Psalms 106:3

3 Blessed are those who act justly, who always do what is right.

Psalms 106:3 in Other Translations

KJV
3 Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.
ESV
3 Blessed are they who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times!
NLT
3 There is joy for those who deal justly with others and always do what is right.
MSG
3 You're one happy man when you do what's right, one happy woman when you form the habit of justice.
CSB
3 How happy are those who uphold justice, who practice righteousness at all times.

Psalms 106:3 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 106:3

Blessed are they that keep judgment
Or "observe" F11 it; the righteous judgment of God on wicked men; by which he is known in his justice, holiness, truth, and faithfulness; and by which the inhabitants of the earth observing it, learn to do righteousness, as follows: or else it may intend the word of God, his laws, statutes, and ordinances, after called his judgments, ( Psalms 19:9 ) ( Psalms 147:19 Psalms 147:20 ) , which should be observed and kept, as the rule of our actions, walk, and conversation.

[And] he that doeth righteousness at all times;
continually believes in Christ for righteousness, and puts on that as his justifying righteousness; whereby he becomes righteous as he is, ( 1 John 3:7 ) , and performs acts of righteousness from a principle of grace, as a fruit of regeneration, and an evidence of it, ( 1 John 2:29 ) , that does it with right views, aims, and ends; not to be justified and saved by it, but because God requires it; and it is for his glory, and to testify subjection to him, and thankfulness for favours received from him. And this is to be done at all times; we should never be weary of well doing, but be always abounding in good works; and happy are those that will be found so doing, such are "blessed" persons: not that their blessedness lies in or arises from righteousness done by them; but this is descriptive of such that are blessed in Christ with the remission of sins, and his justifying righteousness. And these are the proper persons to show forth the mighty acts and praise of the Lord; they are most capable of it, and more likely to perform it with acceptance than any other; see ( Psalms 50:14 Psalms 50:16 Psalms 50:23 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F11 (yrmv) "observarent", Junius & Tremellius; "observantium", Gejerus.

Psalms 106:3 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 2

  • 1. Psalms 112:5; Hosea 12:6
  • 2. Psalms 15:2