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

2 For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD.

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

  • Stephanie (crowned one)
    These are the words for 2017, all nations, all people, his merciful kindness and truth. This is why I Praise Him and will continue to until He comes again, Amen.
  • John D'amico
    Jesus Christ is our lord and savior, May we be together for ever. HALLEL U YA !!!
  • Dr. Billy B. Boomstachi
    Amen Isaiah R.
  • Isaiah R
    GOD IS SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Jeanette
    His word is true God is not a God that lies.
  • Brenda hughes
    JESUS love us unconditionally ,an I thank him for that, he just won' t our praise .Hallelujah
  • Richard Josie
    Everyone should learn and practice this verse.
  • Jue
    I sing praises to your name oh Lord, praises to your name oh Lord for your name is great and greatly to be praised.

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