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Psalms 105

Everett's Study Notes on the Holy ScripturesEverett's Study Notes

Verses 1-45

Psalms 105:0

Theme - Psalms 105:0 makes known God’s deeds among the people and talks of all His wondrous works (Psalms 105:1-2).

Psalms 105:1 O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.

Psalms 105:14-15 Illustrations:

Genesis 12:17-20, “And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram's wife. And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife? Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so I might have taken her to me to wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way. And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him: and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.”

Genesis 26:8-11, “And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac was sporting with Rebekah his wife. And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety she is thy wife: and how saidst thou, She is my sister? And Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest I die for her. And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast done unto us? one of the people might lightly have lien with thy wife, and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us. And Abimelech charged all his people, saying, He that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.”

Psalms 105:1-15 Comments - Psalms 105:1-15 is similar to 1 Chronicles 16:6-22, when the ark was carried into Jerusalem.

Psalms 105:16-23 The Story of Joseph - The story of Joseph is found in Genesis 39-47.

Psalms 105:23 Israel also came into Egypt; and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.

Psalms 105:23 “and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham” - Comments - Ham was one of Noah's three sons. Genesis 10:6 tells us that Mizraim was the son of Ham. Mizraim is the Hebrew word for “Egypt.” Ham's descendents were the ancestors of the nation of Egypt. Thus, Ham is used poetically a synonym for Egypt in Psalms 78:51.

Genesis 10:6, “And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.”

Psalms 105:31 He spake, and there came divers sorts of flies, and lice in all their coasts.

Psalms 105:31 Word Study on “divers sorts of flies” - Strong says the Hebrew word “divers sorts of flies” ( עָרֹב ) (H6157) means, “swarm,” and “divers sorts of flies.” The phrase “of flies” is not in the original text, but is rather implied. The Enhanced Strong says this Hebrew word is found 9 times in the Old Testament being translated in the KJV as “swarm 7” in Exodus, and “divers sorts of flies 2” in Psalms.

Psalms 105:37 He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.

Psalms 105:37 “and there was not one feeble person among their tribes” Word Study on “feeble” Strong says the Hebrew word “feeble” ( כָּשַׁל ) (H3782) means, “to totter, waver.” NASB, “not one who stumbled.”

Comments Psalms 105:37 describes the two-fold blessing that God has made available to everyone of His children, which is his prosperity and divine health. These were the first two blessings that He bestowed upon the Israelites as they went forth from Egypt (Psalms 105:37, Exodus 12:36). The Lord once spoke to Norvel Hayes and told him that people are rewarded in two ways if they will serve the Lord. They will receive health and prosperity in this life. The Lord then referred him to 3 John 1:2. [104]

[104] Norvel Hayes, “Sermon,” Word of Faith Family Church, Dallas, Texas 1989-99; Norvel Hayes, Financial Dominion: How To Take Charge Of You Finances (Tulsa, Oklahoma: Harrison House, c1986), 9-17.

Psalms 105:37, “He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.”

Exodus 12:36, “And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them such things as they required. And they spoiled the Egyptians.”

3 John 1:2, “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”

In his book Journey Into the Miraculous Todd Bentley quotes Benny Hinn commenting on the condition of the Church immediately before the Rapture takes place. “The day is coming, I tell you this, I know it like I know my name, the day is coming when there will not be one sick saint in the body of Christ. No one will be raptured out of a hospital bed. You’re all gonna be healed before the rapture.” (Benny Hinn, Praise The Lord, 7/8/96).” [105]

[105] Todd Bentley, Journey Into the Miraculous (Victoria, BC, Canada: Hemlock Printers, Ltd., 2003), 5.

Just as God’s people were healed during the first Passover and went out from Egypt strong and health, so will God’s people experience this mighty wave of healing before they are raptured at the Second Coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Bibliographical Information
Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Psalms 105". Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ghe/psalms-105.html. 2013.
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