Psalms 145:3-7

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.[a]
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.

Psalms 145:3 in Other Translations

KJV
3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.
ESV
3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.
NLT
3 Great is the LORD ! He is most worthy of praise! No one can measure his greatness.
MSG
3 God is magnificent; he can never be praised enough. There are no boundaries to his greatness.
CSB
3 Yahweh is great and is highly praised; His greatness is unsearchable.

Psalms 145:3-7 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 145:3-7 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 15

  • 1. S Psalms 95:3
  • 2. S 2 Samuel 22:4; Psalms 96:4
  • 3. S Job 5:9; Psalms 147:5; Romans 11:33
  • 4. Psalms 22:30; Isaiah 38:19
  • 5. S Deuteronomy 11:19
  • 6. S Psalms 71:16
  • 7. Psalms 96:6; Psalms 148:13
  • 8. S Psalms 75:1; Psalms 119:27
  • 9. Psalms 78:4
  • 10. S Psalms 66:3
  • 11. S Deuteronomy 32:3
  • 12. Psalms 75:1; Psalms 106:22
  • 13. S Exodus 18:9; S Psalms 27:13; Isaiah 63:7
  • 14. S Psalms 5:11; S Psalms 101:1
  • 15. S Psalms 138:5; Psalms 51:14

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. 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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