because his love lasts.
American Standard Version (ASV)
1 Praise ye Jehovah. Oh give thanks unto Jehovah; for he is good; For his lovingkindness [endureth] forever.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
1 Hallelujah! Give thanks to the LORD because he is good, because his mercy endures forever.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
1 Hallelujah! Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His faithful love endures forever.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
1 Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, because he is good. His faithful love continues forever.

Psalms 106:1 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 106:1

Praise ye the Lord
Or "hallelujah"; which, according to the Arabic version, is the title of the psalm; and so it stands in the Septuagint, Vulgate Latin, and Ethiopic versions. Several psalms following begin in like manner; it begins as the former ended, and ends as it begins; praise being due to God at all times, and on all occasions.

O give thanks unto the Lord:
always, for all things, temporal and spiritual, since not worthy of any: or, confess unto the Lord F8; his great goodness, and your unworthiness; and all your sins and transgressions committed against him, who only can pardon.

For he is good;
essentially, solely and originally; is communicative and diffusive of his goodness; is the author of all good, and of no evil; and is gracious and merciful, and ready to forgive.

For his mercy endureth for ever;
notwithstanding the sins of his people; though he may sometimes hide his face from them, and rebuke them in his providence; and though he causes grief by so doing, he still has compassion upon them, his mercy continues towards them; yea, his mercies are new every morning, as to temporal things; and spiritual mercies, the sure mercies of David, redemption, remission of sins, and sanctification, issue in eternal life; the mercy of God is from eternity to eternity: these are reasons why he should be praised, and thanks be given, to him.


F8 (hwhyl wdwh) "confitemini Domino", V. L. Pagninus, Montanus

Psalms 106:1 In-Context

1 Praise the LORD.Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
2 Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the LORDor fully declare his praise?
3 Blessed are those who act justly, who always do what is right.
4 Remember me, LORD, when you show favor to your people, come to my aid when you save them,
5 that I may enjoy the prosperity of your chosen ones, that I may share in the joy of your nation and join your inheritance in giving praise.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Psalms 22:23; S Psalms 103:2
  • 2. S Psalms 119:68; Psalms 100:5; Psalms 105:1
  • 3. S Ezra 3:11; Psalms 136:1-26; Jeremiah 33:11

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Hebrew "Hallelu Yah" ; also in verse 48
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