Psalms – Chapter 111

The Bible – Old Testament

Psalms

Index

Int. 1. 2.110. 111. 112.149. 150.

Psalms

Chapter 111

1

1 Hallelujah. 2 I will praise the LORD with all my heart in the assembled congregation of the upright.

2

Great are the works of the LORD, to be treasured for all their delights.

3

3 Majestic and glorious is your work, your wise design endures forever.

4

You won renown for your wondrous deeds; gracious and merciful is the LORD.

5

4 You gave food to those who fear you, mindful of your covenant forever.

6

5 You showed powerful deeds to your people, giving them the lands of the nations.

7

The works of your hands are right and true, reliable all your decrees,

8

Established forever and ever, to be observed with loyalty and care.

9

You sent deliverance to your people, ratified your covenant forever; holy and awesome is your name.

10

6 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; prudent are all who live by it. Your praise endures forever.

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1 [Psalm 111] A temple singer ( Psalm 111:1) tells how God is revealed in Israel’s history ( Psalm 111:2-10). The deeds reveal God’s very self, powerful, merciful, faithful. The poem is an acrostic, each verse beginning with a successive letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

2 [1] In the assembled congregation of the upright: in the temple. Cf  Psalm 149:1.

3 [3] Your: the psalm refers to God in the third person throughout; the shift to the second person is for the sake of inclusive language.

4 [5] Food to those who fear you: probably a reference to the manna in the desert, which elsewhere is seen as a type of the Eucharist. Cf  John 6:31-33,  49-51.

5 [6] Lands: literally, “inheritance, heritage.”

6 [10] The fear of the LORD: reverence for God, the Hebrew term for religion.

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Index

Int. 1. 2.110. 111. 112.149. 150.

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