Wesley's Explanatory Notes
Ravens - Which he mentions because they were most contemptible, especially to the Jews, to whom they were unclean: and because they are not only neglected by men, but also forsaken by their dams as soon as ever they can fly, and so are wholly left to the care of Divine providence.
Delighteth not - As if he needed either the one or the other for the accomplishment of his designs.
Thy gates - Thy strength consists not in thy walls, and gates, and bars, but in his protection.
Commandment - Which is sufficient without any instruments to execute whatsoever pleaseth him. Swiftly - The thing is done without delay.
Like wool - Not only in colour and shape, and softness, but also in use, keeping the fruits of the earth warm. Ashes - In colour and smallness of parts, as also in its burning quality.
Ice - Great hail - stones, which are of an icy nature, and are cast forth out of the clouds, like morsels or fragments.
on the Whole Bible". "www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/psalms-147.html". 1765.
Saturday, August 27th, 2016
the Week of Proper 16 / Ordinary 21
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