Psalms 111:7-10

7 The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy.
8 They are established for ever and ever, enacted in faithfulness and uprightness.
9 He provided redemption for his people; he ordained his covenant forever— holy and awesome is his name.
10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.

Psalms 111:7-10 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 111:7-10 In-Context

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.
8 They are established for ever and ever, enacted in faithfulness and uprightness.
9 He provided redemption for his people; he ordained his covenant forever— holy and awesome is his name.
10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.

Cross References 9

  • 1. S Psalms 92:4
  • 2. Psalms 19:7; Psalms 119:128; Revelation 15:3
  • 3. Ps 119:89,152,160; Isaiah 40:8; S Matthew 5:18
  • 4. Psalms 34:22; S Psalms 103:4; Psalms 130:7; Luke 1:68
  • 5. Psalms 30:4; Psalms 99:3; Luke 1:49
  • 6. S Job 23:15; S Psalms 19:9
  • 7. Deuteronomy 4:6; Proverbs 9:10
  • 8. S Deuteronomy 4:6; Ps 119:98,104,130; Ecclesiastes 12:13
  • 9. Psalms 28:6; Psalms 89:52; Psalms 145:2