"Blessed is the man that feareth Jehovah, etc." 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. "Commentary on Psalms 112:1". These words translate the Hebrew text, which is "Hallelujah.". Tucker explains the structure of Psalm 121 as a division of four strophes (vv. 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. True fear produces obedience and this happiness. 2. Praise ye the Lord] See Psalms 111:1. "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". "Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord." 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). Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. The exhortation is addressed to all thoughtful persons who observe the way and manner of life of men that fear the Lord. "Praise ye Jehovah" (Psalms 112:1). In Psalm 112:1 we are told that God’s people also delight in God’s words (commands).” (Boice) ii. I. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. 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. Families that are reared in the knowledge and fear of God by their parents continue to exhibit the truth of what is written here. I. 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. It means "always doing what is right". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/psalms-112.html. As the fear of God is man’s only wisdom, Psalms 111:10, so it is his only way to true happiness. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. 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! The Jews style this, and the five following psalms, "the great Alleluia," which they sing after eating the paschal lamb. 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. (Menochius) --- The Greek and Latin may signify both. Psalm 112:1, NASB: "Praise the LORD! 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. "Praise ye Jehovah" (Psalms 112:1). BibliographyBenson, Joseph. Ungodly men may in some measure obey the commandments out of fear, but only a gracious man will observe them with delight. "[3] It is always a disaster for any community where the wealth and power of the people are concentrated in the hands of evil men. 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 does not just mean physical Israel, who the presence of God was continually with on their way to the Promised Land. Ps. Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD. Blessed are those who fear the LORD, who find great delight in his commands. BibliographyCoffman, James Burton. 112:2a 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. Their children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Copyright StatementJames Burton Coffman Commentaries reproduced by permission of Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. Blessed is the man - Hebrew, “The blessings of the man.” See the notes at Psalm 1:1. To practice wickedness, and perpetrate injustice, is, in all quarters, accounted a great happiness; and, although integrity may be occasionally praised, nevertheless, there is scarcely one among a hundred who pursues it, because all imagine that they will be miserable unless, by one means or another, they seize as booty every thing which comes in their way. 1801-1803. To whom shall we direct our view for the character here described, but to the ever-blessed Jesus? That delighteth greatly in his commandments; Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. 1. Copyright StatementThese files are considered public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available in the Online Bible Software Library. 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. KING JAMES VERSION (KJV) TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT. Psalm 112:1-10. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/psalms-112.html. Also an Acrostic Psalm. Cheerful obedience is the only acceptable obedience; he who obeys reluctantly is disobedient at heart, but he who takes pleasure in the command is truly loyal. See Contextual Insights of Psalm 111 for the obvious connections between Psalms 111 and 112. The Hebrew verb חפף, chaphets, is rather emphatical, which is, as it were, to take his pleasure, and I have rendered to delight himself For the prophet makes a distinction between a willing and prompt endeavor to keep the law, and that which consists in mere servile and constrained obedience. Psalm 112:1, NLT: "Praise the LORD! BibliographyCoke, Thomas. Eusebius adds, "a psalm of Aggæus and Zacharias," as it seems to speak of the captives, who return thanks for their deliverance; (Isaias xlv. 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. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. Then the writer stated the main idea he wanted to communicate. 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] 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. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/psalms-112.html. I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the … It, like Psalm 111, is a succinct acrostic, with each of its twenty-lines beginning with a successive letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Psalms 112:1. Psalm 112 - Praise the LORD. Hebrew, "slaves." Psalms 112:1-3 "Praise ye Jehovah. THIS psalm is composed after the same manner as the former, and seems to be a short commentary upon the last verse of it. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. The Word of God stands fast or falls flat, on the character of God. Let self-righteous men praise themselves, but he who has been made righteous by grace renders all the praise to the Lord. The theme of Psalms 111 was "The Character of God," and the theme here is "The Characteristics of God's Servant." This stands apart from the acrostic pattern, serving somewhat as a title for … "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". What does this verse really mean? I. Psalm 128). Psalms 119:1-8. Of him alone, in strict truth, can the things here spoken of, be said. He loves God's Word vs. 1. 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. Praise you the LORD. 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. 1 Praise the Lord! You can read through all of Psalms 112 below. Praise ye the Lord - `Hallelujah.' 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. They are all "Hallel" psalms. 2012. Joseph Benson's Commentary. Psalms 1:2. 1917. DD. BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. 1 Praise ye the LORD. 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. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". 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. The prosperity of the godly shall be an eye-sore to the wicked. 