The love of our neighbour is connected in the closest manner with love to God, and he who has experienced in himself and his family the mercy of the Eternal is both inclined and enabled to show mercy to others, and thereby gains a new support, strengthening his heart in God, widening his active influence among men, securing his happiness for all time; while the wicked are destroyed outwardly and inwardly, and go to ruin with their possessions and fortune, as well as with their efforts and aspirations. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". App-4. Summary-I am blessed if my walk is blameless, and that can only be achieved by walking according to God’s laws.This walk cannot be now and then, but must be with my whole heart, and with no unrighteousness mixed in. 1Blessed is the man that feareth Jehovah Although the prophet begins with an exhortation, he has, as I have already pointed out, something farther in view, than simply the calling upon the faithful to praise God. "Commentary on Psalms 112:1". That is, Blessed, or happy, is such a one. 1. ; His seed shall he mighty upon earth; the generation of the upright shall be blessed. --David Dickson. Psalms 112:1. This psalm is an inspired commentary on Psalms 111:10 (cf. How blessed is the man who fears the LORD, Who greatly delights in His commandments. Psalm 112:1, NLT: "Praise the LORD! 1. Psalm 112:1, CSB: "Hallelujah! https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/psalms-112.html. With its rays, which it shoots forth like … God commands to have concern for POOR, needy, widows, oppressed and aged. Psalm 112, a Wisdom Psalm, provides instruction in right living and right faith in the tradition of the other wisdom writings of the Old Testament. 1876. Psalm 111:1 Hebrew Hallelu Yah; Psalm 112:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, the lines of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. Jehovah Himself. 1. he fears the Lord, Ps. That delighteth greatly in his commandments - See the notes at Psalm 1:2. 3 Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever. 1. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". Jehovah is to be praised both for inspiring men with godly fear and for the blessedness which they enjoy in consequence thereof. Their children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. What does this verse really mean? Blessed is the man - Hebrew, “The blessings of the man.” See the notes at Psalm 1:1. 1870. 3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever. (Menochius) --- The Greek and Latin may signify both. "Commentary on Psalms 112:1". Psalms 112:1. All human righteousness has its root in the righteousness of God.—It is not merely man striving to copy God; it is God’s gift and God’s work. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. See Contextual Insights of Psalm 111 for the obvious connections between Psalms 111 and 112. And all this, remember, Reader, is spoken of Jesus in his human nature; which human nature is united to the uncreated Word; and both form one Christ. 2., and Psalm viii. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/psalms-112.html. Praise ye the Lord - `Hallelujah.' "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. 111 1 Praise the Lord! The Blessed State of the RighteousPraise the Lord!Blessed is the man who fears the Lord,Who #Ps. 1871-8. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/psalms-112.html. If through divine grace we find ourselves described in these two sentences, let us give all the praise to God, for he hath wrought all our works in us, and the dispositions out of which they spring. This exhortation is never given too often; the Lord always deserves praise, we ought always to render it, we are frequently forgetful of it, and it is always well to be stirred up to it. "Blessed is the man that feareth Jehovah, etc." True fear produces obedience and this happiness. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Vs. 11:10 & 112:1. That feareth the Lord - In Psalm 111:10, the psalmist had referred to "the fear of the Lord" as "the beginning of wisdom," and had "alluded" to the success, prosperity, or happiness which attends the fear of the Lord, or true religion. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. View Bible Text. Psalm 112:1 Translation & Meaning. 1840-57. Such fear, so far from being a 'hard' service, is the only "blessed" one (Jeremiah 32:39). Psalm 112 - Praise the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord - This seems to be the continuation of the preceding Psalm: there it was asserted that the beginning of wisdom was the fear of the Lord; and here the blessedness of the man who thus fears is stated. As the fear of God is man’s only wisdom, Psalm 111:10, so it is his only way to true happiness. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord; not men, but the Lord; not his wrath, nor his judgments here or hereafter, but his goodness; not with a servile, but with a godly fear. 2. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/psalms-112.html. We must, therefore, cheerfully embrace the law of God, and that, too, in such a manner, that the love of it, with all its sweetness, may overcome all the allurements of the flesh, otherwise, mere attention to it will be unavailing. This psalm begins with what the preceding ends, the fear of the Lord; and is a further illustration and enlargement of it; See Gill on Psalm 111:10. Psalm 112, a Wisdom Psalm, provides instruction in right living and right faith in the tradition of the other wisdom writings of the Old Testament. Tucker explains the structure of Psalm 121 as a division of four strophes (vv. BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. Blessed is the man that feareth Jehovah, That delighteth greatly in his commandments. (Worthington). It is surely true of any society where righteousness generally prevails that wealth tends to be accumulated in the hands of good men. BibliographyHawker, Robert, D.D. Psalms 112:3-4; Psalms 112:8). "Praise ye the Lord." That delighteth greatly in his commandments. