English Standard Version
Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.
King James Bible
Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.
American Standard Version
Praise ye Jehovah; For it is good to sing praises unto our God; For it is pleasant, and praise is comely.
Praise ye the Lord, because psalm is good: to our God be joyful and comely praise.
English Revised Version
Praise ye the LORD; for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant, and praise is comely.
Webster's Bible Translation
Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
Man's help is of no avail; blessed is he (this is the last of the twenty-five אשׁרי of the Psalter), on the contrary, who has the God of Jacob (שׁאל like שׁיהוה in Psalm 144:15) as Him in whom is his succour (בּעזרו with Beth essentiae, vid., on Psalm 35:2) - he, whose confidence (שׂבר as in Psalm 119:116) rests on Jahve, whom he can by faith call his God. Men often are not able to give help although they might be willing to do so: He, however, is the Almighty, the Creator of the heavens, the earth, and the sea, and of all living things that fill these three (cf. Nehemiah 9:6). Men easily change their mind and do not keep their word: He, however, is He who keepeth truth or faithfulness, inasmuch as He unchangeably adheres to the fulfilling of His promises. שׁמר אמת is in form equivalent substantially to שׁמר חסד and שׁמר הבּרית. And that which He is able to do as being the Almighty, and cannot as being the Truthful One leave undone, is also really His mode of active manifestation made evident in practical proofs: He obtains right for the oppressed, gives bread to the hungry, and consequently proves Himself to be the succour of those who suffer wrong without doing wrong, and as the provider for those who look for their daily bread from His gracious hand. With השּׁמר, the only determinate participle, the faithfulness of God to His promises is made especially prominent.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
for it is good
The LORD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him.
Shout for joy in the LORD, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright.
It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to your name, O Most High;
Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; sing to his name, for it is pleasant!
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