For circumstances see note on 1 Chronicles 16:7.
the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.
name. See note on Psalms 20:1.
people = peoples.
holy. See note on Exodus 3:5.
face. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia.
evermore = at all times, or continually.
that = which.
wonders: i.e. the miracles in Egypt.
judgments = just decisions (given at Sinai).
Abraham. Some codices read Israel. Compare 1 Chronicles 16:13.
servant. Septuagint and Syriac read plural, "servants".
children =. sons.
God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.
word = promise, as in Psalms 105:42.
made = solemnized.
Abraham. Compare Genesis 12:7; Genesis 15:18; Genesis 13:14-17.
Isaac. Compare Genesis 26:3, Genesis 26:4.
confirmed = [He] established.
Jacob. Compare Genesis 28:13; Genesis 35:12; Genesis 48:1-4. See note on Genesis 50:24; compare Micah 7:20, and Hebrews 11:13.
Israel: i.e. the spiritual seed; in contrast with Jacob, the natural seed. See notes on Genesis 32:28; Genesis 43:6; Genesis 45:26, Genesis 45:28.
everlasting covenant. See notes on Genesis 9:15, and Isaiah 44:7.
The lot = measuring line. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6, for the inheritance measured off by it.
they. Some codices, with Aram, and Syriac, read "ye": i.e. not the three Patriarchs, but the descendants of each one respectively.
few men in number = men (Hebrew. methim. App-14. V) of number: i.e. soon numbered (see note on "almost", Proverbs 5:14). Compare Genesis 34:30. Deuteronomy 4:27; Deuteronomy 26:5. Jeremiah 44:28. (The opposite is "without number", Psalms 40:12.) This could not be said of the Patriarchs.
When they went. Compare Psalms 105:23.
man. Hebrew "adam. App-14.
prophets: i.e. those who were men of God, and His spokesmen. Abraham so called (Genesis 20:7). See App-49.
sent = had sent.
man. Hebrew. "ish.
them = their face.
Even Joseph. Compare Genesis 37:28.
Whose feet. Figure of speech Hysteresis. App-6. Further particulars Divinely revealed.
He = His soul. Hebrew. nephesh.
iron. Put by Figure of speech Metonomy (of Cause), for manacles made from it.
his word: i.e. Joseph"s word: i.e. his interpretation of the dreams.
came: came to pass. Compare Judges 7:13, Judges 7:21. 1 Samuel 9:6.
word = utterance, as in Psalms 119:38 = what is said; here, the prophetic promise.
tried = proved: i.e. proved his faith in the Divine promise (Genesis 37:5-11).
The king sent. Compare Genesis 41:14, Genesis 41:39, Genesis 41:40, Genesis 41:44.
the people = peoples.
at his pleasure = according to his soul (i.e. his will). Hebrew. nephesh.
senators = elders.
Israel also came = So Israel came. Compare Psalms 105:13 and Genesis 46:1.
enemies = adversaries.
He turned. Compare Exodus 1:10; Exodus 4:21.
Moses. Compare Psalms 105:17 above, and the Structure. See Exodus 3:10.
They. Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulg, read "He". Compare Psalms 78:43.
His signs = The words of His signs.
land of Ham: i.e. Egypt. Compare Psalms 78:51; Psalms 106:22.
darkness. This was the ninth plague (Exodus 10:21). All are not mentioned, not being needed. This is put first for the purpose implied in the next line.
they rebelled not: i.e. Israel did not rebel against the command for circumcision. According to Exodus 12:48, no uncircumcised person could eat the Passover. This is implied in Joshua 5:2 by the expression, the "second time".
brought forth = swarmed with.
In. Figure of speech Ellipsis (App-6) = "[and they entered] into".
And = [And there came]. coasts = borders, or boundaries.
trees of their coasts = boundary trees.
chief = firstlings.
strength. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Effect), App-6, for those produced by their strength or manly vigour.
their = his: i.e. Israel"s (or Jehovah"s).
Egypt. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), App-6. for Egyptians; the People (rnasc), not "Land" (fem.)
promise. Same word as in Psalms 105:8, "word".
And His chosen. Pl = Even His chosen [People],
gave. Compare Psalms 105:11, "will I give", and see Structure.
the heathen = nations.
labour. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6, for that which is produced by it.
people = peoples.
Praise ye THE LORD. Hebrew Hallelujah = Praise ye Jah.
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