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Psalm 145
145:1 A psalm of praise, by David. I will extol you, my God, O king! I will praise your name continually! 145:2 Every day I will praise you! I will praise your name continually! 145:3 The Lord is great and certainly worthy of praise! No one can fathom his greatness! 145:4 One generation will praise your deeds to another, and tell about your mighty acts! 145:5 I will focus on your honor and majestic splendor, and your amazing deeds! 145:6 They will proclaim the power of your awesome acts! I will declare your great deeds! 145:7 They will talk about the fame of your great kindness, and sing about your justice. 145:8 The Lord is merciful and compassionate; he is patient and demonstrates great loyal love. 145:9 The Lord is good to all, and has compassion on all he has made. 145:10 All he has made will give thanks to the Lord. Your loyal followers will praise you. 145:11 They will proclaim the splendor of your kingdom; they will tell about your power, 145:12 so that mankind might acknowledge your mighty acts, and the majestic splendor of your kingdom. 145:13 Your kingdom is an eternal kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. 145:14 The Lord supports all who fall, and lifts up all who are bent over. 145:15 Everything looks to you in anticipation, and you provide them with food on a regular basis. 145:16 You open your hand, and fill every living thing with the food they desire. 145:17 The Lord is just in all his actions, and exhibits love in all he does. 145:18 The Lord is near all who cry out to him, all who cry out to him sincerely. 145:19 He satisfies the desire of his loyal followers; he hears their cry for help and delivers them. 145:20 The Lord protects those who love him, but he destroys all the wicked. 145:21 My mouth will praise the Lord. Let all who live praise his holy name forever!
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Wesley: Psa 145:14 - All All that look up to him for help.

All that look up to him for help.

Wesley: Psa 145:15 - All Of all living creatures.

Of all living creatures.

Wesley: Psa 145:15 - Wait Expect their supplies wholly from thy bounty. Expectation is here figuratively ascribed to brute creatures.

Expect their supplies wholly from thy bounty. Expectation is here figuratively ascribed to brute creatures.

Wesley: Psa 145:18 - Nigh To answer their prayers.

To answer their prayers.

Wesley: Psa 145:18 - In truth With an upright heart.

With an upright heart.

JFB: Psa 145:1-2 - -- 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. (Psa. 14...

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. (Psa. 145:1-21)

(Compare Psa 30:1).

JFB: Psa 145:1-2 - bless thy name Celebrate Thy perfections (Psa 5:11). God is addressed as king, alluding to His government of men.

Celebrate Thy perfections (Psa 5:11). God is addressed as king, alluding to His government of men.

JFB: Psa 145:3 - -- (Compare Psa 18:3; Psa 48:1).

(Compare Psa 18:3; Psa 48:1).

JFB: Psa 145:3 - greatness As displayed in His works.

As displayed in His works.

JFB: Psa 145:4 - shall declare Literally, "they shall declare," that is, all generations.

Literally, "they shall declare," that is, all generations.

JFB: Psa 145:5 - I will speak Or, "muse" (Psa 77:12; Psa 119:15).

Or, "muse" (Psa 77:12; Psa 119:15).

JFB: Psa 145:5 - thy wondrous works Or, "words of thy wonders," that is, which described them (Psa 105:27, Margin).

Or, "words of thy wonders," that is, which described them (Psa 105:27, Margin).

JFB: Psa 145:6 - terrible acts Which produce dread or fear.

Which produce dread or fear.

JFB: Psa 145:7 - memory (Psa 6:5), remembrance, or what causes to be remembered.

(Psa 6:5), remembrance, or what causes to be remembered.

JFB: Psa 145:7 - righteousness As in Psa 143:1, goodness according to covenant engagement.

As in Psa 143:1, goodness according to covenant engagement.

JFB: Psa 145:8-9 - -- (Compare Psa 103:8; Psa 111:4).

(Compare Psa 103:8; Psa 111:4).

JFB: Psa 145:8-9 - over all, &c. Rests on all His works.

Rests on all His works.

JFB: Psa 145:10 - bless As in Psa 145:1, to praise with reverence, more than merely to praise.

As in Psa 145:1, to praise with reverence, more than merely to praise.

JFB: Psa 145:11-12 - -- The declaration of God's glory is for the extension of His knowledge and perfections in the world.

The declaration of God's glory is for the extension of His knowledge and perfections in the world.

JFB: Psa 145:13 - -- (Compare Dan 4:3, Dan 4:34).

(Compare Dan 4:3, Dan 4:34).

JFB: Psa 145:14 - -- (Compare Psa 37:17; Psa 54:4).

(Compare Psa 37:17; Psa 54:4).

JFB: Psa 145:15-16 - eyes of . . . thee Or, look with expecting faith (Psa 104:27-28).

Or, look with expecting faith (Psa 104:27-28).

JFB: Psa 145:17 - holy . . . works Literally, "merciful" or "kind, goodness" (Psa 144:2) is the corresponding noun.

Literally, "merciful" or "kind, goodness" (Psa 144:2) is the corresponding noun.

JFB: Psa 145:17 - righteous In a similar relation of meaning to "righteousness" (Psa 145:7).

In a similar relation of meaning to "righteousness" (Psa 145:7).

JFB: Psa 145:18-19 - -- (Compare Psa 34:7, Psa 34:10).

(Compare Psa 34:7, Psa 34:10).

JFB: Psa 145:20 - -- Those who fear Him (Psa 145:19) are those who are here said to love Him.

Those who fear Him (Psa 145:19) are those who are here said to love Him.

JFB: Psa 145:21 - -- (Compare Psa 33:21).

(Compare Psa 33:21).

JFB: Psa 145:21 - all flesh (Psa 65:2). The Psalm ends, as it began, with ascriptions of praise, in which the pious will ever delight to join.

(Psa 65:2). The Psalm ends, as it began, with ascriptions of praise, in which the pious will ever delight to join.

Clarke: Psa 145:1 - I will extol thee I will extol thee - I will raise thee on high, I will lift thee up

I will extol thee - I will raise thee on high, I will lift thee up

Clarke: Psa 145:1 - I will bless thy name I will bless thy name - לעולם ועד leolam vaed , for ever and onward, in this and the coming world. This sort of expressions, which are very...

I will bless thy name - לעולם ועד leolam vaed , for ever and onward, in this and the coming world. This sort of expressions, which are very difficult to be translated, are on the whole well expressed by those words, in a hymn of Mr. Addison: -

Through all eternity to thee
A joyful song I’ ll rais

But O, eternity’ s too short
To utter all thy praise

This contains a strong hyperbole; but allowable in such cases.

Clarke: Psa 145:3 - His greatness is unsearchable His greatness is unsearchable - Literally, To his mightinesses there is no investigation. All in God is unlimited and eternal.

His greatness is unsearchable - Literally, To his mightinesses there is no investigation. All in God is unlimited and eternal.

Clarke: Psa 145:4 - One generation One generation - Thy creating and redeeming acts are recorded in thy word; but thy wondrous providential dealings with mankind must be handed down b...

One generation - Thy creating and redeeming acts are recorded in thy word; but thy wondrous providential dealings with mankind must be handed down by tradition, from generation to generation; for they are in continual occurrence, and consequently innumerable.

Clarke: Psa 145:8 - The Lord is gracious The Lord is gracious - His holy nature is ever disposed to show favor

The Lord is gracious - His holy nature is ever disposed to show favor

Clarke: Psa 145:8 - Full of compassion Full of compassion - Wherever he sees misery, his eye affects his heart

Full of compassion - Wherever he sees misery, his eye affects his heart

Clarke: Psa 145:8 - Slow to anger Slow to anger - When there is even the greatest provocation

Slow to anger - When there is even the greatest provocation

Clarke: Psa 145:8 - Of great mercy Of great mercy - Great in his abundant mercy. These four things give us a wonderful display of the goodness of the Divine nature.

Of great mercy - Great in his abundant mercy. These four things give us a wonderful display of the goodness of the Divine nature.

Clarke: Psa 145:9 - The Lord is good to all The Lord is good to all - There is not a soul out of hell that is not continually under his most merciful regards; so far is he from willing or decr...

The Lord is good to all - There is not a soul out of hell that is not continually under his most merciful regards; so far is he from willing or decreeing before their creation the damnation of any man

Clarke: Psa 145:9 - His tender mercies His tender mercies - His bowels of compassion are over all his works; he feels for his intelligent offspring, as the most affectionate mother does f...

His tender mercies - His bowels of compassion are over all his works; he feels for his intelligent offspring, as the most affectionate mother does for the child of her own bosom. And through this matchless mercy, these bowels of compassion, his son Jesus tasted death for every man. How far is all that is here spoken of the nature of God opposed to the Molochian doctrine of the eternal decree of reprobation

"His grace for every soul is free

For his, who forged the dire decree

For every reprobate and me."

Clarke: Psa 145:10 - All thy works shall praise thee All thy works shall praise thee - The God who is good to all

All thy works shall praise thee - The God who is good to all

Clarke: Psa 145:10 - Thy saints Thy saints - חסידיך chasideycha , thy compassionate ones; those who are partakers of thy great mercy, Psa 145:8. These shall bless thee, beca...

Thy saints - חסידיך chasideycha , thy compassionate ones; those who are partakers of thy great mercy, Psa 145:8. These shall bless thee, because they know, they feel, that thou willest the salvation of all. The dark, the gloomy, the hard-hearted, the narrow-minded bigots, who never have had thy love shed abroad in their hearts, can unfeelingly deal in the damnation of their fellows.

Clarke: Psa 145:12 - To make known To make known - They delight to recommend their God and Father to others.

To make known - They delight to recommend their God and Father to others.

Clarke: Psa 145:13 - Thy dominion endureth Thy dominion endureth - There is neither age nor people in and over which God does not manifest his benignly ruling power. As the above verse begins...

Thy dominion endureth - There is neither age nor people in and over which God does not manifest his benignly ruling power. As the above verse begins with the letter מ mem , the next in the order of the alphabet shouid begin with נ nun : but that verse is totally wanting. To say it never was in, is false, because the alphabet is not complete without it; and it is an unanswerable argument to prove the careless manner in which the Jews have preserved the Divine records. Though the Syriac, Septuagint, Vulgate, Ethiopic, Arabic, and Anglo-Saxon, have a verse, not in the Hebrew text, that answers to the נ nun , which is found in no printed copy of the Hebrew Bible; yet one MS., now in Trinity College, Dublin, has it thus, I suppose by correction, in the bottom of the page: -

נאמן יהוה בכל דבריו וחסיד בכל מעשיו

Neeman Yehovah bechol debaraiv ;vechasid bechol maasaiv .

"The Lord is faithful in all his words; and merciful in all his works.

Πιστος Κυριος εν τοις λογοις αυτου· και ὁσιος εν πασι τιος εργοις αυτου . - Septuagint

Fidelis Dominus in omnibus verbis suis: et sanctus in omnibus operibus suis - Vulgate

These two Versions, the Septuagint and Vulgate, are the same with the Hebrew given above. The Anglo-Saxon is the same: -

"True Lord in all words his, and holy in all works his.

