New American Standard Bible
One generation shall praise Your works to another, And shall declare Your mighty acts.
King James Bible
One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.
Darby Bible Translation
One generation shall laud thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.
World English Bible
One generation will commend your works to another, and will declare your mighty acts.
Young's Literal Translation
Generation to generation praiseth Thy works, And Thy mighty acts they declare.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
One generation shall praise thy works ... - Shall praise thee on account of thy works or thy doings. That is, Thy praise shall be always kept up on the earth. See the notes at Isaiah 38:19; notes at Psalm 19:2. One generation shall transmit the knowledge of thy works to another by praise - by hymns and psalms recording and celebrating thy praise. Successive generations of people shall take up the language of praise, and it shall thus be transmitted to the end of time.
And shall declare thy mighty acts - Thy works of strength or power. God's greatness - his infinity - is in itself a just ground of praise, for we should rejoice that there is One Infinite Eternal Being; and as all that greatness is employed in the cause of truth, of law, of good order, of justice, of kindness, of mercy, it should call forth continued praise in all parts of his dominions.
"They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power."--Psalm 145:11. YOU HAVE only to look at the preceding verse, and you will discover, in a single moment, who are the people here spoken of who shall speak of the glory of God's kingdom, and talk of his power. They are the saints: "All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee. They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power." A saint will often be discovered by his conversation. He …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 46: 1900
Exhortations to those who are Called
The Mercy of God
Posterity will serve Him; It will be told of the Lord to the coming generation.
They will come and will declare His righteousness To a people who will be born, that He has performed it.
We will not conceal them from their children, But tell to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, And His strength and His wondrous works that He has done.
Who can speak of the mighty deeds of the LORD, Or can show forth all His praise?
And in that day you will say, "Give thanks to the LORD, call on His name. Make known His deeds among the peoples; Make them remember that His name is exalted."
"It is the living who give thanks to You, as I do today; A father tells his sons about Your faithfulness.
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