New International Version
Praise the LORD, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples.
King James Bible
O praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.
Darby Bible Translation
Praise Jehovah, all ye nations; laud him, all ye peoples;
World English Bible
Praise Yahweh, all you nations! Extol him, all you peoples!
Young's Literal Translation
Praise Jehovah, all ye nations, Glorify Him, all ye peoples.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
O praise the Lord, all ye nations - Let all the Gentiles praise him, for he provides for their eternal salvation.
Praise him, all ye people - All ye Jews, praise him; for ye have long been his peculiar people. And while he sends his Son to be a light to the Gentiles, he sends him also to be the glory of his people Israel.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
This Psalm, the shortest in the whole collection, is written as a part of the preceding in thirty-two MSS.: it celebrates the deliverance from the Babylonian captivity, the grand type of the redemption of the world by the Messiah.
LibraryExhortation to Universal Praise and Thanksgiving. --Ps. cxvii.
Exhortation to universal Praise and Thanksgiving.--Ps. cxvii. All ye gentiles, praise the Lord, All ye lands, your voices raise; Heaven and earth, with loud accord, Praise the Lord, for ever praise. For His truth and mercy stand, Past, and present, and to be, Like the years of His right hand, Like His own eternity. Praise Him, ye who know his love, Praise Him from the depths beneath, Praise Him in the heights above; Praise your Maker all that breathe. …
James Montgomery—Sacred Poems and Hymns
Of Meditation Upon the Hidden Judgments of God, that we May not be Lifted up Because of Our Well-Doing
And again, "Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles; let all the peoples extol him."
All the earth bows down to you; they sing praise to you, they sing the praises of your name."
This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Many peoples and the inhabitants of many cities will yet come,
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