Psalm 111:4
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New American Standard Bible
He has made His wonders to be remembered; The LORD is gracious and compassionate.

King James Bible
He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.

Darby Bible Translation
He hath made his wonders to be remembered: Jehovah is gracious and merciful.

World English Bible
He has caused his wonderful works to be remembered. Yahweh is gracious and merciful.

Young's Literal Translation
A memorial He hath made of His wonders, Gracious and merciful is Jehovah.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

He hath made his wonderful works - In heaven and in earth.

To be remembered - literally, "Memory hath he made for his wonderful works." "They" are so made, that man may remember them; the memory of man, also, is so made, that it may retain them. The highest and most appropriate exercise of memory is to retain the lessons which the works of God inculcate; to treasure up for gratitude and for use what he teaches his intelligent creation through those works. Memory can never be better employed than in treasuring up the truths which the Creator teaches in his providential dealings with us, and in his word. How much better would it be for man if he labored more to "remember" these things; if he sought to forget many of those things which he is so careful now to retain in his recollection.

The Lord is gracious ... - See the notes at Psalm 86:5. This is stated here as the result of the careful study of the doings of God; as the conclusion to which all will come who carefully study his works. "Illustrations" of what God has done that deserves to be remembered occupy the remainder of the psalm, except the last verse.

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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
Deuteronomy 4:31
"For the LORD your God is a compassionate God; He will not fail you nor destroy you nor forget the covenant with your fathers which He swore to them.

Psalm 86:5
For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You.

Psalm 86:15
But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, Slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness and truth.

Psalm 103:8
The LORD is compassionate and gracious, Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness.

Psalm 107:31
Let them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness, And for His wonders to the sons of men!

Psalm 145:8
The LORD is gracious and merciful; Slow to anger and great in lovingkindness.

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