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2018 September 27
Psalm 145

God the Father on a Throne, with Virgin Mary and Jesus (late 15th century)
Anonymous painter from Westphalia, (late 15th century)
Renaissance Style
Hampel Auctions, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Image Source: Wikimedia

     [ Illustration: Today's painting illustrates a key theme of today's Psalm, the Kingship of God. ]


[ I will again be working through the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. I will be adding links, resources, images, and the like, upgrading the former work-through which began with the 2013-10-12 posting which can be found, along with the full Genesis to Revelation postings, in the Archive Page. Postings will be at midnight Eastern Time, as I am able. However, no chapters will be skipped, even though a posting may be late. And all postings will be housed in the Archive Page. ]

     Explanation: In Psalm 145, David praises God for the blessings he bestows upon man and beasts from generation to generation and for his judgment of the wicked.
     David extols God, his king, and blesses his name forever. He will bless God daily and praise him forever for his greatness, which is unsearchable. Every generation will praise him to the next and declare his mighty acts. His majesty is glorious and honorable; and his works are wondrous. All men shall speak of his terrifying acts and declare his greatness (1-6). They will speak abundantly of his great goodness and will sing of his righteousness. The LORD is gracious, compassionate, slow to anger, and great in mercy. He is good to all. His tender mercies are over all of his works. All of his works will praise him; and his saints will bless him (7-10). They will speak of the glory of his kingdom and his power, making known his mighty acts and the glorious majesty of his kingdom, which is everlasting and endures throughout all generations (11-13). The LORD upholds all who fall, and raises all who are bowed down. The eyes of all wait on God; and he gives them their food in due season. He opens his hand and satisfies the desire of every living thing. The LORD is righteous and holy in all of his ways and works. He is near those who call upon him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear him; he will hear their cry; he will save them. He preserves all who love him; but he will destroy the wicked. David will speak the praise of the LORD; and he urges everyone to bless his holy name forever and ever (14-21).
          [Note]: Today's Psalm is acrostic (each section begins with a different letter of the Hebrew alphabet). Today's Psalm also has synonymous parallelism (ideas in the Psalm match one another, sometimes in identical or nearly identical words).

     [ Sermons: Stuart Olyott. Various. ]

Bible Chronologies -- Genesis to Revelation

[Traditional Patriarchal Chronology. Judges Period Chronology 1. Judges Period Chronology 2. Kings of Judah and Israel #1. Kings of Judah and Israel #2].

[Post Exile Chronology 1. Post Exile Chronology 2. Post Exile Chronology 3.]

[Prophets Chronology 1. Prophets Chronology 2. Prophets Chronology 3. Prophets Chronology 4.]

[Intertestamental Period Chronology 1. Intertestamental Period Chronology 2. Intertestamental Period Chronology 3.
Intertestamental Period Chronology 4. Intertestamental Period Chronology 5.]

[New Testament Chronology 1. New Testament Chronology 2. New Testament Chronology 3. New Testament Chronology 4. New Testament Chronology 5.]


PLEASE NOTE: Use the resources on this and other sites thoughtfully, particularly the commentaries and encyclopedias. I have attempted to list conservative, scholarly resources. However, some providers use liberal or liberal-influenced commentaries such as the Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges (in Bible Hub). Such commentaries are undoubtedly included by the provider for the wealth of useful information and comments which they provide. By consulting several commentaries, it should be fairly easy to sort out the wheat from the chaff. If, however, you would like personal assistance, write to me at AD LIB ARTS EMAIL.

