Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Verse 1 (Psalms 145:1)

I will extol thee - I will raise thee on high, I will lift thee up.

I will bless thy name - ועד לעולם leolam vaed , for ever and onward, in this and the coming world. This sort of expressions, which are very difficult to be translated, are on the whole well expressed by those words, in a hymn of Mr. Addison: -

Through all eternity to thee A joyful song I'll raise

But O, eternity's too short To utter all thy praise!

This contains a strong hyperbole; but allowable in such cases.

- Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible