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Bible Commentaries

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Psalms 111


:-. The Psalmist celebrates God's gracious dealings with His people, of which a summary statement is given.

Verse 1

1. Praise ye the Lord—or, Hallelujah (Psalms 104:35). This seems to serve as a title to those of the later Psalms, which, like this, set forth God's gracious government and its blessed fruits. This praise claims the

whole heart— (Psalms 104:35- :), and is rendered publicly.

upright—a title of the true Israel (Psalms 32:11).

Verse 2

2. His works, that is, of providence and grace are

sought—or, carefully studied, by all desiring to know them.

Verse 3

3, 4. honourable and glorious—literally, "honor and majesty," which illustrate His glorious perfections.

righteousness— (Psalms 7:17; Psalms 31:1), which He has made memorable by wonders of love and mercy, in supplying the wants of His people according to covenant engagements.

Verse 6

6-8. His power was shown especially in giving them the promised land, and His faithfulness and justice thus displayed are, like His precepts, reliable and of permanent obligation.

Verse 9

9. The deliverance He provided accorded to His established covenant. Thus He manifested Himself in the sum of His perfections (Psalms 20:1; Psalms 20:7; Psalms 22:3) worthy of reverence.

Verse 10

10. And hence love and fear of such a God is the chief element of true wisdom (compare Proverbs 1:7; Proverbs 9:10).

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Bibliographical Information
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 111". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". 1871-8.