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Psalms 44:26

Rise up, be our help, And redeem us for the sake of Your lovingkindness.

Adam Clarke Commentary

Arise for our help - Show forth thy power in delivering us from the hands of our enemies.

Redeem us - Ransom us from our thraldom.

For thy mercies' sake - חסדך למען lemaan chasdecha, On account of thy mercy. That we may have that proper view of thy mercy which we should have, and that we may magnify it as we ought to do, redeem us. The Vulgate has, Redime nos, propter nomen tuum, "Redeem us on account of thy name;" which the old Psalter thus paraphrases: "Help us in ryghtwysness, and by us (buy), that es, delyver us, that we be withouten drede; and al this for thi name Jehsu; noght for oure merite."


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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Psalms 44:26". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/psalms-44.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Arise for our help - Margin, as in Hebrew, “a help for us.” That is, Deliver us from our present calamities and troubles.

And redeem us - Save us; deliver us. See Psalm 25:22, note; Psalm 31:5, note; Isaiah 1:27, note; Isaiah 52:3, note.

For thy mercies‘ sake - On account of thy mercies. That is, in order that thy mercy may be manifested; or that thy character, as a God of mercy, may be made known. It was not primarily or mainly on their own account that the psalmist urges this prayer; it was that the character of God might be made known, or that it might be seen that he was a merciful Being. The proper manifestation of the divine character, as showing what God is, is in itself of more importance than our personal salvation - for the welfare of the universe depends on that; and the highest ground of appeal and of hope which we can have, as sinners, when we come before him, is that he would glorify himself in his mercy. To that we may appeal, and on that we may rely. When that is urged as an argument for our salvation, and when that is the sole ground of our confidence, we may be assured that he is ready to hear and to save us. In the New Testament he has told us how that mercy has been manifested, and how it may be made available to us - to wit, through the Lord Jesus, the great Mediator; and hence, we are directed to come in his name, and to make mention of what he has done and suffered in order that the divine mercy may be consistently manifested to mankind. From the beginning of the world - from the time when man apostatized from God, - through all dispensations, and in all ages and lands, the only hope of men for salvation has been the fact that God is a merciful Being; the true ground of successful appeal to him has been, is, and ever will be, that his own name might be glorified and honored in the salvation of lost and ruined sinners - in the displays of his mercy.


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Psalms 44:26". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/psalms-44.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Arise for our help,.... Or, "arise our help"F19עזרתה לנו "auxilium nostrum", Cocceius, Gejerus. . God is the help of his people, and he is a present help in time of trouble; and he is the only one; and he can help and does, when none else can;

and redeem us for thy mercies' sake; not for the sake of her integrity and faithfulness; nor for her sufferings for Christ's sake; but for his grace and mercy's sake, which is the source and spring of redemption or deliverance, both temporal and spiritual; and to that the saints ascribe it, and not to any merit of theirs, or works of righteousness done by them.


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Gill, John. "Commentary on Psalms 44:26". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/psalms-44.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

Arise for our help, and redeem us for thy t mercies' sake.

(t) Which is the only sufficient ransom to deliver both body and souls from all kinds of slavery and misery.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Psalms 44:26". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/psalms-44.html. 1599-1645.

Scofield's Reference Notes

redeem

(See Scofield "Isaiah 59:20") See Scofield "Exodus 14:30"


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Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Psalms 44:26". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/srn/psalms-44.html. 1917.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Psalms 44:26 Arise for our help, and redeem us for thy mercies’ sake.

Ver. 26. Arise for our help] Heb. A help for us, a sufficient help, proportionable to our necessities. The Hebrew hath a letter more than ordinary. {Hebrew Text Note}


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Psalms 44:26". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/psalms-44.html. 1865-1868.

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary

REFLECTIONS

READER, how sweet and blessed is it, in all our exercises; to keep in view the faithfulness of a Covenant-God in Christ. By turning back to the proofs of God's faithfulness to his church, in all ages that are past, and by having recourse to the evidences we ourselves have had of the same, we gather strength to our faith, to form proper conclusions for all that is to come. And oh! how very sweet and blessed it is to exercise faith upon the naked promise of a God in Christ, when nothing remains but the promise. When, as this Psalm saith, the soul is broken in the place of dragons, and we are covered with the shadow of death; then to lay hold of God's own words, his own promises in Christ; and to hang upon what God hath said, knowing what God can do, and what he hath promised he will do; thus giving him the credit of a God; because all the way of the Lord is mercy and truth, unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies: this is faith in its best and highest exercises. And when the whole is brought home to the heart in Christ, as the Christ of God; these are the blessed triumphs of faith, and make the soul rejoice, even in the deepest affliction; so that we are more than conquerors, through him that loved us. Precious Jesus! what everlasting praise must be due to thee, as the author and finisher of our faith, who, through faith, thus enableth thy people to abide by the promises, which in thee are all yea and amen, to the glory of God by us.


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Hawker, Robert, D.D. "Commentary on Psalms 44:26". "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/psalms-44.html. 1828.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

We mentioned our sincerity and constancy in thy worship only as an argument to move thee to pity, and not as a ground of our trust and confidence, or as if we merited deliverance by it; but that we expect and implore only upon the account of thine own free and rich mercy.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Psalms 44:26". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/psalms-44.html. 1685.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

Psalms 44:26. Arise, &c., redeem us for thy mercies’ sake — For though we are conscious of being sincere and constant in thy worship and service, we know our obedience and duties have been attended with so many imperfections, that we cannot lay them as the ground of our trust and confidence, as if we merited thy help or deliverance by them, but we implore and expect these blessings only upon account of thy own free and rich mercy.


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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on Psalms 44:26". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/psalms-44.html. 1857.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Arise. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia.

redeem = deliver. Hebrew. padah, See notes on Exodus 6:6; Exodus 13:13.

mercies" = mercy"s, or lovingkindness.

To the chief Musician. See App-64. Written by Hezekiah for his special circumstances; but on account of verses: Psalms 44:1-8 was handed over for general use at the Feast of the Passover. See note below.

upon = relating to, or concerning.

Shoshannim = Lilies. Put by Figure of speech Metalepsis for "Spring", and "Spring" put for the great spring festival, the Passover. See App-65.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 44:26". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/psalms-44.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

Arise for our help, and redeem us for thy mercies' sake. Arise for our help - (Psalms 63:7.)

Redeem us for thy mercies' sake - not for our merits. This shows the profession of faithfulness (Psalms 44:17) is only in the main, not absolute.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 44:26". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/psalms-44.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Arise for our help, and redeem us for thy mercies' sake.
for our help
Heb. a help for us. redeem.
26:11; 130:7,8

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 44:26". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-44.html.

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