Psalm 135:3
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New International Version
Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; sing praise to his name, for that is pleasant.

King James Bible
Praise the LORD; for the LORD is good: sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant.

Darby Bible Translation
Praise ye Jah; for Jehovah is good: sing psalms unto his name; for it is pleasant.

World English Bible
Praise Yah, for Yahweh is good. Sing praises to his name, for that is pleasant.

Young's Literal Translation
Praise ye Jah! for Jehovah is good, Sing praise to His name, for it is pleasant.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The Lord is good - Here is the first reason why he should be praised; and a second is subjoined:

For it is pleasant - It is becoming to acknowledge this infinite Being, and our dependence on him; and it is truly comfortable to an upright mind to be thus employed.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

for the Lord

Psalm 106:1 Praise you the LORD. O give thanks to the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endures for ever.

Psalm 107:1 O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endures for ever.

Psalm 118:1 O give thanks to the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endures for ever.

Psalm 119:68 You are good, and do good; teach me your statutes.

Psalm 136:1 O give thanks to the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endures for ever.

Psalm 145:7,8 They shall abundantly utter the memory of your great goodness, and shall sing of your righteousness...

Matthew 19:17 And he said to him, Why call you me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if you will enter into life...

for it is

Psalm 33:1 Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.

Psalm 63:5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise you with joyful lips:

Psalm 92:1,2 IT IS A GOOD THING TO GIVE THANKS UNTO THE LORD, AND TO SING PRAISES UNTO THY NAME, O MOST HIGH...

Psalm 147:1 Praise you the LORD: for it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.

Library
What Pleases God.
"Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places."--Psalm 135:6. "Was Gott gefaellt, mein frommes Kind." [74]Gerhardt. transl., Sarah Findlater, 1858 What God decrees, child of His love, Take patiently, though it may prove The storm that wrecks thy treasure here, Be comforted! thou needst not fear What pleases God. The wisest will is God's own will; Rest on this anchor, and be still; For peace around thy path shall flow, When only wishing here
Jane Borthwick—Hymns from the Land of Luther

Notes on the First Century:
Page 1. Line 1. An empty book is like an infant's soul.' Here Traherne may possibly have had in his mind a passage in Bishop Earle's "Microcosmography." In delineating the character of a child, Earle says: "His soul is yet a white paper unscribbled with observations of the world, wherewith at length it becomes a blurred note-book," Page 14. Line 25. The entrance of his words. This sentence is from Psalm cxix. 130. Page 15. Last line of Med. 21. "Insatiableness." This word in Traherne's time was often
Thomas Traherne—Centuries of Meditations

Cross References
Psalm 68:4
Sing to God, sing in praise of his name, extol him who rides on the clouds; rejoice before him--his name is the LORD.

Psalm 92:1
A psalm. A song. For the Sabbath day. It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High,

Psalm 100:5
For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Psalm 119:68
You are good, and what you do is good; teach me your decrees.

Psalm 147:1
Praise the LORD. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!

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