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Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
Psalms 112



Verse 1

Psalm 112:1-10. This Psalm may be regarded as an exposition of Psalm 111:10, presenting the happiness of those who fear and obey God, and contrasting the fate of the ungodly.

True fear produces obedience and this happiness.

Verse 2-3

Temporal blessings follow the service of God, exceptions occurring only as they are seen by God to be inconsistent with those spiritual blessings which are better.

Verse 4

light — figurative for relief (Psalm 27:1; Psalm 97:11).

the upright — are like God (Luke 6:36; Psalm 111:4).

Verses 5-9

Generosity, sound judgment in business, and confidence in God, form a character which preserves from fear of evil and ensures success against enemies. While a man thus truly pious is liberal, he increases in substance.

Verse 6

not be moved — (compare Psalm 13:4; Psalm 15:5).

Verse 8

heart is established — or, firm in right principles.

see his desire — (Psalm 50:23; Psalm 54:7).

Verse 10

Disappointed in their malevolent wishes by the prosperity of the pious, the wicked are punished by the working of their evil passions, and come to naught.


Copyright Statement
These files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.
This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed.

Bibliography Information
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 112:4". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". 1871-8.

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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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