In בּתוככי (as in Psalm 135:9) we have in the suffix the ancient and Aramaic i((cf. amata signifies a maid, who is not, as such, also Arab. (a) That is, the most certain and continual testimony of his fatherly graces. Truth is a representation of things as they are; and truth, therefore, must be ever the same. The poet rejoices in and is proud of the fact that he may call himself the servant of God. What was truth to Abraham is truth to us; what was truth to Paul is truth to us; what was truth to the martyrs is truth to us; what is truth to us will be truth to all generations of the world in all lands, and will be truth forever. BibliographyGill, John. "Commentary on Psalms 117:2". Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy Joshua Judges Ruth 1 Samuel 2 Samuel 1 Kings 2 Kings. "Commentary on Psalms 117:2". Old Testament. Observe the promises the spies made to her. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/psalms-117.html. Oh! "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". how happy to be brought nigh by the blood of Jesus; and to hear and know the joyful sound, and to walk in the light of God's countenance. 1871-8. His people should honor Him for these traits consistently and frequently. and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever; the faithfulness of God to his promises, not only made to the Jewish fathers concerning the Messiah, and redemption by him; but to the Gentiles, and concerning the blessing of all nations in the promised seed: and the faithfulness and truth of God, with respect to any of his promises, never fails; nor will his word of truth, the Gospel; nor Jesus Christ, who is the truth, and the truth of God; the truth of types, promises, and prophecies; see Psalm 43:3; for he is the same today, yesterday, and for ever. 1599-1645. is great toward us — literally, “prevailed over” or “protected us.”. See 2 Samuel 7:18; 2 Samuel 7:21. 1828. No God is like our God! "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". Psalm 117:2 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Psalm 117:2, NIV: "For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever.Praise the LORD." If his merciful kindness prevail over us, as Psalms 117:1, his truth prevaileth over him. 1840-57. goyim, "ummim), should praise God because He is who He is. Confess to the Lord, for he is good, for his mercy is forever. "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". Especially may this be said in view of the love of God to mankind in the gift of a Saviour - a Saviour not for any one people especially or exclusively, but for the world, John 3:16. Heb. 1685. And the truth of the Lord endureth for ever - All that God has said: his declarations; his promises; his assurances of mercy. Consisting of only two verses, Psalm 117 is the shortest psalm and also the shortest chapter in the whole Bible.. For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. 2. They are the same in all lands where they are made known, and they are the same in all ages of the world. Truth is a representation of things as they are; and truth, therefore, must be ever the same. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". It is only two verses long and exhorts non-Israelites to praise YHWH. 1. But this is the ,situation! BibliographyClarke, Adam. The people, priests, and all who fear God among the Gentiles must praise him (Psalm cxiii. Praise ye THE LORD. Go to. and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever; the faithfulness of God to his promises, not only made to the Jewish fathers concerning the Messiah, and redemption by him; but to the Gentiles, and concerning the blessing of all nations in the promised seed: and the faithfulness and truth of God, with respect to any of his promises, never fails; nor will his word of truth, the Gospel; nor Jesus Christ, who is the truth, and the truth of God; the truth of types, promises, and prophecies; see Psalm 43:3; for he is the same today, yesterday, and for ever. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/psalms-117.html. He has promised to receive all who come unto him through Christ Jesus, and this he invariably does. BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. Essentially all people, including the Gentiles (Heb. The purpose of publicly giving thanks to the Gracious One is now more full-toned here at the close. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. In fact, Psalm 117/118 has thirty verses, so it’s middling as far as length goes (but what a lot there is in it! The Septuagint insert the words in the two next verses. Traditionally, the Hallel (from the familiar word “hallelujah” meaning “thank God”) is sung before and after the Passover meal. "Commentary on Psalms 117:2". All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. 'Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God (His faithfulness to His word) to confirm the promises made unto the fathers, and that the Gentiles might glorify God for His mercy.'