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Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures
Psalms 106

 

 

Verses 1-48

Psalm 106

Outline- Outline of Psalm 106 :

A. God's praise ( Psalm 106:1-3)

for His goodness and mercy

for His mighty acts and praise beyond utterance

The righteous are bless.

B. Our plea ( Psalm 106:4-5)

C. Our confession ( Psalm 106:6)

D. God's show of mercy and kindness to Israel ( Psalm 106:7-46)

1. The Red Sea Deliverance ( Psalm 106:7-12)

a. People's sin ( Psalm 106:7)

b. God's mercy ( Psalm 106:8)

c. God's mighty acts ( Psalm 106:9-11)

d. Praise the Lord ( Psalm 106:12)

2. The Wilderness experience ( Psalm 106:13-33)

a. Lusting ( Psalm 106:13-15)

b. Envy, Jealousy ( Psalm 106:16-18)

c. Idolatry ( Psalm 106:19-23)

d. Unbelief ( Psalm 106:24-27)

e. Disobedience ( Psalm 106:24-27)

f. Idolatry ( Psalm 106:28-31)

g. Provoking God ( Psalm 106:32-33)

3. Idolatrous Nation ( Psalm 106:34-39)

4. Judgment, pity, mercy ( Psalm 106:40-46)

E. Conclusion ( Psalm 106:47-48)

1. Cry for deliverance ( Psalm 106:47)

2. Doxology to praise the Lord ( Psalm 106:48)

Psalm 106:4 Remember me, O LORD, with the favour that thou bearest unto thy people: O visit me with thy salvation;

Psalm 106:4Comments- The writer of Psalm 106 asks for same favour that God showed Israel many times in the past.

Psalm 106:5 That I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, that I may glory with thine inheritance.

Psalm 106:5 — — Comments- Three parallel statements can be seen in Psalm 106:5 :

1. See the good of thy chosen

2. Rejoice in the gladness of thy nation

3. Glory with thine inheritance

Psalm 106:6-46 — Israel's Rebellion - These stories of Israel"s rebellion in Psalm 106:6-46 are discussed again in 1 Corinthians 10:1-13. This passage in 1Corinthians give us the purpose for recounting these stories of rebellion, so that they serve as examples for the New Testament Church.

1 Corinthians 10:6, "Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted."

Psalm 106:12 Then believed they his words; they sang his praise.

Psalm 106:13-16Comments- Sin, and therefore, a great fall, are preceded by a turning from God's counsel.

Psalm 106:20 Thus they changed their glory into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass.

Psalm 106:20Old Testament Quotes in the New Testament - Paul quotes Psalm 106:20 in Romans 1:23.

Romans 1:23, "And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible Prayer of Manasseh , and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things."

Psalm 106:35 But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works.

Psalm 106:34-35Comments- Psalm 106:34-35 reveals the reason God wanted Israel to destroy the idolatrous nations. God did not want Israel to learn their wicked ways.

Psalm 106:37 Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils,

Psalm 106:37Scripture Reference- Note:

1 Corinthians 10:20, "But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils."

Psalm 106:47 Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks unto thy holy name, and to triumph in thy praise.

Psalm 106:47Comments- Psalm 106:47 seems to indicate that it was Israel that had been scattered abroad in the Babylonian captivity. Song of Solomon , this psalm was written perhaps after the exile and before the return, a 70-year span.

This prayer sums up the wicked acts of Israel as confession of sin, and remembers God's forgiveness each time:

Psalm 106:7-46 - Israel"s past evil.

Psalm 106:1-6; Psalm 106:47-48 - Israel"s plea for help

 


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Bibliography Information
Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Psalms 106:4". Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ghe/psalms-106.html. 2013.

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