Psalm 117 (2 verses) • What’s the longest chapter in the Bible? https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/psalms-117.html. 11.; Calmet) particularly now under the new law, since they have received greater benefits. The meaning is, that God’s mercy is rich towards us, flowing in a perennial stream, because united to his eternal truth. 2012. Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy Joshua Judges Ruth 1 Samuel 2 Samuel 1 Kings 2 Kings. "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". Psalms 117:2 For his merciful H2617 kindness H2617 is great H1396 toward us: and the truth H571 of the LORD H3068 endureth for ever. Without can not be used by it self, meaning that it has to be minimum one more condition included (all/at least one,etc) all: "fish", without: "bread", will search for verses that contains "fish" but NOT "bread" start: Praise you the LORD. Let the house of Aaron now say: For his mercy is forever. 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! 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. "Commentary on Psalms 117:2". The Hebrew word translated "truth" is "emet, which the translators frequently rendered "faithfulness." BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. Praise you the LORD. The goodness of God is often expressed by his kindness and truth, Psalm 117:2; in both these we must be followers of him. 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. God"s faithfulness connects closely with His loyal love. The creation speaks of God's attributes and there is no language or speech where its voice is not heard (Psalm 19:1-3). Truth is a representation of things as they are; and truth, therefore, must be ever the same. Psalm 117:2, ESV: "For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever.Praise the LORD!" 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. , 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. This is a gospel psalm. Let Israel now say: For he is good, for his mercy is forever. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Psalms 117:2". Psalm 117:2 Translation & Meaning. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/psalms-117.html. Psalms 113-118 are recited verbatimby observant Jews on all Jewish holidays involving communal salvation, most especially Passover. This psalm closes as it begins: with an exhortation to praise the Lord. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/psalms-117.html. But this is the ,situation! That he is good, is not here in Hebrew. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". "Commentary on Psalms 117:2". Though some … 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. 1685. Next Weeks Readings. 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. For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Augusti, Denkwrdigkeiten, ix. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/psalms-117.html. The word of promise bindeth God, and, therefore, it may seem to be stronger than God. Old Testament. Psalm 116:7) for the third time. Psalm 117 is the 117th psalm of the Book of Psalms.In Latin, it is known as Laudate Dominum. 117:1,2 All people called upon to praise God. "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". Whole Psalm. 2 For His merciful kindness is great toward us, And the truth of the Lordenduresforever. 1. This 119th Psalm is based upon David's 19th Psalm. 1871-8. Beginning with Psalm 113, you have what are known as the hallel psalms, meaning the psalms of praise. Two of the outstanding qualities that God demonstrates are loyal love and truth. 30) commend the singing of these and other words of the Psalms at the funerals of those who have departed in the faith (cf. In order to see its blessedness as it concerns us, let it be only considered that by nature we were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world. Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye THE LORD. The Hebrew does not form a feminine, עבדּה; Arab. He has promised to send his Son into the world, and thus he has done. "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". 28.) Praiſe ye the Lord . For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Truth is a representation of things as they are; and truth, therefore, must be ever the same. Or. Psalms chapter 117 KJV (King James Version) 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; for his superabounding grace, and eternal truth; even all the people of God, of all nations, Jews and Gentiles. So, it’s v… From Bellett's Short Meditations on the Psalms, chiefly in their Prophetic character, 1871. The conduct of Rahab proved that she had the real principle of Divine faith. In בּתוככי (as in Psalm 135:9) we have in the suffix the ancient and Aramaic i((cf. The 117 th Psalm is the shortest chapter in the Bible with only two verses. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. The cause for universal worship117:2 Essentially all people, including the Gentiles (Heb. Psalms 85:10; Psalms 89:14. 2. O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people. In the Greek Septuagint and the Latin Vulgate version of the Bible this psalm is Psalm 116 in a different numbering system 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. (Note: The Apostolic Constitutions (vi. "Commentary on Psalms 117:2". Psalms 117:2 For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD [endureth] for ever. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. - Here is a solemn call to all nations to praise the Lord, and proper matter for that praise is suggested. Why would such a psalm be written? - ways-righteousness. Kindness is great toward us— Literally, Mercy is mighty over us. Praise ye the LORD. "Commentary on Psalms 117:2". What was truth to Abraham is truth to us; what was truth to Paul is truth to us; what was truth to the martyrs is truth to us; what is truth to us will be truth to all generations of the world in all lands, and will be truth forever. BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. Observe the promises the spies made to her. 1871-8. Praise ye the Lord; for his superabounding grace, and eternal truth; even all the people of God, of all nations, Jews and Gentiles. For his merciful kindness is great] Invaluit, hath prevailed over us, breaking through all obstacles and impediments, whether within us or without us, eating its way through all rocks and remoras; and though we would put it back, yet it will overcome us; his grace is irresistible, neither can it ever be taken away. Shall we not follow up the gracious call of this Psalm, and bend the knee in thankful remembrance for God's unspeakable gift? And they are the songs that were traditionally sung at their holidays or at the feast days. The Septuagint insert the words in the two next verses. After this the poet goes on beseechingly: ānnáh Adonaj. 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". With אנּה the poet clings to Jahve, with נגדּה־נּא to the congregation, and with בּתוככי to the holy city. (Worthington) --- Our Saviour seems to allude to this passage, observing that God alone is good, (Luke xviii. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. 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. He has promised to receive all who come unto him through Christ Jesus, and this he invariably does. 2. 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. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". The ropes of death tightened around me, the snares of Sheol confronted me. BibliographyCalvin, John. What was truth to Abraham is truth to us; what was truth to Paul is truth to us; what was truth to the martyrs is truth to us; what is truth to us will be truth to all generations of the world in all lands, and will be truth forever. 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. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, And the truth of the Lord endureth for ever -, For his merciful kindness is great toward us -, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, For his merciful kindness is great towards us, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. 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). The one thought that fills his whole soul, and in which the song which breathes forth his soul dies away, is Hallelujah. So the middle chapter of the Bible comes between the shortest, and the longest chapters. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. Hallel meaning praise in Hebrew, and hallelujah, the hallelujah praise to Yahweh. Psalm 117:2New Living Translation (NLT) 2 For his unfailing love for us is powerful; the Lord’s faithfulness endures forever. 2. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". 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. There’s 594 chapters before Psalm 118 and there’s 594 chapters after Psalm 118. Heb. 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. Compare Psalms 103:11. Go to. I love the Lord because he heard my plea for mercy, and listened to me. "Commentary on Psalms 117:2". Ver. 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. 563). Short does not mean simple: Psalm 117 is one of the more difficult psalms. 1999. 1840-57. And the truth of the Lord endureth for ever - Whatsoever he has promised, that he will most infallibly fulfill. Consisting of only two verses, Psalm 117 is the shortest psalm and also the shortest chapter in the whole Bible.. 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