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/psalms-112.html. Hence a man cannot be regarded as a genuine observer of the law, until he has attained to this — that the delight which he takes in the law of God renders obedience agreeable to him. He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/psalms-112.html. That delighteth greatly in his commandments; who makes it his chief delight, care, and business to study and obey God’s commandments. That feareth the Lord - In Psalm 111:10, the psalmist had referred to “the fear of the Lord” as “the beginning of wisdom,” and had “alluded” to the success, prosperity, or happiness which attends the fear of the Lord, or true religion. Not only earthly prosperity, but a life well-pleasing to God, and the opportunity thereby gained of becoming a power on earth, and of exercising an influence that overcomes the world, form a mind, a position, and a greatness of action that are heroic. "The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night." The fear of God, as it is man’s only wisdom, Psalm 111:10, so it is his only way to true happiness. Blessed are those who fear the LORD, who find great delight in his commands. "Commentary on Psalms 112:1". BibliographyCalvin, John. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord — With the disposition of a dutiful child toward a kind and gracious father, not with that of a refractory slave toward a tyrannical and severe master, that reverences and fears to offend him. This Psalm may be regarded as an exposition of Psalm 111:10, presenting the happiness of those who fear and obey God, and contrasting the fate of the ungodly. This Psalm may be regarded as an exposition of Ps 111:10, presenting the happiness of those who fear and obey God, and contrasting the fate of the ungodly. The blessed condition of those who fear Yahweh112:1. The man not only studies the divine precepts and endeavours to observe them, but rejoices to do so: holiness is his happiness, devotion is his delight, truth is his treasure. He intimates that zeal and fervency in God’s service is essential to true piety. Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments, 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. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/psalms-112.html. "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". This psalm is a banquet of heavenly wisdom; and as Basil speaketh of another part of Scripture, likening it to an apothecary's shop; so may this book of the psalms fitly be compared; in which are so many sundry sorts of medicines, that every man may have that which is convenient for his disease. That delighteth greatly in his commandments] And thereby showeth that his fear of God is filial and amicable, not base and servile, which ever carrieth torment along with it; and he that so feareth is not made perfect in love, 1 John 4:18; cannot but hate him whom he so feareth, for Quem metuunt oderunt. He loves God's Word vs. 1. Psalm 111 celebrates God’s mighty deeds on behalf … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 112:1-9 [10]" It, like Psalm 111, is a succinct acrostic, with each of its twenty-lines beginning with a successive letter of the Hebrew alphabet. "Commentary on Psalms 112:1". B How often we are disheartened to see how justice is denied to the poor and needy. "Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". They are all "Hallel" psalms. Fenwick. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/psalms-112.html. The Jews style this, and the five following psalms, "the great Alleluia," which they sing after eating the paschal lamb. It means "always doing what is right". Copyright StatementJames Burton Coffman Commentaries reproduced by permission of Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. I. 1871-8. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord] That obediently feareth him as said before, Psalms 111:10; that feareth the Lord, as Abraham did, Genesis 22:12, who is the blessed man here described, say the Jewish doctors (Midrash Tillin in Psalms 112:1-10), because he kept the whole law from Aleph to Tau (this psalm also is alphabetical, as the former) with his whole heart, delighting in God’s commandments, and hastening to fulfil them; as when he left his country, circumcised his family, sacrificed his son. "A land needs its mighty men, and is fortunate if they are of such stock as this and if wealth is in such hands. See App-63. His favour towards the God-fearing displays his character and encourages gracious feelings in others, therefore let him be praised. Psalm 112:1-10. Eusebius adds, "a psalm of Aggæus and Zacharias," as it seems to speak of the captives, who return thanks for their deliverance; (Isaias xlv. Psalm 112:1, NASB: "Praise the LORD! BibliographyCoffman, James Burton. That delighteth greatly in his commandments - See the notes at Psalm 1:2. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-112.html. 2012. PSALM 112:2. They are all "Hallel" psalms. BibliographyGill, John. The theme of Psalms 111 was "The Character of God," and the theme here is "The Characteristics of God's Servant." Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". John Trapp Complete Commentary. This Psalm containeth a description of a good man’s gracious disposition and carriage; as also of his blessed condition, even in this life as well as in the next. The fear and the love of God are inseparably united, and have an internal connection, in the truly pious.—The reward of this blessed and holy union is great. 