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Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible
Psalms 38

 

 

Verses 1-22

XXXVIII. A Penitential Psalm.—After a short prayer for pity (verbally identical with Psalms 6:2), the poet describes his bodily and mental pains, the desertion of his friends, and the unscrupulous attack of his foes. But he waits in silence for Yahweh's answer and is ready to confess his sin, turning eagerly and hopefully to his God.

Psalms 38:2. arrows: the pains God sends.

Psalms 38:8 b. Read, "I have cried out louder than the roaring of a lion."

Psalms 38:18. It is impossible to say whether the poet is referring to some definite sin or only to the general sinfulness of human nature.

 


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Peake, Arthur. "Commentary on Psalms 38:4". "Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible ". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pfc/psalms-38.html. 1919.

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Sunday, September 22nd, 2019
the Week of Proper 20 / Ordinary 25
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