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Psalms 106:1 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Praise ye Jehovah. Oh give thanks unto Jehovah; for he is good; For his lovingkindness [endureth] forever.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for [he is] good: for his mercy [endureth] for ever.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Praise the LORD! Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks to the LORD; for [he is] good: for his mercy [endureth] for ever.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Hallelujah! Give ye thanks unto Jehovah; for he is good; for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Praise ye Yah, Give ye thanks to Yahweh—For he is good, For age-abiding, is his lovingkindness.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Praise ye Jah, give thanks to Jehovah, For good, for to the age, [is] His kindness.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Give glory to the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Praise ye the Lord. O giue thankes vnto the LORD, for he [is] good: for his mercie [endureth] for euer.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— [[Hallelujah{gr.Alleluia}.]] Give thanks to the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy [endures] for ever.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Praise ye Yah. O give thanks unto Yahweh; for [he is] good: for his mercy [endureth] for ever.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Praise 1984
{1984} Prime
A primitive root; to be clear (originally of sound, but usually of color); to shine; hence to make a show; to boast; and thus to be (clamorously) foolish; to rave; causatively to celebrate; also to stultify.
<8761> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 446
ye Yh יָה. 3050
{3050} Prime
Contracted for H3068, and meaning the same; Jah, the sacred name.
O give thanks 3034
{3034} Prime
A primitive root; used only as denominative from H3027; literally to use (that is, hold out) the hand; physically to throw (a stone, an arrow) at or away; especially to revere or worship (with extended hands); intensively to bemoan (by wringing the hands).
<8685> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 731
unto Yhw יָהוֶה; 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
for x3588
(3588) Complement
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
[he is] good: 2896
{2896} Prime
From H2895; good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well).
for x3588
(3588) Complement
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
his mercy 2617
{2617} Prime
From H2616; kindness; by implication (towards God) piety; rarely (by opprobrium) reproof, or (subjectively) beauty.
[endureth] for ever. 5769
{5769} Prime
From H5956; properly concealed, that is, the vanishing point; generally time out of mind (past or future), that is, (practically) eternity; frequentative adverbially (especially with prepositional prefix) always.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 106:1

_ _ Psalms 106:1-48. This Psalm gives a detailed confession of the sins of Israel in all periods of their history, with special reference to the terms of the covenant as intimated (Psalms 105:45). It is introduced by praise to God for the wonders of His mercy, and concluded by a supplication for His favor to His afflicted people, and a doxology.

_ _ Praise, etc. — (See on Psalms 104:35), begins and ends the Psalm, intimating the obligations of praise, however we sin and suffer 1 Chronicles 16:34-36 is the source from which the beginning and end of this Psalm are derived.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Psalms 106:1-5

_ _ We are here taught,

_ _ I. To bless God (Psalms 106:1, Psalms 106:2): Praise you the Lord, that is, 1. Give him thanks for his goodness, the manifestation of it to us, and the many instances of it. He is good and his mercy endures for ever; let us therefore own our obligations to him and make him a return of our best affections and services. 2. Give him the glory of his greatness, his mighty acts, proofs of his almighty power, wherein he has done great things, and such as would be opposed. Who can utter these? Who is worthy to do it? Who is able to do it? They are so many that they cannot be numbered, so mysterious that they cannot be described; when we have said the most we can of the mighty acts of the Lord, the one half is not told; still there is more to be said; it is a subject that cannot be exhausted. We must show forth his praise; we may show forth some of it, but who can show forth all? Not the angels themselves. This will not excuse us in not doing what we can, but should quicken us to do all we can.

_ _ II. To bless the people of God, to call and account them happy (Psalms 106:3): Those that keep judgment are blessed, for they are fit to be employed in praising God. God's people are those whose principles are sound — They keep judgment (they adhere to the rules of wisdom and religion, and their practices are agreeable); they do righteousness, are just to God and to all men, and herein they are steady and constant; they do it at all times, in all manner of conversation, at every turn, in every instance, and herein persevering to the end.

