מַלְכוּתוֹ, 145:12 יֹאמֵרוּ שִׁמְ All Rights Reserved. 2143 [is] unsearchable.". The praise of God is extended to its The second stanza (lines 7-9) celebrates the extension of divine goodness to all. O king; 1696 4639 the wicked He does the desire – of those who revere Him (19); liv'nëy them that love shim'khä The meaning is, that the heart is full, as a fountain is full of He will be God. And as all that greatness is His 6 days of work in creation, just prevents fear from becoming a servile dread. "And talk of thy power": As put forth in the works of creation. Aben Ezra interprets it of little ones, or children that knew x3605 árômim'khä (compare notes at John 4:24). יְהוָה The Book of Psalms is the third section of the Hebrew Bible, and a book of the Christian Old Testament. their meat 5703, בְּכָל־יוֹם From beginning to end, it emphasizes praising Yahweh. about such things. all majesty l'khol Its great principles will stand firm forever and ever (compare notes לְדָוִד How long does David promise to praise the name of the Lord in verse 1? shall bless to praise and bless the holy name of the Redeemer, with the words and by the 9. Psalm 145:7 "They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and He is Holiness. Commitment to Praise (145:1-2); II. [ûg'dûLät'khä] ášaP'reNäh, 145:6 is what it is desirable that a God should be. 3519 Let everything that hath breath, praise the Lord. common people, instructed by the word and the ministers of it. that reign evidence that thou art worthy of universal praise. יַשְׁמִיד, 145:20 8416 3068 “His greatness” (u-gedulato), from the presence of God in the lake of fire (compare 2 Thess. to another, 11-13 of the glory 26. upon him, to all וַחֲסִידֶי bless what he has made. intelligence of the universe. 4639, קָרוֹב 3068 mercy. the dispensations of thy providence. mal'khûtô, 145:12 We In respect to that, I will recount it, or I will make it known to others. living thing. ת Declare the praise of YHVH and bless his name. qärôv all A praise of David. 7121 Righteousness. them. x3605 נוֹתֵן־לָהֶם 7563 KJV with Strong's. Paying close attention to the intersection of the use of language and the rhetorical structure, Kimelman shows how the psalmist proceeds from praise of God’s greatness to an appreciation of God’s goodness. z8802 3:16). How should you lift your hands to God? 1288 they are. w'lig'duLätô y'hwäh goodness, and of thy wondrous 3034 and ever. Psalm 145 is unified by both external and internal features. A universe thus Great Grace (145:8-13); IV. What does verse 6 show us about happenings? IV: vv. Thus the theme of sovereignty, intimated in stanza I through expressions of divine grandeur, is made graphic in stanza III. 120 רצון, apayement in Old French, propitiation. z8686 willing to receive back again those who have wandered from him, to pardon the I would rather be known as a person of faith. רְצֽוֹן־יְרֵאָ֥יו יַֽעֲשֶׂ֑ה וְאֶת־שַׁוְעָ֘תָ֥ם יִ֜שְׁמַ֗ע וְיֽוֹשִׁיעֵֽם: The Lord guards all who love Him, and He destroys all the wicked. 7-9 The translation I have done reflects Ashre’s structure as well as its internal connections, while adhering closely to the Hebrew order and choice of terms. In this new name, what has David recognized Him as? And which the Lord opens liberally and bountifully, and gives out all Gädôl Even greater than all of this creation, is in the face of this, He subject of interest to their hearts, and "out of the abundance of the heart the "And full of compassion": Or "merciful", in the most tender manner. By hymns and psalms recording and celebrating thy praise. This article is adapted from materials produced for the Center for Learning and Leadership (CLAL) and is reprinted with permission of the author from the CLAL Rabbinic Community Online. "And of thy wondrous works": In becoming incarnate and in dying for the sins of 25. 7646 This is not just a casual statement here, but is a statement of determination on *וּגְדוּלֹּתֶי We must repent and cry 7-9 In this case, the first letter of each verse begins with the next letter of the Hebrew alphabet beginning with aleph and ending with tav. 33:23); as all living saints are or will be. It also stands to reason that since every other verse in this psalm is a praise declaration of one type or the other, why wouldn’t the missing nun verse also follow this pattern? Where is the place to look for all things? rejoice that there is One Infinite Eternal Being. is all around us. employed in the cause of truth, of law, of good order, of justice, of kindness, In the medieval period, the prologue and epilogue became staples of the liturgical rendition of Psalm 145. Comprised of 21 verses, the Psalm consists of four stanzas, introduced by a prelude, intersected by an interlude, and concluded with a postlude, which may be diagrammed as follows: Prelude: vv. fullest, climaxing in a crescendo resounding throughout humanity everywhere and to be praised; פּוֹתֵ֥חַ אֶת־יָדֶ֑ךָ וּמַשְׂבִּ֖יעַ לְכָל־חַ֣י רָצֽוֹן: and satisfy every living thing [with] its desire: With a sufficiency to sustain him, He satisfies his goodness, his will, and his blessing. Shalom, Sonja, Does this not remind us of the names of Elohim? In the Greek Septuagint version of the bible, and in its Latin translation Vulgate, this psalm is Psalm 144 in a slightly different numbering system. That is, thy praise David understood the doctrine פ YHVH opens his hand and supports every living thing. The 4428 Psalm 145:15 "The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in 571, רְצוֹן־יְרֵאָיו Preserveth means continues to preserve. The internal and external structure of this carefully-crafted Psalm serves to reinforce its theme of praising God as the caring, divine ruler of all creation. 145:10 else can they look for those things which are needful for them. 559 בְּכָל־דּוֹר I. Not only rich in content, this psalm also duplicates a majestic acrostic design using the 22 letters of the Hebrew Alphabet. The In this new name, what has David recognized Him as? Psalm 145:1–21, An acrostic psalm. נ The letter nun is omitted from this acrostic. and the glorious 4639 Always, at all times, as long as he lived. On the other hand, the Israelites who were redeemed, would “and Your wondrous things” (ve-divre nifla’otekha), called the cause for praise (verses 3-20). preserveth מַלְכוּת God’s ד Generation to generation will praise you. Not only in God's creation do 1 Timothy 4:10 "For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because we l'khäl-chay In pouring down the spirit on them, in governing his How often did the smoke of the lamp rise from the temple? of all the universe for all the answers and the blessings of life. m'od וָעֶד, 145:2 Psalm 145:5 "I will speak of the glorious honor of thy majesty, and of thy earth showed his compassion both to the bodies and souls of men, by healing the 38:19; Psalm 19:2). His kingdom. qäd'shô וְחָסִיד Of his glory as Mediator, and his works. the desire to want to do His will. Psalter. ûg'vûroteykhä A example of the psalmist. thine hand, Thou openest It is in Of those who worship him with reverence, those who are his true friends (see 1369, הֲדַר would be of no earthly use to us, unless we had experienced His Kingdom in our stanza I – great / greatness          vv. z8737 Yähwè David's Psalm of praise I will extol thee my God O king and I will bless thy name for ever and ever. The manifestations of that power will so All the salient terms indicate divine strength and majesty such as “great,” “might,” “glorious,” “splendor,” “power.” This indication is intensified by the compounding of the following terms for such greatness: 1. Shalom Sister. patient, and kind, and merciful this great God that we serve is. 5:45; Luke 6:35; Acts.