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Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures
Psalms 125

 

 

Verses 1-5

Psalm 125

Psalm 125:1 (A Song of degrees.) They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.

Psalm 125:1Word Study on "degrees" - Strong says the Hebrew word "ma'alah" ( מַעֲלָה) (H 4609) literally means, "elevations," and in book of Psalm it means, "a climatic progression." Strong says this word is derived from the Hebrew verb "‘alah" ( עָלָה) (H 5927), which means "to ascend." This noun occurs 45 times in the Old Testament Scriptures and is often translated "steps," as in 1 Kings 10:19. In 2 Kings 20:9-11 "ma'alah" ( מַעֲלָה) is translated "degrees," referring to the ten steps the shadow regressed on the king's sundial.

Psalm 125:2 As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.

Psalm 125:2Comments- There are a number of other passages in Scripture that tell us that the Lord sends His angels to encamp about us and to keep us from harm ( Job 1:9-10, Psalm 34:7).

Job 1:9-10, "Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land."

Psalm 34:7, "The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them."

 


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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Psalms 125:4". Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ghe/psalms-125.html. 2013.

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Friday, November 22nd, 2019
the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
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