Psalms 117:1

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

Psalms 117:1 in Other Translations

1 O praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.
1 Praise the LORD, all nations! Extol him, all peoples!
1 Praise the LORD, all you nations. Praise him, all you people of the earth.
1 Praise God, everybody! Applaud God, all people!
1 Praise the Lord, all nations! Glorify Him, all peoples!

Psalms 117:1 Meaning and Commentary

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.

Psalms 117:1 In-Context

1 Praise the LORD, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples.
2 For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Psalms 22:23; S Psalms 103:2
  • 2. Romans 15:11*
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