Psalms 111:7

7 The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy.

Psalms 111:7 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
7 The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.
English Standard Version (ESV)
7 The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy;
New Living Translation (NLT)
7 All he does is just and good, and all his commandments are trustworthy.
The Message Bible (MSG)
7 He manufactures truth and justice; All his products are guaranteed to last -
American Standard Version (ASV)
7 The works of his hands are truth and justice; All his precepts are sure.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
7 His works are done with truth and justice. All his guiding principles are trustworthy.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
7 The works of His hands are truth and justice; all His instructions are trustworthy.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
7 He is faithful and right in everything he does. All his rules can be trusted.

Psalms 111:7 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 111:7

The works of his hands are verity and judgment
His works of providence are just and true, particularly these which respected the driving the Canaanites out of their land, and settling the Israelites in it; these were done according to the truth of the divine promises and prophecies, and so were "verity" or "truth"; and for the sins of the Heathen, and by him who has a right to dispose of the earth and the fulness of it to whom he pleases, and so are "judgment" or righteous; and this holds good of his work of grace upon the heart, which is the work of his hands, and is "truth in the inward parts": and is created in righteousness and true holiness; and of all his acts of grace in election, redemption which are according to the truth of the divine nature and its perfections, and in which there is no unrighteousness. Some interpret this of the two tables of stone, which were the work, writing, and engraving of God, and on which were inscribed the judgments of the Lord; and are "true and righteous altogether". Aben Ezra understands it of the law implanted in the hearts of men.

All his commandments are sure:
firm, and to be believed and complied with, either to destroy the nations, or to possess their land; or rather the commands of the moral law, which are firm and sure, one jot or tittle of which shall never pass away; all have been fulfilled by Christ, and remain with him a rule of walk and conversation; or the word which the Lord has commanded to a thousand generations, ( Psalms 105:8 ) the covenant which is ordered in all things and sure; the promises of which are yea and amen in Christ; and the blessings of it, the sure mercies of David; and even the doctrines of the Gospel are the commandments and testimony of the Lord, which are sure, ( Psalms 19:8 ) and to be believed, being the word of truth, the Gospel of our salvation, and coming from God, who cannot lie.

Psalms 111:7 In-Context

5 He provides food for those who fear him; he remembers his covenant forever.
6 He has shown his people the power of his works, giving them the lands of other nations.
7 The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy.
8 They are established for ever and ever, enacted in faithfulness and uprightness.
9 He provided redemption for his people; he ordained his covenant forever— holy and awesome is his name.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Psalms 92:4
  • 2. Psalms 19:7; Psalms 119:128; Revelation 15:3
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