Consisting of only two verses, Psalm 117 is the shortest psalm and also the shortest chapter in the whole Bible.. Old Testament. "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". "Commentary on Psalms 117:2". The people, priests, and all who fear God among the Gentiles must praise him (Psalm cxiii. Psalm 117 – Calling All Peoples to Praise the LORD “This is the shortest song in the whole collection, but there is none greater or grander in its expression of praise.” (G. Campbell Morgan) What was true in the first ages of the world in regard to the relation of the sum of the squares on the two sides of a right-angled triangle to the square of the hypothenuse is true now, and will always be true; and so, what God has affirmed at any one time will always remain the same in all ages and in all lands. READER! As long as I live, I will call to him when I need help. And the truth of the Lord] As his mercy alone moved him to make promise, so his truth bindeth him to perform the same. For his merciful kindness is great toward us - His kindness; his compassion; his love. Blessed, forever blessed, be God for Jesus Christ! 117 Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles! 1685. [a]Laud Him, all you peoples! Psalm 117:2 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Psalm 117:2, NIV: "For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever.Praise the LORD." Psalms 117:1 O Praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people. Praise ye the LORD. Psalms 117:2. goyim, "ummim), should praise God because He is who He is. 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. What was true in the first ages of the world in regard to the relation of the sum of the squares on the two sides of a right-angled triangle to the square of the hypothenuse is true now, and will always be true; and so, what God has affirmed at any one time will always remain the same in all ages and in all lands. (a) That is, the most certain and continual testimony of his fatherly graces. What does this verse really mean? Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. Praise ye the Lord; for his superabounding grace, and eternal truth; even all the people of God, of all nations, Jews and Gentiles. If we read, his mercy is confirmed, all difficulty will be removed, for then both constancy and stability will alike adorn his mercy and his truth. goyim, "ummim), should praise God because He is who He is. "Commentary on Psalms 117:2". - Here is a solemn call to all nations to praise the Lord, and proper matter for that praise is suggested. For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the, And the truth of the Lord endureth forever, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". The poet rejoices in and is proud of the fact that he may call himself the servant of God. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. But this may seem an improper argument to move the Gentiles to praise God for his mercies to others from which they were excluded. Copyright StatementThese files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed. Heb. The meaning is, that God’s mercy is rich towards us, flowing in a perennial stream, because united to his eternal truth. How often in our own language has this psalm been the medium of the utterances of praise in Christian sanctuaries: Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore. 'Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God (His faithfulness to His word) to confirm the promises made unto the fathers, and that the Gentiles might glorify God for His mercy.'. In the Greek Septuagint and the Latin Vulgate version of the Bible this psalm is Psalm 116 in a different numbering system Praise you the LORD. BibliographyHawker, Robert, D.D. In the reign of the Emperor Decius, Babylas Bishop of Antioch, full of blessed hope, met death singing these words.). Essentially all people, including the Gentiles (Heb. "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". Finding the new version too difficult to understand? ‛abdat, a slave. - Here is a solemn call to all nations to praise the Lord, and proper matter for that praise is suggested. Psalm 117 Universal Call to Worship. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/psalms-117.html. Psalm 118! (Worthington) --- Our Saviour seems to allude to this passage, observing that God alone is good, (Luke xviii. Psalm 117 is a universal invitation to people everywhere to praise and brag on Jehovah because of His merciful love and faithfulness. and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever; the faithfulness of God to his promises, not only made to the Jewish fathers concerning the Messiah, and redemption by him; but to the Gentiles, and concerning the blessing of all nations in the promised seed: and the faithfulness and truth of God, with respect to any of his promises, never fails; nor will his word of truth, the Gospel; nor Jesus Christ, who is the truth, and the truth of God; the truth of types, promises, and prophecies; see Psalm 43:3; for he is the same today, yesterday, and for ever. The prophet, however, has placed his mercy first in order that his faithfulness and truth, comprising an assurance of his paternal kindness, might encourage the hearts of the godly. It is part of a six-psalm method of praise to God called the Egyptian Hallel or just Hallel (“hallel” means praise in Hebrew). 1874-1909. H5769 Praise H1984 ye the LORD. 1599-1645. is great toward us — literally, “prevailed over” or “protected us.”. to intimate that the man who gave him that title, must also acknowledge his divinity. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/psalms-117.html. 2. 