Ps 146:1
146:1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my {a} soul.

      (a) He stirs up himself and all his affections to praise

Ps 146:3
146:3 Put not your trust in {b} princes, [nor] in the son of
      man, in whom [there is] no help.

      (b) That God may have the whole praise: in which he
          forbids all vain confidence showing that by nature we
          are more inclined to put our trust in creatures, than
          in God the Creator.

Ps 146:4
146:4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that
      very day his {c} thoughts perish.

      (c) As their vain opinions, by which they flattered
          themselves and so imagined wicked enterprises.

Ps 146:6
146:6 Which made {d} heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that
      therein [is]: which keepeth truth for ever:

      (d) He encourages the godly to trust only in the Lord,
          both in his power's ability to deliver them from all
          danger, and for his promise sake, as his will is most
          ready to do it.

Ps 146:7
146:7 Which executeth judgment {e} for the oppressed: which
      giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners:

      (e) Whose faith and patience for a while he tries but at
          length he punishes the adversaries, that he may be
          known to be the judge of the world.

Ps 146:8
146:8 The LORD openeth [the eyes of] the blind: the LORD raiseth
      them that are bowed down: the LORD {f} loveth the

      (f) Though he visits them with affliction, hunger,
          imprisonment and such like, yet his fatherly love and
          pity never fails them, yea rather to his these are
          signs of his love.

Ps 146:9
146:9 The LORD preserveth the {g} strangers; he relieveth the
      fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth
      upside down.

      (g) Meaning, all who are destitute of worldly means and

Ps 146:10
146:10 The LORD shall {h} reign for ever, [even] thy God, O
       Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the LORD.

       (h) He assures the Church that God reigns forever for the
           preservation of the same.