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Psalms 111:4

    Psalms 111:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He has made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: Jehovah is gracious and merciful.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Certain for ever is the memory of his wonders: the Lord is full of pity and mercy.

    Webster's Revision

    He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: Jehovah is gracious and merciful.

    World English Bible

    He has caused his wonderful works to be remembered. Yahweh is gracious and merciful.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 111:4

    He hath made his wonderful works - He who seeks them out will never forget them; and every thing of God's framing is done in such a way, as to strike the imagination, interest the senses, and charm and edify the intellect. But the psalmist may here intend principally the works of God in behalf of the Jewish people; and particularly in their deliverance from the Babylonish captivity, which this Psalm is supposed to celebrate.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 111:4

    He hath made his wonderful works - In heaven and in earth.

    To be remembered - literally, "Memory hath he made for his wonderful works." "They" are so made, that man may remember them; the memory of man, also, is so made, that it may retain them. The highest and most appropriate exercise of memory is to retain the lessons which the works of God inculcate; to treasure up for gratitude and for use what he teaches his intelligent creation through those works. Memory can never be better employed than in treasuring up the truths which the Creator teaches in his providential dealings with us, and in his word. How much better would it be for man if he labored more to "remember" these things; if he sought to forget many of those things which he is so careful now to retain in his recollection.

    The Lord is gracious ... - See the notes at Psalm 86:5. This is stated here as the result of the careful study of the doings of God; as the conclusion to which all will come who carefully study his works. "Illustrations" of what God has done that deserves to be remembered occupy the remainder of the psalm, except the last verse.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 111:4

    111:4 Remembered - By their own nature, and the lasting benefits flowing from them, which are such as cannot easily be forgotten.