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Psalms 105:1

    Psalms 105:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    O give thanks to the LORD; call on his name: make known his deeds among the people.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Oh give thanks unto Jehovah, call upon his name; Make known among the peoples his doings.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    O give praise to the Lord; give honour to his name, talking of his doings among the peoples.

    Webster's Revision

    Oh give thanks unto Jehovah, call upon his name; Make known among the peoples his doings.

    World English Bible

    Give thanks to Yahweh! Call on his name! Make his doings known among the peoples.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name; make known his doings among the peoples.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 105:1

    O give thanks - He had been meditating on God's gracious dealings with their fathers; and he calls upon himself and all others to magnify God for his mercies.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 105:1

    O give thanks unto the Lord - The design here is to show that thanks should be given to the Lord in view of his dealings with his people, as stated in the subsequent portions of the psalm.

    Call upon his name - More literally, "Call him by his name;" that is, Address him by his proper title; ascribe to him the attributes which properly belong to him; or, address him in a proper manner.

    Make known his deeds among the people - What he has done in former times. The allusion is to his acts in behalf of his people in delivering them from Egyptian bondage, and bringing them to the promised land. The word "people" here refers to the Hebrew people; and the exhortation is, that the knowledge of these deeds should be diffused and kept up among them. One of the ways of doing this was that proposed by the psalmist, to wit, by a psalm of praise - by recording and celebrating these acts in their devotions. One of the most effective modes of keeping up the knowledge of what God has done in our world is by songs of praise in worshipping assemblies.