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Psalms 7:17

    Psalms 7:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I will give thanks unto Jehovah according to his righteousness, And will sing praise to the name of Jehovah Most High.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I will give praise to the Lord for his righteousness; I will make a song to the name of the Lord Most High.

    Webster's Revision

    I will give thanks unto Jehovah according to his righteousness, And will sing praise to the name of Jehovah Most High.

    World English Bible

    I will give thanks to Yahweh according to his righteousness, and will sing praise to the name of Yahweh Most High. For the Chief Musician; on an instrument of Gath. A Psalm by David.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I will give thanks unto the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 7:17

    I will praise the Lord according to his righteousness - I shall celebrate both his justice and his mercy. I will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High. The name of God is often put for his perfections. So here, שם יהוה עלין shem Yehovah Elyon; "The perfections of Jehovah, who is above all." My old Scotico - English MS., mentioned at the conclusion of the introduction, begins at this verse, where are the following words by way of paraphrase: Sang falles til ioy; and he that synges well that name, his ioy es mare than i kan tell. Those who are happy may sing; and he who can duly celebrate the name of God, who knows it to be a strong tower into which he can run and find safety, has inexpressible happiness. That is the sense of the above.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 7:17

    I will praise the Lord according to his righteousness - That is, particularly as manifested in the treatment of the righteous and the wicked, protecting the one, and bringing deeserved punishment upon the other. The purpose of the psalm is to show this. In the course of the psalm the author had declared his full conviction that this was the character of God, and now, in view of this, he says that he will render to him the praise and glory which such a character deserves. He will acknowledge him by public acts of praise as such a God; and will at all times ascribe these attributes to him.

    And will sing praise to the name of the Lord - To the name of Jehovah; that is, to Yahweh himself, the "name" being often used to designate a person, or that by which he is known; and also, in many cases, as in this, being significant, or designating the essential nature of him to whom it is applied.

    Most high - Exalted above all other beings; exalted above all worlds. The purpose here declared of praising God may refer either to the act which he was then performing in the composition of the psalm, or it may be a purpose in respect to the future, declaring his intention to be to retain in future life the memory of those characteristics of the divine nature now disclosed to him, and to celebrate them in all time to come. The great truth taught is, that God is to be adored for what he is, and that his holy character, manifested alike in the treatment of the righteous and the wicked, lays the foundation for exalted praise.