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Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
Psalms 114

 

 

Verses 1-4

Psalm 114:1-8. The writer briefly and beautifully celebrates God‘s former care of His people, to whose benefit nature was miraculously made to contribute.

of strange language — (compare Psalm 81:5).


Verse 4
rams — (Psalm 29:6), describes the waving of mountain forests, poetically representing the motion of the mountains. The poetical description of the effect of God‘s presence on the sea and Jordan alludes to the history (Exodus 14:21; Joshua 3:14-17). Judah is put as a parallel to Israel, because of the destined, as well as real, prominence of that tribe.


Verses 5-8

The questions place the implied answers in a more striking form.


Verse 7

at the presence of — literally, “from before,” as if affrighted by the wonderful display of God‘s power. Well may such a God be trusted, and great should be His praise.

 


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Bibliography Information
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 114:4". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/psalms-114.html. 1871-8.

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Monday, October 21st, 2019
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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