Psalms 145:6

6 They tell of the power of your awesome works— and I will proclaim your great deeds.

Psalms 145:6 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
6 And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness.
English Standard Version (ESV)
6 They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds, and I will declare your greatness.
New Living Translation (NLT)
6 Your awe-inspiring deeds will be on every tongue; I will proclaim your greatness.
The Message Bible (MSG)
6 Your marvelous doings are headline news; I could write a book full of the details of your greatness.
American Standard Version (ASV)
6 And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts; And I will declare thy greatness.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
6 People will talk about the power of your terrifying deeds, and I will tell about your greatness.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
6 They will proclaim the power of Your awe-inspiring works, and I will declare Your greatness.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
6 They will speak about the powerful and wonderful things you do. I will talk about the great things you have done.

Psalms 145:6 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 145:6

And [men] shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts
The terrible things of Christ, which his right hand has taught him, and his mighty power has performed; such as the destruction of a disobedient and ungodly world by a flood, to whom he preached by his Spirit in the days of Noah; the burning of Sodom and Gomorrah by raining on them fire and brimstone from the Lord out of heaven; and the dreadful things he did in Egypt and at the Red sea by the hands of Moses; these, men or saints of the former dispensation, in, before, and after the times of David, could speak of: there are others done by him on the cross, as the bruising the serpent's head, destroying his works, and him himself with his principalities and powers; and at the time of his sufferings, when the sun was darkened at noon day, the earth quaked, the rocks were split, the vail of the temple rent in twain, and graves opened, which threw the centurion and his soldiers into a panic that watched Jesus on the cross; and at his resurrection, when was a great earthquake also, and angels appeared, which made the keepers shake and tremble; and in a few years followed the terrible destruction of the Jewish nation, city, and temple, for the rejection of the Messiah; as also of Rome Pagan in a few ages after that; which are things besides the others that men under the Gospel dispensation can speak of: and there are others yet to be done, terrible to the kings of the earth, as the destruction of antichrist and all the antichristian states, the burning of Rome, the fall of the tenth part of the great city, or Romish jurisdiction, and also of the cities of the nations by an earthquake, and the downfall of all kingdoms and states, to make way for the everlasting kingdom of Christ. Now the power of Christ, as the mighty God, is seen in all these things, which show his eternal power and Godhead, and that with him is terrible majesty; and these are to be spoken of by good men to the terror of the wicked, and to command a proper awe and reverence of Christ in the minds of others; and I will declare thy greatness;
the greatness of his person, offices, and grace, as well as he could, being unsearchable, (See Gill on Psalms 145:3).

Psalms 145:6 In-Context

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.
6 They tell of the power of your awesome works— and I will proclaim your great deeds.
7 They celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
8 The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.

Cross References 4

  • 1. Psalms 78:4
  • 2. S Psalms 66:3
  • 3. S Deuteronomy 32:3
  • 4. Psalms 75:1; Psalms 106:22
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