Psalm 111:3
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New American Standard Bible
Splendid and majestic is His work, And His righteousness endures forever.

King James Bible
His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

Darby Bible Translation
His work is majesty and splendour, and his righteousness abideth for ever.

World English Bible
His work is honor and majesty. His righteousness endures forever.

Young's Literal Translation
Honourable and majestic is His work, And His righteousness is standing for ever.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

His work is honorable and glorious - literally, "Honour and glory is his work;" that is, All that he does is honorable and glorious. The language would cover all that God does in the works of creation, providence, and redemption. There is honor - there is majesty - in "everything" that he does.

And his righteousness endureth for ever - That is, It will be found in all the investigations of his works, that he is unchangeably righteous or just. All that he has done, or that he now does, goes to demonstrate this. There are doings of people - even of good people - which will not bear investigation; but there are no such acts of God. There are things that people do which excite admiration only when there is no investigation in regard to them; but the works of God are admired the more, the more they are studied. There are things which appear beautiful, or appear sweet only when they are not shaken; a collection of perfumes will give out sweets the more it is stirred.

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Third Commandment
"Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh His name in vain." I was greatly amazed not long ago in talking to a man who thought he was a Christian, to find that once in a while, when he got angry, he would swear. I said: "My friend, I don't see how you can tear down with one hand what you are trying to build up with the other. I don't see how you can profess to be a child of God and let those words come out of your lips." He replied:
Dwight L. Moody—Weighed and Wanting

The Holiness of God
The next attribute is God's holiness. Exod 15:51. Glorious in holiness.' Holiness is the most sparkling jewel of his crown; it is the name by which God is known. Psa 111:1. Holy and reverend is his name.' He is the holy One.' Job 6:60. Seraphims cry, Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts, the whole earth is full of his glory.' Isa 6:6. His power makes him mighty, his holiness makes him glorious. God's holiness consists in his perfect love of righteousness, and abhorrence of evil. Of purer eyes than
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Cross References
Psalm 96:6
Splendor and majesty are before Him, Strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.

Psalm 112:3
Wealth and riches are in his house, And his righteousness endures forever.

Psalm 112:9
He has given freely to the poor, His righteousness endures forever; His horn will be exalted in honor.

Psalm 119:142
Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, And Your law is truth.

Psalm 145:5
On the glorious splendor of Your majesty And on Your wonderful works, I will meditate.

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