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    PSALM 145

    Ps 145:1-21. A Psalm of praise to God for His mighty, righteous, and gracious government of all men, and of His humble and suffering people in particular.

    1, 2. (Compare Ps 30:1).
    - bless thy name--celebrate Thy perfections (Ps 5:11). God is addressed as king, alluding to His government of men.

    3. (Compare Ps 18:3; 48:1).
    - greatness--as displayed in His works.

    4. shall declare--literally, "they shall declare," that is, all generations.

    5. I will speak--or, "muse" (Ps 77:12; 119:15).
    - thy wondrous works--or, "words of thy wonders," that is, which described them (Ps 105:27, Margin).

    6. terrible acts--which produce dread or fear.

    7. memory-- (Ps 6:5), remembrance, or what causes to be remembered.
    - righteousness--as in Ps 143:1, goodness according to covenant engagement.

    8, 9. (Compare Ps 103:8; 111:4).
    - over all, &c.--rests on all His works.

    10. bless--as in Ps 145:1, to praise with reverence, more than merely to praise.

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

    13. (Compare Da 4:3, 34).

    14. (Compare Ps 37:17; 54:4).

    15, 16. eyes of . . . thee--or, look with expecting faith (Ps 104:27, 28).

    17. holy . . . works--literally, "merciful" or "kind, goodness" (Ps 144:2) is the corresponding noun.
    - righteous--in a similar relation of meaning to "righteousness" (Ps 145:7).

    18, 19. (Compare Ps 34:7, 10).

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

    21. (Compare Ps 33:21).
    - all flesh-- (Ps 65:2). The Psalm ends, as it began, with ascriptions of praise, in which the pious will ever delight to join.

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