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Wesley's Explanatory Notes
Psalms 111

 

 

Verse 2

The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.

Sought — Diligently meditated upon.


Verse 3

His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

Work — Either all his works, or that eminent branch of those works, his providence towards his people.

Righteousness — His justice or faithfulness in performing his word.


Verse 4

He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.

Remembered — By their own nature, and the lasting benefits flowing from them, which are such as cannot easily be forgotten.


Verse 5

He hath given meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant.

Meat — All necessary provisions for their being and well-being.


Verse 7

The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.

The works — All that he doth on the behalf of his people, or against their enemies.

Truth — Are exactly agreeable to his promises, and to justice.

Commandments — His laws given to the Israelites, especially the moral law.

Sure — Constant and unchangeable.


Verse 8

They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.

Done — Constituted or ordered.


Verse 9

He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.

Redemption — The deliverance out of Egypt, which was a type of that higher redemption by Christ.

Commanded — Appointed, or established firmly by his power and authority.

For ever — Through all successive generations of his people to the end of the world.

Reverend — Terrible to his enemies, venerable in his peoples eyes, and holy in all his dealings with all men.


Verse 10

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.

The fear — True religion.

Beginning — Is the only foundation of, and introduction to, true wisdom.

 


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Bibliography Information
Wesley, John. "Commentary on Psalms 111:4". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/psalms-111.html. 1765.

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Monday, November 18th, 2019
the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
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