New Defender's Study Bible Notes
111:8 for ever and ever. Note the attributes of God which are said to last for ever: “His righteousness” (Psalm 111:3); “His commandments” (Psalm 111:7); “His covenant” (Psalm 111:9); “His praise” (Psalm 111:10).
111:9 reverend. It has been noted, somewhat facetiously, that this is the only place where the term “reverend” appears in the Authorized Version, and that it applies to God rather than man. Only God is to be “revered,” which is the basic meaning of the Hebrew word.
111:10 beginning of wisdom. The world has largely ignored the foundation of the only true wisdom, which is stressed repeatedly in Scripture to be found only in God’s revealed wisdom. Note Job 28:28; Proverbs 1:7; 9:10; I Corinthians 1:30; Colossians 2:3; etc.