6., &c.; Calmet) or David has left this model of thanksgiving for all. DD. This does not just mean physical Israel, who the presence of God was continually with on their way to the Promised Land. It is a characteristic of true piety to find pleasure in the commands of God; in the commandments themselves, and in obedience to them. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. Joseph Benson's Commentary. 2 His descendants will be mighty on earth; The generation of the upright will be blessed. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/psalms-112.html. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". It is here intimated, that zeal and fervency in God’s service are essential to true piety. "Commentary on Psalms 112:1". BibliographyClarke, Adam. "Commentary on Psalms 112:1". These words translate the Hebrew text, which is "Hallelujah.". Psalms 112:1-3 "Praise ye Jehovah. I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the … ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. Chapter 112 This psalm is composed alphabetically, as the former is, and is (like the former) entitled "Hallelujah,’’ though it treats of the happiness of the saints, because it redounds to the glory of God, and whatever we have the pleasure of he must have the praise of. His seed shall be mighty upon the earth: The generation of the upright shall be blessed. 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. "Commentary on Psalms 112:1". (Psalms 112:2). THE QUALITIES OF THE MAN. He intimates that zeal and fervency in God’s service is essential to true piety. This thought is repeated a hundred times in the Psalter, beginning with the very first verse in it. B. Psalm 111 praises YHWH but Psalm 112 praises the faithful follower (cf. Hebrew eth Jehovah: i.e. Psalm 112:1 Translation & Meaning. He is not the blessed man who is most observant to catch opportunities to have pleasure, profit, and worldly preferment, and careth not how he cometh by them: but he is the blessed man who is most observant of God's will, and careful to follow it. "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". 3.; Calmet) and in a word, (Haydock) all God's servants. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/psalms-112.html. "Commentary on Psalms 112:1". Praise the LORD! "Scofield Reference Notes on Psalms 112:1". Now the word "*righteous" in the Bible isa special word. BibliographyBeza, Theodore. Also an Acrostic Psalm. Psalm 112 then begins by saying that the way for humans to find happiness is to begin with an attitude of reverence (“fear”) toward God (112:1). Psalm 112:1. הללויה halleluiah. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". That delighteth greatly in his commandments: in the righteousness, purity, and holiness of them: in keeping and doing them: they are not grievous, but pleasant; a good man delights in them, after the inward man; he observes them from a principle of love, and finds peace and pleasure in them; he loves them above gold, yea, above fine gold; and esteems them concerning all things to be right, Psalm 119:97. The generation of the upright shall be blessed. The Word of God stands fast or falls flat, on the character of God. How blessed is the man who fears the LORD, Who greatly delights in His commandments." https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cpc/psalms-112.html. Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, Who delights greatly in His commandments. Psalm 12:1(NASB) Verse Thoughts. That delighteth greatly in his commandments; Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. If there be any virtue, if there be any praise, the Lord should have all the glory of it, for we are his workmanship. 1857. PSALMS 112 Other translations - previous - next - meaning - Psalms - BM Home - Full Page PSALM 112. hallelujah. He has learned to say "The Lord reigneth." We have known hypocrites rejoice in the doctrines, but never in the commandments. 1. Psalm 110:7 The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain. "E.W. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be … Praise you the LORD. Psalms 112:7. This psalm is designed more fully “to illustrate” that thought. This stands apart from the acrostic pattern, serving somewhat as a title for … 112:1c (cf. Psalm 121:4 "Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep." Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord that delighteth greatly in his commandments defining what Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments - defining what constitutes the true "fear of the Lord," which was termed "the beginning of wisdom," Psalms 111:10. Worldly delights, which made piety irksome, are supplanted by the newborn delight in and taste for the will and ways of God (Psalms 19:7; Psalms 19:10). III. BibliographyBarnes, Albert. In opposition to this, the prophet tells us that more advantage is to be expected from God’s paternal regard, than from the inflicting of every species of injury, and the perpetrating of every kind of injustice in our power; and by setting before us the certain hope of reward, he calls us back to the practice of equity and beneficence. If God is true and righteous, just and good, eternal and unchanging then the words of His mouth and the proclamations of His heart are equally secure and eternally immovably. Psalm 112:1 Hebrew Hallelu Yah Cross references: Copyright StatementThese files are considered public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available in the Online Bible Software Library. How joyful are those who fear the LORD and delight in obeying his commands." Psalms 111 and 112 are a summary statement of what faith is all about: who God is and what humans must do in response to God. The Word of God stands fast or falls flat, on the character of God. (a) He means that reverent fear which is in the children of God, which causes them to delight only in the word of God.

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