          [ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Psalm 145: ACROSTIC PSALMS: Psalm 9. Psalm 10. Psalm 25. Psalm 34. Psalm 37. Psalm 111. Psalm 112. Psalm 119. Psalm 145. Hallel Psalms: The Egyptian Hallel -- Psalms 113-118: Psalm 113. Psalm 114. Psalm 115. Psalm 116. Psalm 117. Psalm 118. The Great Hallel [Group of Psalms] -- Psalms 118-136: Psalm 118. Psalm 119. Psalm 120. [Subset: Psalms of Ascents: Psalms 120-134.] Psalm 121. Psalm 122. Psalm 123. Psalm 124. Psalm 125. Psalm 126. Psalm 127. Psalm 128. Psalm 129. Psalm 130. Psalm 131. Psalm 132. Psalm 133. Psalm 134. Psalm 135. Psalm 136. The Great Hallel [Single Psalm] -- Psalm 136. An Individual Hallel -- Psalm 145. The Concluding Hallel -- Psalms 146-150: Psalm 146. Psalm 147. Psalm 148. Psalm 149. Psalm 150. ]
[1] Psalm 30:1; Psalm 34:1.
[3] Psalm 18:3; Psalm 48:1; Isaiah 40:28; Job 11:7.
[5] Psalm 77:12; Psalm 119:15; Psalm 105:27; Psalm 65:3.
[7] Psalm 19:2; Psalm 78:2.
[8] Psalm 86:15; Psalm 103:8; Psalm 111:4.
[13] Daniel 4:3; Daniel 4:34.
[14] Psalm 37:24; Psalm 146:8.
[15-16] Psalm 104:27-28.
[21] Psalm 33:21; Psalm 103:1; Psalm 105:3.
     -- From Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers ]

          [ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]

          [ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]

          [ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

          [ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Psalm 145 - #1. Psalm 145 - #2. Psalm 145 - #3. Psalm 145 - #4. Psalm 145 - #5. Psalm 145 - #6. Psalm 145 - #7. Psalm 145 - #8. Psalm 145 - #9. Psalm 145 - #10. Psalm 145 - #11. Psalm 145 - #12. Psalm 145 - #13. Psalm 145 - #14. Psalm 145 - #15. Psalm 145 - #16. Psalm 145 - #17. Psalm 145 - #18. Psalm 145 - #19. Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]


John Calvin - CCEL | Analytical Chart - BLB


Gospel Harmony - Summary | The Harmony of the Gospels - Augustine | Gospel Harmony Chart - Online Bible

Greek Harmony of the Gospels - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF) | Gospel Harmony in English - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF)


Hebrew and Greek Interlinear Download - Scripture 4 All

Bible Hub Interlinear Hebrew and Greek Bible

Bible Hub Hebrew Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Hebrew Interlinear

Mounce Interlinear | Bible Hub Greek Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Greek Interlinear Bible

Psalm Detailed Outline


Deliverance from Sinners and from Sin

Nearly all the Psalms (except Psalm 90) were written during the 612 year period
from the time of David around 1016 B. C. to the close of the Canon in about 404 B. C.
Psalm 90, according to its superscription, was written by Moses; this may have been around 1406 B. C.

PSALMS 107-150.
1016 - 404 B.C. Israel
God Praised & Thanked for His Goodness

Psalm 145
David praises the LORD for the richness of his love.

Map 1: Bible Nations | Map 2: Empire of David and Solomon Map 3: Kingdoms of Judah and Israel | Post Exile Chronology.

-- [Praise] --



-- [Proclamation of the LORD's Greatness] --


3 Great is the LORD,
and greatly to be praised;
and his greatness is unsearchable [has nothing of finding].

-- [Praise] --



5 I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty,
and of thy wondrous works.


6 And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts:
and I will declare thy greatness.


7 They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness,
and shall sing of thy righteousness.

-- [Proclamation of the LORD's Grace] --



9 The LORD is good to all:
and his tender mercies are over all his works.

-- [Praise] --


10 All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD;
and thy saints shall bless thee.


11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom,
and talk of thy power;


12 To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts,
and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.

-- [Proclamation of the LORD's Kingdom] --

[Mem] - [Nun, Omitted]

13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting [all eons] kingdom,
and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations [generation and generation].


14 The LORD upholdeth all that fall,
and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.


15 The eyes of all wait upon thee;
and thou givest them their meat in due season.


16 Thou openest thine hand,
and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.


17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways,
and holy in all his works.


18 The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him,
to all that call upon him in truth.



20 The LORD preserveth all them that love him:
but all the wicked will he destroy.

-- [Praise] --


21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD:
and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.

* NOTE: On Opening and Closing Comments in the Psalms.
[Some commentators take the Psalm in Habakkuk 3 to be a standard model for the Psalms.
Habakkuk's Psalm begins with the name of the composer (Habakkuk) and a musical notation ("upon Shigionoth").
It closes with a dedication or a "send to" notice ("To the chief singer on my stringed instruments").
I have arranged similar material, where it is found in the Psalter, in accord with the model in Habakkuk.]

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