Psalms 72:18

18 Praise be to the LORD God, the God of Israel, who alone does marvelous deeds.

Psalms 72:18 in Other Translations

KJV
18 Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things.
ESV
18 Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things.
NLT
18 Praise the LORD God, the God of Israel, who alone does such wonderful things.
MSG
18 Blessed God, Israel's God, the one and only wonder-working God!
CSB
18 May the Lord God, the God of Israel, be praised, who alone does wonders.

Psalms 72:18 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 72:18

Blessed [be] the Lord God
The Messiah, who is truly and properly God, Jehovah, Lord of all, and the Lord our righteousness; to whom such a doxology or ascription of glory and blessing properly belongs, since all good things are from him, and by him;

the God of Israel;
that brought Israel out of Egypt; went before them in the wilderness; redeemed and saved them, and bore and carried them all the days of old; and in whom all the true Israel of God are justified, and shall be saved with an everlasting salvation;

who only doeth wondrous things;
in the creation of all things out of nothing; in the government of the world; and in the redemption and salvation of his people; which is a very marvellous thing: as that God should become man, suffer and die in the room of men, and save them from sin and ruin; this wondrous thing. Christ has done alone, and there was none with him.

Psalms 72:18 In-Context

16 May grain abound throughout the land; on the tops of the hills may it sway. May the crops flourish like Lebanon and thrive like the grass of the field.
17 May his name endure forever; may it continue as long as the sun. Then all nations will be blessed through him,and they will call him blessed.
18 Praise be to the LORD God, the God of Israel, who alone does marvelous deeds.
19 Praise be to his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory. Amen and Amen.
20 This concludes the prayers of David son of Jesse.

Cross References 2

  • 1. 1 Chronicles 29:10; Psalms 41:13; Psalms 106:48; Luke 1:68
  • 2. S Job 5:9