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Bible Commentaries

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 66

Verse 1

Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands:

All lands — Ye people of all nations. He invites the Gentile world, to the contemplation and celebration of God's works.

Verse 6

He turned the sea into dry land: they went through the flood on foot: there did we rejoice in him.

We — Our nation, or our ancestors, in whose loins we then were.

Verse 10

For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.

Proved us — As it were in a burning furnace; and with a design to purge out our dross.

Verse 11

Thou broughtest us into the net; thou laidst affliction upon our loins.

Net — Which our enemies laid for us.

Verse 12

Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.

To ride — To use us like slaves.

Verse 15

I will offer unto thee burnt sacrifices of fatlings, with the incense of rams; I will offer bullocks with goats. /*Selah*/.

I will go — One speaks in the name of all the rest.

Incense — With the fat of rams, which is no less pleasing to God than incense.

Verse 18

If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:

Iniquity — Any sin.

In heart — If my heart had been false to God, although I might have forborne outward acts. If I had been guilty of that, by heart was set upon sin, or I desired only that which I resolved in my heart to spend upon my lusts.

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Bibliographical Information
Wesley, John. "Commentary on Psalms 66". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". 1765.