The Latin text in my old Psalter is the same with the present printed Vulgate: " Fidelis Dominus in omnibus verbis suis, et sanctus in omnibus operibus suis .

Thus translated in the same MSS.: Lorde true in all his words: and holy in al his workes

It is remarkable that the whole verse is wanting in the Vulgate, as published in the Complutenstan Polyglot, as also the Antwerp and Paris Polyglots, which were taken from it. It is wanting also in the Polyglot Psalter of Porus, because he did not find it in the Hebrew text.

Clarke: Psa 145:14 - The Lord upholdeth all that fall The Lord upholdeth all that fall - נפלים nophelim , the falling, or those who are not able to keep their feet; the weak. He shores them up; he...

The Lord upholdeth all that fall - נפלים nophelim , the falling, or those who are not able to keep their feet; the weak. He shores them up; he is their prop. No man falls through his own weakness merely; if he rely on God, the strongest foe cannot shake him.

Clarke: Psa 145:15 - The eyes of all wait upon thee The eyes of all wait upon thee - What a fine figure! The young of all animals look up to their parents for food. God is here represented as the univ...

The eyes of all wait upon thee - What a fine figure! The young of all animals look up to their parents for food. God is here represented as the universal Father, providing food for every living creature

Clarke: Psa 145:15 - In due season In due season - The kind of food that is suited to every animal, and to all the stages of life in each animal. This is a wonderful mystery. It is a ...

In due season - The kind of food that is suited to every animal, and to all the stages of life in each animal. This is a wonderful mystery. It is a fact that all are thus provided for; but how is it done? All expect it from God, and not one is dsappointed! For,

Clarke: Psa 145:16 - Thou openest thine hand Thou openest thine hand - What a hand is this that holds in it all the food that meets the desires and necessities of the universe of creatures! A v...

Thou openest thine hand - What a hand is this that holds in it all the food that meets the desires and necessities of the universe of creatures! A very large volume might be written upon this: The proper kinds of food for the various classes of animals.

Clarke: Psa 145:17 - The Lord is righteous The Lord is righteous - It was the similarity of this to the omitted verse, which should have been the fourteenth, that caused it to be omitted.

The Lord is righteous - It was the similarity of this to the omitted verse, which should have been the fourteenth, that caused it to be omitted.

Clarke: Psa 145:18 - The Lord is nigh The Lord is nigh - Whoever calls upon God in truth, with a sincere and upright heart, one that truly desires his salvation, to that person God is ni...

The Lord is nigh - Whoever calls upon God in truth, with a sincere and upright heart, one that truly desires his salvation, to that person God is nigh. The following verse shows he is not only near to praying people, bu

1.    He will hear their cry

2.    Fulfil their desires

3.    Save them. Reader, lift up thy soul in prayer to this merciful God.

Clarke: Psa 145:20 - The Lord preserveth The Lord preserveth - He is the keeper of all them that love him

The Lord preserveth - He is the keeper of all them that love him

Clarke: Psa 145:20 - But all the wicked will he destroy But all the wicked will he destroy - They call not upon him; they fight against him, and he will confound and destroy them. There is something curio...

But all the wicked will he destroy - They call not upon him; they fight against him, and he will confound and destroy them. There is something curious in the שומר shomer , the keeper or guardian of the pious; he is שמיד shamid , the destroyer of the wicked. The first word implies he is continually keeping them; the second, that he causes the others to be destroyed.

Clarke: Psa 145:21 - Let all flesh bless his holy name Let all flesh bless his holy name - He is good to all, wants to save all, actually feeds and preserves all. And as near as שמר shamar is to ...

Let all flesh bless his holy name - He is good to all, wants to save all, actually feeds and preserves all. And as near as שמר shamar is to שמד shamad , so near is he a Savior to those who stand on the brink of destruction, if they will look to him

For the application of all this Psalm to the Church of Christ, see the analysis

Calvin: Psa 145:1 - I will extol thee, my God and my king 1.I will extol thee, my God and my king. David does not so much tell what he would do himself, as stir up and urge all others to this religious servi...

1.I will extol thee, my God and my king. David does not so much tell what he would do himself, as stir up and urge all others to this religious service of offering to God the praises due to his name. The design with which he declares God to be beneficent to the children of men is, to induce them to cultivate a pious gratitude, he insists upon the necessity of persevering in the exercise; for since God is constant in extending mercies, it would be highly improper in us to faint in his praises. As he thus gives his people new ground for praising him, so he stimulates them to gratitude, and to exercise it throughout the whole course of their life. In using the term daily, he denotes perseverance in the exercise. Afterwards he adds, that should he live through a succession of ages he would never cease to act in this manner. The repetitions used tend very considerably to give emphasis to his language. As it is probable that the Psalm was written at a time when the kingdom of David was in a flourishing condition, the circumstances deserves notice, that in calling God his king he gives both himself and other earthly princes their proper place, and does not allow any earthly distinctions to interfere with the glory due to God.

This is made still more manifest in the verse which follows, where, in speaking of the greatness of God as unmeasurable, he intimates that we only praise God aright when we are filled and overwhelmed with an ecstatic admiration of the immensity of his power. This admiration will form the fountain from which our just praises of him will proceed, according the measure of our capacity.

Calvin: Psa 145:4 - Generation to generation 4.Generation to generation, etc. Here he insists upon the general truth, that all men were made and are preserved in life for this end, that they may...

4.Generation to generation, etc. Here he insists upon the general truth, that all men were made and are preserved in life for this end, that they may devote themselves to the praise of God. And there is an implied contrast between the eternal name of God, and that immortality of renown which great men seem to acquire by their exploits. Human excellencies are eulogized in histories; with God it stands differently, for there is not a day in which he does not renew remembrance of his works, and cherish it by some present effect, so as indelibly to preserve it alive upon our minds. For the same reason he speaks of the glorious brightness, or beauty of his excellence, the better to raise in others a due admiration of it. By the words of his wonderful works, I consider that there is an allusion to the incomprehensible method of God’s works, for so many are the wonders that they overwhelm our senses. And we may infer from this, that the greatness of God is not that which lies concealed in his mysterious essence, and in subtle disputation upon which, to the neglect of his works, many have been chargeable with mere trifling, for true religion demands practical not speculative knowledge. Having said that he would speak of, or meditate upon God’s works, (for the Hebrew word, אשיחה , asichah, as we have elsewhere seen, may be rendered either way,) he transfers his discourse to others, intimating, that there will always be some in the world to declare the righteousness, goodness, and wisdom of God, and that his divine excellencies are worthy of being sounded, with universal consent, by every tongue. And, should others desist and defraud God of the honor due to him, he declares that he would himself at least discharge his part, and, while they were silent, energetically set forth the praises of God. Some think, that the might of his terrible works is an expression to the same effect with what had been already stated. But it seems rather to denote the judgments of God against profane scoffers.

Calvin: Psa 145:7 - They shall speak forth 7.They shall speak forth, etc. As the verb נבע , nabang, means properly to gush out, some suppose, that, as applied to speech, it means not si...

7.They shall speak forth, etc. As the verb נבע , nabang, means properly to gush out, some suppose, that, as applied to speech, it means not simply speaking, but an overflowing utterance, like water rushing from a fountain, and the verb ירננו , yerannenu, in the close of the verse, answers to this, meaning to shout, or sing aloud. To celebrate the memory of the Lord’s goodness, is the same with recalling to memory what we have personally experienced of his goodness. We cannot deny God’s claim to praise in all his excellencies, but we are most sensibly affected by such proofs of his fatherly mercy as we have ourselves experienced. David makes use, therefore, of this alluring consideration to induce us the more readily and cheerfully to engage in the praises of God, or rather, (according to the figurative word already used,) to burst forth in celebration of them.

Calvin: Psa 145:8 - Jehovah is gracious 8.Jehovah is gracious, etc. He opens up the goodness of which he spoke by using several expressions, as that God is inclined to mercy, (for such is ...

8.Jehovah is gracious, etc. He opens up the goodness of which he spoke by using several expressions, as that God is inclined to mercy, (for such is the proper meaning of the word חנון , channun,) and that he helps us willingly, as one sympathizing with our miseries. It is to be noticed that David has borrowed the terms which he here applies to God from that celebrated passage in Exo 34:6; and as the inspired writers drew their doctrine from the fountain of the law, we need not wonder that they set a high value upon the vision which is there recorded, and in which as clear and satisfactory a description of the nature of God is given us as can anywhere be found. David, therefore, in giving us a brief statement of what it was most important we should know in reference to God, makes use of the same terms employed there. Indeed no small part of the grace of God is to be seen in his alluring us to himself by such attractive titles. Were he to bring his power prominently into view before us, we would be cast down by the terror of it rather than encouraged, as the Papists represent him a dreadful God, from whose presence all must fly, whereas the proper view of him is that which invites us to seek after him. Accordingly, the more nearly that a person feels himself drawn to God, the more has he advanced in the knowledge of him. If it be true that God is not only willing to befriend us, but is spoken of as touched with sympathy for our miseries, so as to be all the kinder to us the more that we are miserable, what folly were it not to fly to him without delay? But as we drive God’s goodness away from us by our sins, and block up the way of access, unless his goodness overcome this obstacle, it would be in vain that the Prophets spoke of his grace and mercy. 280 It was necessary, therefore, to add what follows, that great is his mercy, that he pardons sins, and bears with the wickedness of men, so as to show favor to the unworthy. As regards the ungodly, although God shows them his long-suffering patience, they are incapable of perceiving pardon, so that the doctrine on which we insist has a special application to believers only, who apprehend God’s goodness by a living faith. To the wicked it is said —

“To what end is the day of the Lord for you? the day of the Lord is darkness and not light, affliction and not joy.”
(Amo 5:18.)

We see in what severe terms Nahum threatens them at the very beginning of his prophecy. Having referred to the language used in the passage from Moses, he adds immediately, on the other hand, to prevent them being emboldened by it, that God is a rigid and severe, a terrible and an inexorable judge. (Nah 1:3.) They therefore who have provoked God to anger by their sins, must see to secure his favor by believing.

Calvin: Psa 145:9 - Jehovah is good to all 9.Jehovah is good to all, etc. The truth here stated is of wider application than the former, for the declaration of David is to the effect, that no...

9.Jehovah is good to all, etc. The truth here stated is of wider application than the former, for the declaration of David is to the effect, that not only does God, with fatherly indulgence and clemency, forgive sin, but is good to all without discrimination, as he makes his sun to rise upon the good and upon the wicked. (Mat 5:45.) Forgiveness of sin is a treasure from which the wicked are excluded, but their sin and depravity does not prevent God from showering down his goodness upon them, which they appropriate without being at all sensible of it. Meanwhile believers, and they only, know what it is to enjoy a reconciled God, as elsewhere it is said —

“Come ye to him, and be ye enlightened, and your faces shall not be ashamed; taste and see that the Lord is good.”
(Psa 34:5.)

