Psalms 145:1-13

A psalm of praise. Of David.

1 [a]I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever.
2 Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever.
3 Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.
4 One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts.
5 They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty— and I will meditate on your wonderful works.[b]
6 They tell of the power of your awesome works— and I will proclaim your great deeds.
7 They celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
8 The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.
9 The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.
10 All your works praise you, LORD; your faithful people extol you.
11 They tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might,
12 so that all people may know of your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The LORD is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does.[c]

Psalms 145:1-13 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 145:1-13 In-Context

1 I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever.
2 Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever.
3 Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.
4 One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts.
5 They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty— and I will meditate on your wonderful works.
6 They tell of the power of your awesome works— and I will proclaim your great deeds.
7 They celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
8 The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.
9 The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.
10 All your works praise you, LORD; your faithful people extol you.
11 They tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might,
12 so that all people may know of your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The LORD is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does.
14 The LORD upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time.
16 You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.
17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways and faithful in all he does.

Cross References 34

  • 1. Psalms 30:1; Psalms 34:1
  • 2. Psalms 2:6; Psalms 5:2
  • 3. S Psalms 54:6
  • 4. S Psalms 71:6
  • 5. Psalms 34:1; Isaiah 25:1; Isaiah 26:8
  • 6. S Psalms 95:3
  • 7. S 2 Samuel 22:4; Psalms 96:4
  • 8. S Job 5:9; Psalms 147:5; Romans 11:33
  • 9. Psalms 22:30; Isaiah 38:19
  • 10. S Deuteronomy 11:19
  • 11. S Psalms 71:16
  • 12. Psalms 96:6; Psalms 148:13
  • 13. S Psalms 75:1; Psalms 119:27
  • 14. Psalms 78:4
  • 15. S Psalms 66:3
  • 16. S Deuteronomy 32:3
  • 17. Psalms 75:1; Psalms 106:22
  • 18. S Exodus 18:9; S Psalms 27:13; Isaiah 63:7
  • 19. S Psalms 5:11; S Psalms 101:1
  • 20. S Psalms 138:5; Psalms 51:14
  • 21. S Psalms 86:15; Psalms 103:8
  • 22. S Psalms 86:5; Exodus 34:6; Numbers 14:18
  • 23. S 1 Chronicles 16:34; S Psalms 136:1; Matthew 19:17; Mark 10:18; Psalms 100:5
  • 24. Psalms 103:13-14
  • 25. S Psalms 8:6; S Psalms 103:22; S Psalms 139:14; Psalms 19:1
  • 26. Psalms 30:4; Psalms 148:14; Psalms 149:9
  • 27. Psalms 115:17-18; Psalms 68:26
  • 28. ver 12-13; S Exodus 15:2; Matthew 6:33
  • 29. Psalms 21:13
  • 30. S Psalms 75:1; Psalms 105:1
  • 31. ver 11; Psalms 103:19; Isa 2:10,19,21
  • 32. S Exodus 15:18; 1 Timothy 1:17; 2 Peter 1:11; Revelation 11:15
  • 33. S Deuteronomy 7:9; S 1 Corinthians 1:9
  • 34. S Joshua 23:14

Footnotes 3

  • [a]. This psalm is an acrostic poem, the verses of which (including verse 13b) begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
  • [b]. Dead Sea Scrolls and Syriac (see also Septuagint); Masoretic Text "On the glorious splendor of your majesty" / "and on your wonderful works I will meditate"
  • [c]. One manuscript of the Masoretic Text, Dead Sea Scrolls and Syriac (see also Septuagint); most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text do not have the last two lines of verse 13.