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Bible Commentaries

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Psalms 124


:-. The writer, for the Church, praises God for past, and expresses trust for future, deliverance from foes.

Verse 1

1, 2. on our side—for us ( :-).

now—or, "oh! let Israel"

Verse 2

2. rose . . . against, c.— (Psalms 3:1 Psalms 56:11).

Verse 3

3. Then—that is, the time of our danger.

quick—literally, "living" (Numbers 16:32; Numbers 16:33), description of ferocity.

Verse 4

4, 5. (Compare Psalms 18:4; Psalms 18:16).

Verse 5

5. The epithet proud added to waters denotes insolent enemies.

Verse 6

6, 7. The figure is changed to that of a rapacious wild beast ( :-), and then of a fowler ( :-), and complete escape is denoted by breaking the net.

Verse 8

8. (Compare :-).

name—in the usual sense (Psalms 5:11; Psalms 20:1). He thus places over against the great danger the omnipotent God, and drowns, as it were in an anthem, the wickedness of the whole world and of hell, just as a great fire consumes a little drop of water [LUTHER].

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Bibliographical Information
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 124". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". 1871-8.