When it is added that the mercy of God extends to all his works, this ought not to be considered as contrary to reason, or obscure. Our sins having involved the whole world in the curse of God, there is everywhere an opportunity for the exercise of God’s mercy, even in helping the brute creation.

Calvin: Psa 145:10 - All thy works 10.All thy works, etc. Though many would suppress God’s praises, observing a wicked silence regarding them, David declares that they shine forth e...

10.All thy works, etc. Though many would suppress God’s praises, observing a wicked silence regarding them, David declares that they shine forth everywhere, appear of themselves, and are sounded, as it were, by the very dumb creatures. He then assigns the special work of declaring them to believers, who have eyes to perceive God’s works, and know that they cannot be employed better than in celebrating his mercies. What is added — they shall speak the glory of thy kingdom — I consider to have reference only to believers. If any incline to think that these words rather apply to God’s creatures universally, I would not object to that view. But the particular kind of speaking or teaching which David here refers to, applies only to saints. Accordingly I have retained the future tense of the verbs, rather than the optative mood, as others have done. In using the term kingdom, David intimates that this is the tendency of the manifestation of God’s works, to reduce the whole world to a state of order, and subject it to his government. He insists upon the excellency of this kingdom, that men may know that things are to be considered as in disorder and confusion, unless God alone be acknowledged supreme. He denies it to be transitory, like all earthly kingdoms, asserting that it will stand fast for ever. And to call our attention more particularly to its everlasting nature, he breaks out into an admiring exclamation, and addresses his discourse to God.

Calvin: Psa 145:14 - Jehovah upholding all the falling 14.Jehovah upholding all the falling. He gives instances of the goodness and mercy of God, such as make it evident that God reigns only for the promo...

14.Jehovah upholding all the falling. He gives instances of the goodness and mercy of God, such as make it evident that God reigns only for the promotion of the general welfare of mankind. By the falling, and those who are bowed down, he means figuratively those who are overwhelmed by adversity, and would sink at once, were not God to extend his hand for their support. God, in short, has respect to the troubles of men, and helps such as are in distress, so that all ought not only to look upon his divine government with reverence, but willingly and cordially submit themselves to it. Another lesson taught us is, that none will be disappointed who seeks comfort from God in his affliction.

Calvin: Psa 145:15 - The eyes of all hope in thee 15.The eyes of all hope in thee. David adduces an additional proof of God’s goodness, in giving food to all living creatures, and thus showing hims...

15.The eyes of all hope in thee. David adduces an additional proof of God’s goodness, in giving food to all living creatures, and thus showing himself in the character of the father of a family. Some interpreters, led by the term hope, which is employed, restrict the application to men, as being endued with reason and intelligence, to seek their food from their heavenly father, while the beasts seek it only in a gross manner, by sight or smell. But although not endued with the exercise of reason, leading them to depend upon God’s providence, necessity itself forces even them, by a certain hidden instinct, to seek their food, so that they may very properly be said to hope in God, as elsewhere the young ravens are said to cry unto him. (Psa 147:9.) Besides, those who would restrict the words to man, still leave them open to the charge of impropriety; for the wicked have no regard to the fatherly care of God, more than the ox or the ass. Since such is the order established in nature that all animals are brought to a dependence upon their Maker, there is no impropriety in supposing the affection of desire or expectation to be here put for the fact of dependence itself. 282 All ambiguity is taken away by the next verse, where every living thing is said to be satisfied. It is said that he gives them their food, and in its season, for the very variety of it serves more to illustrate the providence of God. Each has its own way of feeding, and the different kinds of aliment are designed and adapted for different uses. David therefore speaks of that food which is particular to them. The pronoun is not in the plural, and we are not to read in their season, as if it applied to the animals. The food he notices as given in its season; for here also we are to notice the admirable arrangements of divine providence, that there is a certain time appointed for harvest, vintage, and hay crop, and that the year is so divided into intervals, that the cattle are fed at one time upon grass, at another on hay, or straw, or acorns, or other products of the earth. Were the whole supply poured forth at one and the same moment, it could not be gathered together so conveniently; and we have no small reason to admire the seasonableness with which the different kinds of fruit and aliment are yearly produced.

Calvin: Psa 145:16 - Thou openest thine hand 16.Thou openest thine hand, etc. The figure is a beautiful one. Most men pass over without observation the singular goodness of God apparent in this...

16.Thou openest thine hand, etc. The figure is a beautiful one. Most men pass over without observation the singular goodness of God apparent in this admirable ordering of things in nature, and David therefore represents him as stretching out his hand to distribute to the animals their food. We sinfully confine our attention to the earth which yields us our food, or to natural causes. To correct this error David describes God as opening his hands to put the food into our mouths. The word רצון , ratson, some render desire, as though he meant that God supplied each kind of animal with food according to its wish. And a little afterwards we do indeed find it used in that sense. Others, however, refer it rather to God’s feeding them of his mere good pleasure and kindness; it not being enough to say that our food is given us by God, unless we add, as in the second clause of the verse, that his kindness is gratuitous, and that there is no extrinsic cause whatever moving him to provide so liberally for every living creature. In that case the cause is put for the effect; the various kinds of provision being effects of his good pleasure — χαρισματα της χάριτος. If it be found that men and others of his creatures often suffer and die from want, this is to be traced to the change which has come upon nature by sin. The fair order which subsisted in it by God’s original appointment often fails since the fall through our sins, and yet in what remains of it, though marred, we may see the kindness of God referred to by David, for in the severest failures of crop, there is no year so barren and unproductive, that God may not be said to open his hand in it.

Calvin: Psa 145:17 - Jehovah is righteous in all his ways 17.Jehovah is righteous in all his ways. He does not now speak of God’s goodness merely in providing all his creatures with their daily food, but c...

17.Jehovah is righteous in all his ways. He does not now speak of God’s goodness merely in providing all his creatures with their daily food, but comprehends other parts of his providence, as in correcting men for their sins, restraining the wicked, trying the patience of his people under the cross, and governing the world by judgments which are often inscrutable to us. The ground upon which praise is here ascribed to God may seem a common one, being in every one’s mouth; but in nothing is wisdom shown more than in holding fast the truth, that God is just in all his ways, so as to retain in our hearts an unabated sense of it amidst all troubles and confusions. Though all acknowledge God to be just, most men are no sooner overtaken by affliction than they quarrel with his severity: unless their wishes are immediately complied with, they are impatient, and nothing is more common than to hear his justice impeached. As it is everywhere abused by the wicked imputations men cast upon it, here it is very properly vindicated from such ungrateful treatment, and asserted to be constant and unfailing, however loudly the word may disparage it. It is expressly added, in all his ways and works, for we fail to give God due honor unless we recognize a consistent tenor of righteousness in the whole progress of his operation. Nothing is more difficult in the time of trouble, when God has apparently forsaken us, or afflicts us without cause, than to restrain our corrupt feelings from breaking out against his judgments; as we are told of the emperor Mauricius in a memorable passage of history, that seeing his sons murdered by the wicked and perfidious traitor Phocas, and being about to be carried out himself to death, he cried out — “Thou art righteous, O God, and just are thy judgments!” As this man of no bad character opposed such a shield to the cruel trials he met with, we must learn to put a check upon our spirits, and always give God’s righteousness the honor due to it. David, however, goes farther still, intimating that God, even when he seems to be most severe, is so far from being cruel as to temper his heaviest judgments with equity and clemency.

Calvin: Psa 145:18 - Jehovah is near to all that call upon him 18.Jehovah is near to all that call upon him. This truth is principally applicable to believers, whom God in the way of singular privilege invites to...

18.Jehovah is near to all that call upon him. This truth is principally applicable to believers, whom God in the way of singular privilege invites to draw near him, promising that he will be favorable to their prayers. Faith, there is no doubt, lies idle and even dead without prayer, in which the spirit of adoption shows and exercises itself, and by which we evidence that all his promises are considered by us as stable and sure. The inestimable grace of God, in short, towards believers, appears in this, that he exhibits himself to them as a Father. As many doubts steal upon us when we pray to God, and we either approach him with trembling, or fail by becoming discouraged and lifeless, David declares it to be true without exception, that God hears all who call upon him. At the same time, as most men pervert and profane the method of calling upon God through inventions of their own, the right manner of praying is laid down in the next part of the verse, which is, that we should pray in truth. Although men resort to God in a cold manner, or even in their prayers expostulate with him, while their hearts are swelling with pride or with anger, they yet complain that they are not heard; just as if there were no difference between praying and quarreling, or the exercise of faith and hypocrisy. The greater part of men, involved in infidelity, scarcely believe that there is a God in heaven at all; others would banish him from it if they could; others would tie him down to their views and, wishes, while some seek slight and insufficient ways of reconciling him, so that the common way of praying is but an idle and empty ceremony. 283 And although nearly all men without exception have recourse to God in the time of their need, they are few indeed who bring the smallest measure of faith or repentance. It were better that the name of God should be buried in oblivion than exposed to such insults. There is good reason, therefore, why truth should be said to be necessary in our prayers — that they come from a sincere heart. The falsehood, which is the opposite of this sincerity, is of various kinds; indeed it were difficult to enumerate them — infidelity, wavering, impatience, murmuring, pretended humility, in short there are as many sorts of it as there are sinful dispositions. The truth being one of no small importance, David again confirms and enlarges upon it in the next verse. The repetition is worthy of our particular notice, for such is our tendency to unbelief, that there are few who in calling upon God do not look upon their prayers as fruitless. Hence the perverse manner in which the wandering minds of men are tossed hither and thither, as in the Papacy they invented patrons without number, holding it of no importance almost to embrace with an unwavering faith the promises by which God invites us to himself.

Calvin: Psa 145:19 - NO PHRASE To throw the door still more open, the Holy Spirit, by the mouth of David, tells us, that God will accommodate himself to the desires of all who fea...

To throw the door still more open, the Holy Spirit, by the mouth of David, tells us, that God will accommodate himself to the desires of all who fear him. This is a mode of expression of which it is difficult to say how much it ought to impress our minds. Who is man, that God should show complaisance to his will, when rather it is ours to look up to his exalted greatness, and humbly submit to his authority? Yet he voluntarily condescends to these terms, to obtemper our desires. At the same time, there is a check to be put upon this liberty, and we have not a license of universal appetency, as if his people might forwardly clamor for whatever their corrupt desires listed, but before God says that he will hear their prayers, he enjoins the law of moderation and submission upon their affections, as we learn from John, —

“We know that he will deny us nothing,
if we seek it according to his will.” (1Jo 5:14.)

For the same reason, Christ dictated that form of prayer, “Thy will be done,” setting limits round us, that we should not preposterously prefer our desires to those of God, nor ask without deliberation what first comes into our mouth. David, in making express mention of them that fear God, enjoins fear, reverence, and obedience upon them before holding out the favorable indulgence of God, that they might not think themselves warranted to ask more than his word grants and approves. When he speaks of their cry, this is a kind of qualification of what he had said. For God’s willingness to grant our prayers is not always so apparent that he answers them at the very moment they are made. We have, therefore, need of perseverance in this trial of our faith, and our desires must be confirmed by crying. The last clause — he will save them — is also added by way of correction, to make us aware how far, and for what end God answers the prayers of his people, namely, to evidence in a practical manner that he is the faithful guardian of their welfare.