_ _ III. To bless ourselves in the favour of God, to place our happiness in it, and to seek it, accordingly, with all seriousness, as the psalmist here, Psalms 106:4, Psalms 106:5. 1. He has an eye to the lovingkindness of God, as the fountain of all happiness: “Remember me, O Lord! to give me that mercy and grace which I stand in need of, with the favour which thou bearest to thy people.” As there are a people in the world who are in a peculiar manner God's people, so there is a peculiar favour which God bears to that people, which all gracious souls desire an interest in; and we need desire no more to make us happy. 2. He has an eye to the salvation of God, the great salvation, that of the soul, as the foundation of happiness: O visit me with thy salvation. “Afford me (says Dr. Hammond) that pardon and that grace which I stand in need of, and can hope for from none but thee.” Let that salvation be my portion for ever, and the pledges of it my present comfort. 3. He has an eye to the blessedness of the righteous, as that which includes all good (Psalms 106:5): “That I may see the good of thy chosen and be as happy as the saints are; and happier I do not desire to be.” God's people are here called his chosen, his nation, his inheritance; for he has set them apart for himself, incorporated them under his own government, is served by them and glorified in them. The chosen people of God have a good which is peculiar to them, which is the matter both of their gladness and of their glorying, which is their pleasure, and their praise. God's people have reason to be a cheerful people, and to boast in their God all the day long; and those who have that gladness, that glory, need not envy any of the children of men their pleasure or pride. The gladness of God's nation, and the glory of his inheritance, are enough to satisfy any man; for they have everlasting joy and glory at the end of them.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 106:1

Praise (a) ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for [he is] good: for his mercy [endureth] for ever.

(a) The prophet exhorts the people to praise God for his past benefits, that by this their minds may be strengthened against all present troubles and despair.

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(Title), As part of the preceding Psalm is found in
1 Chronicles 16:1-43 So they brought the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tent that David had pitched for it: and they offered burnt sacrifices and peace offerings before God. ... And all the people departed every man to his house: and David returned to bless his house.
, so the first and two last verses of this are found in the same place; and it is highly probable this was composed upon the same occasion as the former, to which it seems to be a continuation; for as that celebrates the mercies of God to Israel, so this confesses and deplores the rebellions of Israel against Jehovah.

Praise ye the LORD[YaH]:
Heb. Hallelujah,
Psalms 105:45 That they might observe his statutes, and keep his laws. Praise ye the LORD.

O give:

Psalms 100:4-5 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, [and] into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, [and] bless his name. ... For the LORD [is] good; his mercy [is] everlasting; and his truth [endureth] to all generations.
Psalms 107:1 O give thanks unto the LORD, for [he is] good: for his mercy [endureth] for ever.
Psalms 118:1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for [he is] good: because his mercy [endureth] for ever.
Psalms 136:1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for [he is] good: for his mercy [endureth] for ever.
1 Chronicles 16:34 O give thanks unto the LORD; for [he is] good; for his mercy [endureth] for ever.
Ezra 3:11 And they sang together by course in praising and giving thanks unto the LORD; because [he is] good, for his mercy [endureth] for ever toward Israel. And all the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid.
Jeremiah 33:11 The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the LORD of hosts: for the LORD [is] good; for his mercy [endureth] for ever: [and] of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith the LORD.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

for he:

Psalms 103:17 But the mercy of the LORD [is] from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;
Psalms 119:68 Thou [art] good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes.
Matthew 19:17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? [there is] none good but one, [that is], God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
Romans 5:20-21 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: ... That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
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1Ch 16:1, 34. Ezr 3:11. Ps 100:4; 103:17; 105:45; 107:1; 118:1; 119:68; 136:1. Jr 33:11. Mt 19:17. Ro 5:20. 1Th 5:18.

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