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Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise ye the LORD.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

104:35 wicked be no more. In this concluding verse the psalm looks forward to the consummation and the renewed earth (II Peter 3:10,13).

104:35 Bless thou the LORD. This particular exhortation, “Bless the LORD, O my soul,” occurs only at the beginning and end of Psalms 103 and 104, indicating both a continuity of authorship and of theme.

104:35 Praise ye the LORD. This final exhortation, “Praise ye the Lord,” is essentially one word in Hebrew, hallelujah. This is the first of twenty-two occurrences in the book of Psalms (the “Hallal” book of Israel). This number, appropriately, is the number of letters in the Hebrew alphabet, the alphabet in which God first revealed His Word in human language. The very purpose of language is that of praising the Lord. Hallelujah ends each of Psalms 104, 105 and 106, tying them together as a unit, and as a unit, with Psalm 103. Psalm 104 deals mainly with God’s care for His people from Adam to Abraham, Psalm 105 from Abraham to Moses, and Psalm 106 from Moses to David. Psalm 103 thus may constitute David’s introduction to these three great psalms of praise.

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