145:1(David's [Psalm] of praise.)a I will extol thee, my
God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.
(a) He shows which sacrifices are pleasant and acceptable
to God, even praise and thanksgiving and seeing that
God still continues his benefits toward us, we ought
never to be weary in praising him for the same.
145:3b Great [is] the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and
his greatness [is] unsearchable.
(b) By this he declares that all power is subject to God,
and that no worldly promotion should obscure God's
145:4 One generation shall praise thy works to c another, and
shall declare thy mighty acts.
(c) Even as the reason for man's creation and his
preservation in this life is to praise God, therefore
he requires that not only we ourselves do this, but
cause all others to do the same.
145:6 And [men] shall speak of the might of thy d terrible
acts: and I will declare thy greatness.
(d) Of your terrible judgments against the wicked.
145:8 The LORD [is] gracious, and full of e compassion; slow
to anger, and of great mercy.
(e) He describes after what sort God shows himself to all
his creatures though our sins have provoked his
vengeance against all: that is, merciful not only in
pardoning the sins of his elect, but in doing good
even to the reprobate, although they cannot feel the
sweet comfort of the same.
145:11f They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and
talk of thy power;
(f) The praise of your glory belongs in all your
creatures and though the wicked would obscure the
same by their silence, yet the faithful are always
mindful of the same.
145:12 To make known to the sons of men his g mighty acts, and
the glorious majesty of his kingdom.
(g) He shows that all things are out of order, only but
where God reigns.
145:14 The LORD upholdeth all that h fall, and raiseth up all
[those that be] bowed down.
(h) Who being in misery and affliction would faint and
fall away if God did not uphold them, and therefore
they should revere him who reigns in heaven and
suffer themselves to be governed by him.
145:15 The eyes of i all wait upon thee; and thou givest them
their meat in due season.
(i) That is, as well of man as of beast.
145:17 The LORD [is] k righteous in all his ways, and holy in
all his works.
(k) He praises God, not only because he is beneficial to
all his creatures, but also in that he justly
punishes the wicked, and mercifully examines his by
the cross, giving them strength and delivering them.
145:18 The LORD [is] nigh unto all them that call upon him, to
all that call upon him in l truth.
(l) Which only belongs to the faithful: and this virtue
is contrary to infidelity, doubting, impatience and
145:19 He will fulfil the m desire of them that fear him: he
also will hear their cry, and will save them.
(m) For they will ask or wish for nothing, but according
to his will, (1Jo 5:14).
145:21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all
n flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.