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Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible
Psalms 31

 

 

Verses 1-24

XXXI. Prayer in distress strangely intermingled with such confidence in God that the deliverance seems to be already accomplished.

Psalms 31:1-3 a. Recurs with textual variants in Psalms 71:1-3.

Psalms 31:5. The poet commends his spirit to God, that God may preserve it from death. In Luke 22:46 the application is different.—truth: i.e. faithfulness.

Psalms 31:15. The crises of life are in the hands of Yahweh, and Israel has, therefore, no room for such comfort as, e.g., astrology.

Psalms 31:21. The words "in a strong city," make no sense. We may translate, "although in the heat of trouble," or with a slight emendation of MT "in the time of affliction."

 


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Peake, Arthur. "Commentary on Psalms 31:4". "Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible ". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pfc/psalms-31.html. 1919.

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