corner graphic   Hi,    
ver. 2.0.19.11.14
Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Go to classic.studylight.org/

Bible Commentaries

Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible
Psalms 11

 

 

Verses 1-7

XI. Yahweh the Sure Refuge.

Psalms 11:1-3. The problem stated. The wicked are bold: the righteous cannot meet their attack. They can but flee like a "little bird" (the habitual meaning of the word translated "bird"). "The mountain" (LXX) is preferable to "your mountain." An eagle might be poetically described as lord of the mountain, not so a "little bird," which seeks refuge there. The reason for this despair is that while the very foundations of social order have been shaken, the righteous have made no head against prevailing evil. After all "what hath the righteous done" or effected? (mg.). The answer (Psalms 11:4-7), Yahweh is in His heavenly Temple. But far from dwelling apart, He proves or tests the righteous. He rains burning wood on the wicked (so emend the senseless word "snares" in Psalms 11:6). "The righteous behold his face," i.e. have the sense of His gracious presence.

 


Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. Used by Permission.

Bibliography Information
Peake, Arthur. "Commentary on Psalms 11:4". "Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible ". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pfc/psalms-11.html. 1919.

Lectionary Calendar
Thursday, November 14th, 2019
the Week of Proper 27 / Ordinary 32
ADVERTISEMENT
Commentary Navigator
Search This Commentary
Enter query in the box below
ADVERTISEMENT
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology