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Psalms 111:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The works of Jehovah are great, Sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The works of the LORD [are] great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Great are the works of the LORD; [They are] studied by all who delight in them.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The works of the LORD [are] great, sought out by all them that have pleasure in them.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Great are the works of Jehovah; sought out of all that delight in them.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Great are the works of Yahweh, sought out, by all who find pleasure therein.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Great [are] the works of Jehovah, Sought out by all desiring them.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Great are the works of the Lord: sought out according to all his wills.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The workes of the LORD [are] great: sought out of all them that haue pleasure therein.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The works of the Lord are great, sought out according to all his will.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The works of Yahweh [are] great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The works 4639
{4639} Prime
From H6213; an action (good or bad); generally a transaction; abstractly activity; by implication a product (specifically a poem) or (generally) property.
of Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
[are] great, 1419
{1419} Prime
From H1431; great (in any sense); hence older; also insolent.
sought out 1875
{1875} Prime
A primitive root; properly to tread or frequent; usually to follow (for pursuit or search); by implication to seek or ask; specifically to worship.
<8803> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 1415
of all x3605
(3605) Complement
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
them that have pleasure 2656
{2656} Prime
From H2654; pleasure; hence (abstractly) desire; concretely a valuable thing; hence (by extension) a matter (as something in mind).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 111:2

_ _ His works, that is, of providence and grace are

_ _ sought — or, carefully studied, by all desiring to know them.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 111:1-5.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 111:2

Sought — Diligently meditated upon.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 111:2

The works of the LORD [are] (b) great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.

(b) He shows that God's works are a sufficient reason for us to praise him, but chiefly his benefits toward his Church.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 92:5 O LORD, how great are thy works! [and] thy thoughts are very deep.
Psalms 104:24 O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.
Psalms 139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully [and] wonderfully made: marvellous [are] thy works; and [that] my soul knoweth right well.
Job 5:9 Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number:
Job 9:10 Which doeth great things past finding out; yea, and wonders without number.
Job 26:12-14 He divideth the sea with his power, and by his understanding he smiteth through the proud. ... Lo, these [are] parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?
Job 38:1-41 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, ... Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat.
Job 41:1-34 Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord [which] thou lettest down? ... He beholdeth all high [things]: he [is] a king over all the children of pride.
Isaiah 40:12 Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?
Jeremiah 32:17-19 Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, [and] there is nothing too hard for thee: ... Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes [are] open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:
Daniel 4:3 How great [are] his signs! and how mighty [are] his wonders! his kingdom [is] an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion [is] from generation to generation.
Ephesians 1:19 And what [is] the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
Ephesians 2:7-10 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in [his] kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. ... For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Revelation 15:3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous [are] thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true [are] thy ways, thou King of saints.


Psalms 77:11-12 I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old. ... I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.
Psalms 104:24 O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.
Psalms 104:34 My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD.
Psalms 107:43 Whoso [is] wise, and will observe these [things], even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD.
Psalms 143:5 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.
Job 37:7 He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 He hath made every [thing] beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
1 Peter 1:10-12 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace [that should come] unto you: ... Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.

that have:

Psalms 92:4 For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands.
Proverbs 17:16 Wherefore [is there] a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing [he hath] no heart [to it]?
Proverbs 18:1-2 Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh [and] intermeddleth with all wisdom. ... A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.
Proverbs 24:14 So [shall] the knowledge of wisdom [be] unto thy soul: when thou hast found [it], then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.
Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in [their] knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Romans 8:6 For to be carnally minded [is] death; but to be spiritually minded [is] life and peace.
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Jb 5:9; 9:10; 26:12; 37:7; 38:1; 41:1. Ps 77:11; 92:4, 5; 104:24, 34; 107:43; 139:14; 143:5. Pv 17:16; 18:1; 24:14. Ec 3:11. Is 40:12. Jr 32:17. Dn 4:3. Ro 1:28; 8:6. Ep 1:19; 2:7. 1P 1:10. Rv 15:3.

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