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Bible Commentaries
Psalms 61

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

Verses 1-8

Psalms 61:0

Theme - Psalms 61:0 is about the divine protection of God. Therefore, the names of God used in this Psalm are descriptive of this attribute of God's divine nature.

Psalms 61:2, “From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I .”

Psalms 61:3, “For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.”

Psalms 61:4, “I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings . Selah.”

Psalms 61:4 I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.

Psalms 61:4 Comments On the curtains of the Tabernacle were embroideries of heavenly cheribum (Exodus 26:1). As the priest entered the Holy Place, he could look up at the draped ceiling and see the embroidery of the cheribum with their wings spreading across the Tabernacle.

Exodus 26:1, “Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: with cherubims of cunning work shalt thou make them.”

Bibliographical Information
Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Psalms 61". Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ghe/psalms-61.html. 2013.
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