Psalms 111:2

2 Great are the works of the LORD; they are pondered by all who delight in them.

Psalms 111:2 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
2 The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.
English Standard Version (ESV)
2 Great are the works of the LORD, studied by all who delight in them.
New Living Translation (NLT)
2 How amazing are the deeds of the LORD ! All who delight in him should ponder them.
The Message Bible (MSG)
2 God's works are so great, worth A lifetime of study - endless enjoyment!
American Standard Version (ASV)
2 The works of Jehovah are great, Sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
2 The LORD's deeds are spectacular. They should be studied by all who enjoy them.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
2 The Lord's works are great, studied by all who delight in them.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
2 The LORD has done great things. All who take delight in what he has done will spend time thinking about it.

Psalms 111:2 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 111:2

The works of the Lord are great
His works of creation are great, being made out of nothing, are the effects of great power, and the produce of great wisdom, and which greatly display the glory of their Maker; the works of providence are great, which are daily wrought, especially such as concern the church and people of God, for whom he does great things, whereof they have reason to be glad and praise his name; the miracles of Christ he wrought here on earth were surprisingly great, some of them such as had not keen known from the creation of the world; and yet greater things were shown him, and done by him, particularly the work of redemption, a work which angels and men were unequal to, a work which none but the great God and our Saviour could effect, and is truly called the great salvation; the work of grace upon the heart is a great work, and requires the exceeding greatness of the divine power, and which is exerted in the beginning, carrying on, and finishing that work; and for all which the Lord is to be praised: and the rather since they are such as are

sought out of all them that have pleasure therein;
or "sought out because of all the pleasures of them, or that are in them" F6, which comes to much the same sense: there is a pleasure in the contemplation of the works of nature and providence; to behold the power, wisdom, and goodness of God in them, and his care over all his creatures; and particularly how he makes all things to work together for the good of his people; and especially it is delightful to observe the works of grace, how the glory of all the divine perfections is displayed in them; angels themselves take pleasure in looking into them: now these are sought and found out by those who delight in them; the works of creation are to be sought and found in the book of nature, the works of providence in the book of experience, and the works of grace in the book of God; and indeed all of them are recorded there, which are searched with pleasure by those that are inquisitive after them.


F6 (Mhyupx lkl) "ob omnes amabilitates eorum", Cocceius; "secundum omnia desideria eorum", Gejerus.

Psalms 111:2 In-Context

1 Praise the LORD.I will extol the LORD with all my heart in the council of the upright and in the assembly.
2 Great are the works of the LORD; they are pondered by all who delight in them.
3 Glorious and majestic are his deeds, and his righteousness endures forever.
4 He has caused his wonders to be remembered; the LORD is gracious and compassionate.
5 He provides food for those who fear him; he remembers his covenant forever.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Job 36:24; Psalms 92:5; Psalms 143:5; Revelation 15:3
  • 2. Psalms 64:9
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