. We are soon weary of well-doing, if we keep not up the pious and devout affections with which the spiritual sacrifice of praise ought to be kindled and kept burning. "Commentary on Psalms 117:2". How often in our own language has this psalm been the medium of the utterances of praise in Christian sanctuaries: Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". "Commentary on Psalms 117:2". "Commentary on Psalms 117:2". (p) "exsuperavit", Vatablus; "invaluit", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Gejerus, Michaelis; "exuberavit", Cocceius. Or. Bible Verse - Psalm 117:2 - For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endures for ever. Without can not be used by it self, meaning that it has to be minimum one more condition included (all/at least one,etc) all: "fish", without: "bread", will search for verses that contains "fish" but NOT "bread" start: Psalms 117:2 For his merciful H2617 kindness H2617 is great H1396 toward us: and the truth H571 of the LORD H3068 endureth for ever. , as it may be rendered: the word is used of the prevailing of the waters of the flood over the earth, Genesis 7:18; and so may denote the exuberance of the grace of God, of the abounding and superabounding of it. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/psalms-117.html. Psalm 117 – Calling All Peoples to Praise the LORD “This is the shortest song in the whole collection, but there is none greater or grander in its expression of praise.” (G. Campbell Morgan) This fact, too, is a just foundation for universal praise, and therefore the psalm is so adapted to be used in all lands and among all people. 2. Adam, used as the proper name of the first man. It is part of a six-psalm method of praise to God called the Egyptian Hallel or just Hallel (“hallel” means praise in Hebrew). A JEW IS WRITING Psalms 85:10; Psalms 89:14. The relationship between these two English words is clear. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Psalms 117:2". With אמתך he is mindful of his pious mother (cf. Two of the outstanding qualities that God demonstrates are loyal love and truth. Inspiring moments. 30) commend the singing of these and other words of the Psalms at the funerals of those who have departed in the faith (cf. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. In the King James Version of the Bible, it has 33 words and 135 characters. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 117:2". God"s faithfulness connects closely with His loyal love. "Commentary on Psalms 117:2". Psalm 117 “The truth of the Lord endureth forever” Psalm 117: Well known as the shortest chapter in the Bible, this little psalm contains a great message. Kindness is great toward us— Literally, Mercy is mighty over us. But this may seem an improper argument to move the Gentiles to praise God for his mercies to others from which they were excluded. What was true in the first ages of the world in regard to the relation of the sum of the squares on the two sides of a right-angled triangle to the square of the hypothenuse is true now, and will always be true; and so, what God has affirmed at any one time will always remain the same in all ages and in all lands. hesed) to His people is … hesed) to His people is very great, and His truth continues forever. That he is good, is not here in Hebrew. Two of the outstanding qualities that God demonstrates are loyal love and truth. Compare Psalms 103:11. So, it’s v… Therefore, Praise ye the Lord! Praise you the LORD. Although we do not know the writer, it is safe to assume that he was a 'Jew. Augusti, Denkwrdigkeiten, ix. Praise ye the Lord; for his superabounding grace, and eternal truth; even all the people of God, of all nations, Jews and Gentiles. This Psalm, which is very little in its letter, is exceedingly large in its spirit; for, bursting beyond all bounds of race or nationality, it calls upon all … "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". The prophet, however, has placed his mercy first in order that his faithfulness and truth, comprising an assurance of his paternal kindness, might encourage the hearts of the godly. The 117 th Psalm is the shortest chapter in the Bible with only two verses. goyim, "ummim), should praise God because He is who He is. Praise you the LORD. "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". Hesed and "emet often occur together in the psalms. His existence of one of immortality and infinity (Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalm 90:2; 1 … Because the Lord is "true," i.e, 100 percent loyal, reliable, truthful, and trustworthy, He is a faithful God. This fact, too, is a just foundation for universal praise, and therefore the psalm is so adapted to be used in all lands and among all people. Let Israel now say: For he is good, for his mercy is forever. The creation speaks of God's attributes and there is no language or speech where its voice is not heard (Psalm 19:1-3). Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 71:3-4, 5-6, 16-17 Gospel, Luke 1:5-25 More Daily Readings. And another reason follows. Since such emphasis is laid on the Temple and the congregation, what is meant is literal thank-offerings in payment of vows. But let us look a little more closely into the Psalm. This is a gospel psalm. BibliographyTrapp, John. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/psalms-117.html. Towards us Jews, to whom he hath given those peculiar privileges which he hath denied to all other nations. Psalms 113-118 are recited verbatimby observant Jews on all Jewish holidays involving communal salvation, most especially Passover. O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people. (St. Augustine) (Berthier). His loyal love (Heb. Beginning with Psalm 113, you have what are known as the hallel psalms, meaning the psalms of praise. Hebrew Hallelu-Jah. 117 Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles! Praiſe ye the Lord . "Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". 