Calvin: Psa 145:20 - Jehovah preserves 20.Jehovah preserves, etc. He insists upon the same truth, — that God is near to his people to help them in the time of need; this being a sure pro...

20.Jehovah preserves, etc. He insists upon the same truth, — that God is near to his people to help them in the time of need; this being a sure proof of his presence, that by his mercy they come safe and unhurt out of every danger which befalls them. It is worthy of our notice, that, instead of fear, he now speaks of love; for, in distinguishing believers by this title, that they love God, he intimates it to be the root of true godliness, that they submit themselves to him voluntarily, which again is the effect of faith. Till God draw us by the attractions of his grace, this placid submission will never follow. The love spoken of by David, however, is perhaps more extensive, as God’s people not only attach themselves to him in the way of obedience to his authority, but knowing that union to him is of all other things most desirable, aspire with their whole soul after this happiness. Still there can be no doubt, that the reference is to it here as the chief part of holiness and righteousness, as was said by Moses,

“And now, O Israel, what does the Lord thy God require of thee,” etc. (Deu 10:12.)

This effect of godliness in securing our safety and preservation under the divine guardianship, David exemplifies by an opposition clause, declaring, that all the wicked shall, in the just judgment of God, miserably perish. That he might close as he had begun, he again affirms, that he will publish the praises of God, and urges all to the same duty by his example. Some would read, every living thing shall bless, but this does not seem to me a proper reading. When Moses, speaking of the flood, says, that “all flesh in which was the breath of life perished,” I grant that the term comprehends the brute creation, but wherever “flesh” is mentioned without any addition, the reference is only to men. Nor is David here stating what they would, but what they should do, declaring all men bound by the great and inexhaustible goodness of God constantly and for ever to praise him.

Defender: Psa 145:21 - bless his holy name Each of the five books of the Psalms ends with a similar doxology (Psa 41:13; Psa 72:19; Psa 89:52; Psa 106:48). The last five psalms may then be take...

Each of the five books of the Psalms ends with a similar doxology (Psa 41:13; Psa 72:19; Psa 89:52; Psa 106:48). The last five psalms may then be taken as a special Epilogue to the entire book."

TSK: Psa 145:1 - Psalm of praise // extol thee // my God // I will bless Psalm of praise : Psa 100:1 *title extol thee : Psa 30:1, Psa 68:4, Psa 71:14-24, Psa 103:1, Psa 103:2; Dan 4:37 my God : Psa 44:4, Psa 45:1, Psa 45:6...

TSK: Psa 145:2 - Every day Every day : Psa 72:15, Psa 119:164; Rev 7:15

TSK: Psa 145:3 - Great // and his greatness is unsearchable Great : Psa 48:1, Psa 96:4, Psa 147:5; Job 5:9, Job 9:10; Rev 15:3 and his greatness is unsearchable : Heb. and of his greatness there is no search, P...

Great : Psa 48:1, Psa 96:4, Psa 147:5; Job 5:9, Job 9:10; Rev 15:3

and his greatness is unsearchable : Heb. and of his greatness there is no search, Psa 139:6; Job 5:9, Job 9:10, Job 11:7-9, Job 26:14; Isa 40:28; Rom 11:33

TSK: Psa 145:4 - generation generation : Psa 44:1, Psa 44:2, Psa 71:18, Psa 78:3-7; Exo 12:26, Exo 12:27, Exo 13:14, Exo 13:15; Deu 6:7; Jos 4:21-24; Isa 38:19

TSK: Psa 145:5 - will speak // works will speak : Psa 40:9, Psa 40:10, Psa 66:3, Psa 66:4, Psa 71:17-19, Psa 71:24, Psa 96:3, Psa 104:1, Psa 104:2, Psa 105:2; Isa 12:4; Dan 4:1-3, Dan 4:3...

TSK: Psa 145:6 - And men // I will declare thy greatness And men : Psa 22:22, Psa 22:23, Psa 22:27, Psa 22:31, Psa 98:2, Psa 98:3, Psa 113:3, Psa 126:2, Psa 126:3; Jos 2:9-11, Jos 9:9, Jos 9:10; Ezr 1:2; Jer...

TSK: Psa 145:7 - abundantly // sing abundantly : Psa 36:5-8; Isa 63:7; Mat 12:34, Mat 12:35; 2Co 9:11, 2Co 9:12; 1Pe 2:9, 1Pe 2:10 sing : Psa 36:10, Psa 51:14, Psa 71:15, Psa 71:16, Psa ...

TSK: Psa 145:8 - Lord is gracious // of great mercy Lord is gracious : Psa 86:5, Psa 86:15, Psa 100:5, Psa 103:8, Psa 116:5; Exo 34:6, Exo 34:7; Num 14:18; Dan 9:9; Jon 4:2; Mic 7:18-20; Rom 5:20, Rom 5...

Lord is gracious : Psa 86:5, Psa 86:15, Psa 100:5, Psa 103:8, Psa 116:5; Exo 34:6, Exo 34:7; Num 14:18; Dan 9:9; Jon 4:2; Mic 7:18-20; Rom 5:20, Rom 5:21; Eph 1:6, Eph 1:8, Eph 2:4

of great mercy : Heb. great in mercy

TSK: Psa 145:9 - good good : Psa 25:8, Psa 36:6, Psa 36:7, Psa 65:9-13, Psa 104:27; Jon 4:11; Nah 1:7; Mat 5:45; Act 14:17; Act 17:25

TSK: Psa 145:10 - All thy // and thy saints All thy : Psa 19:1, Psa 96:11-13, Psa 98:3-9, Psa 103:22, Psa 104:24, Psa 148:1-13; Isa 43:20; Isa 44:23; Rom 1:19, Rom 1:20 and thy saints : Psa 22:2...

TSK: Psa 145:11 - the glory the glory : Psa 2:6-8, Psa 45:6, Psa 45:7, 72:1-20, Psa 93:1, Psa 93:2, Psa 96:10-13, Psa 97:1-12, Psa 99:1-4; 1Ch 29:11, 1Ch 29:12; Isa 9:6, Isa 9:7,...

TSK: Psa 145:12 - make known make known : Psa 98:1, Psa 105:5, Psa 106:2, Psa 110:2, Psa 110:3, Psa 145:6-12, 136:4-26; Dan 4:34, Dan 4:35; Mat 28:18; Act 2:8-11; Eph 1:19-21, Eph...

TSK: Psa 145:13 - kingdom // everlasting kingdom kingdom : Psa 146:10; Isa 9:7; Dan 2:44, Dan 7:14, Dan 7:27; 1Ti 1:17; Rev 11:15 everlasting kingdom : Heb. kingdom of all ages, 1Co 15:21-28

kingdom : Psa 146:10; Isa 9:7; Dan 2:44, Dan 7:14, Dan 7:27; 1Ti 1:17; Rev 11:15

everlasting kingdom : Heb. kingdom of all ages, 1Co 15:21-28

TSK: Psa 145:14 - upholdeth // raiseth up upholdeth : Psa 37:24, Psa 94:18, Psa 119:117; Luk 22:31, Luk 22:32 raiseth up : Psa 38:6, Psa 42:5, Psa 146:8; Luk 13:11-13

TSK: Psa 145:15 - The eyes // wait upon thee The eyes : Psa 145:9, Psa 104:21, Psa 104:27, Psa 136:25, Psa 147:8, Psa 147:9; Gen 1:30; Job 38:39-41; Joe 2:22; Mat 6:26; Luk 12:24; Act 17:25 wait ...

TSK: Psa 145:16 - openest openest : Psa 104:28, Psa 107:9, Psa 132:15; Job 38:27

TSK: Psa 145:17 - righteous // holy righteous : Psa 50:6, Psa 89:14, Psa 97:2, Psa 99:3, Psa 99:4, Psa 103:6; Gen 18:25; Deu 32:4; 1Sa 2:2, 1Sa 2:3; Isa 45:21; Zep 3:5; Zec 9:9; Rom 3:5,...

TSK: Psa 145:18 - nigh unto // call upon nigh unto : Psa 34:18, Psa 46:1, Psa 46:5; Deu 4:7; 1Ki 18:27, 1Ki 18:28; Isa 58:9; Joh 14:23; Jam 4:8 call upon : Psa 17:1, Psa 119:2; Pro 15:8; Isa ...

TSK: Psa 145:19 - fulfil // he also will fulfil : Psa 20:4, Psa 34:9, Psa 36:7, Psa 36:8, Psa 37:4, Psa 37:19; Mat 5:6; Luk 1:53; Joh 15:7, Joh 15:16, Joh 16:24; Eph 3:16-20; 1Jo 5:15 he also...

TSK: Psa 145:20 - preserveth // all the wicked preserveth : Psa 31:23, Psa 37:28, Psa 97:10; Exo 20:6; Joh 10:27-29; Rom 8:28-30; Jam 2:5; 1Pe 1:5-8 all the wicked : Psa 1:6, Psa 9:17; Mat 25:41

TSK: Psa 145:21 - My mouth // let all flesh My mouth : Psa 145:1, Psa 145:2, Psa 145:5, Psa 30:12, Psa 51:15, Psa 71:8, Psa 71:15, Psa 71:23, Psa 71:24, Psa 89:1 let all flesh : Psa 67:3, Psa 67...

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Poole: Psa 145:3 - His greatness His greatness in his being, majesty, and glory, and all perfections.

His greatness in his being, majesty, and glory, and all perfections.

Poole: Psa 145:4 - -- The people that live in one age shall relate them to their posterity, and so successively in all ages.

The people that live in one age shall relate them to their posterity, and so successively in all ages.

Poole: Psa 145:5 - The glorious honour of thy majesty The glorious honour of thy majesty: here are divers words heaped together, to intimate that no words were sufficient to express it.

The glorious honour of thy majesty: here are divers words heaped together, to intimate that no words were sufficient to express it.

Poole: Psa 145:7 - The memory of thy great goodness The memory of thy great goodness the memorials of thy kindness to thy people, thy never to be forgotten blessings.

The memory of thy great goodness the memorials of thy kindness to thy people, thy never to be forgotten blessings.

Poole: Psa 145:9 - Is good to all Is good to all not to Israel only, but to all mankind, whose hearts he fills with food and gladness, as it is said, Act 14:17 ; yea, to all his creat...

Is good to all not to Israel only, but to all mankind, whose hearts he fills with food and gladness, as it is said, Act 14:17 ; yea, to all his creatures, as it is in the next clause, to beasts as well as men. See Psa 136:25 147:9 .

Poole: Psa 145:10 - All thy works shall praise thee All thy works shall praise thee objectively, they give men and angels just occasion to praise thee.

All thy works shall praise thee objectively, they give men and angels just occasion to praise thee.

Poole: Psa 145:14 - Upholdeth all Upholdeth all either, 1. All that look up to him for help: or, 2. All that are upheld; whose support is not from themselves, nor from other men, bu...

