Psalms 111:1-3

1 [a]Praise the LORD.[b]I will extol the LORD with all my heart in the council of the upright and in the assembly.
2 Great are the works of the LORD; they are pondered by all who delight in them.
3 Glorious and majestic are his deeds, and his righteousness endures forever.

Psalms 111:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.
ESV
1 Praise the LORD! I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation.
NLT
1 Praise the LORD ! I will thank the LORD with all my heart as I meet with his godly people.
MSG
1 Hallelujah! I give thanks to God with everything I've got - Wherever good people gather, and in the congregation.
CSB
1 Hallelujah! I will praise the Lord with all my heart in the assembly of the upright and in the congregation.

Psalms 111:1-3 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO PSALM 111

This psalm, though without a name, is thought to be penned by David; it is composed in an artificial manner, in an alphabetical order, each clause or sentence beginning with a letter of the Hebrew alphabet in course, till the whole is finished; this perhaps was done to recommend the psalm, to make it more observed, and to help the memory; the general design of it is to excite to praise the Lord, from the consideration of his great and wonderful works.

Psalms 111:1-3 In-Context

1 Praise the LORD.I will extol the LORD with all my heart in the council of the upright and in the assembly.
2 Great are the works of the LORD; they are pondered by all who delight in them.
3 Glorious and majestic are his deeds, and his righteousness endures forever.
4 He has caused his wonders to be remembered; the LORD is gracious and compassionate.
5 He provides food for those who fear him; he remembers his covenant forever.
6 He has shown his people the power of his works, giving them the lands of other nations.
7 The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy.

Cross References 7

  • 1. Psalms 34:1; Psalms 109:30; Psalms 115:18; Psalms 145:10
  • 2. S Psalms 9:1
  • 3. Psalms 89:7
  • 4. S Psalms 1:5
  • 5. S Job 36:24; Psalms 92:5; Psalms 143:5; Revelation 15:3
  • 6. Psalms 64:9
  • 7. Psalms 112:3,9; Psalms 119:142

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. This psalm is an acrostic poem, the lines of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
  • [b]. Hebrew "Hallelu Yah"
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