The Meaning of Psalms 107:1 Explained

Psalms 107:1

KJV: O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

YLT: Give ye thanks to Jehovah, For good, for to the age is His kindness:'

Darby: Give ye thanks unto Jehovah; for he is good; for his loving-kindness endureth for ever.

ASV: O give thanks unto Jehovah; For he is good; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever.

What does Psalms 107:1 Mean?

Chapter Summary: Psalms 107

1  The psalmist exhorts the redeemed in praising God to observe his manifold providence
4  Over travelers
10  Over captives
17  Over sick men
23  Over sailors
33  And in diverse varieties of life

What do the individual words in Psalms 107:1 mean?

Oh give thanks to Yahweh for [He is] good for ever His mercy [endures]
הֹד֣וּ לַיהוָ֣ה כִּי־ ט֑וֹב כִּ֖י לְעוֹלָ֣ם חַסְדּֽוֹ

הֹד֣וּ  Oh  give  thanks 
Parse: Verb, Hifil, Imperative, masculine plural
Root: יָדָה 
Sense: to throw, shoot, cast.
לַיהוָ֣ה  to  Yahweh 
Parse: Preposition-l, Proper Noun, masculine singular
Root: יהוה 
Sense: the proper name of the one true God.
ט֑וֹב  [He  is]  good 
Parse: Adjective, masculine singular
Root: טָבַב 
Sense: good, pleasant, agreeable.
לְעוֹלָ֣ם  ever 
Parse: Preposition-l, Noun, masculine singular
Root: עֹולָם  
Sense: long duration, antiquity, futurity, for ever, ever, everlasting, evermore, perpetual, old, ancient, world.
חַסְדּֽוֹ  His  mercy  [endures] 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular construct, third person masculine singular
Root: חֶסֶד 
Sense: goodness, kindness, faithfulness.