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Bible Commentaries
Psalms 117

Benson's Commentary of the Old and New TestamentsBenson's Commentary


A.M. 2964. B.C. 1040.

“This Psalm,” says Bishop Patrick, “like the 110th, seems to be altogether prophetical of the joy that all the world should conceive, at the coming of the Messiah, to give salvation first to the Jews, and then to all other nations, according to his faithful promise. St. Paul applies the first words of it to this purpose, Romans 15:11 . And some of the Jews themselves justify this application.”

Verses 1-2

Psalms 117:1-2. O praise the Lord, all ye nations Let not the praises that are due to the great Lord of all, be confined to our nation; but let all people upon the face of the earth praise him. For his merciful kindness is great toward us Toward all the children of Adam, whether carnal or spiritual, for he hath done mighty things for all mankind; and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever The Lord, who changes not, will not fail to perform his faithful promises to the world’s end. Therefore let us all join in praises to our common Benefactor.

Bibliographical Information
Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on Psalms 117". Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/rbc/psalms-117.html. 1857.
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