Ps 145:1-21. A Psalm of praise to God for His mighty, righteous, and gracious government of all men, and of His humble and suffering people in particular.
1, 2. (Compare Ps 30:1).bless thy name—celebrate Thy perfections (Ps 5:11). God is addressed as king, alluding to His government of men.
3. (Compare Ps 18:3; 48:1).greatness—as displayed in His works.
4. shall declare—literally, "they shall declare," that is, all generations.
5. I will speak—or, "muse" (Ps 77:12; 119:15).thy wondrous works—or, "words of thy wonders," that is, which described them (Ps 105:27, Margin).
6. terrible acts—which produce dread or fear.
7. memory— (Ps 6:5), remembrance, or what causes to be remembered.righteousness—as in Ps 143:1, goodness according to covenant engagement.
8, 9. (Compare Ps 103:8; 111:4).over all, &c.—rests on all His works.
10. bless—as in Ps 145:1, to praise with reverence, more than merely to praise.
11, 12. The declaration of God's glory is for the extension of His knowledge and perfections in the world.
13. (Compare Da 4:3, 34).
14. (Compare Ps 37:17; 54:4).
15, 16. eyes of . . . thee—or, look with expecting faith (Ps 104:27, 28).
17. holy . . . works—literally, "merciful" or "kind, goodness" (Ps 144:2) is the corresponding noun.righteous—in a similar relation of meaning to "righteousness" (Ps 145:7).
18, 19. (Compare Ps 34:7, 10).
20. Those who fear Him (Ps 145:19) are those who are here said to love Him.
21. (Compare Ps 33:21).all flesh— (Ps 65:2). The Psalm ends, as it began, with ascriptions of praise, in which the pious will ever delight to join.
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