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1 Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.

2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.

3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

4 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

5 A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.

6 Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.

7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.

8 His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies.

9 He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.

10 The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.

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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
back to: Psalms
Book: Psalms
Chapter: 112

An exhortation to praise God.
- God has praise from his own people. They have most reason to
praise him; for those who attend him as his servants, know him
best, and receive most of his favours, and it is easy, pleasant
work to speak Well of their Master. God's name ought to be
praised in every place, from East to west. Within this wide
space the Lord's name is to be praised; it ought to be So,
though it is not. Ere long it will be, when all nations shall
come and Worship before him. God is exalted above all blessing
and praise. We must therefore say, with holy admiration, Who is
like unto the Lord our God? How condescending in him to behold
the things in the Earth! And what amazing condescension was it
for the Son of God to come from Heaven to Earth, and take our
nature upon him, that he might seek and save those that were
lost! How vast his Love in taking upon him the nature of Man, to
Ransom guilty souls! God sometimes makes glorious his own Wisdom
and power, when, having some great work to do, he employs those
least likely, and least thought of for it By themselves or
others. The apostles were sent from Fishing to be fishers of
men. And this is God's constant method in his kingdom of Grace.
He takes men, By nature beggars, and even traitors, to be his
favourites, his children, Kings and priests unto him; and
Numbers them with the princes of his Chosen people. He gives us
all our comforts, which are generally the more welcome when long
delayed, and No longer expected. Let us pray that those lands
which are yet Barren, may speedily become fruitful, and produce
many converts to join in praising the Lord.

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