" It is always a disaster for any community where the wealth and power of the people are concentrated in the hands of evil men. That delighteth greatly in his commandments — Who makes it his chief care, business, and delight, to meditate on, understand, and obey God’s commandments. For, while the law is boldly contemned by mankind, yet nothing is more common than to pretend that they fear God. ", "Wealth and riches are in his house, etc. "Commentary on Psalms 112:1". BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. 1909-1922. These words translate the Hebrew text, which is "Hallelujah.". His knowledge of the Word keeps him abreast of the hour. That delighteth greatly in his commandments; Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. Heartsease. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/psalms-112.html. "Commentary on Psalms 112:1". Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/psalms-112.html. Joseph Benson's Commentary. 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." Concerning the main subject of it, we refer the reader to the note on Psalms 1:4. 1859. He has learned to say "The Lord reigneth." 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. 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. Oh! This thought is repeated a hundred times in the Psalter, beginning with the very first verse in it. The blessed condition of those who fear Yahweh112:1. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. On fearing “the Lord,” see on Psalms 111:10. 2012. 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. 1865-1868. Blessed is the man that feareth Jehovah, That delighteth greatly in his commandments. In Psalm 112:1 we are told that God’s people also delight in God’s words (commands).” (Boice) ii. Psalm 112:1, NASB: "Praise the LORD! 1840-57. His seed shall be mighty upon the earth: The generation of the upright shall be blessed. the LORD. Psalm 112:1. The Hebrew alphabetical arrangement commences at the next clause [of which the character 'aleph (') is the first letter], and so marks the beginning of Psalms 112:1. With its rays, which it shoots forth like … The exhortation is addressed to all thoughtful persons who observe the way and manner of life of men that fear the Lord. KING JAMES VERSION (KJV) TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT. This anonymous psalm begins with "Hallelujah," as do the ones immediately preceding and following it. Blessed is the man that fears jehovah, that delights greatly in his commandments. (Berthier) --- Children. Psalms 112:7. 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. Psalms 119:1-8. Psalm 12:1(NASB) Verse Thoughts. The love of our neighbour is connected in the closest manner with love to God. True fear produces obedience and this happiness. BibliographyCoke, Thomas. BibliographyBenson, Joseph. To whom shall we direct our view for the character here described, but to the ever-blessed Jesus? Only God isreally *righteous. They are all "Hallel" psalms. 112:1c (cf. "Hallelujah," as do the ones immediately preceding and following it. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. הללויה halleluiah. He believes in God & knows He is over all. I. --David Dickson. 128:1delights greatly in His commandments.#(Ps. If there be any virtue, if there be any praise, the Lord should have all the glory of it, for we are his workmanship. Psalm 112[ a] 1 Praise 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. The prophet, in affirming that the worshippers of God are happy, guards us against the very dangerous deception which the ungodly practice upon themselves, in imagining that they can reap a sort of happiness, I know not what, from doing evil. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. Help, LORD, for the godly man ceases to be, For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men. He is a God fearing man vs. 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. 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. 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. Praise ye the Lord,.... Or, "hallelujah". 1. Psalm 112 1 Psalm 112  1 Praise the LORD. Praise ye the Lord - `Hallelujah.' 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. Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/psalms-112.html. 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. 3 Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever. Not only earthly prosperity, but a life well-pleasing to God, and the opportunity thereby gained of becoming a power on earth, and of exercising an influence that overcomes the world, form a mind, a position, and a greatness of action that are heroic. 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. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". The blessedness of them that fear the Lord in this life, and in that to come, Psalm 112:1-9; for which the wicked envy them, and are grieved, Psalm 112:10. 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. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. Of him alone, in strict truth, can the things here spoken of, be said. "Blessed is the man that feareth Jehovah, etc." 1. That delighteth greatly in his commandments. Psalm 112:1, NLT: "Praise the LORD! Delighteth greatly—Is not only obedient in form, or from sense of duty, but from strong affection, supreme delight. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/psalms-112.html. Families that are reared in the knowledge and fear of God by their parents continue to exhibit the truth of what is written here. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/psalms-112.html. His character stands the test of examination, overcomes the temptations of wealth, survives the assaults of slander, outlives the afflictions of time, and endures the trial of the last great day. Psalms 111:1-10 begins with the same heading. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. PSALMS 112 Other translations - previous - next - meaning - Psalms - BM Home - Full Page PSALM 112. hallelujah. 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. 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. "Commentary on Psalms 112:1". This stands apart from the acrostic pattern, serving somewhat as a title for the psalm. The Blessed State of the RighteousPraise the Lord!Blessed is the man who fears the Lord,Who #Ps. 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! This pleasure in God’s commands is what prompts the truly pious soul to their study and observance. (Psalms 112:1). "Commentary on Psalms 112:1". 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. Psalm 111:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, the lines of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. 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. All human righteousness has its root in the righteousness of God. He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord. The second of three Hallelujah Psalms, and of the pair (111, 112). 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. I. PSALMS 112 Other translations - previous - next - meaning - Psalms - BM Home - Full Page PSALM 112. hallelujah.