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Bible Commentaries

Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Psalms 131

Verses 1-3

David is supposed to have written this psalm in reply to the slanders of Saul’s courtiers, that he was plotting treasons and aspiring to the crown.


The preseding psalm has described the true way of obtaining favour with the Lord; and here we are taught the true way of retaining that favour. The more a soul resembles God, the more it sinks in filial abasement at his feet. He submits to his pleasure cheerfully as the weaned child when tutored by a skilful mother: and the disposition of a little child is so pleasing to God, that our Lord made it the first qualification of his apostles. Matthew 18:1-7.

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Sutcliffe, Joseph. "Commentary on Psalms 131". Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments. 1835.