New International Version
Praise the LORD. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!
King James Bible
Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.
Darby Bible Translation
Praise ye Jah! for it is good. Sing psalms of our God; for it is pleasant: praise is comely.
World English Bible
Praise Yah, for it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant and fitting to praise him.
Young's Literal Translation
Praise ye Jah! For it is good to praise our God, For pleasant -- comely is praise.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Praise is comely - It is decent, befitting, and proper that every intelligent creature should acknowledge the Supreme Being: and as he does nothing but good to the children of men, so they should speak good of his name.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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LibraryHealing for the Wounded
We will not delay you by a preface, but will come at once to the two thoughts: first, here is a great ill--a broken heart; and secondly, a great mercy--"he healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds." Man is a double being: he is composed of body and soul, and each of the portions of man may receive injury and hurt. The wounds of the body are extremely painful, and if they amount to a breaking of the frame the torture is singularly exquisite. Yet God has in his mercy provided means …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855
Anxious About Earth, or Earnest About the Kingdom
Letter xvi to Rainald, Abbot of Foigny
"The LORD is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him.
Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him.
A psalm. A song. For the Sabbath day. It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High,
Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; sing praise to his name, for that is pleasant.
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