1832. He summarizes the above writers by saying that hesed has embedded within it mercy and kindness, faithfulness and covenant keeping, truth and certainty, and steadfastness. to intimate that the man who gave him that title, must also acknowledge his divinity. Psalm 117:2New Living Translation (NLT) 2 For his unfailing love for us is powerful; the Lord’s faithfulness endures forever. "E.W. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth forever - the two attributes mentioned by Paul in Romans 15:8-12 as those which Jesus Christ came to manifest, so that the Gentiles might "rejoice with His people," the Jews, because of the universal blessing through the latter. Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ; this is the sum of all the good news in the world. 1865-1868. Thetruth of God, in this passage, is properly introduced as an attestation of his grace. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-117.html. READER! And the truth of the Lord endureth for ever - Whatsoever he has promised, that he will most infallibly fulfill. The meaning is, that God’s mercy is rich towards us, flowing in a perennial stream, because united to his eternal truth. Outstanding among all God"s great qualities are His loyal love and faithfulness. Psalm 117 is the 117th psalm of the Book of Psalms.In Latin, it is known as Laudate Dominum. With אנּה the poet clings to Jahve, with נגדּה־נּא to the congregation, and with בּתוככי to the holy city. Next Weeks Readings. 2. 28.) "Commentary on Psalms 117:2". The prayer itself is not contained in פּתּחתּ למוסרי - for he is already rescued, and the perfect as a precative is limited to such utterances spoken in the tone of an exclamation as we find in Job 21:16 - but remains unexpressed; it lies wrapped up as it were in this heartfelt ānnáh: Oh remain still so gracious to me as Thou hast already proved Thyself to me. This psalm closes as it begins: with an exhortation to praise the Lord. He has promised to send his Son into the world, and thus he has done. Praise the L ord, all you nations! Psalms 117:2 Context. Those who will be conscientious in keeping promises, are cautious in making them. I called on the name of the Lord, “Please Lord, rescue my life!” The Lord is merciful and fair; our God is compassionate. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/psalms-117.html. The dative of the object, למוסרי (from מוסרים for the more usual מוסרות), is used with פתחת instead of the accusative after the Aramaic manner, but it does also occur in the older Hebrew (e.g., Job 19:3; Isaiah 53:11). For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the, And the truth of the Lord endureth forever, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. Psalms 117:1 O Praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people. Let the house of Aaron now say: For his mercy is forever. Psalm 117:2 — Modern KJV — Original Hebrew For his merciful kindneſſe is great toward vs: and the trueth of the Lord endureth for euer. The hymn is indeed short, but then there are times for short hymns and long hymns, short prayers and … - Here is a solemn call to all nations to praise the Lord, and proper matter for that praise is suggested. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". In the Greek Septuagint and the Latin Vulgate version of the Bible this psalm is Psalm 116 in a different numbering system Sun, Dec. 20th Mon, Dec. 21st Tue, Dec. 22nd Wed, Dec. 23rd Thu, Dec. 24th ... Mystery, and Meaning Class Now . Man (1.) Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. Ken Banks "God's Hesed: Its Meaning and Theology," Piedmont International University, Fall 2014, is a good article summarizing Glueck, Snaith, Sakenfield, Clarke, and Ryrie. - Here is a solemn call to all nations to praise the Lord, and proper matter for that praise is suggested. 1871-8. ). For his merciful kindness is great towards us,.... Not us Israelites only, of whom David was, but Gentiles also; or otherwise there would be no force in the reason why all people and nations should praise the Lord: but it respects the time when these should become one people, partaking of the same grace, blessings, promises, and privileges; in which the grace, mercy, and lovingkindness of God, greatly appeared; "it prevailed over us"F16גבר "exsuperavit", Vatablus; "invaluit", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Gejerus, Michaelis; "exuberavit", Cocceius. His power and justice are equally praiseworthy; but as men will never cordially praise God until they are drawn by a foretaste of his goodness, the prophet very justly selects God’s mercy and truth, which alone open the mouths of those who are mute to engage in this exercise. The psalmist praiseth God for his delivery from evils; putteth his whole trust in him; and foretelleth the coming of Christ. When his truth is said to be everlasting, it is not set in opposition to his mercy, as if it, after flourishing for a season, then instantly passed away. "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". And the truth of the Lord] As his mercy alone moved him to make promise, so his truth bindeth him to perform the same. We knew nothing of the scriptures of truth; were strangers to the offers of grace, strangers to the very name of the Lord Jesus, and ignorant even of our want of his blood and righteousness. For His lovingkindness is great toward us, And the truth of the LORD is everlasting. A look at the worldview of the exilic prophet Deutero-Isaiah provides one answer, while reading this psalm together with the beginning of Psalm 118 provides another. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. And wilt thou not praise God for his mercy? The law-the testimonies-precepts-commandments-judgments (these five occur in the 19th Psalm) - statutes [ choq (Hebrew #2706), a different Hebrew word from that ( piquwdeey (Hebrew #6490)) for statutes in Psalms 19:8.] Psalms 117:2. Used by Permission. The one thought that fills his whole soul, and in which the song which breathes forth his soul dies away, is Hallelujah. Psalms 117:2 For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD [endureth] for ever. The goodness of God is often expressed by his kindness and truth, Psalm 117:2; in both these we must be followers of him. ‛abdat, a slave. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/psalms-117.html. H5769 Praise H1984 ye the LORD. Extol him, all you peoples! https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/psalms-117.html. The word of promise bindeth God, and, therefore, it may seem to be stronger than God. "Commentary on Psalms 117:2". << < Previous Chapter 563). 1909-1922. For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endures for ever. Merciful… truth—Two distinguishing attributes in their relation to God’s promise and covenant—kingly qualities, (Proverbs 20:28,)— specially remembered and extolled by the Hebrews in their deliverance from captivity. I was confronted with trouble and sorrow. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. How often in our own language has this psalm been the medium of the utterances of praise in Christian sanctuaries: Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore. The cause for universal worship117:2 Essentially all people, including the Gentiles (Heb. 2. Psalm 116:7) for the third time. 1874-1909. Let tho (Worthington) --- Our Saviour seems to allude to this passage, observing that God alone is good, (Luke xviii. 11.; Calmet) particularly now under the new law, since they have received greater benefits. And the truth of the Lord endureth for ever - All that God has said: his declarations; his promises; his assurances of mercy. There’s 594 chapters before Psalm 118 and there’s 594 chapters after Psalm 118. The conduct of Rahab proved that she had the real principle of Divine faith. Psalm 117 is a universal invitation to people everywhere to praise and brag on Jehovah because of His merciful love and faithfulness. 1999. What does this verse really mean? (Note: The Apostolic Constitutions (vi. BOOK IV (Psalms 90–106) Psalm 90 God’s Eternity and Human Frailty - A Prayer of Moses, the man of God. The Hebrew word translated "truth" is "emet, which the translators frequently rendered "faithfulness." Alleluia. They are the same in all lands where they are made known, and they are the same in all ages of the world. From Bellett's Short Meditations on the Psalms, chiefly in their Prophetic character, 1871. 117:1,2 All people called upon to praise God. For his merciful kindness is great toward us - His kindness; his compassion; his love. Praise ye the LORD. Human loyalty often has limits, and we are not consistently truthful. And they are the songs that were traditionally sung at their holidays or at the feast days. This 119th Psalm is based upon David's 19th Psalm. We are soon weary of well-doing, if we keep not up the pious and devout affections with which the spiritual sacrifice of praise ought to be kindled and kept burning. "Commentary on Psalms 117:2". Shall we not follow up the gracious call of this Psalm, and bend the knee in thankful remembrance for God's unspeakable gift? Psalm 86:16). Click the verse number to read commentary, definitions, meanings, and notesfor that particular Psalms 117 verse. Why would such a psalm be written? BibliographyHawker, Robert, D.D. Praise ye the Lord. "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". 1859. merciful kindness = lovingkindness, or grace. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. I love the Lord because he heard my plea for mercy, and listened to me. is great toward = overcame, or prevailed over. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/psalms-117.html. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. BibliographyBarnes, Albert. If we read, his mercy is confirmed, all difficulty will be removed, for then both constancy and stability will alike adorn his mercy and his truth. For his merciful kindness is great] Invaluit, hath prevailed over us, breaking through all obstacles and impediments, whether within us or without us, eating its way through all rocks and remoras; and though we would put it back, yet it will overcome us; his grace is irresistible, neither can it ever be taken away. Praise ye the LORD. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/psalms-117.html. De Wette regards it as a Temple Psalm, and agrees with Rosenmueller in the supposition that it was sung either at the beginning or the end of the service it the temple. "Commentary on Psalms 117:2". Praise the LORD! 2012. The same reason would go to prove, that it was small compared with his mercy, which is said to be abundant. