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Scofield's Reference Notes
Psalms 118

 

 

Verse 4

fear

(See Scofield "Psalms 19:9").


Verse 9

trust

(See Scofield "Psalms 2:12").


Verse 22

The stone which the builders refused

See "Christ (as Stone)," See Scofield "Exodus 17:6". See Scofield "1 Peter 2:8".

Psalms 118 looks beyond the rejection of the Stone (Christ) to His final exaltation in the kingdom (Psalms 118:22).

See Psalms 2, first of the Messianic Psalms.


Verse 29

O give thanks unto the Lord

The Messianic Psalms: Summary. That the Psalms contain a testimony to Christ our Lord Himself affirmed (Luke 24:44) and the New Testament quotations from the Psalter point unerringly to those Psalms which have the Messianic character. A close spiritual and prophetic character as surely identifies others. Christ is seen in the Psalms

(1) in two general character, as suffering (for example Psalms 22), and as entering into His kingdom glory (for example Psalms 2; Psalms 24.) Compare (Luke 24:25-27).

(2) Christ is seen in His person

(a) as Son of God (Psalms 2:7) and very God; (Psalms 45:6); (Psalms 45:7); (Psalms 102:25); (Psalms 110:1).

(b) as Son of man (Psalms 8:4-6)

(c) as Son of David (Psalms 89:3); (Psalms 89:4); (Psalms 89:27); (Psalms 89:29).

(3) Christ is seen in His offices

(a) as Prophet (Psalms 22:22); (Psalms 22:25); (Psalms 40:9); (Psalms 40:10).

(b) as Priest (Psalms 110:4) and

(c) as King (for example Psalms 2; Psalms 24.)

(4) Christ is seen in His varied work. As Priest He offers Himself in sacrifice (Psalms 22:1-31); (Psalms 40:6); (Hebrews 10:5-12) and, in resurrection, as the Priest-Shepherd, ever living to make intercession; (Psalms 23:1-6); (Hebrews 7:21-25); (Hebrews 13:20). As Prophet He proclaims the name of Jehovah as Father; (Psalms 22:22); (John 20:17). As King He fulfils the Davidic Covenant (Psalms 89:1-52) and restores alike the dominion of man over creation; (Psalms 8:4-8); (Romans 8:17-21) and of the Father over all. (1 Corinthians 15:25-28).

(5) The Messianic Psalms give, also, the inner thoughts, the exercises of soul, of Christ in His earthly experiences. (See, e.g, (Psalms 16:8-11); (Psalms 22:1-31); (Psalms 22:1-17).

 


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Bibliography Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Psalms 118:4". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/srn/psalms-118.html. 1917.

Lectionary Calendar
Monday, October 14th, 2019
the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28
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