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John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible
Psalms 92

 

 

Verses 1-15

This is a Ps. of praise, called forth by some special manifestation of God's loving-kindness. This general theme is set forth in Psalms 92:1-4. Psalms 92:5-11 contain reflections on the meaning of God's works, a meaning which is hidden from the foolish (Psalms 92:6). The wicked seem to flourish only that they may be destroyed (Psalms 92:7). God is supreme, and His enemies must perish (Psalms 92:8-9). This has been proved in the experience of the Psalmist, or of the nation for which he speaks (Psalms 92:10-11). Psalms 92:12-15 describe the abiding prosperity and blessedness of the righteous. The Ps. contains no definite indication of date, but it may most probably be taken as a song of the return from exile.

4. Works] doings—a different word from 'work' in the same Psalms 92:7, Psalms 92:8. refer to a definite event which the Psalmist has in view. Read, 'did spring.. did flourish.. it was that they might be,' etc.

10. Shalt.. exalt] RV 'hast exalted.' Unicorn] RV 'wild-ox.'

Shall be] RV 'am.'

11. Shall see.. shall hear] RV 'hath seen.. have heard.'

13, 14. The righteous are compared to trees in the Temple courts.

14. Fat and flourishing] RV 'full of sap and green.'

 


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Dummelow, John. "Commentary on Psalms 92:4". "John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dcb/psalms-92.html. 1909.

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