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Bible Commentaries

Morgan's Exposition on the Whole Bible

Psalms 34

Verses 1-22

In this psalm praise is personal. After the chorus of the last we have a solo full of feeling. It tells of the goodness of Jehovah and that in order that others may know and be helped. The opening declares this. The song is to be perpetual and the meek are to be made glad thereby. Then there is the desire to draw others into the same attitude of praise. It is good to go through simply to find the things Jehovah has done. "He answered me, and delivered me from all my fears." "They looked unto him, and were radiant." "Jehovah heard him and saved him." His eyes "are toward . . . His ears are open." "Jehovah heard, and delivered them." "Jehovah is night." "Jehovah delivereth." "He keepeth." "Jehovah redeemeth."

This is not an exhaustive list, for on the side of human reception many more things are said. It is a song which tells of the nearness, the tender sensitiveness, the ready help, the mighty power of Jehovah on behalf of all who trust Him. It is, moreover, rich in its lack of selfishness. The singer is eager for others to hear, to test, to praise, and he takes time to sing to the children that they also may know the secret of life.

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Morgan, G. Campbell. "Commentary on Psalms 34". "Morgan's Exposition on the Bible". 1857-84.