Psalms 108:1-5

A song. A psalm of David.

1 [a]My heart, O God, is steadfast; I will sing and make music with all my soul.
2 Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn.
3 I will praise you, LORD, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples.
4 For great is your love, higher than the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.

Psalms 108:1-5 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO PSALM 108

\\<>\\. This psalm consists of several passages out of the fifty seventh and sixtieth psalms, with very little variation. Jarchi and Kimchi refer it to the times of the Messiah. The title in the Syriac version is, ``concerning the calling of the Gentiles,'' to which, no doubt, it has respect.

Psalms 108:1-5 In-Context

1 My heart, O God, is steadfast; I will sing and make music with all my soul.
2 Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn.
3 I will praise you, LORD, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples.
4 For great is your love, higher than the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.
6 Save us and help us with your right hand, that those you love may be delivered.
7 God has spoken from his sanctuary: “In triumph I will parcel out Shechem and measure off the Valley of Sukkoth.
8 Gilead is mine, Manasseh is mine; Ephraim is my helmet, Judah is my scepter.
9 Moab is my washbasin, on Edom I toss my sandal; over Philistia I shout in triumph.”

Cross References 8

  • 1. Psalms 112:7; Psalms 119:30,112
  • 2. S Psalms 18:49
  • 3. S Job 21:12
  • 4. Numbers 14:18; Psalms 106:45
  • 5. S Exodus 34:6
  • 6. S Psalms 36:5
  • 7. S Psalms 8:1
  • 8. S Psalms 57:5

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. In Hebrew texts 108:1-13 is numbered 108:2-14.