Psalms 111

Praise for the Lord’s Works

Hallelujah!: Or Praise the Lord!; it literally means Praise Yah! (a shortened form of Yahweh)
The lines of this poem form an acrostic
I will praise the Lord with all my heart
in the assembly of the upright and in the congregation. c

2 The Lord’s works are great,
studied by all who delight in them. d
3 All that He does is splendid and majestic; e
His righteousness endures forever. f
4 He has caused His wonderful works to be remembered. g
The Lord is gracious and compassionate. h
5 He has provided food for those who fear Him; i
He remembers His covenant forever. j
6 He has shown His people the power of His works
by giving them the inheritance of the nations. k
7 The works of His hands are truth and justice;
all His instructions are trustworthy. l
8 They are established forever and ever,
enacted in truth and in what is right. m
9 He has sent redemption to His people. n
He has ordained His covenant forever.
His name is holy and awe-inspiring. o

10 The
fear(s) God or the Lord/ the fear of the Lord: No single English word conveys every aspect of the word fear in this phrase. The meaning includes worshipful submission, reverential awe, and obedient respect to the covenant-keeping God of Israel.
fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; q
all who follow His instructions
Lit follow them
have good insight. s
His praise endures forever. t
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