2012. Ver. BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Psalms 117:2". All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. , as it may be rendered: the word is used of the prevailing of the waters of the flood over the earth, Genesis 7:18; and so may denote the exuberance of the grace of God, of the abounding and superabounding of it. He has promised to send his Son into the world, and thus he has done. This Psalm, which is very little in its letter, is exceedingly large in its spirit; for, bursting beyond all bounds of race or nationality, it calls upon all … Truth is a representation of things as they are; and truth, therefore, must be ever the same. See 2 Samuel 7:18; 2 Samuel 7:21. Extol him, all you peoples! The psalmist praiseth God for his delivery from evils; putteth his whole trust in him; and foretelleth the coming of Christ. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. Psalm 117 actually begins in Psalm 113. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. This is a gospel psalm. This 119th Psalm is based upon David's 19th Psalm. BibliographyCalvin, John. Oh! Psalm 117:2, ESV: "For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever.Praise the LORD!" Truth is a representation of things as they are; and truth, therefore, must be ever the same. A look at the worldview of the exilic prophet Deutero-Isaiah provides one answer, while reading this psalm together with the beginning of Psalm 118 provides another. Let tho https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/psalms-117.html. Let Israel now say: For he is good, for his mercy is forever. 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. BibliographyClarke, Adam. The one thought that fills his whole soul, and in which the song which breathes forth his soul dies away, is Hallelujah. And wilt thou not praise God for his mercy? (Note: The Apostolic Constitutions (vi. So these are the psalms of praise, 113 through 118. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/psalms-117.html. Praise the L ord, all you nations! In addition to being the Creator, God is eternal, meaning He had no beginning and He will have no end. For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/psalms-117.html. This fact, too, is a just foundation for universal praise, and therefore the psalm is so adapted to be used in all lands and among all people. Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. The Septuagint insert the words in the two next verses. - ways-righteousness. But this is the ,situation! Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". In the King James Version of the Bible, it has 33 words and 135 characters. He his promised that he should die for transgressors, and this he did. 1871-8. A JEW IS WRITING The same reason would go to prove, that it was small compared with his mercy, which is said to be abundant. Towards us Jews, to whom he hath given those peculiar privileges which he hath denied to all other nations. O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people. 1909-1922. Confess to the Lord, for he is good, for his mercy is forever. The occasion and the author of this Psalm are alike unknown. The prayer itself is not contained in פּתּחתּ למוסרי - for he is already rescued, and the perfect as a precative is limited to such utterances spoken in the tone of an exclamation as we find in Job 21:16 - but remains unexpressed; it lies wrapped up as it were in this heartfelt ānnáh: Oh remain still so gracious to me as Thou hast already proved Thyself to me. And the truth of the Lord endureth for ever - Whatsoever he has promised, that he will most infallibly fulfill. Psalms 117:2 For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. is great toward = overcame, or prevailed over. Psalm 117 “The truth of the Lord endureth forever” Psalm 117: Well known as the shortest chapter in the Bible, this little psalm contains a great message. Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 71:3-4, 5-6, 16-17 Gospel, Luke 1:5-25 More Daily Readings. Praise ye the LORD. The ropes of death tightened around me, the snares of Sheol confronted me. Augusti, Denkwrdigkeiten, ix. BibliographyGill, John. contemplate the blessed contents of this psalm, and let the saving interest we as Gentiles bear in it, bring it home to our hearts with a tenfold joy and satisfaction. how happy to be brought nigh by the blood of Jesus; and to hear and know the joyful sound, and to walk in the light of God's countenance. I was confronted with trouble and sorrow. Click the verse number to read commentary, definitions, meanings, and notesfor that particular Psalms 117 verse. PSALM 117 OVERVIEW.. SUBJECT. 1840-57. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. Outstanding among all God"s great qualities are His loyal love and faithfulness. Towards all of us, all the children of Abraham, whether carnal or spiritual, who were to be incorporated together, and made one body and one fold by and under the Messias, John 10:16 Ephesians 2:14, which mystery seems to be insinuated by this manner of expression. So the middle chapter of the Bible comes between the shortest, and the longest chapters. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". Merciful… truth—Two distinguishing attributes in their relation to God’s promise and covenant—kingly qualities, (Proverbs 20:28,)— specially remembered and extolled by the Hebrews in their deliverance from captivity. 2. And another reason follows. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/psalms-117.html. How often in our own language has this psalm been the medium of the utterances of praise in Christian sanctuaries: Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore. That seek him with the whole heart. Hebrew Hallelu-Jah. For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. They are the same in all lands where they are made known, and they are the same in all ages of the world. 