Upholdeth all either,

1. All that look up to him for help: or,

2. All that are upheld; whose support is not from themselves, nor from other men, but only from God’ s’ powerful and good providence.

Poole: Psa 145:15 - The eyes of all // In due season The eyes of all living creatures wait upon thee; expect and receive their supplies wholly from thy bounty. Expectation is here figuratively ascribed ...

The eyes of all living creatures wait upon thee; expect and receive their supplies wholly from thy bounty. Expectation is here figuratively ascribed to brute creatures, as Psa 104:27 Rom 8:22 .

In due season when they need it.

Poole: Psa 145:16 - -- Or, as divers render it, and which is more agreeable to the order of the words in the Hebrew text, thou satisfiest every living thing with thy favou...

Or, as divers render it, and which is more agreeable to the order of the words in the Hebrew text, thou satisfiest every living thing with thy favour or good-will, i.e. with the fruits of thy bounty; the pronoun thy being easily and fitly understood out of the foregoing clause.

Poole: Psa 145:17 - Holy Holy or rather, merciful, as this word most commonly signifies. There is a mixture of mercy in the most severe and terrible works of God in this life...

Holy or rather, merciful, as this word most commonly signifies. There is a mixture of mercy in the most severe and terrible works of God in this life, judgment without mercy being reserved for the next life, Jam 2:13 Rev 14:10 .

Poole: Psa 145:18 - Is nigh unto all them // that call upon him in truth Is nigh unto all them to answer their prayers for relief, that call upon him in truth sincerely, or with an upright heart, trusting to him, and wai...

Is nigh unto all them to answer their prayers for relief,

that call upon him in truth sincerely, or with an upright heart, trusting to him, and waiting upon him in his way.

Poole: Psa 145:19 - Fulfil the desire Fulfil the desire so far as it is agreeable to his own will, and convenient for their good; not inordinate desires, which God commonly denies to his ...

Fulfil the desire so far as it is agreeable to his own will, and convenient for their good; not inordinate desires, which God commonly denies to his people in mercy, and granteth to his enemies in anger.

Poole: Psa 145:20 - -- Frequently in this world, but infallibly in the next.

Frequently in this world, but infallibly in the next.

PBC: Psa 145:15 - -- See Philpot: THE WAITING EYE AND THE BOUNTEOUS HAND

See Philpot: THE WAITING EYE AND THE BOUNTEOUS HAND

Haydock: Psa 145:1 - -- We are not to trust in men, but in God alone.

We are not to trust in men, but in God alone.

Haydock: Psa 145:1 - Of // In my Of, &c. This addition of the Septuagint intimates that these prophets would thus exhort the people to trust in Providence, and to prefer his service...

Of, &c. This addition of the Septuagint intimates that these prophets would thus exhort the people to trust in Providence, and to prefer his service before worldly cares. See Psalm cxxxvi. (Worthington) ---

They might compose this psalm after Cyrus had revoked the permission to build the temple, (ver. 2., and 1 Esdras i. 3., and iv. 4.) as the following psalms seem all to have been sung at the dedication of the walls. (Calmet) ---

This might be the case, but the titles afford but a slender proof, and David might write this to excite himself and people to confide in God. ---

In my. Hebrew begins here the second verse, with the answer of the soul to the prophet's invitation. It is immortal, and promises always to praise the Lord. (Berthier)

Haydock: Psa 145:3 - Children Children. Hebrew, "sons of Adam." the greatest prince is of the same frail condition as other men. He is not always willing, nor able to save. He...

Children. Hebrew, "sons of Adam." the greatest prince is of the same frail condition as other men. He is not always willing, nor able to save. He must die, and all his project cease. (Haydock) ---

If we could have depended on any, Cyrus seemed to be the person. Yet he has been deceived, and now forbids the building of a temple. We must, however, be grateful for the liberty which we enjoy by the goodness of God. (Calmet) ---

In one Son of man (Christ) we may trust; not because he is the Son of man, but because he is the Son of God. (St. Augustine) (Worthington)

Haydock: Psa 145:4 - Forth // And he // Thoughts Forth. From the body, which shall be consigned to the earth from which it was taken, Ecclesiastes xii. 7. --- And he. Man, (Calmet) or each of th...

Forth. From the body, which shall be consigned to the earth from which it was taken, Ecclesiastes xii. 7. ---

And he. Man, (Calmet) or each of the princes, (Haydock) with respect to the body. (Worthington) ---

It does not refer to the spirit, which in Hebrew is feminine. (Calmet) ---

It is the want of faith, which causes people to confide in great ones, rather than in Providence. (St. Augustine) ---

Thoughts. Projects of ambition, &c. (Calmet)

Haydock: Psa 145:7 - Truth // Wrong // Fettered Truth. Houbigant, "his truth," and promises. (Haydock) --- The disposition of Cyrus towards the Jews had changed, in consequence of some false ins...

Truth. Houbigant, "his truth," and promises. (Haydock) ---

The disposition of Cyrus towards the Jews had changed, in consequence of some false insinuations of their enemies. ---

Wrong. The Babylonians have been, and the Samaritans will be, punished. ---

Fettered. We may hope to be freed from the dominion of the Persians. (Calmet)

Haydock: Psa 145:8 - Enlighteneth Enlighteneth. Hebrew, "openeth the eyes. " Septuagint, "gives wisdom to the blind." Many of these favours seem to be understood in a spiritual se...

Enlighteneth. Hebrew, "openeth the eyes. " Septuagint, "gives wisdom to the blind." Many of these favours seem to be understood in a spiritual sense, and allude to the times of Christ, when these miracles were performed. (Berthier) (Isaias xxxv. 5., and Matthew xi. 5. (Calmet)

Haydock: Psa 145:9 - Strangers // Sinners Strangers. He charges his people to be compassionate towards such, Exodus xxii. 21., and James i. 27. (Berthier) --- We have been captives, Psalm ...

Strangers. He charges his people to be compassionate towards such, Exodus xxii. 21., and James i. 27. (Berthier) ---

We have been captives, Psalm cxii. 9. ---

Sinners, who have calumniated us, ver. 7. (Calmet)

Haydock: Psa 145:10 - Sion // Generation Sion. Figure of the true Church. God is now more attached to Sion than to any other place. (Berthier) --- He lives for ever, and therefore alone ...

Sion. Figure of the true Church. God is now more attached to Sion than to any other place. (Berthier) ---

He lives for ever, and therefore alone deserves our confidence. (Calmet) ---

Generation. Hebrew adds, "Alleluia," which we have in the next title, as the psalm also begins with the same word. (Haydock)

Gill: Psa 145:1 - I will extol thee, my God, O King // and I will bless thy name for ever and ever I will extol thee, my God, O King,.... Or "the King" a, the King Messiah, who is by way of eminency called "the King", as in Psa 21:1. This is the fou...

I will extol thee, my God, O King,.... Or "the King" a, the King Messiah, who is by way of eminency called "the King", as in Psa 21:1. This is the foundation of this whole psalm, as Aben Ezra observes; and shows who is intended and who is the subject of it that is spoken of throughout, even the Messiah, who is the King of the world, the King of the kings of it, the King of Zion, of his church and people, the King of saints, of all believers in him, by the appointment of God, by the conquest of his grace, over whom he reigns by his Spirit and grace; for this his kingdom is spiritual, is in righteousness, and everlasting: and this great King is not a creature, but God, the mighty God, David's Lord and God, and the Lord and God of every saint; whom David loved as such, believed in, looked unto for salvation; from whom he received grace and expected glory, and knew and claimed his interest in him, which is the great privilege of believers in him; see Joh 20:28; and therefore they, as David, will extol him above all created beings, he being God over all; extol him above all men, even the best and greatest, Moses, Joshua, Aaron, Abraham, or any other, who are his creatures, his children, and his subjects; and even as man he is to be extolled above all men; being chosen out from among the people, fairer than the children of men, and the chiefest among ten thousand; and above the angels, having a more excellent name and nature than they; they being his creatures and servants, and he their Creator and the object of their worship: Christ is extolled by his people when they ascribe deity to him, magnify him in his offices, and make use of him in them all; attribute their whole salvation to him, think and speak highly of him, and declare him extolled and exalted at the right hand of God, as he now is, and as the Old Testament saints, as David and others, had a foresight of and rejoiced in, Psa 110:1; the Septuagint, Syriac, Ethiopic, and Arabic versions, have it, "my King"; see Zec 9:9;

and I will bless thy name for ever and ever; by pronouncing him the Son of the Blessed, God over all blessed for ever; and by ascribing blessing, honour, glory, and power, unto him; by adoring and celebrating the perfections of his nature, which are his name, by which he is known; by expressing a high value and esteem for every precious name of his, as Immanuel, God with us; Jesus, a Saviour, &c. and a regard to his everlasting Gospel, which is his name, bore by his ministering servants throughout the world; see Psa 8:1.

Gill: Psa 145:2 - Every day will I bless thee // and I will praise thy name for ever and ever Every day will I bless thee,.... For new mercies had every morning; for fresh supplies of grace every day, which all come from the fulness of Christ, ...

Every day will I bless thee,.... For new mercies had every morning; for fresh supplies of grace every day, which all come from the fulness of Christ, to whom all grace is given, and from whence it is received, and in whom all spiritual blessings are, and by whom they are bestowed;

and I will praise thy name for ever and ever; as long as he lived in this world, and to all eternity in the world to come. David understood the doctrine of the saints' perseverance, and knew he should not be an apostate and blasphemer of the name of Christ, but a praiser of it as long as he had a being; and that his principal service, and that of all the saints in the other world, will be praise; not praying, nor preaching, nor hearing the word, and attendance on other ordinances, which will be no more, but adoring and magnifying the riches of divine grace, Psa 104:34.

Gill: Psa 145:3 - Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised // and his greatness is unsearchable Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised,.... Christ is the great God as well as our Saviour; great in all the perfections of his nature, of grea...

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised,.... Christ is the great God as well as our Saviour; great in all the perfections of his nature, of great wisdom, power, faithfulness, holiness, grace, and goodness; great in his person as God-man, God manifest in the flesh; great in all his offices and relations he bears and stands in to his people; and great in all his works of creation, providence, and redemption, in which he is concerned; and upon all which accounts he is to be praised, and greatly to be praised, by his people, even to the utmost of their capacities, here and hereafter; see Psa 48:1;

and his greatness is unsearchable; the greatness of his nature, and the perfections of it, these are past finding out; and so are his ways and works, and the riches of his grace, Joh 11:7. The Targum is,

"and of his greatness there is no end.''

So the Septuagint, Vulgate Latin, Syriac, and Arabic versions.

Gill: Psa 145:4 - One generation shall praise thy works to another // and shall declare thy mighty acts One generation shall praise thy works to another,.... The works of providence done in one age shall be told by the father to the son with praise to th...