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. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. 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. This psalm is designed more fully “to illustrate” that thought. 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. 112:1b. "Wealth and riches [shall be] in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever." Praise ye the Lord - Margin, as in Hebrew, “Hallelujah.” See the notes at Psalm 106:1. How blessed is the man who fears the LORD, Who greatly delights in His commandments." 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. Psalms 111:1-10 begins with the same heading. 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. How blessed is the man who fears the LORD, Who greatly delights in His commandments. Integrity is a difficult word, because to so many people it has different meanings, as we’re about to see. Used by Permission. 2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed. ", "His seed shall be mighty upon earth, etc. This thought is repeated a hundred times in the Psalter, beginning with the very first verse in it. That delighteth greatly in his commandments - See the notes at Psalm 1:2. As the fear of God is man’s only wisdom, Psalm 111:10, so it is his only way to true happiness. Study Psalm 112 using Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise) to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. Whole Psalm. 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. Concerning the main subject of it, we refer the reader to the note on Psalms 1:4. BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. If there be any virtue, if there be any praise, the Lord should have all the glory of it, for we are his workmanship. III. Praise ye the Lord,.... Or, "hallelujah". This stands apart from the acrostic pattern, serving somewhat as a title for the psalm. But the people that love and obey God are also *righteous. There is a slavish fear which is accursed; but that godly fear which leads to delight in the service of God is infinitely blessed. Psalm 112[ a] 1 Praise the Lord. BibliographyBeza, Theodore. 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. How joyful are those who fear the LORD and delight in obeying his commands." B. Psalm 111 praises YHWH but Psalm 112 praises the faithful follower (cf. Godliness hath the promises of this life, and of the life to come. ", "Wealth and riches are in his house, etc. Psalm 112 is about the manthat God makes *righteous. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". the unspeakable joy for a poor conscious sinner to contemplate his Saviour, his Surety, his Jesus, thus holy; and that this holiness is his, in which he always appears before God, and is thereby always accepted in the Beloved. Whole Psalm. He intimates that zeal and fervency in God’s service is essential to true piety. Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. Jesus did indeed say, and Jesus alone could say it: I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart; that is, as the margin of our old Bibles have it, in the midst of my bowels, folded up in my very nature: indeed the whole nature itself. Psalm 111 celebrates God’s mighty deeds on behalf of the people, and Psalm 112 offers instruction for response to God by … Psalms 112:3-4; Psalms 112:8). ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. Jehovah Himself. "Commentary on Psalms 112:1". Psalms 112:1 Praise ye the LORD. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". Psalm 112 The Blessed State of the Righteous. True fear produces obedience and this happiness. (Psalms 112:3). 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. He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord. 3.; Calmet) and in a word, (Haydock) all God's servants. 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. Then the writer stated the main idea he wanted to communicate. 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. 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. 112:1c (cf. The living God is totally unlike the pagan gods/dead idols (compare 1 Kings 18:27). Blessed is the man that fears jehovah, that delights greatly in his commandments. Hebrew eth Jehovah: i.e. (Worthington). 1983-1999. "Praise ye Jehovah" (Psalms 112:1). 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. He rejoices in the precepts of godliness, yea, and delights greatly in them. 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. 1857. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 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. The blessed condition of those who fear Yahweh112:1. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/psalms-112.html. 1599-1645. The generation of the upright shall be blessed. "Commentary on Psalms 112:1". 1871-8. "Commentary on Psalms 112:1". This psalm is an inspired commentary on Psalms 111:10 (cf. The two clauses of this verse are parallel, both of them promising that success and prosperity shall come to the righteous man's posterity. Ver. 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. What does this verse really mean? 1870. This is another of the Hallelujah Psalms. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/psalms-112.html. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Help, LORD, for the godly man ceases to be, For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men. Praise ye the LORD. Psalm 112:1 Translation & Meaning. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/psalms-112.html. 1:2) 3. his descendants will be mighty on earth, Ps. "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". Happy is the person who fears the LORD, taking great delight in his commands." It is here intimated, that zeal and fervency in God’s service are essential to true piety. The Biblical Illustrator. Psalm 112:1 Hebrew Hallelu Yah Cross references: https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cpc/psalms-112.html. “Slumber”: Compare the appearance of sleep, Psalm 44:23. “To this man God’s word is as fascinating as are his works to the naturalist; and the term used for it, his commandments , implies that his interest is practical. Fenwick is of opinion, that the psalm speaks of the Messiah, under the character of the man that fears the Lord; declaring that his seed shall be mighty on earth, and that he shall be had in everlasting remembrance, or be the praise of all ages; and that his horn or kingdom shall be exalted with honour, while Satan, the wicked one, beholds and grieves. BibliographyClarke, Adam. Heartsease. That delighteth greatly in his commandments; who makes it his chief delight, care, and business to study and obey God’s commandments. Oh! 