Psalm 7:17
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New American Standard Bible
I will give thanks to the LORD according to His righteousness And will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.

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

Darby Bible Translation
I will praise Jehovah according to his righteousness, and will sing forth the name of Jehovah the 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.

Young's Literal Translation
I thank Jehovah, According to His righteousness, And praise the name of Jehovah Most High!

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

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.

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Self-Respect and Self-Righteousness
PSALM vii. 8. Give sentence for me, O Lord, according to my righteousness; and according to the innocency that is in me. Is this speech self-righteous? If so, it is a bad speech; for self- righteousness is a bad temper of mind; there are few worse. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar.
Charles Kingsley—The Good News of God

Of Having Confidence in God when Evil Words are Cast at Us
"My Son, stand fast and believe in Me. For what are words but words? They fly through the air, but they bruise no stone. If thou are guilty, think how thou wouldst gladly amend thyself; if thou knowest nothing against thyself, consider that thou wilt gladly bear this for God's sake. It is little enough that thou sometimes hast to bear hard words, for thou art not yet able to bear hard blows. And wherefore do such trivial matters go to thine heart, except that thou art yet carnal, and regardest
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

Cross References
Psalm 9:2
I will be glad and exult in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.

Psalm 66:1
For the choir director. A Song. A Psalm. Shout joyfully to God, all the earth;

Psalm 66:2
Sing the glory of His name; Make His praise glorious.

Psalm 71:15
My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness And of Your salvation all day long; For I do not know the sum of them.

Psalm 71:16
I will come with the mighty deeds of the Lord GOD; I will make mention of Your righteousness, Yours alone.

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