Psalms 146:1

1 Praise the LORD.[a]Praise the LORD, my soul.

Psalms 146:1 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul.
English Standard Version (ESV)
1 Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD, O my soul!
New Living Translation (NLT)
1 Praise the LORD ! Let all that I am praise the LORD .
The Message Bible (MSG)
1 Hallelujah! O my soul, praise God!
American Standard Version (ASV)
1 Praise ye Jehovah. Praise Jehovah, O my soul.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
1 Hallelujah! Praise the LORD, my soul!
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
1 Hallelujah! My soul, praise the Lord.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
1 Praise the Lord. I will praise the Lord.

Psalms 146:1 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 146:1

Praise ye the Lord
Or, "hallelujah"; which, in the Greek and Vulgate Latin versions, is the title of the psalm; but is rather the beginning of it; and is an exhortation to men, especially to the saints, to praise the Lord, the Lord Christ, the Lord of the world, who has created it and upholds it; the Lord of lords, David's Lord; and the Lord of all his people, by creation, redemption, and grace; and from whom they receive all blessings and mercies, temporal and spiritual, and are therefore under the highest obligations to praise him; praise the Lord, O my soul;
the psalmist does not put others upon that he does not choose to do himself; but, as the sweet psalmist of Israel, and prophet of the church, leads the way and sets and example; and not only strikes his harp and psaltery, and with his tongue, mouth, and lips, shows forth the praise of the Lord; but engages his heart, his soul, in this work; which, as it was capable of it, so most agreeable to the Lord, who requires the heart in his service, and to be worshipped in spirit and in truth: and this being the better and more noble part of man, making melody in it to the Lord, and engaging all the powers and faculties of it in such an employment, must be acceptable to him.

Psalms 146:1 In-Context

1 Praise the LORD.Praise the LORD, my soul.
2 I will praise the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
3 Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save.
4 When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing.
5 Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD their God.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Psalms 103:1; Psalms 104:1

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Hebrew "Hallelu Yah" ; also in verse 10
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