Psalms 112:1-2

1 [a]Praise the LORD.[b]Blessed are those who fear the LORD, who find great delight in his commands.
2 Their children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.

Psalms 112:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.
ESV
1 Praise the LORD! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in his commandments!
NLT
1 Praise the LORD ! How joyful are those who fear the LORD and delight in obeying his commands.
MSG
1 Hallelujah! Blessed man, blessed woman, who fear God, Who cherish and relish his commandments,
CSB
1 Hallelujah! Happy is the man who fears the Lord, taking great delight in His commandments.

Psalms 112:1-2 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO PSALM 112

This psalm, also, very probably, was written by David, and is composed as the former, in an alphabetical order. The inscription of it in the Syriac version is,

``When David in it commanded Solomon his son, saying, Keep the commandments of, the Lord, and worship him: likewise the calling of the Gentiles and the righteousness of Christ.''

The subject matter of the psalm are the character, conduct, usefulness, and happiness of a good man.

Psalms 112:1-2 In-Context

1 Praise the LORD.Blessed are those who fear the LORD, who find great delight in his commands.
2 Their children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.
3 Wealth and riches are in their houses, and their righteousness endures forever.
4 Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous.
5 Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice.
6 Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever.

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Cross References 5

  • 1. Psalms 33:2; Psalms 103:1; Psalms 150:1
  • 2. Psalms 1:1-2
  • 3. S Job 1:8; Psalms 103:11; Psalms 115:13; Psalms 128:1
  • 4. S Psalms 1:2; Psalms 119:14,16,47,92
  • 5. Psalms 25:13; Psalms 37:26; Psalms 128:2-4

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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