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1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the name of the LORD; praise him, O ye servants of the LORD.

2 Ye that stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God.

3 Praise the LORD; for the LORD is good: sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant.

4 For the LORD hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.

5 For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.

6 Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.

7 He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries.

8 Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast.

9 Who sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants.

10 Who smote great nations, and slew mighty kings;

11 Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan:

12 And gave their land for an heritage, an heritage unto Israel his people.

13 Thy name, O LORD, endureth for ever; and thy memorial, O LORD, throughout all generations.

14 For the LORD will judge his people, and he will repent himself concerning his servants.

15 The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.

16 They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not;

17 They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.

18 They that make them are like unto them: so is every one that trusteth in them.

19 Bless the LORD, O house of Israel: bless the LORD, O house of Aaron:

20 Bless the LORD, O house of Levi: ye that fear the LORD, bless the LORD.

21 Blessed be the LORD out of Zion, which dwelleth at Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD.

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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
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Book: Psalms
Chapter: 135

God to be praised as the Creator of the world. (1-9) As
Israel's God and Saviour. (10-22) For his blessings to all.

1-9 Forgetful as we are, things must be often repeated to us.
By "Mercy" we understand the Lord's disposition to save those
whom Sin has rendered miserable and vile, and all the provision
he has made for the Redemption of sinners By Jesus Christ. The
counsels of this Mercy have been from Everlasting, and the
effects of it will endure for ever, to all who are interested in
it. The Lord continues equally ready to show Mercy to all who
seek for it, and this is the source of all our Hope and comfort.

10-22 The great things God did for Israel, when he brought them
out of Egypt, were mercies which endured long to them; and our
Redemption By Christ, which was typified thereby, endures for
ever. It is good to enter into the history of God's favours, and
in each to observe, and own, that his Mercy endureth for ever.
He Put them in possession of a good land; it was a figure of the
Mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ.

23-26 God's Everlasting Mercy is here praised for the
Redemption of his Church; in all his glories, and all his Gifts.
Blessed be God, who has provided and made known to us Salvation
through his Son. May we know and feel his redeeming power, that
we may serve him in Righteousness all our days. May He who
giveth Food to all Flesh, feed our souls unto eternal Life, and
enliven our affections By his Grace, that we may give thanks and
praise to his holy name, for his Mercy endureth for ever. Let us
trace up all the favours we receive to this true source, and
offer praise continually.

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