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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

  • Teresa
    Even with the problematic chemicals in tap water, God is helping me find clean water every day. I trust in His provision daily.
  • Sarah
    This is the shortest, yet one of the most meaningful chapters in The Bible.
  • Wife of Known
    Praise be to God indeed; questioning about the whole Jesus thing.....no mention of that one till later. Good that some understand; shame to those who gloss over what they are unwilling to accept by putting that name to everything when it becomes inconvenient. God was, is, and will always be.
  • Obbie Beal
    WOW! WOW! WOW!... Ain't GOD Gooooooooood! WOW! WOW! WOW!
  • Aaron Hayden
    I memorized this chapter ,what's cool about it it's the shortest chapter in the whole bible
  • Hazel Carty
    Praise God every minute he is merciful loving and gentle saveher and I love h my master and friend I can talk to him and tell him everything Lord thank you for your son Jesus Christ.

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