2 For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise ye the Lord.
English Standard Version
2 For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord!
2 His love has taken over our lives; God's faithful ways are eternal. Hallelujah!
New King James Version
2 For His merciful kindness is great toward us, And the truth of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord!
New Living Translation
2 For his unfailing love for us is powerful; the Lord 's faithfulness endures forever. Praise the Lord !
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 117:2
All people called upon to praise God.
Here is a solemn call to all nations to praise the Lord, and proper matter for that praise is suggested. We are soon weary of well-doing, if we keep not up the pious and devout affections with which the spiritual sacrifice of praise ought to be kindled and kept burning. This is a gospel psalm. The apostle, Romans 15:11, quotes it as a proof that the gospel was to be preached to the Gentile nations, and that it would be entertained by them. For many ages, in Judah only was God known, and his name praised; this call was not then given to any Gentiles. But the gospel of Christ is ordered to be preached to all nations, and by him those that were afar off are made nigh. We are among the persons to whom the Holy Spirit here speaks, whom he calls upon to join his ancient people in praising the Lord. Grace has thus abounded to millions of perishing sinners. Let us then listen to the offers of the grace of God, and pray for that time when all nations of the earth shall show forth his praises. And let us bless God for the unsearchable riches of gospel grace.