Psalm 117:1

1 Praise the LORD, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples.

Read Psalm 117:1 Using Other Translations

O praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.
Praise the LORD, all nations! Extol him, all peoples!
Praise the LORD, all you nations. Praise him, all you people of the earth.

What does Psalm 117:1 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 117:1

O praise the Lord, all ye nations
The Lord having chosen, and Christ having redeemed, some out of every kindred, tongue, people, and nation; and the Gospel being sent and preached to all nations, and some of each being called and converted by the Spirit of God; they are excited to praise the Lord, Jehovah, Father, Son and Spirit, for their several acts of divine grace and kindness towards them, in choosing, redeeming, and sanctifying them; and in favouring them with the Gospel, and the ordinances of it, and with his gracious presence in them; and in supplying them with his grace, and giving them a right unto and meetness for eternal glory; for all which praise should be given to the Lord;

praise him, all ye people;
ye people of God in the several nations of the world; not the Jews only, but the Gentiles also: the same thing is repeated in different words, for the greater certainty and confirmation of it; that this should be, the work and exercise of the Gentiles in Gospel times, and expresses eagerness and vehemence to stir them up to it. A different word is here used for "praise" than in the former clause; and which is more frequently used in the Chaldee, Syriac, Arabic, and Ethiopic languages; and signifies the celebration of the praises of God with a high voice.

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