Psalms 145:3

3 Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.

Psalms 145:3 in Other Translations

KJV
3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.
ESV
3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.
NLT
3 Great is the LORD ! He is most worthy of praise! No one can measure his greatness.
MSG
3 God is magnificent; he can never be praised enough. There are no boundaries to his greatness.
CSB
3 Yahweh is great and is highly praised; His greatness is unsearchable.

Psalms 145:3 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 145:3

Great [is] the Lord, and greatly to be praised
Christ is the great God as well as our Saviour; great in all the perfections of his nature, of great wisdom, power, faithfulness, holiness, grace, and goodness; great in his person as God-man, God manifest in the flesh; great in all his offices and relations he bears and stands in to his people; and great in all his works of creation, providence, and redemption, in which he is concerned; and upon all which accounts he is to be praised, and greatly to be praised, by his people, even to the utmost of their capacities, here and hereafter; see ( Psalms 48:1 ) ; and his greatness [is] unsearchable;
the greatness of his nature, and the perfections of it, these are past finding out; and so are his ways and works, and the riches of his grace, ( John 11:7 ) ( 5:9 ) ( Ephesians 3:8 ) . The Targum is,

``and of his greatness there is no end.''
So the Septuagint, Vulgate Latin, Syriac, and Arabic versions.

Psalms 145:3 In-Context

1 I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever.
2 Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever.
3 Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.
4 One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts.
5 They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty— and I will meditate on your wonderful works.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Psalms 95:3
  • 2. S 2 Samuel 22:4; Psalms 96:4
  • 3. S Job 5:9; Psalms 147:5; Romans 11:33