Psalms 105:1-3

1 Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done.
2 Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.
3 Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.

Psalms 105:1-3 Meaning and Commentary


This psalm was penned by David, and sung at the time when the ark was brought from the house of Obededom to the place which David had prepared for it; at least the first fifteen verses of it, the other part being probably added afterwards by the same inspired penman, as appears from 1Ch 16:1-7. The subject matter of the psalm is the special and distinguishing goodness of God to the children of Israel, and to his church and people, of which they were typical: the history of God's regard to and care of their principal ancestors, Abraham, Jacob, Joseph and of the whole body of the people, in bringing them out of Egypt, leading them through the wilderness, and settling them in the land of Canaan, is here recited, as an argument for praise and thankfulness.

Cross References 6

  • 1. S 1 Chronicles 16:34
  • 2. Psalms 80:18; Psalms 99:6; Psalms 116:13; Joel 2:32; Acts 2:21
  • 3. Psalms 30:4; Psalms 33:3; Psalms 96:1
  • 4. Psalms 7:17; Psalms 18:49; Psalms 27:6; Psalms 59:17; Psalms 71:22; Psalms 146:2
  • 5. S Psalms 75:1
  • 6. S Psalms 89:16
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