One generation shall praise thy works to another,.... The works of providence done in one age shall be told by the father to the son with praise to the great Performer of them, and so be transmitted to the latest posterity; for in every age there are new and strange things done in Providence, the memory of which is not lost, but they are recorded for the glory of God and the use of men; and the works of grace and salvation wrought by Christ should be, have been, and will be told from age to age; and published in every age by his faithful ministering servants, to the glory of his grace, and the praise of his great name; see Psa 22:30;

and shall declare thy mighty acts; his mighty acts of nature, in creating all things out of nothing, and upholding all things by the word of his power; his mighty acts of grace, in redeeming his people out of the hands of him that is stronger than they; and from all their sins, and from the curse and condemnation of the law, and wrath to come; and the victories which he has obtained over sin, Satan, the world, and death: or thy powers b; the powers of the world to come, Heb 6:5; the miracles wrought by Christ on earth, and by his disciples in Gospel times, sometimes called mighty works; as the raising of the dead, &c. Mat 11:5.

Gill: Psa 145:5 - I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty // and of thy wondrous works I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty,.... Of the majesty of the divine Person of Christ; of the honour due unto him; of the glory of him...

I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty,.... Of the majesty of the divine Person of Christ; of the honour due unto him; of the glory of him as of the only begotten of the Father, as he is the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person; of his glory as Mediator, and the honour that belongs to him as such, with which he is now crowned at the right hand of the Majesty on high, angels, authorities, and powers, being subject unto him as the Lord and King of glory;

and of thy wondrous works; in becoming incarnate, in dying for the sins of his people, in rising from the dead the third day, in ascending to heaven and receiving gifts for men; in pouring down the spirit on them, in governing his church throughout all ages of the world, and judging the world at last.

Gill: Psa 145:6 - And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts // and I will declare thy greatness And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts,.... The terrible things of Christ, which his right hand has taught him, and his mighty power h...

And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts,.... The terrible things of Christ, which his right hand has taught him, and his mighty power has performed; such as the destruction of a disobedient and ungodly world by a flood, to whom he preached by his Spirit in the days of Noah; the burning of Sodom and Gomorrah by raining on them fire and brimstone from the Lord out of heaven; and the dreadful things he did in Egypt and at the Red sea by the hands of Moses; these, men or saints of the former dispensation, in, before, and after the times of David, could speak of: there are others done by him on the cross, as the bruising the serpent's head, destroying his works, and him himself with his principalities and powers; and at the time of his sufferings, when the sun was darkened at noon day, the earth quaked, the rocks were split, the vail of the temple rent in twain, and graves opened, which threw the centurion and his soldiers into a panic that watched Jesus on the cross; and at his resurrection, when was a great earthquake also, and angels appeared, which made the keepers shake and tremble; and in a few years followed the terrible destruction of the Jewish nation, city, and temple, for the rejection of the Messiah; as also of Rome Pagan in a few ages after that; which are things besides the others that men under the Gospel dispensation can speak of: and there are others yet to be done, terrible to the kings of the earth, as the destruction of antichrist and all the antichristian states, the burning of Rome, the fall of the tenth part of the great city, or Romish jurisdiction, and also of the cities of the nations by an earthquake, and the downfall of all kingdoms and states, to make way for the everlasting kingdom of Christ. Now the power of Christ, as the mighty God, is seen in all these things, which show his eternal power and Godhead, and that with him is terrible majesty; and these are to be spoken of by good men to the terror of the wicked, and to command a proper awe and reverence of Christ in the minds of others;

and I will declare thy greatness; the greatness of his person, offices, and grace, as well as he could, being unsearchable; see Gill on Psa 145:3.

Gill: Psa 145:7 - They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness // and shall sing of thy righteousness They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness,.... Not only his essential goodness, or the perfections of his nature; nor his provident...

They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness,.... Not only his essential goodness, or the perfections of his nature; nor his providential goodness only; but his special grace and goodness to his own people in becoming their surety, in assuming their nature, in laying down his life for them, in working out their salvation, in paying their debts, and providing for them food and raiment, and all things pertaining to life and godliness: which goodness is "great", inexpressibly great, and passing knowledge; if we consider the spring of it, his good will and free favour, and not the works and merits of men; the multitude of persons it reaches to, all the elect of God, a number which no man can number, out of every people and nation; and the many benefits bestowed on them through it, all the blessings of goodness he himself is prevented with, even all spiritual blessings that are in him. Now this will be remembered by the saints, and not forgotten; in "the memory" of which they are assisted by the Spirit of God, who brings this goodness to their remembrance; and under the Gospel dispensation an ordinance is appointed to refresh the memory of the saints with it; and with such helps they are enabled at times "abundantly" to "utter" it, or to speak of it in a very free and flowing manner; it comes from them like water from a flowing fountain, as the word c signifies; out of the abundance of their hearts, and the great sense they have of his goodness, their mouth speaketh;

and shall sing of thy righteousness; his essential righteousness as God, the same with his divine Father's; his righteousness as Mediator, or his righteous and faithful performance of his office, as such; and his justifying righteousness, which he undertook to work out and bring in: and those that know it, and have an interest in it, have great reason to sing, because it is commensurate to the demands of law and justice; and so large a robe of righteousness as to enwrap and cover all their persons, and justify them from all things; and because it is so beautiful, rich, and glorious, and makes them appear so; and because it is so well-pleasing to God, and so comfortable and beneficial to them; securing them from wrath, and entitling them to eternal life. Aben Ezra adds the word "saying", as if what follows was, the subject matter of the song.

Gill: Psa 145:8 - The Lord is gracious // and full of compassion // slow to anger // and of great mercy The Lord is gracious,.... These are the epithets of our Lord Jesus Christ, and may be truly and with great propriety said of him; he is "gracious", k...

The Lord is gracious,.... These are the epithets of our Lord Jesus Christ, and may be truly and with great propriety said of him; he is "gracious", kind, and good, in the instances before mentioned; he is full of grace, and readily distributes it; his words are words of grace; his Gospel, and the doctrines of it, are doctrines of grace; his works are works of grace, all flowing from his wondrous grace and mercy:

and full of compassion: or "merciful" d, in the most tender manner; hence he came into the world to save sinners, and in his pity redeemed them; and when on earth showed his compassion both to the bodies and souls of men, by healing the one and instructing the other; and particularly had compassion on the ignorant, and them that were out of the way; pitying those that were as sheep without a shepherd, as the blind Jews under their blind guides were; and is very compassionate to his people under all their temptations, afflictions, trials, and exercises; see Heb 2:17;

slow to anger; to the wicked Jews, though often provoked by their calumnies and reproaches, and by their ill behaviour to him in various instances; yet we never read but once of his being angry, and that was through grief at the hardness of their hearts, Mar 3:5; and likewise to his own disciples, who were often froward and perverse, and of bad spirits, very troublesome and afflictive to him, yet he patiently bore with them:

and of great mercy; a merciful High Priest, typified by the mercy seat, where we may find grace and mercy at all times; through whom God is merciful to sinners, and to whose mercy we are to look for eternal life.

Gill: Psa 145:9 - The Lord is good to all // and his tender mercies are over all his works The Lord is good to all,.... Which is to be understood not of the general and providential goodness of God to all men, to all his creatures, and the ...

The Lord is good to all,.... Which is to be understood not of the general and providential goodness of God to all men, to all his creatures, and the works of his hands; but of the special goodness of Christ before mentioned, Psa 145:7; which extends to all the chosen people of God; who are all loved by Christ, redeemed by him, justified and glorified by him; and to Gentiles as well as Jews; for whom he tasted death, laid down his life a ransom for them, and became the propitiation for their sins. Hence his Gospel has been sent to both; and some of each have been effectually called by his grace, and more will. This shows this psalm belongs to Gospel times, in which the grace of Christ appears more large and extensive:

and his tender mercies are over all his works; meaning not all the creatures his hands have made; though he has a tender regard to them, and is kind and merciful to them all; but such as are made new creatures in him and by him, who are eminently called his workmanship, the work of his hands; these, all of them, share in his special mercy and goodness; see Eph 2:10.

Gill: Psa 145:10 - All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord // and thy saints shall bless thee All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord,.... Not all his works or creatures in general; though these do objectively praise him, or are the cause rathe...

All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord,.... Not all his works or creatures in general; though these do objectively praise him, or are the cause rather of others praising him on their account: but those who are in a special manner the works of his hands, of his powerful and efficacious grace; when he has formed for himself, that they may show forth his praise; such as are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people: these in an eminent sense, in the best way and manner, praise their blessed Saviour and Redeemer; see Isa 43:21;

and thy saints shall bless thee: which are mentioned last, not as distinct from the former; but as explanative of them, as well as of their work: these are they that are set apart by the Lord, on whom his favours are bestowed; to whom Christ is made sanctification, and who are sanctified by his blood, and also by his Spirit; and, being sensible of the blessings of grace they receive from him, rise up and call him blessed, and ascribe blessing, honour, glory, and praise to him, for ever and ever.

Gill: Psa 145:11 - They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom // and talk of thy power They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom,.... That is, the saints who are his special workmanship, in the celebration of his praise; and, while th...

They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom,.... That is, the saints who are his special workmanship, in the celebration of his praise; and, while they are blessing him, will take particular notice, and make particular mention of his kingdom, and the glory of it; not only his kingdom of nature and providence, which ruleth over all, angels and men, good and bad; which deserves the notice of the saints, and is matter of great joy unto them, that their King reigns in the world, but also, and rather, his kingdom of grace, in which he rules by his Spirit and grace in the hearts of his people; which is not worldly, but spiritual; is not with outward observation, but lies within the heart, and makes the Lord's people all glorious within; consisting of peace, righteousness, and joy in the Holy Ghost, and is what can never be removed. The church is Christ's kingdom, in which he reigns; and all the subjects of it are kings and priests unto God: here proper laws are made and observed, and officers appointed to explain them, and see them put in execution; glorious ordinances are administered, in which Christ the King is seen in his beauty; and the glorious Gospel, which is his sceptre, is held forth, and by which he rules in the midst of his enemies. More especially this may regard the glorious kingdom of Christ in the latter day; both in his spiritual reign, in which there will be a great display of glory; as a large effusion of the Spirit; much spiritual light and knowledge; great holiness of heart and life; an abundance of peace, temporal and spiritual; great purity of Gospel doctrine, worship, and ordinances: and also in his personal reign; when he will appear glorious, and reign before his ancients gloriously, and his saints will appear with him in glory; the New Jerusalem will have the glory of God upon her; a glory there will be then both upon the bodies and souls of the saints Christ will have with him in that state:

and talk of thy power; not only as exerted in creation and providence; but of his power in working out the salvation of men; and in conquering and subduing all the spiritual enemies of his people, sin, Satan, the world, and death; in raising himself from the dead, as he will all his saints by the same power at the last day; in going forth into the Gentile world in the ministry of the word, conquering and to conquer, making it powerful and effectual to the conversion of thousands: and also of his power in heaven and in earth, given him as Mediator; and which he has exercised and does exercise on the behalf of his church, and for its protection and welfare: and especially of the more open display of it in the latter day, when he shall take to himself his great power and reign; then will his saints talk of it with great pleasure and thankfulness; see Rev 11:15.

