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Bible Commentaries
Psalms 147

Peake's Commentary on the BiblePeake's Commentary

Verses 1-20

CXLVII. The LXX, perhaps rightly, divides the Ps. into two, Psalms 147:1-11 and Psalms 147:12-20.

Psalms 147:1-11 . An invitation to praise Yahweh for His almighty power and His kindness to Israel. Observe how the two thoughts are intertwined. After Psalms 147:8 c the LXX has, “ and herbage for the service of men.” In Psalms 147:10 “ the legs of a man” is curious. Swift running is a characteristic of the Homeric heroes, but the emendation, “ armour of a man,” is tempting.

Psalms 147:12-20 . The thought of Psalms 147:1-11 recurs, here addressed to Jerusalem and specially to Zion. In Psalms 147:17 ice is said to be sent forth in small fragments. Perhaps the Psalmist was thinking of hail.

Bibliographical Information
Peake, Arthur. "Commentary on Psalms 147". "Peake's Commentary on the Bible ". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/pfc/psalms-147.html. 1919.
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