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/psalms-117.html. App-4. BibliographyConstable, Thomas. 1870. What was truth to Abraham is truth to us; what was truth to Paul is truth to us; what was truth to the martyrs is truth to us; what is truth to us will be truth to all generations of the world in all lands, and will be truth forever. Sermon for 5/20/2007 Psalm 117 Introduction: A. G. Rogers said, “There are short hymns and long hymns, short prayers and long prayers, short speeches and long speeches, short sermons and long sermons, but short is better.” B. Psalm 118! 117:1,2 All people called upon to praise God. Blessed, forever blessed, be God for Jesus Christ! In order to see its blessedness as it concerns us, let it be only considered that by nature we were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world. As long as I live, I will call to him when I need help. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Short does not mean simple: Psalm 117 is one of the more difficult psalms. He has promised that his Gospel shall be preached in every nation, and this he is doing; the truth of the Lord remaineth for ever. contemplate the blessed contents of this psalm, and let the saving interest we as Gentiles bear in it, bring it home to our hearts with a tenfold joy and satisfaction. 1. Ver. After this the poet goes on beseechingly: ānnáh Adonaj. "Commentary on Psalms 117:2". Psalm 117 Universal Call to Worship. Psalm 117 actually begins in Psalm 113. For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Though some … There is an abundance of it in the heart of God, in his covenant, and in his Son; and which is displayed in redemption by him; in the forgiveness of sin; and in the conversion of sinners, and their everlasting salvation: particularly there has been an inundation or deluge of it in the Gentile world, where it has flowed and overflowed; where sin abounded, grace has much more abounded; and therefore the Lord is to be praised. 2 For His merciful kindness is great toward us, And the truth of the Lordenduresforever. - ways-righteousness. The Jewish doctors observe that the word Emeth, here used for truth, consisteth of Aleph, the first letter of the alphabet; Mem, the middlemost letter thereof; and Tau, the last: to show that as God is Alpha and Omega, so the truth of God is the all in all of our comfort. The psalm before it is the tiny Psalm 116/117, shortest of all the psalms, and the one after it (118/119) is the longest of all the psalms, and is, in fact, one of the alphabeticals. BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. Psalm 117:2 Translation & Meaning. In addition to being the Creator, God is eternal, meaning He had no beginning and He will have no end. That seek him with the whole heart. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. Hallel meaning praise in Hebrew, and hallelujah, the hallelujah praise to Yahweh. All nations - all people - may say this, and therefore the psalm is adapted to universal praise. BibliographyBeza, Theodore. "Commentary on Psalms 117:2". [a]Laud Him, all you peoples! The name is derived from a word meaning... Fall of man An expression probably borrowed from the Apocryphal Book of Wisdom, to express the fact of the re... To Get the Full List of Definitions: Sign Up or Login The Hebrew does not form a feminine, עבדּה; Arab. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". What was true in the first ages of the world in regard to the relation of the sum of the squares on the two sides of a right-angled triangle to the square of the hypothenuse is true now, and will always be true; and so, what God has affirmed at any one time will always remain the same in all ages and in all lands. BibliographyCalvin, John. For his merciful kindness is great - גבר gabar, is strong: it is not only great in bulk or number, but it is powerful; it prevails over sin, Satan, death, and hell. The ropes of death tightened around me, the snares of Sheol confronted me. So these are the psalms of praise, 113 through 118. In the reign of the Emperor Decius, Babylas Bishop of Antioch, full of blessed hope, met death singing these words.). PSALM 117 OVERVIEW.. SUBJECT. Psalm 117 (2) salvation, which is always the same from Genesis to Revelation --namely, God has always included the Gentiles in His plan of redemption. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/psalms-117.html. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, And the truth of the Lord endureth for ever -, For his merciful kindness is great toward us -, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, For his merciful kindness is great towards us, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. Praise ye the LORD. Whole Psalm. For he can be true even when he menaces the whole world with perdition and ruin. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. He his promised that he should die for transgressors, and this he did. Copyright StatementThese files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/psalms-117.html. This is a gospel psalm. His loyal love (Heb. Psalm 117 (2 verses) • What’s the longest chapter in the Bible? Psalms chapter 117 KJV (King James Version) 1 O praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.. 2 For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. In Psalm 135:9 ) we have psalm 117:2 meaning the whole world with perdition ruin... 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