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Wesley's Explanatory Notes
Psalms 103



Verse 5

Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.

The eagles — Which lives long in great strength and vigour.

Verse 11

For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.

So great — So much above their deserts and expectations.

Verse 14

For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.

Knoweth — The weakness and mortality of our natures, and the frailty of our condition, so that if he should let loose his hand upon us, we should be irrecoverably destroyed.

Verse 21

Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.

His hosts — A title often given to the angels, in regard of their vast numbers, mighty power, unanimous concurrence, and exquisite order.

Ministers — This Hebrew word is commonly used of the highest and most honourable sort of servants,


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Bibliography Information
Wesley, John. "Commentary on Psalms 103:4". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". 1765.

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Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28
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