Gill: Psa 145:12 - To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts // and the glorious majesty of his kingdom To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts,.... As in Psa 145:4; the acts of his power in providence and grace; in the salvation of his people, ...

To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts,.... As in Psa 145:4; the acts of his power in providence and grace; in the salvation of his people, and the destruction of their enemies; which, with others, are made known in the ministry of the word, to those who were strangers to them, to those without the church, who wait at Wisdom's gates, and at the posts of her door; Aben Ezra interprets it of little ones, or children that knew them not, whose parents would make them known to them: rather it designs the common people, instructed by the word and the ministers of it:

and the glorious majesty of his kingdom; the majesty of him as King, and the glory of his kingdom, Psa 145:5; and the perpetuity of it, as follows.

Gill: Psa 145:13 - Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom // and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,.... So it is opposed to all other kingdoms and monarchies, which have had or will have an end; as the Babyloni...

Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,.... So it is opposed to all other kingdoms and monarchies, which have had or will have an end; as the Babylonian, Persian, Grecian, and Roman; with all other states which will be on the spot when this kingdom is set up in its glory, and will continue for ever, Dan 2:44; and the King of it is opposed to all other kings, who die, and their kingdoms are no more to them; but he never dies, he lives for evermore; he is the living God, and so an everlasting King: nor will his kingdom cease at the end of the thousand years, nor when delivered to the Father; only it shall be in a different place and form, and shall remain for ever; for his saints will reign for ever and ever, and he with them. Or it may be rendered, "a kingdom of all worlds" e, or "ages"; Christ's kingdom reaching to all worlds; heaven, earth, and hell: or which, according to Arama, takes in the world above, below, and middle; and regards all times past, present, and to come:

and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations: in this world, and that to come; there is no end of it, Isa 9:7. This psalm is written alphabetically, as is observed on the title of it; but the letter "nun" is here wanting, the reason of which Kimchi professes his ignorance of: but Jarchi gives a reason for it, such an one as it is, which he has from the Talmud f; because David, by a spirit of prophecy, foresaw the grievous fall of the people of Israel, the prophecy of which begins with this letter, Amo 5:2. Nor is the order always strictly observed in alphabetical psalms; in the thirty-seventh psalm the letter "ain" is wanting, and three in the twenty-fifth psalm. The Septuagint, Vulgate Latin, Syriac, Arabic, and Ethiopic versions, supply this defect here, by inserting these words, "the Lord is faithful in all his words, and holy in all his works", as if they were begun with the word נאמן, but they seem to be taken from Psa 145:17, with a little alteration.

Gill: Psa 145:14 - The Lord upholdeth all that fall // and raiseth up all those that be bowed down The Lord upholdeth all that fall,.... Not all that fell in Adam, as all mankind did; nor all that fall into sin, as every man does; and therefore not ...

The Lord upholdeth all that fall,.... Not all that fell in Adam, as all mankind did; nor all that fall into sin, as every man does; and therefore not those that fall into hell: but this is to be understood of the subjects of Christ's kingdom, of which the psalmist is speaking; who does that which no mortal king can do, as Aben Ezra observes: another king raises up one, and depresses another; supports one, and lets another fall: but the Lord upholds all his people and subjects with the right hand of his righteousness; though they are liable to fall into sin, and in many instances do fall, and into various temptations and afflictions; yet he sustains and upholds them, that they shall not fall finally and totally by sin, nor be overwhelmed and crushed by their heavy afflictions. Or, "all that are falling" g; he either upholds and keeps them that they shall not fall, at least so as to perish; or he holds them by his right hand when they are fallen, and raises them up again; and bears them up under all their exercises, so that they are not utterly cast down and destroyed, Psa 37:24;

and raiseth up all those that be bowed down: with a body of sin, under which they groan, being burdened, and which presses them sore; with Satan's temptations, like the woman in the Gospel, bound together by him; and with various troubles and afflictions; but the Lord raises and bears them up under all, and comforts and refreshes them.

Gill: Psa 145:15 - The eyes of all wait upon thee // and thou givest them their meat in due season The eyes of all wait upon thee,.... Not of all creatures, the beasts of the field, the fishes of the sea, and fowls of the air, as in Psa 104:27; but ...

The eyes of all wait upon thee,.... Not of all creatures, the beasts of the field, the fishes of the sea, and fowls of the air, as in Psa 104:27; but of all the Lord's people, who are subject to fall and be depressed: these, as they look unto him for deliverance and salvation, and wait upon him for it, and expect it from him; so their eyes are directed to him for their spiritual food, as well as for their temporal bread, and ask it of him, and wait to have it from him:

and thou givest them their meat in due season; the meat which endures to everlasting life; the flesh of Christ, which is meat indeed; the doctrines of the Gospel, which, as some of them are milk for babes, others are meat for strong men, or strong meat for experienced believers: and these are given forth under Christ's direction, by his ministering servants, who are his wise and faithful stewards, that give to everyone of the family their portion of meat in due season, which is the word fitly spoken; and, when it is so, how good it is! Luk 12:42. This is food convenient for them, given out "in his time" h, as in the original; either in the Lord's time, which he sees best; or in their time, as the Syriac version, when they most need it, and it will do them most good.

Gill: Psa 145:16 - Thou openest thine hand // and satisfiest the desire of every living thing Thou openest thine hand,.... Not of providence, but of grace, in which all things are, and from whence they come; and which the Lord opens liberally a...

Thou openest thine hand,.... Not of providence, but of grace, in which all things are, and from whence they come; and which the Lord opens liberally and bountifully, and gives out all things richly to enjoy; all things pertaining to life and godliness; grace here, with all the supplies of it, and glory hereafter:

and satisfiest the desire of every living thing; not of every savage creature; every lion, bear, wolf, &c. for then there would be no living in some parts of the world: nor of every carnal, lustful, worldly, and covetous man; who never say they have enough, or are ever satisfied: but of everyone that is made spiritually alive, quickened by the Spirit and grace of God; these desire spiritual things, spiritual food, more grace and more communion with God, and conformity to Christ; and these desires are before the Lord; and sooner or later they are satisfied, they have what they desire; especially this will be their case, when they awake in the divine likeness. The words may be rendered, "and satisfies every living one with that which is acceptable with favour" i; with good will; with lovingkindness; which is better than life: so Naphtali is said to be "satisfied with favour", Deu 33:23; as all living saints are or will be.

Gill: Psa 145:17 - The Lord is righteous in all his ways // and holy in all his works The Lord is righteous in all his ways,.... Christ is righteous in all the ways of providence, in which he is jointly concerned with his Father: there...

The Lord is righteous in all his ways,.... Christ is righteous in all the ways of providence, in which he is jointly concerned with his Father: there are some of the ways of providence, which are now intricate and perplexed, are unsearchable and past finding out, and cannot be easily reconciled to the justice and faithfulness of God, respecting the prosperity of the wicked and the afflictions of the righteous; but these will before long be made manifest, and they will appear to be just and true. And so in all his ways of grace, in all his decrees; in the choice of some to everlasting life, and the leaving of others; with respect to either of these, there is no unrighteousness in him: nor in the redemption of men, for which an adequate price is given; and in which mercy and truth, righteousness and peace, meet together; nor in the justification of a sinner, which is not done without a righteousness, but in such manner that God is just while he is the justifier of him that believes in Jesus; nor in the pardon of sin, which is upon the foot of a satisfaction made to the justice of God, by the blood and sacrifice of Christ; nor in eternal life, the gift of God through Christ, which none inherit but righteous ones. Christ is righteous in all his suretyship engagements, which he has punctually performed, and in the execution of all his offices; in doing which, righteousness and faithfulness are the girdle of his loins and reins: and so likewise he is and will appear righteous in his judgments on his and his people's enemies, in the destruction of antichrist and his followers. And, moreover, he is righteous in all the ways he prescribes for his people to walk in, in all his commandments and ordinances; which are all holy, just, and good;

and holy in all his works; in all his works of providence; doing no evil, though he suffers it for wise ends, and overrules it for good: and in all his works of grace; in election, which is through holiness and to it; in the redemption of his people, which is from a vain conversation, and that they might be a peculiar people, zealous of good works; in the calling of them with an holy calling, and to holiness; in bringing them to glory, which is through regeneration and sanctification. It may be rendered, is "merciful" or "bountiful in all his works" k; all he does flowing from his grace, mercy, and goodness.

Gill: Psa 145:18 - The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him // to all that call upon him in truth The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him,.... He is not only nigh unto them in relation, being their near kinsman, brother, father, husband,...

The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him,.... He is not only nigh unto them in relation, being their near kinsman, brother, father, husband, and head, but with respect to place and presence; not in a general way, as he is the omnipresent God, and so nigh to all, and from whose presence there is no fleeing; but in a special way, he is so nigh to them as he is not unto others, Deu 4:7. He is in their hearts, and dwells there by faith, and they dwell in him; his blood is sprinkled in their consciences, and his righteousness is unto them and upon them; his salvation is brought near to them, to their very hearts, and they are nearer that than when they first believed; he is nigh to them that call upon him, for Christ is equally called upon as the Father; see 1Co 1:2; so as to give them what they ask of him, and to help them in all their times of need;

to all that call upon him in truth; in faith and with fervency, constantly and importunely, and in the sincerity and uprightness of their hearts; with true hearts, cordially and affectionately; their hearts and mouths agreeing together, as Kimchi observes.

Gill: Psa 145:19 - He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him // he also will hear their cry, and will save them He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him,.... That have the true fear of God put into their hearts; that fear him not with a servile, but godly...

He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him,.... That have the true fear of God put into their hearts; that fear him not with a servile, but godly fear; that fear the Lord and his goodness, and are true worshippers of him in a spiritual and evangelic manner; for the fear of God includes the whole worship of him, private and public: and the Lord grants to such whatever they desire of him, in his fear, under the direction of his spirit, according to his will, and in submission to it. Do they desire good things of him, temporal or spiritual? there is no want of any good thing to them that fear him; how should there, when such great goodness is laid up for them? Do they desire his presence, and the discoveries of his love? the sun of righteousness arises on them that fear his name, and his secrets are with them, and his mercy is upon them from everlasting to everlasting. Do they desire his protection from enemies? the Angel of the Lord encamps round about them, and the Lord himself is their, help and their shield;

he also will hear their cry, and will save them; that is, he will hear and answer their prayer, which they put up to him in their distress: they cry to him either mentally or vocally, in their troubles, and his ears are open to their cries, and they enter into them; and he regards them, and saves them out of them; out of their temporal and out of their spiritual troubles; he saves them with a temporal and with an eternal salvation.

Gill: Psa 145:20 - The Lord preserveth all them that love him // but all the wicked will he destroy The Lord preserveth all them that love him,.... All do not love Christ, none but those that are born again, and believe in him: love to Christ is a fr...

