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Bible Commentaries

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Psalms 76

Introduction

PSALM 76

:-. On Neginoth—(See on :-, title). This Psalm commemorates what the preceding anticipates: God's deliverance of His people by a signal interposition of power against their enemies. The occasion was probably the events narrated in 2 Kings 19:35; Isaiah 37:1-28. (Compare 2 Kings 19:35- :).

Verse 1

1, 2. These well-known terms denote God's people and Church and His intimate and glorious relations to them.

Verse 2

2. Salem— ( :-) is Jerusalem.

Verse 3

3. brake . . . the arrows—literally, "thunderbolts" ( :-), from their rapid flight or ignition (compare Psalms 18:14; Ephesians 6:16).

the battle—for arms (Ephesians 6:16- :).

Verse 4

4. Thou—God.

mountains of prey—great victorious nations, as Assyria (Isaiah 41:15; Ezekiel 38:11; Ezekiel 38:12; Zechariah 4:7).

Verse 5

5. slept their sleep—died ( :-).

none . . . found . . . hands—are powerless.

Verse 6

6. chariot and horse—for those fighting on them (compare :-).

Verse 7

7. may . . . sight—contend with Thee (Deuteronomy 9:4; Joshua 7:12).

Verse 8

8, 9. God's judgment on the wicked is His people's deliverance (Psalms 9:12; Psalms 10:7).

Verse 10

10. Man's wrath praises God by its futility before His power.

restrain—or, "gird"; that is, Thyself, as with a sword, with which to destroy, or as an ornament to Thy praise.

Verse 11

11, 12. Invite homage to such a God (2 Chronicles 32:23), who can stop the breath of kings and princes when He wills (2 Chronicles 32:23- :).

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Bibliographical Information
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 76". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/jfb/psalms-76.html. 1871-8.