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John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible
Psalms 111



Verses 1-10

Psalms 111, 112 are closely connected both in form and substance, and are apparently the work of one author. They are alphabetical (see Intro.). A liturgical introduction is prefixed to both, viz. 'Praise ye the Lord': in Hebrew 'Hallelujah.' The theme of Psalms 111 is the refrain of Psalms 107, 'Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men.' The Ps. is used on Easter Day.

1. Assembly] RV 'council'; the word means, 'a secret gathering.'

5. Meat] i.e. food.

6. That he may give them] RV 'in giving them.' Probably the writer refers to the conquest by Joshua.

9. Redemption] i.e. from Egypt. He.. commanded, etc.] i.e. He made a covenant, which was never to be violated.

10. The fear, etc.] a very frequent saying among the sages of Israel: cp. Proverbs 1:7; Proverbs 9:10, etc. The meaning is that religion is the foundation of all wisdom.


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Dummelow, John. "Commentary on Psalms 111:4". "John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible". 1909.

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