Praise the LORD! The Word of God stands fast or falls flat, on the character of God. Psalms 112:1. Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/psalms-112.html. It is a characteristic of true piety to find pleasure in the commands of God; in the commandments themselves, and in obedience to them. God commands to have concern for POOR, needy, widows, oppressed and aged. Go to. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". See note above. Integrity is a difficult word, because to so many people it has different meanings, as we’re about to see. 112:1c (cf. The following is the analysis which I give of the verse: Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, and delighteth himself in his commandments; and thus, by the second clause of the verse, the prophet specifies in what the fear of God consists. … The Jews style this, and the five following psalms, "the great Alleluia," which they sing after eating the paschal lamb. Families that are reared in the knowledge and fear of God by their parents continue to exhibit the truth of what is written here. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/psalms-112.html. 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. 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. That is, Blessed, or happy, is such a one. 2 His descendants will be mighty on earth; The generation of the upright will be blessed. The Hebrew alphabetical arrangement commences at the next clause [of which the character 'aleph (') is the first letter], and so marks the beginning of Psalms 112:1. 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. BibliographyConstable, Thomas. 1. he fears the Lord, Ps. BibliographyTrapp, John. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. Blessed is the man that fears the LORD, that delights greatly in his commandments. It, like Psalm 111, is a succinct acrostic, with each of its twenty-lines beginning with a successive letter of the Hebrew alphabet. This thought is repeated a hundred times in the Psalter, beginning with the very first verse in it. His seed shall be mighty upon the earth: The generation of the upright shall be blessed. Their children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. It is here intimated, that zeal and fervency in God’s service are essential to true piety. Help, LORD, for the godly man ceases to be, For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men. 1. Psalm 112 - Praise the LORD. John Trapp Complete Commentary. Psalms 119:1-8. BibliographyCalvin, John. We ought to bless God for blessing any man, and especially for setting the seal of his approbation upon the godly. "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". Jamieson noted that exceptions to this general rule may be cited, "But such exceptions occur only as they are seen by God to be inconsistent with those spiritual blessings which are better." 1983-1999. ", "His seed shall be mighty upon earth, etc. Psalm 121:4 "Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep." Its blessing extends to their descendants, and is powerfully displayed in themselves. 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. "Praise ye Jehovah" (Psalms 112:1). 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. Praise ye the Lord - Margin, as in Hebrew, “Hallelujah.” See the notes at Psalm 106:1. 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. This is properly the title of the psalm: Aben Ezra says it is a word of the psalmist; it shows that all that a good man is, has, or does, is from the Lord; and therefore his name is to be praised: and he is not only to be praised for his perfections and works, but for this among others, that there are any good men on earth that fear and serve him, and are useful in their day and generation. Psalm 112 1 Psalm 112 [] 1 Praise the LORD. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. "Wealth and riches are in his house, etc." Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. Psalms 111:2. Blessed [is] the man [that] feareth the LORD, [that] delighteth greatly in his commandments. Now the word "*righteous" in the Bible isa special word. 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. 2012. --David Dickson. 1909-1922. The second of three Hallelujah Psalms, and of the pair (111, 112). 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. That delighteth greatly in his commandments; Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord—. Psalms 112:1 Praise ye the LORD. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/srn/psalms-112.html. (Haydock) --- He addresses the Levites, who were addicted to God's service, or the new converts, who were become docile like little children, (1 Peter ii. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Psalms 112:1". Finding the new version too difficult to understand? He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be … How joyful are those who fear the LORD and delight in obeying his commands." This psalm is designed more fully “to illustrate” that thought. How blessed is the man who fears the LORD, Who greatly delights in His commandments." Happy is the person who fears the LORD, taking great delight in his commands." BibliographyScofield, C. I. 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. Those who have laid hold on Christ Jesus, and are resting in the Father’s love and power, have no reason to be disquieted: should all hell be unmuzzled, and all earth be unhinged, they may rejoice with a joy undamped by carnal fear or earthly sorrow. B. Psalm 111 praises YHWH but Psalm 112 praises the faithful follower (cf. Psalms 1:2. Compare the Gospel commandments, 1 John 3:23-24; 1 John 5:3. 1840-57. Blessed is the man that feareth Jehovah, That delighteth greatly in his commandments. Psalm 128). the LORD. BibliographyBenson, Joseph. Clarke's Psalms 112:1 Bible Commentary 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. Copyright StatementThese files are considered public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available in the Online Bible Software Library. All other rights reserved. Such fear, so far from being a 'hard' service, is the only "blessed" one (Jeremiah 32:39). 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. 111 1 Praise the Lord! To get what Psalm 112:2 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity. "Commentary on Psalms 112:1". Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. Psalm 112[ a] 1 Praise the Lord. Psalms 112:7. For, while the law is boldly contemned by mankind, yet nothing is more common than to pretend that they fear God. Copyright StatementJames Burton Coffman Commentaries reproduced by permission of Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. What does this verse really mean? What Does Psalm 12:1 Mean? That delighteth greatly in his commandments — Who makes it his chief care, business, and delight, to meditate on, understand, and obey God’s commandments. This stands apart from the acrostic pattern, serving somewhat as a title for … "That delighteth greatly in his commandments." The fear and the love of God are inseparably united, and have an internal connection, in the truly pious. The Word of God stands fast or falls flat, on the character of God. Such impiety is well refuted by the prophet, when he acknowledges none as belonging to the worshippers of God, but he who endeavors to keep his law. We have known hypocrites rejoice in the doctrines, but never in the commandments. (a) He means that reverent fear which is in the children of God, which causes them to delight only in the word of God. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. Jehovah is to be praised both for inspiring men with godly fear and for the blessedness which they enjoy in consequence thereof. (Psalms 112:1). This every man does not; there are but few that truly fear the Lord, only such who have the grace of God; and these are happy men: they have an interest in the heart of God, in his pity, love, and delight; great discoveries are made unto them; the secret of the Lord is with them; he shows them his covenant; and the sun of righteousness arises upon them: they are guarded and protected by the Lord; his eye of providence, as well as love, is upon them, and his angels encamp about them: they are supplied with all needful good things, temporal and spiritual; and have much goodness laid up for them hereafter. For that holy thing, as the angel called him before his conception, was holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/psalms-112.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/psalms-112.html. Psalms 111:1-10 begins with the same heading. Ver. Blessed is the man - Hebrew, "The blessings of the man." As in Psalms 111:1-10 God's past inter-positions were set forth to encourage the Jews still to obey God, so in Psalms 112:1-10 God is shown as the Rewarder of His faithful people. BibliographyClarke, Adam. 1859. 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. Click the verse number to read commentary, definitions, meanings, and notes for that particular Psalms 112 verse. It means "always doing what is right". In his family; if … He rejoices in the precepts of godliness, yea, and delights greatly in them. This psalm is an inspired commentary on Psalms 111:10 (cf. "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. "His seed shall be mighty upon earth, etc." Heartsease. His knowledge of the Word keeps him abreast of the hour. 1871-8. Whole Psalm. "Commentary on Psalms 112:1". 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. That delighteth greatly in his commandments; Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. 1599-1645. Also an Acrostic Psalm. There is a living connection between the righteousness of God and the righteousness of man, and therefore the imperishableness of the one pertains to the other also. (Psalms 112:1). According to Psalm 111:10, "the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom"; this man, therefore, has begun to be wise, and wisdom has brought him present happiness, and secured him eternal felicity. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". ", "Wealth and riches are in his house, etc. I. See Contextual Insights of Psalm 111 for the obvious connections between Psalms 111 and 112. A Person of Integrity Psalm 112:1-10 August 5, 2018 For the next few weeks we are going to be looking at a couple of Psalms to see what they have to say about integrity! It is surely true of any society where righteousness generally prevails that wealth tends to be accumulated in the hands of good men. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/psalms-112.html. The Blessing of Obedience. The generation of the upright shall be blessed. The Blessed State of the RighteousPraise the Lord!Blessed is the man who fears the Lord,Who #Ps. 