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. See App-63. Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, Who delights greatly in His commandments. The Word of God stands fast or falls flat, on the character of God. Psalms 112:1 Praise ye the LORD. Go to. I now resume the consideration of the passage at large. The Blessed State of the RighteousPraise the Lord!Blessed is the man who fears the Lord,Who #Ps. B. Fenwick. He intimates that zeal and fervency in God’s service is essential to true piety. THE QUALITIES OF THE MAN. II. --David Dickson. In a rich intertwining of language and metaphor, the “content” person of Psalm 112 partners with the God of Psalm 111, working together to achieve righteousness– right living, correct order, and truth– in this world. Vs. 11:10 & 112:1. 1876. 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. 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. "That delighteth greatly in his commandments." https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/psalms-112.html. 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. Psalms 112:1 Context. They are poor because they are deprived of their privileges, cheated, defrauded by the powerful. Psalm 111:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, the lines of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. 1865-1868. Psalm 112:1 Translation & Meaning. "Commentary on Psalms 112:1". App-4. 1840-57. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord -, That delighteth greatly in his commandments -, "Blessed is the man that feareth Jehovah, etc. He is a God fearing man vs. 1. הללויה halleluiah. Blessed [is] the man [that] feareth the LORD, [that] delighteth greatly in his commandments. Blessed is the man - Hebrew, "The blessings of the man." Psalm 112:1, CSB: "Hallelujah! That delighteth greatly in his commandments; who makes it his chief delight, care, and business to study and obey God’s commandments. 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). B How often we are disheartened to see how justice is denied to the poor and needy. It sets forth the wisdom of being religious, and the good effects that attend it. Psalm 12:1(NASB) Verse Thoughts. That delighteth greatly in his commandments — Who makes it his chief care, business, and delight, to meditate on, understand, and obey God’s commandments. Psalms 111:2. 1. he fears the Lord, Ps. BibliographyTrapp, John. 3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever. Click the verse number to read commentary, definitions, meanings, and notes for that particular Psalms 112 verse. PSALM 112:2. That is, Blessed, or happy, is such a one. 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. 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. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. 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. Jehovah is so great that he is to be feared and had in reverence of all them that are round about him, and he is at the same time so infinitely good that the fear is sweetened into filial love, and becomes a delightful emotion, by no means engendering bondage. II. And that the addition of this explanatory clause is called for, is quite apparent from what we remarked towards the conclusion of the preceding psalm. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/psalms-112.html. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. ; His seed shall he mighty upon earth; the generation of the upright shall be blessed. Ps 112:1-10. 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. View Bible Text. Such fear, so far from being a 'hard' service, is the only "blessed" one (Jeremiah 32:39). (Berthier) --- Children. He has learned to say "The Lord reigneth." The second of three Hallelujah Psalms, and of the pair (111, 112). 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." The fear of God, as it is man’s only wisdom, Psalms 111:10, so it is his only way to true happiness. "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/psalms-112.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/psalms-112.html. 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. BibliographyHawker, Robert, D.D. 1859. Blessed is the man that fears jehovah, that delights greatly in his commandments. It is also an acrostic. 1874-1909. God commands to have concern for POOR, needy, widows, oppressed and aged. They are all "Hallel" psalms. [2]. 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. "Commentary on Psalms 112:1". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/psalms-112.html. "Scofield Reference Notes on Psalms 112:1". Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord—This is the theme of the psalm. We ought to bless God for blessing any man, and especially for setting the seal of his approbation upon the godly. And the more a man fears and loves God, the more obedient will he be; till at last he will delight greatly in the commandments of his Maker. 2 His descendants will be mighty on earth; The generation of the upright will be blessed. PSALMS 112 Other translations - previous - next - meaning - Psalms - BM Home - Full Page PSALM 112. hallelujah. He who hath this true "fear" delights (Psalms 111:2) not merely in the theory, but in the practice of all 'the Lord's commandments.' Psalm 112 1 Psalm 112 [] 1 Praise the LORD. III. For, while the law is boldly contemned by mankind, yet nothing is more common than to pretend that they fear God. Psalm 110:7 The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain. Psalm 112:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, the lines of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". It is with this strong trust in the veracity and righteousness of the Lord that so many of David's cries for help are anchored. Delighteth greatly—Is not only obedient in form, or from sense of duty, but from strong affection, supreme delight. "Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". "Praise ye the Lord." True obedience is not task-work, as formalists regard religion, but a "delight" (Psalms 1:2). His knowledge of the Word keeps him abreast of the hour. the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth Jehovah, That delighteth greatly in his 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. ", John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, That delighteth greatly in his commandments, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible. 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