Gaebelein's Annotated Bible
Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the name of the LORD; praise him, O ye servants of the LORD.Psalm 135-136
Psalm 135 Israel’s Knowledge and Praise of the Lord
Israel’s Knowledge and Praise of the Lord
1. Knowing and praising His Name (Psalm 135:1-7)
2. Deliverances of the past remembered (Psalm 135:8-12)
3. His Name endureth forever (Psalm 135:13-21)
The last song of ascents (134) showed Israel’s praise in the sanctuary. The two Psalms which come next show this worship and praise more fully. This Psalm begins with a hallelujah and ends with a hallelujah. It will be an endless praise. The servants who stand in the house of the Lord and in the courts are called to praise Him. Israel cleansed and redeemed is now His servant (Zechariah 3:7). They are His peculiar treasure (Psalm 135:4 --Exodus 19:5). Then once more the remembrance of the deliverances of the past, the contrast with the idols of the nations (like Psalm 115:1-18) and the call to the house of Aaron, the house of Israel, the house of Levi and all that fear Him, to bless the Lord.