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1 O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him all ye people.

2 For his merciful kindnesse is great toward vs: and the trueth of the Lord endureth for euer. Praise ye the Lord.

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Commentary for Psalms 117

All people called upon to praise God.

- Here is a solemn call to all nations to praise the Lord, and proper matter for that praise is suggested. We are soon weary of well-doing, if we keep not up the pious and devout affections with which the spiritual sacrifice of praise ought to be kindled and kept burning. This is a gospel psalm. The apostle, #Ro 15:11|, quotes it as a proof that the gospel was to be preached to the Gentile nations, and that it would be entertained by them. For many ages, in Judah only was God known, and his name praised; this call was not then given to any Gentiles. But the gospel of Christ is ordered to be preached to all nations, and by him those that were afar off are made nigh. We are among the persons to whom the Holy Spirit here speaks, whom he calls upon to join his ancient people in praising the Lord. Grace has thus abounded to millions of perishing sinners. Let us then listen to the offers of the grace of God, and pray for that time when all nations of the earth shall show forth his praises. And let us bless God for the unsearchable riches of gospel grace.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Psalms 117

  • Anonymous
    The words of the LORD is the truth n who so ever believes in it shall b renewed n have a fear free life'i shall not die but I shall live 'Amen.
  • Rohslon Robinson
    I Think that God works through all his word, he said study to show your self approved. psalm is inlighting verses incouraging.
  • Bruce burkley
    Believers on Jesus Christ need a revelation of Christ 's gospel 1 Cor.15. 1-4 - this is God 's definition of gospel, and much of the gospel it 's benefits are contained in Psalms - psalms are not just beautiful verses. The truth of the LORD is Jesus He was raised from the dead and exists for ever, and Jesus his father had real merciful kindness on us....rejoice evermore, 1 Thess.5.16.
    psalm 116 shows me something I must share with his people, my testamony of his mercy over me...
  • Timothy Wayne George
    This Psalm is the shortest chapter of the Bible, but it is very powerful. Jesus told the disciples if they did not praise him, the very rocks would cry out. We were created to praise the Lord. Let everything that has breathe praise the Lord.
  • Joyce Hutto
    He inhabits the voice of our praise. Let's Just Praise The Lord. Praise the The Lord,Let's just lift our voice towards Heaven and Praise the Lord!

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