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Psalm One Hundred and Twelve

by Dr. Henry M. Morris

(taken from the Defender's Study Bible)

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Psalm 112:1 Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.

Psalm 112:2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.

Psalm 112:3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

endureth for ever. Psalm 111 stressed the never-ending attributes of God (see note on Psalm 111:8), whereas Psalm 112 follows by noting the never-ending attributes of the redeemed, as centered on their righteousness (Psalm 112:3, 6, 9), as imputed through faith (Romans 4:5), and created in Christ (Ephesians 2:10).

Psalm 112:4 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

Psalm 112:5 A good man showeth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.

Psalm 112:6 Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.

Psalm 112:7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.

Psalm 112:8 His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies.

Psalm 112:9 He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.

endureth for ever. Paul used this verse to encourage generosity among Christian believers (2 Corinthians 9:9).

Psalm 112:10 The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.