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F.B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary
Psalms 19

 

 

Verses 1-14

THE WORKS AND THE WORD OF GOD

Psalms 19:1-14

This is the “Psalm of the Two Books”-Nature and Scripture. If Psalms 8:1-9 were written at night, Psalms 19:1-14 was surely written by day. In Psalms 19:1, God is called El, “strong;” in Psalms 19:7-9; Psalms 19:14, the Hebrew Jehovah is translated “Lord,” as if His glory as Creator is the stepping-stone to loftier conceptions of the Redeemer.

Nature’s silence! No speech nor language! Psalms 19:3. What a picture of the sacred stillness of dawn! Yet the witness-bearing is universal. Line, Psalms 19:4, is “compass” or “territory,” but some translate it “chord.” Nature’s harp is strung to the glory of God. Jesus is our Sun, Malachi 4:2.

Six synonyms for Scripture, and twelve qualities ascribed to it, Psalms 19:7-9. How truly might our Lord have appropriated Psalms 19:10! Let us end with confession and prayer. Errors, Psalms 19:12; see Leviticus 4:2, r.v., margin, Psalms 19:13. Dominion, Psalms 19:13; Romans 6:14. For the seventh time Jehovah, Psalms 19:14, with two loving epithets! Can we all say my, claiming all of God?

 


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Meyer, Frederick Brotherton. "Commentary on Psalms 19:4". "F. B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/fbm/psalms-19.html. 1914.

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