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145:1 I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.
145:2 Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.
145:3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.
145:4 One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.
145:5 I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.
145:6 And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness.
145:7 They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness.
145:8 The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.
145:9 The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.
145:10 All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall bless thee.
145:11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;
145:12 To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.
145:13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.
145:14 The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.
145:15 The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season.
145:16 Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.
145:17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.
145:18 The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.
145:19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.
145:20 The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.
145:21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.

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King James Bible:Psalms
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
back to: Psalms
Book: Psalms
Chapter: 145

Why we should not trust in men. (1-4) Why we should trust in
God. (5-10)

1-4 If it is our delight to praise the Lord while we live, we
shall certainly praise him to all eternity. With this glorious
prospect before us, how low do worldly pursuits seem! There is a
Son of Man in whom there is help, even him who is also the Son
of God, who will not fail those that trust in him. But all other
sons of men are like the Man from whom they sprung, who, being
in honour, did not abide. God has given the Earth to the
children of men, but there is great striving about it. Yet,
after a while, No part of the Earth will be their own, except
that in which their dead bodies are laid. And when Man returns
to his Earth, in that very Day all his plans and designs vanish
and are gone: what then comes of expectations from him?

5-10 The psalmist encourages us to Put confidence in God. We
must Hope in the Providence of God for all we need as to this
Life, and in the Grace of God for that which is to come. The God
of Heaven became a Man that he might become our Salvation.
Though he died On the Cross for our sins, and was laid in the
Grave, yet his thoughts of Love to us did not perish; he Rose
again to fulfil them. When On Earth, his miracles were examples
of what he is still doing every Day. He grants deliverance to
captives bound in the chains of Sin and Satan. He opens the eyes
of the understanding. He feeds with the Bread of Life those who
hunger for Salvation; and he is the constant Friend of the Poor
in Spirit, the helpless: with him Poor sinners, that are as
fatherless, find Mercy; and his kingdom shall continue for ever.
Then let sinners flee to him, and believers rejoice in him. And
as the Lord shall reign for ever, let us stir up each other to
praise his holy name.

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