1 I will extol thee, my God, O King;
And I will bless thy name for ever and ever.
2 Every day will I bless thee;
And I will praise thy name for ever and ever.
1-7. Celebration of the Lord because of His works and His justice. P. P.
2, 4. See Psalm xxxiii. 11. A. 9789.
3 Great is Jehovah, and greatly to be praised;
And his greatness is unsearchable.
4 One generation shall laud thy works to another,
And shall declare thy mighty acts.
5 Of the glorious majesty of thine honor,
And of thy wondrous works, will I meditate.
6 And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts;
And I will declare thy greatness.
7 They shall utter the memory of thy great goodness,
And shall sing of thy righteousness.
8 Jehovah is gracious, and merciful;
Slow to anger, and of great lovingkindness.
4, 5, 12. See Psalm viii. 6. R. 249.
Treats concerning the Lord. “The glorious honour of thy majesty” stands for the Divine good, united to the Divine truth, “the glorious majesty of His kingdom,” the Divine truth united to the Divine good. The reason of this form of expression is that the union is reciprocal. From the Lord the Divine good proceeds united to the Divine truth, but by the angels in heaven, and by men of the church Divine truth is received, and is united to Divine good. E. 288.
8 See Psalm ciii. 8. A. 598.
See Psalm vi. 2. A. 8286.
See Psalm ciii. 8. A. 10577.
8, 9. Because of His mercy. P. P.
9 Jehovah is good to all;
And his tender mercies are over all his works.
10 All thy works shall give thanks unto thee, O Jehovah;
And thy saints shall bless thee.
11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom,
And talk of thy power;
12 To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts,
And the glory of the majesty of his kingdom.
13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
And thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.
10-12. All who are in the heavens will confess Him. P. P.
13 Reigning refers to truth which is of the understanding, having dominion to good which is of the will. A. 4691.
Eternity is predicated of what is celestial, and generation of what is spiritual. A. 6239.
See Psalm x. 16. A. 10248.
Rule or dominion is predicated of good, and to reign of truth, for the Lord is called Lord from Divine good, and King from Divine truth. E. 685.
Because His kingdom is eternal. P. P.
14 Jehovah upholdeth all that fall,
And raised up all those that are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all wait for thee;
And thou giveth them their food in due season.
16 Thou openest thy hand,
And satisfiest the desire of every living thing.
14-16. He raises up sinners, and leads them into truths that they may live. P. P.
16 By opening the hand is signified to endow with good, by satisfying the desire of every living thing is signified from love to enrich with Divine truth all who receive life from Him. E. 295.
17 Jehovah is righteous in all his ways,
And gracious in all his works.
18 Jehovah is nigh unto all them that call upon him,
To all that call upon him in truth.
19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him;
He also will hear their cry, and will save them.
20 Jehovah preserveth all them that love him;
But all the wicked will he destroy.
17 He is Divine truth. P. P.
18 To be near means to be present and conjoined. A. 9378.
18, 19. The Lord is nigh to all them that call upon Him and will hear their cry. D. P., Page 78.
18-20. He saves those who believe in Him, and those who do not believe perish. P. P.
21 My mouth shall speak the praise of Jehovah;
And let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.
21 He is to be worshipped. P. P.
Author: EMANUEL SWEDENBORG (1688-1772)