Psalms 145:1-3

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.

Psalms 145:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.
ESV
1 I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever.
NLT
1 I will exalt you, my God and King, and praise your name forever and ever.
MSG
1 I lift you high in praise, my God, O my King! and I'll bless your name into eternity.
CSB
1 I exalt You, my God the King, and praise Your name forever and ever.

Psalms 145:1-3 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 145:1-3 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.

Cross References 8

  • 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

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. This psalm is an acrostic poem, the verses of which (including verse 13b) begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
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