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Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible
Psalms 30

 

 

Verses 1-12

XXX. Trust in God, not in Self.—The Ps. was not intended originally, as the title suggests, for the purification and dedication of the Temple in 165 B.C. after its pollution by Antiochus Epiphanes (p. 104). Rather it is the hymn of an individual, who (Psalms 30:1-5) thanks Yahweh for deliverance in sickness which threatened death.

Psalms 30:3 b. Read mg.

Psalms 30:6-10. He had made too sure of his prosperity, and was taught by pain his dependence on God. The Hebrew horror of death (Psalms 30:9) arose chiefly from the belief that in death all intercourse with God ceased. This differentiates the Hebrew fear of death from that of, e.g., the Greeks.

Psalms 30:11 f. He renews his thanksgiving.—my glory: i.e. my soul as the seat of honour and dignity.

 


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Peake, Arthur. "Commentary on Psalms 30:4". "Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible ". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pfc/psalms-30.html. 1919.

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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