111:1 a Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with [my] whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and [in] the congregation.
(a) The prophet declares that he will praise God
both privately and openly, and that from the heart, as he who consecrates
himself wholly and only to God.
111:2 The works of the LORD [are] b
great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.
(b) He shows that God's works are a sufficient
reason for us to praise him, but chiefly his benefits toward his Church.
He hath given c meat unto them that fear
him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant.
(c) God has given to his people all that was
necessary for them and will do so even for his covenant's sake, and in this
sense the Hebrew word is taken in (Proverbs
111:7 The d
works of his hands [are] verity and judgment; all his commandments [are] sure.
(d) As God proposed to take care of his Church so
in effect does he declare himself just and true in the government of the same.
e The fear of the LORD [is] the
beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that f
do [his commandments]: his praise endureth for ever.
(e) They only are wise who fear God and none have
understanding but they who obey the word.
(f) That is, his commandment as in (Psalms