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John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible
Psalms 135

 

 

Verses 1-21

A Ps. of praise suitable for public worship, beginning and ending with the liturgical Hallelujah. It is full of rich mosaics illustrating Jehovah's greatness and the vanity of idols. Psalms 134, 135 were sometimes taken as one by the Jews, Psalms 135 being an expansion of 134, with certain elements from Psalms 115.

4. Peculiar treasure] see on Exodus 19:5.

7. For the rain] i.e. to produce rain, as it was thought: cp. Zechariah 10:1 RV. Treasuries] storehouses, where, according to ancient belief, the winds were kept.

10, 11. Cp. Numbers 21:24.

13. Memorial] that by which Jehovah is remembered.

14. Judge] i.e. do justice on behalf of: cp. Deuteronomy 32:36. Repent himself] i.e. pity, relent towards.

15, 18. See Psalms 115:4-8.

21. Out of] i.e. from out of.

 


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Dummelow, John. "Commentary on Psalms 135:4". "John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dcb/psalms-135.html. 1909.

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