The Lord preserveth all them that love him,.... All do not love Christ, none but those that are born again, and believe in him: love to Christ is a fruit of the Spirit, and accompanies faith in him; it flows from the love of Christ shed into the heart, and from a view of his loveliness, and a sense of his benefits; and, where it is true and genuine, it is superlative and sincere, and shows itself by a regard to its truths and ordinances, to his people, ways, and worship: and such the Lord preserves often in times of public calamity; and from the evil of sin, the dominion of it; from Satan's temptations, from being devoured and destroyed by him; and from a final and total falling away; he preserves them to his kingdom and glory, which is promised to them that love him;

but all the wicked will he destroy; he will consume them from off the earth, so that the wicked shall be no more; he will destroy the man of sin, and all his adherents; all the enemies of Christ, those that do not love him, but oppose him, his Gospel, kingdom, and interest; the beast and false prophet, with all that attend them, shall be cut off; the day of the Lord, like an oven, shall burn up all that do wickedly, and shall leave them neither root nor branch: this will especially be true at the day of judgment, when the wicked shall be ordered to everlasting fire; and they shall go into eternal punishment, when they shall be turned into hell; and all the nations that forget God. Kimchi interprets this of future time, when there shall not be a wicked man left in the world, and compares it with Mal 4:1.

Gill: Psa 145:21 - My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord // and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord,.... Always, at all times, as long as he lived; and particularly when all the Lord's people shall be broug...

My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord,.... Always, at all times, as long as he lived; and particularly when all the Lord's people shall be brought safe to glory, and the wicked destroyed; when, as Kimchi observes, he should live again with the dead that shall be raised;

and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever; not every animal, or irrational creature; not carnal men, but spiritual men; such as are praying ones, that come to a God hearing prayer: these should be praising ones; such who have hearts of flesh given them, and are sensible of divine favours, as well as of their sinfulness and unworthiness; Jews and Gentiles, all sorts of men called by grace, all flesh on whom the Spirit of God is poured; these are all excited to praise and bless the holy name of the Redeemer, with the words and by the example of the psalmist. And thus the psalm ends as it begun, with praise and blessing.

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NET Notes: Psa 145:1 Or, hyperbolically, “forever.”

NET Notes: Psa 145:2 Or, hyperbolically, “forever.”

NET Notes: Psa 145:3 Heb “and concerning his greatness there is no searching.”

NET Notes: Psa 145:4 The prefixed verbal forms in v. 4 are understood as imperfects, indicating how the psalmist expects his audience to respond to his praise. Another opt...

NET Notes: Psa 145:5 Heb “the splendor of the glory of your majesty, and the matters of your amazing deeds I will ponder.”

NET Notes: Psa 145:6 The prefixed verbal form is understood as an imperfect, indicating how the psalmist expects his audience to respond to his praise. Another option is t...

NET Notes: Psa 145:7 The prefixed verbal forms in v. 7 are understood as imperfects, indicating how the psalmist expects his audience to respond to his praise. Another opt...

NET Notes: Psa 145:8 Heb “and great of loyal love” (see Pss 86:15; 103:8).

NET Notes: Psa 145:9 Heb “and his compassion is over all his works.”

NET Notes: Psa 145:12 Heb “the sons of man.”

NET Notes: Psa 145:13 Heb “a kingdom of all ages.”

NET Notes: Psa 145:14 Perhaps “discouraged” (see Ps 57:6).

NET Notes: Psa 145:15 Heb “and you give to them their food in its season” (see Ps 104:27).

NET Notes: Psa 145:16 Heb “[with what they] desire.”

NET Notes: Psa 145:17 Heb “and [is] loving in all his deeds.”

NET Notes: Psa 145:18 Heb “in truth.”

NET Notes: Psa 145:19 Heb “the desire of those who fear him, he does.”

NET Notes: Psa 145:21 Heb “all flesh.”

Geneva Bible: Psa 145:1 "David's [Psalm] of praise." ( a ) I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever. ( a ) He shows which sacrifices ar...

Geneva Bible: Psa 145:3 ( b ) Great [is] the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness [is] unsearchable. ( b ) By this he declares that all power is subject to God...

Geneva Bible: Psa 145:4 One generation shall praise thy works to ( c ) another, and shall declare thy mighty acts. ( c ) Even as the reason for man's creation and his preser...

Geneva Bible: Psa 145:6 And [men] shall speak of the might of thy ( d ) terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness. ( d ) Of your terrible judgments against the wicked....

Geneva Bible: Psa 145:8 The LORD [is] gracious, and full of ( e ) compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. ( e ) He describes after what sort God shows himself to all ...

Geneva Bible: Psa 145:11 ( f ) They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power; ( f ) The praise of your glory belongs in all your creatures and though th...

Geneva Bible: Psa 145:12 To make known to the sons of men his ( g ) mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom. ( g ) He shows that all things are out of order, onl...

Geneva Bible: Psa 145:14 The LORD upholdeth all that ( h ) fall, and raiseth up all [those that be] bowed down. ( h ) Who being in misery and affliction would faint and fall ...

Geneva Bible: Psa 145:15 The eyes of ( i ) all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season. ( i ) That is, as well of man as of beast.

Geneva Bible: Psa 145:17 The LORD [is] ( k ) righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works. ( k ) He praises God, not only because he is beneficial to all his creature...

Geneva Bible: Psa 145:18 The LORD [is] nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in ( l ) truth. ( l ) Which only belongs to the faithful: and this vir...

Geneva Bible: Psa 145:19 He will fulfil the ( m ) desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them. ( m ) For they will ask or wish for nothing, ...

Geneva Bible: Psa 145:21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all ( n ) flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever. ( n ) That is, all men will be bound to p...

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Maclaren: Psa 145:16-19 - A Libation To Jehovah The Satisfier Of All Desires Thou openest Thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing… 19. He will fulfil the desire of them tha...

MHCC: Psa 145:1-9 - --Those who, under troubles and temptations, abound in fervent prayer, shall in due season abound in grateful praise, which is the true language of holy...

MHCC: Psa 145:10-21 - --All God's works show forth his praises. He satisfies the desire of every living thing, except the unreasonable children of men, who are satisfied with...

Matthew Henry: Psa 145:1-9 - -- The entitling of this David's psalm of praise may intimate not only that he was the penman of it, but that he took a particular pleasure in it and...

Matthew Henry: Psa 145:10-21 - -- The greatness and goodness of him who is optimus et maximus - the best and greatest of beings, were celebrated in the former part of the psalm;...

Keil-Delitzsch: Psa 145:1-7 - -- The strains with which this hymn opens are familiar Psalm-strains. We are reminded of Psa 30:2, and the likewise alphabetical song of praise and tha...

Keil-Delitzsch: Psa 145:8-13 - -- This memorable utterance of Jahve concerning Himself the writer of Ps 103, which is of kindred import, also interweaves into his celebration of the ...

Keil-Delitzsch: Psa 145:14-21 - -- The poet now celebrates in detail the deeds of the gracious King. The words with ל are pure datives, cf. the accusative expression in Psa 146:8. H...

Constable: Psa 107:1--150:6 - --V. Book 5: chs. 107--150 There are 44 psalms in this section of the Psalter. David composed 15 of these (108-110...

Constable: Psa 145:1-21 - --Psalm 145 This acrostic psalm begins a series of six psalms, the last six in the Psalter, that are espec...

Constable: Psa 145:1-7 - --1. God's powerful acts 145:1-7 145:1-3 David vowed to praise the Lord daily and forever because of His greatness. 145:4-7 He said parents would decla...

Constable: Psa 145:8-16 - --2. God's everlasting kingdom 145:8-16 145:8-10 Verses 8 and 9 are a classic expression of praise for God's character. The same statement in Hebrew occ...

Constable: Psa 145:17-21 - --3. God's responsiveness to prayer 145:17-21 Everything the Lord does is right. Kindness also mar...

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Evidence: Psa 145:1 I believe the holier a man becomes, the more he mourns over the unholiness which remains in him. CHARLES SPURGEON

Evidence: Psa 145:8 This is why we have the cross of Calvary. Nothing in man’s character drew out God’s love for us. It came simply because the Lord is gracious and f...

Evidence: Psa 145:17-18 Notice the word " all" in these verses.

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JFB: Psalms (Pendahuluan Kitab) The Hebrew title of this book is Tehilim ("praises" or "hymns"), for a leading feature in its contents is praise, though the word occurs in the title ...

JFB: Psalms (Garis Besar) ALEPH. (Psa 119:1-8). This celebrated Psalm has several peculiarities. It is divided into twenty-two parts or stanzas, denoted by the twenty-two let...

TSK: Psalms (Pendahuluan Kitab) The Psalms have been the general song of the universal Church; and in their praise, all the Fathers have been unanimously eloquent. Men of all nation...

TSK: Psalms 145 (Pendahuluan Pasal) Overview Psa 145:1, David praises God for his fame; Psa 145:8, for his goodness; Psa 145:11, for his kingdom; Psa 145:14, for his providence; Psa ...

Poole: Psalms (Pendahuluan Kitab) OF PSALMS THE ARGUMENT The divine authority of this Book of PSALMS is so certain and evident, that it was never questioned in the church; which b...

Poole: Psalms 145 (Pendahuluan Pasal) THE ARGUMENT This Psalm and the rest which follow to the end are wholly laudatory, setting forth the praises of God. The excellency of this Psalm a...

MHCC: Psalms (Pendahuluan Kitab) David was the penman of most of the psalms, but some evidently were composed by other writers, and the writers of some are doubtful. But all were writ...

MHCC: Psalms 145 (Pendahuluan Pasal) (Psa 145:1-9) David extols the power, goodness, and mercy of the Lord. (Psa 145:10-21) The glory of God's kingdom, and his care of those that love hi...

Matthew Henry: Psalms (Pendahuluan Kitab) An Exposition, with Practical Observations, of The Book of Psalms We have now before us one of the choicest and most excellent parts of all the Old Te...

Matthew Henry: Psalms 145 (Pendahuluan Pasal) The five foregoing psalms were all of a piece, all full of prayers; this, and the five that follow it to the end of the book, are all of a piece to...

Constable: Psalms (Pendahuluan Kitab) Introduction Title The title of this book in the Hebrew Bible is Tehillim, which means...

Constable: Psalms (Garis Besar) Outline I. Book 1: chs. 1-41 II. Book 2: chs. 42-72 III. Book 3: chs. 73...

Constable: Psalms Psalms Bibliography Allen, Ronald B. "Evidence from Psalm 89." In A Case for Premillennialism: A New Consensus,...

Haydock: Psalms (Pendahuluan Kitab) THE BOOK OF PSALMS. INTRODUCTION. The Psalms are called by the Hebrew, Tehillim; that is, hymns of praise. The author, of a great part of ...

Gill: Psalms (Pendahuluan Kitab) INTRODUCTION TO PSALMS The title of this book may be rendered "the Book of Praises", or "Hymns"; the psalm which our Lord sung at the passover is c...

Gill: Psalms 145 (Pendahuluan Pasal) INTRODUCTION TO PSALM 145 David's Psalm of praise. This psalm is rendered by Ainsworth "a hymn of David"; and the whole book of Psalms is from henc...

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