Explanatory Notes on the Prayer-Book Version of the Psalms

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General Books, 2013 - 154 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...name of Jerusalem. Gen.xiv. 18. Sion. See on Psalm xiv. 11. 3 The arrows of the bow. The arrows and the bow. Psalm Lxvi. 13. The battle. All the weapons of war, and all the military power, of the enemy. 4 Thou art, $c. Thou, O mount Sion, as the residence of Jehovah, art more worthy of honor, and hast proved thyself to be a more effectual means of protection, than were those neighbouring hills, where our fierce and plundering enemies had their camp. 5 The proud, $c. This verse appears, in a very particular manner, to point at the miraculous overthrow of the Assyrian army, when the boasting warriors, who doubted not of taking and sacking the holy city, were themselves suddenly deprived of life, without their valor or their strength being able to deliver them. 6 Both the chariot, fc. As well such as fought in the chariots of war, as those who constituted the enemies' cavalry. 8 The earth, c. Those heathen invaders, who, together with their king, survived the sentence of condemnation, which thou didst pro Zeph. 2. 3. 1 Pet. 3. 4. Ex. 9. IB: 18. 11. 9 When God arose to judgment, and to help save all the meek upon earth. 10 The fierceness of man shall turn to thy praise; and the fierceness of them shalt thou refrain. 11 Promise Vow unto the Lord your God, and keep it, all ye that are round about him: bring presents unto him, that ought to be feared. 12 He shall refrain the spirit of princes, and is wonderful among terrible to the kings of the earth. Psalm LXXVII. Asaph, the author of this Psalm, evidently wrote it under great depression of spirits, indeed, he commences in so melancholy a strain, that he almost seems to be overcome with despair, as if God had utterly forsaken his nation. He comforts himself, however, with reflecting...

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