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:-. This Psalm, like the seventy-fourth, probably depicts the desolations of the Chaldeans ( :-). It comprises the usual complaint, prayer, and promised thanks for relief.
1. (Compare :-).
2, 3. (Compare Jeremiah 15:3; Jeremiah 16:4).
4. (Compare Psalms 44:13; Jeremiah 42:18; Lamentations 2:15).
5. How long— ( :-).
be angry— ( :-).
jealousy burn— ( :-).
6, 7. (Compare :-). Though we deserve much, do not the heathen deserve more for their violence to us (Jeremiah 51:3-5; Zechariah 1:14)? The singular denotes the chief power, and the use of the plural indicates the combined confederates.
called upon—or, "by"
thy name—proclaimed Thy attributes and professed allegiance (Isaiah 12:4; Acts 2:21).
8. former iniquities—literally, "iniquities of former times."
prevent us—literally, "meet us," as in Psalms 21:3.
9. for . . . glory of thy name [and for] thy name's sake—both mean for illustrating Thy attributes, faithfulness, power, &c.
purge . . . sins—literally, "provide atonement for us." Deliverance from sin and suffering, for their good and God's glory, often distinguish the prayers of Old Testament saints (compare :-).
10. This ground of pleading often used (Exodus 32:12; Numbers 14:13-16).
blood . . . shed— (Exodus 32:12- :).
11. prisoner—the whole captive people.
power—literally, "arm" (Psalms 10:15).
12. into their bosom—The lap or folds of the dress is used by Eastern people for receiving articles. The figure denotes retaliation (compare Isaiah 65:6; Isaiah 65:7). They reproached God as well as His people.
13. sheep . . . pasture—(Compare Psalms 74:1; Psalms 78:70).
These files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.
This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed.
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 79". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/
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