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Psalm 145

Psa. 145:1 KJV (With Strong’s)

David (Hebrew #1732)
Daviyd {daw-veed'}; from the same as 1730; loving; David, the youngest son of Jesse
KJV usage: David.
Pronounce: daw-veed'
Origin: rarely (fully)
Psalm of praise
thillah (Hebrew #8416)
laudation; specifically (concretely) a hymn
KJV usage: praise.
Pronounce: teh-hil-law'
Origin: from 1984
.>> I will extol
ruwm (Hebrew #7311)
to be high actively, to rise or raise (in various applications, literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: bring up, exalt (self), extol, give, go up, haughty, heave (up), (be, lift up on, make on, set up on, too) high(-er, one), hold up, levy, lift(-er) up, (be) lofty, (X a-)loud, mount up, offer (up), + presumptuously, (be) promote(-ion), proud, set up, tall(-er), take (away, off, up), breed worms.
Pronounce: room
Origin: a primitive root
thee, my God
'elohiym (Hebrew #430)
gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative
KJV usage: angels, X exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), X (very) great, judges, X mighty.
Pronounce: el-o-heem'
Origin: plural of 433
, O king
melek (Hebrew #4428)
a king
KJV usage: king, royal.
Pronounce: meh'-lek
Origin: from 4427
; and I will bless
barak (Hebrew #1288)
to kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason)
KJV usage: X abundantly, X altogether, X at all, blaspheme, bless, congratulate, curse, X greatly, X indeed, kneel (down), praise, salute, X still, thank.
Pronounce: baw-rak'
Origin: a primitive root
thy name
shem (Hebrew #8034)
an appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character
KJV usage: + base, (in-)fame(-ous), named(-d), renown, report.
Pronounce: shame
Origin: a primitive word (perhaps rather from 7760 through the idea of definite and conspicuous position; compare 8064)
for ever
`owlam (Hebrew #5769)
from 5956; properly, concealed, i.e. the vanishing point; generally, time out of mind (past or future), i.e. (practically) eternity; frequentatively, adverbial (especially with prepositional prefix) always
KJV usage: alway(-s), ancient (time), any more, continuance, eternal, (for, (n-))ever(-lasting, -more, of old), lasting, long (time), (of) old (time), perpetual, at any time, (beginning of the) world (+ without end). Compare 5331, 5703.
Pronounce: o-lawm'
Origin: or lolam {o-lawm'}
and ever
`ad (Hebrew #5703)
properly, a (peremptory) terminus, i.e. (by implication) duration, in the sense of advance or perpetuity (substantially as a noun, either with or without a preposition)
KJV usage: eternity, ever(- lasting, -more), old, perpetually, + world without end.
Pronounce: ad
Origin: from 5710

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Ministry on This Verse

1-7:  David praises God for his fame;
8-10:  for his goodness;
11-13:  for his kingdom;
14-16:  for his providence;
17-21:  for his justice, holiness, and saving mercy.
A.M. 2989.
B.C. 1015.
David's.This incomparable song of praise, which is the last of the acrostic or alphabetical Psalms, each verse beginning with a consecutive letter of the Hebrew alphabet, is supposed to have been composed by David towards the close of his life.Psalm of praise.
extol thee.
Psa. 30:1• 1<<A Psalm and Song at the dedication of the house of David.>> I will extol thee, O Lord; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me. (Psa. 30:1)
Psa. 68:4• 4Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him. (Psa. 68:4)
Psa. 71:14‑24• 14But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.
15My mouth shall show forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof.
16I will go in the strength of the Lord God: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.
17O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.
18Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have showed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.
19Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto thee!
20Thou, which hast showed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
21Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.
22I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.
23My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.
24My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.
(Psa. 71:14‑24)
Psa. 103:1‑2• 1<<A Psalm of David.>> Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
2Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
(Psa. 103:1‑2)
Dan. 4:37• 37Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase. (Dan. 4:37)
my God.
Psa. 44:4• 4Thou art my King, O God: command deliverances for Jacob. (Psa. 44:4)
Psa. 45:1,6• 1<<To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, for the sons of Korah, Maschil, A Song of loves.>> My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
6Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.
(Psa. 45:1,6)
Psa. 47:6‑8• 6Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises.
7For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.
8God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.
(Psa. 47:6‑8)
Psa. 48:2‑3• 2Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.
3God is known in her palaces for a refuge.
(Psa. 48:2‑3)
Psa. 95:3• 3For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. (Psa. 95:3)
Psa. 149:2• 2Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King. (Psa. 149:2)
Isa. 33:22• 22For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; he will save us. (Isa. 33:22)
Mal. 1:14• 14But cursed be the deceiver, which hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and sacrificeth unto the Lord a corrupt thing: for I am a great King, saith the Lord of hosts, and my name is dreadful among the heathen. (Mal. 1:14)
Matt. 25:34• 34Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: (Matt. 25:34)
Rev. 19:16• 16And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. (Rev. 19:16)
I will bless.
 Book 5, Series 4. The Millennium. (“The Placement of the Psalms in Prophecy” by B. Anstey)
 Having now been delivered from all their distresses, Israel celebrates their full deliverance in praise to the Lord as their Messiah-King. As the Millennium is ushered in, the glory of Christ as King is extended over all the world. Christ leads the praise to God (Ps. 22:22) for His wonderful works (vs. 1-7). (Book 5. by B. Anstey)
 This is the last of the alphabetical psalms. The acrostic arrangement is not strictly complete as the letter Nun is omitted. (Psalms 145 by H. Smith)
 (vv. 1-2) The godly man delivered from all his enemies can look on to an eternity in which he sees no evil to intrude, and no trace of sorrow to dim his joy in the Lord. Thus he can say, “I will bless thy name forever and ever,” “I will praise thy name forever and ever.” (Psalms 145 by H. Smith)
 Psa. 145 looks back and shows the soul (for I do not speak of dispensation here as such: it is the Spirit of Christ showing what passes in the millennium; but it shows the soul) recounting with praise and thanksgiving, the works and ways of God, where it can look back—the greatness of God. (Practical Reflections on the Psalms: Psalms 143-145 by J.N. Darby)

J. N. Darby Translation

fA Psalm of praise. Of David. I will extol thee, my God, O King, and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.

JND Translation Notes

An alphabetical Psalm, as Ps. 25, the 14th letter being, omitted.