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Psalms 112:1

    Psalms 112:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Praise you the LORD. Blessed is the man that fears the LORD, that delights greatly in his commandments.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Praise ye Jehovah. Blessed is the man that feareth Jehovah, That delighteth greatly in his commandments.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let the Lord be praised. Happy is the man who gives honour to the Lord, and has great delight in his laws.

    Webster's Revision

    Praise ye Jehovah. Blessed is the man that feareth Jehovah, That delighteth greatly in his commandments.

    World English Bible

    Praise Yah! Blessed is the man who fears Yahweh, who delights greatly in his commandments.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.

    Definitions for Psalms 112:1

    Blessed - Happy.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 112:1

    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.

    That delighteth greatly - It is not enough to fear God, we must also love him: fear will deter us from evil; love will lead us to obedience. 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.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 112:1

    Praise ye the Lord - Margin, as in Hebrew, "Hallelujah." See the notes at Psalm 106:1.

    Blessed is the man - Hebrew, "The blessings of the man." See the notes at Psalm 1:1. That is, Blessed, or happy, is such a one.

    That feareth the Lord - In Psalm 111:10, the psalmist had referred to "the fear of the Lord" as "the beginning of wisdom," and had "alluded" to the success, prosperity, or happiness which attends the fear of the Lord, or true religion. This psalm is designed more fully "to illustrate" that thought.

    That delighteth greatly in his commandments - See the notes at Psalm 1:2. It is a characteristic of true piety to find pleasure in the commands of God; in the commandments themselves, and in obedience to them.