Psalm 72:18
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English Standard Version
Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things.

King James Bible
Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things.

American Standard Version
Blessed be Jehovah God, the God of Israel, Who only doeth wondrous things:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who alone doth wonderful things.

English Revised Version
Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things:

Webster's Bible Translation
Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The confirmation of these prospects is now given. Voluntative forms are intermingled because the prospect extending into the future is nevertheless more lyrical than prophetic in its character. The elevation of the king to the dominion of the world is the reward of his condescension; he shows himself to be the helper and protecting lord of the poor and the oppressed, who are the especial object upon which God's eye is set. He looks upon it as his task to deal most sympathizingly and most considerately (יחס) just with those of reduced circumstances and with the poor, and their blood is precious in his eyes. Psalm 72:12 is re-echoed in Job 29:12. The meaning of Psalm 72:14 is the same as Psalm 116:15. Instead of יקר, by a retention of the Jod of the stem it is written ייקר. Just as in Psalm 49:10, ייקר here also is followed by ויחי. The assertion is individualized: and he (who was threatened with death) shall live (voluntative, having reference to the will of the king). But who is now the subject to ויתּן-? Not the rescued one (Hitzig), for after the foregoing designations (Psalm 72:11.) we cannot expect to find "the gold of Sheba" (gold from Jeman or Aethiopia) in his possession. Therefore it is the king, and in fact Solomon, of whom the disposal of the gold of Sheba (Saba) is characteristic. The king's thought and endeavour are directed to this, that the poor man who has almost fallen a victim shall live or revive, and not only will he maintain his cause, he will also bestow gifts upon him with a liberal hand, and he (the poor one who has been rescued and endowed from the riches of the king) shall pray unceasingly for him (the king) and bless him at all times. The poor one is he who is restored to life and endowed with gifts, and who intercedes and blesses; the king, however, is the beneficent giver. It is left for the reader to supply the right subjects in thought to the separate verbs. That clearly marked precision which we require in rhetorical recital is alien to the Oriental style (vid., my Geschichte der jdischen Poesie, S. 189). Maurer and Hofmann also give the same interpretation as we have done.

Psalm 72:18 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

blessed

Psalm 41:13 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen.

Psalm 68:35 O God, you are terrible out of your holy places: the God of Israel is he that gives strength and power to his people. Blessed be God.

Psalm 106:48 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise you the LORD.

1 Chronicles 29:10,20 Why David blessed the LORD before all the congregation: and David said, Blessed be you, LORD God of Israel our father...

who only

Psalm 77:14 You are the God that do wonders: you have declared your strength among the people.

Psalm 86:10 For you are great, and do wondrous things: you are God alone.

Psalm 136:4 To him who alone does great wonders: for his mercy endures for ever.

Exodus 15:11 Who is like to you, O LORD, among the gods? who is like you, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?

Job 9:10 Which does great things past finding out; yes, and wonders without number.

Daniel 4:2,3 I thought it good to show the signs and wonders that the high God has worked toward me...

Cross References
Luke 1:68
"Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people

Exodus 15:11
"Who is like you, O LORD, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders?

Exodus 34:10
And he said, "Behold, I am making a covenant. Before all your people I will do marvels, such as have not been created in all the earth or in any nation. And all the people among whom you are shall see the work of the LORD, for it is an awesome thing that I will do with you.

1 Samuel 25:32
And David said to Abigail, "Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who sent you this day to meet me!

2 Samuel 7:26
And your name will be magnified forever, saying, 'The LORD of hosts is God over Israel,' and the house of your servant David will be established before you.

1 Chronicles 16:36
Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting!" Then all the people said, "Amen!" and praised the LORD.

1 Chronicles 29:10
Therefore David blessed the LORD in the presence of all the assembly. And David said: "Blessed are you, O LORD, the God of Israel our father, forever and ever.

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