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. [] Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who finds great delight in his commands2 His children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. See introduction to the preceding chapter for discussion of this psalm as "a twin" of that one. He believes in God & knows He is over all. This is another of the Hallelujah Psalms. The theme of Psalms 111 was "The Character of God," and the theme here is "The Characteristics of God's Servant." (Menochius) --- The Greek and Latin may signify both. 3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever. His favour towards the God-fearing displays his character and encourages gracious feelings in others, therefore let him be praised. That delighteth greatly in his commandments. THE ARGUMENT 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. (Psalms 112:3). 102:28)His descendants will be … III. Psalm 112:1 Translation & Meaning. 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). 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. Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. The blessed condition of those who fear Yahweh112:1. Reader, pray turn to those blessed scriptures in confirmation: Psalms 40:8; Luke 1:35; Hebrews 7:26; John 1:14; Ephesians 1:5-6. 1876. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/psalms-112.html. These things, says he, cannot with truth or propriety be applied to any but Christ; but in Him, and his seed, or faithful servants, they will all in due time be fulfilled. This psalm is designed more fully "to illustrate" that thought. Psalm 110:7 The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain. "Wealth and riches [shall be] in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever." 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. The living God is totally unlike the pagan gods/dead idols (compare 1 Kings 18:27). "Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord." They are thus maintained as a blessing from God in pious generations, the light never failing to rise again even in the night of affliction. 3.; Calmet) and in a word, (Haydock) all God's servants. That is, Blessed, or happy, is such a one. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/psalms-112.html. "A land needs its mighty men, and is fortunate if they are of such stock as this and if wealth is in such hands. That delighteth greatly in his commandments - See the notes at Psalm 1:2. The theme of the psalm was stated by Leupold, "This psalm emphasizes the praise that God deserves because of what he does for those who truly fear him."[1]. Psalm 112:1, NLT: "Praise the LORD! PSALM 112:2. 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. Praise ye the Lord - `Hallelujah.' He loves God's Word vs. 1. [2]. The fear of God, as it is man’s only wisdom, Psalms 111:10, so it is his only way to true happiness. "Hallelujah," as do the ones immediately preceding and following it. That delighteth greatly in his commandments; who makes it his chief delight, care, and business to study and obey God’s commandments. Godliness hath the promises of this life, and of the life to come. Delighteth greatly—Is not only obedient in form, or from sense of duty, but from strong affection, supreme delight. Ps 112:1-10. PSALMS 112 Other translations - previous - next - meaning - Psalms - BM Home - Full Page PSALM 112. hallelujah. BibliographyNisbet, James. הללויה halleluiah. BibliographyGill, John. Vs. 11:10 & 112:1. 1801-1803. 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. 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. Ps. 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 on Psalms 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. Psalms chapter 112 KJV (King James Version) 1 Praise ye the LORD. I. Joseph Benson's Commentary. 1828. 1917. That delighteth greatly in his commandments— As He did, whose meat and drink it was to do his Father's will; and of whom, by this character, we may reasonably presume the whole psalm is speaking. 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. He has learned to say "The Lord reigneth." 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. 128:1delights greatly in His commandments.#(Ps. "Commentary on Psalms 112:1". 1. Psalm 112:1-10. “Slumber”: Compare the appearance of sleep, Psalm 44:23. Then the writer stated the main idea he wanted to communicate. This does not just mean physical Israel, who the presence of God was continually with on their way to the Promised Land. Psalm 111:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, the lines of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. As the fear of God is man’s only wisdom, Psalm 111:10, so it is his only way to true happiness. Psalm 112:1, NLT: "Praise the LORD! That delighteth greatly - It is not enough to fear God, we must also love him: fear will deter us from evil; love will lead us to obedience. "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". It is also an acrostic. It, like Psalm 111, is a succinct acrostic, with each of its twenty-lines beginning with a successive letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Blessed is the man that fears jehovah, that delights greatly in his commandments. 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. 1. 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