23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.
23 My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you- I whom you have delivered.
23 My lips will shout for joy, when I sing praises to you; my soul also, which you have redeemed.
23 When I open up in song to you, I let out lungsful of praise, my rescued life a song.
23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing to You, And my soul, which You have redeemed.
23 I will shout for joy and sing your praises, for you have ransomed me.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 71:23
Commentary on Psalm 71:14-24
(Read Psalm 71:14-24)
The psalmist declares that the righteousness of Christ, and the great salvation obtained thereby, shall be the chosen subject of his discourse. Not on a sabbath only, but on every day of the week, of the year, of his life. Not merely at stated returns of solemn devotion, but on every occasion, all the day long. Why will he always dwell on this? Because he knew not the numbers thereof. It is impossible to measure the value or the fulness of these blessings. The righteousness is unspeakable, the salvation everlasting. God will not cast off his grey-headed servants when no longer capable of labouring as they have done. The Lord often strengthens his people in their souls, when nature is sinking into decay. And it is a debt which the old disciples of Christ owe to succeeding generations, to leave behind them a solemn testimony to the advantage of religion, and the truth of God's promises; and especially to the everlasting righteousness of the Redeemer. Assured of deliverance and victory, let us spend our days, while waiting the approach of death, in praising the Holy One of Israel with all our powers. And while speaking of his righteousness, and singing his praises, we shall rise above fears and infirmities, and have earnests of the joys of heaven. The work of redemption ought, above all God's works, to be spoken of by us in our praises. The Lamb that was slain, and has redeemed us to God, is worthy of all blessing and praise.