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:-. 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- :).
1, 2. These well-known terms denote God's people and Church and His intimate and glorious relations to them.
2. Salem— ( :-) is Jerusalem.
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- :).
mountains of prey—great victorious nations, as Assyria (Isaiah 41:15; Ezekiel 38:11; Ezekiel 38:12; Zechariah 4:7).
5. slept their sleep—died ( :-).
none . . . found . . . hands—are powerless.
6. chariot and horse—for those fighting on them (compare :-).
7. may . . . sight—contend with Thee (Deuteronomy 9:4; Joshua 7:12).
8, 9. God's judgment on the wicked is His people's deliverance (Psalms 9:12; Psalms 10:7).
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.
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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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/
the Week of Proper 12 / Ordinary 17