The Psalms

Psalm 111

The psalmist, by his example, incites others to praise God for his glorious, 1-4, and gracious works, 5-9. The fear of God breeds true wisdom, 10.

1 Praise the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart in the assembly of the upright and in the congregation.

2 The works of the LORD are great, sought out by all those who have pleasure in them.

3 His work is honorable and glorious and his righteousness endures forever.

4 He has made his wonderful works to be remembered. The LORD is gracious and full of compassion.

5 He has given food to those who fear him. He will always be mindful of his covenant.

6 He has shown his people the power of his works so that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.

7 The works of his hands are verity and judgment. All his commandments are sure.

8 They stand fast forever and ever and are done in truth and uprightness.

9 He sent redemption to his people. He has commanded his covenant forever. Holy and reverend is his name.

10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. All those who do his commandments have a good understanding. His praise endures forever.


Matthew Henry Commentary - Psalms, Chapter 111