Psalms 145:1-5

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]

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 145:1-5 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 145:1-5 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.

Cross References 13

  • 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

Footnotes 2

  • [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"
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