2 For His merciful kindness is great toward us, And the truth of the Lordenduresforever. Used by Permission. For he can be true even when he menaces the whole world with perdition and ruin. Psalm 116:7) for the third time. Traditionally, the Hallel (from the familiar word “hallelujah” meaning “thank God”) is sung before and after the Passover meal. There’s 594 chapters before Psalm 118 and there’s 594 chapters after Psalm 118. They are the same in all lands where they are made known, and they are the same in all ages of the world. amata signifies a maid, who is not, as such, also Arab. Human loyalty often has limits, and we are not consistently truthful. So, it’s v… Praise the LORD! After this the poet goes on beseechingly: ānnáh Adonaj. Psalms 85:10; Psalms 89:14. 28.) App-4. The law-the testimonies-precepts-commandments-judgments (these five occur in the 19th Psalm) - statutes [ choq (Hebrew #2706), a different Hebrew word from that ( piquwdeey (Hebrew #6490)) for statutes in Psalms 19:8.] Sun, Dec. 20th Mon, Dec. 21st Tue, Dec. 22nd Wed, Dec. 23rd Thu, Dec. 24th ... Mystery, and Meaning Class Now . And they are the songs that were traditionally sung at their holidays or at the feast days. Psalm 117:2New Living Translation (NLT) 2 For his unfailing love for us is powerful; the Lord’s faithfulness endures forever. 1870. He summarizes the above writers by saying that hesed has embedded within it mercy and kindness, faithfulness and covenant keeping, truth and certainty, and steadfastness. Alleluia. And the truth of the Lord endureth for ever - All that God has said: his declarations; his promises; his assurances of mercy. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". God"s faithfulness connects closely with His loyal love. "Commentary on Psalms 117:2". Let the house of Aaron now say: For his mercy is forever. "Commentary on Psalms 117:2". De Wette regards it as a Temple Psalm, and agrees with Rosenmueller in the supposition that it was sung either at the beginning or the end of the service it the temple. The cause for universal worship117:2 Essentially all people, including the Gentiles (Heb. The goodness of God is often expressed by his kindness and truth, Psalm 117:2; in both these we must be followers of him. Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ; this is the sum of all the good news in the world. Because the Lord is "true," i.e, 100 percent loyal, reliable, truthful, and trustworthy, He is a faithful God. The dative of the object, למוסרי (from מוסרים for the more usual מוסרות), is used with פתחת instead of the accusative after the Aramaic manner, but it does also occur in the older Hebrew (e.g., Job 19:3; Isaiah 53:11). Therefore, Praise ye the Lord! 2. Next Weeks Readings. All nations - all people - may say this, and therefore the psalm is adapted to universal praise. Praiſe ye the Lord . Praise ye THE LORD. Especially may this be said in view of the love of God to mankind in the gift of a Saviour - a Saviour not for any one people especially or exclusively, but for the world, John 3:16. There is an abundance of it in the heart of God, in his covenant, and in his Son; and which is displayed in redemption by him; in the forgiveness of sin; and in the conversion of sinners, and their everlasting salvation: particularly there has been an inundation or deluge of it in the Gentile world, where it has flowed and overflowed; where sin abounded, grace has much more abounded; and therefore the Lord is to be praised. For His lovingkindness is great toward us, And the truth of the LORD is everlasting. I called on the name of the Lord, “Please Lord, rescue my life!” The Lord is merciful and fair; our God is compassionate. Psalm 117 (2 verses) • What’s the longest chapter in the Bible? (St. Augustine) (Berthier). We knew nothing of the scriptures of truth; were strangers to the offers of grace, strangers to the very name of the Lord Jesus, and ignorant even of our want of his blood and righteousness. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". "E.W. His people should honor Him for these traits consistently and frequently. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/psalms-117.html. Praise you the LORD. "Commentary on Psalms 117:2". It is only two verses long and exhorts non-Israelites to praise YHWH. If his merciful kindness prevail over us, as Psalms 117:1, his truth prevaileth over him. For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth forever - the two attributes mentioned by Paul in Romans 15:8-12 as those which Jesus Christ came to manifest, so that the Gentiles might "rejoice with His people," the Jews, because of the universal blessing through the latter. "Commentary on Psalms 117:2". He has promised that his Gospel shall be preached in every nation, and this he is doing; the truth of the Lord remaineth for ever. The Hebrew does not form a feminine, עבדּה; Arab. 30) commend the singing of these and other words of the Psalms at the funerals of those who have departed in the faith (cf. Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy Joshua Judges Ruth 1 Samuel 2 Samuel 1 Kings 2 Kings. 1828. In fact, Psalm 117/118 has thirty verses, so it’s middling as far as length goes (but what a lot there is in it! The conduct of Rahab proved that she had the real principle of Divine faith. 1. 1859. merciful kindness = lovingkindness, or grace. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/psalms-117.html. With אמתך he is mindful of his pious mother (cf. That he is good, is not here in Hebrew. When his truth is said to be everlasting, it is not set in opposition to his mercy, as if it, after flourishing for a season, then instantly passed away. 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