for ever and ever
145:1 for ever and ever. The five doxology psalms, ending respectively the five Books in the Psalms (Psalms 41, 72, 89, 106, 145), contain a total of 153 verses, with the final verse (the doxology) in each psalm speaking of the eternal blessedness of the redeemed with the Lord. See note below on Psalm 145:21. On the corresponding significance of the number 153, see note on John 21:11.