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9 But do thou to them as unto the Midianites" : unto Sisera, and unto Jabin at the brook of Kison;
IO Who perished at Endor: and became as the dung of the earth.
II Make them and their princes like Oreb and Zeb: yea, make all their princes like as Zeba and Salmana;
12 Who say, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.
13 O my God, make them like unto a wheel: and as the stubble before the wind;
14 Like as the fire that burneth up the wood: and as the flame that consumeth the mountains.
15 Persecute them even so with thy tempest: and make them afraid with thy storm.
16 Make their faces ashamed, O LORD that they may seek thy Name.
17 Let them be confounded and vexed ever more and more: let them be put to shame, and perish.
72:18 18 And they shall know that
58:10 thou, whose Name is JEHOVAH : 59:13 art only the Most Highest over 86:10 all the earth.
Rom. vv. 13, 18, Sex. N. (Thur).
PSALM LXXXIV. Quam dilecta!
O How amiable are thy dwellings thou LORD of hosts!
9 Midianites; in English Psalter, Madianites.
Prayer for the overthrow of the foe. vv. 9-18. 9 See Num. 31:7; Judg. 4:15, 24. "The river of Kishon swept them away, that ancient river, the river Kishon. my soul thou hast trodden down strength" Judg. 5:21. 11 See Judg. 7:25; 8:12, 21.
12 See 2 Chr. 20:11.
"The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind " Is. 17:13.
14 As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire.
16 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O LORD.
18 Lit. And let them know that thou, even thy Name JEHOVAH alone, art the most high over all the earth. ་༠ LORD God of our fathers, art not thou God in heaven? and rulest not thou over all the kingdoms of the heathen? and in thine hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee?" 2 Chr. 20:6.
For the Chief Musician. After the Gittite manner. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. This psalm may have been written during the reign of Hezekiah. 2 Chr. 30:1, 11-27.
Expression of devoted love for the Sanctuary of God. THE MEMBERS OF CHRIST THE ANOINTED SHARE WITH
HIM THE INTENSE LOVE FOR THE FATHER'S HOUSE,
9 Midianites; Arabians. 10 K. J. For the earth. 12 Houses, i. e. the land of Israel, God's inheritance. 13 Wheel, lit. a rolling thing. "Probably the wild artichoke, which in growing throws out numerous branches of equal size and length in all directions, forming a sort of sphere or globe a foot or more in diameter. When ripe and dry autumn, these branches become rigid and light as a feather, the parent stem breaks off at the ground, and the wind carries these vegetable globes whithersoever it pleaseth. At the proper seasons thousands of them come scudding over the plain, rolling, leaping, bounding with vast racket, to the dismay both of the horse and his rider."- The Land and the Book. 15 Persecute, i. e. pursue. 17 Vexed, lit. made
Ps. LXXXIV. Title; After the Gittite manner, Heb. Gittith; see Pss. 8, 81, titles. Korah; see Ps. 42, title, n. I Amiable; this word has here its own meaning of
2 My soul hath a desire and 42: 1,2 longing to enter into the courts of 43:3,4 the LORD: my heart and flesh 122: 1,2 rejoice in the living God.
3 Yea, the sparrow hath found her an house, and the swallow a nest, where she may lay her young: even thy altars, O LORD of hosts, my King and my God.
4 Blessed are they that dwell 65:4 in thy house they will be alway 135:1-3 praising thee.
5 Blessed is the man whose 42:4 strength is in thee: in whose heart are thy ways.
6 Who going through the vale 126:6,7 of misery use it for a well: and the pools are filled with water.
7 They will go from strength to strength and unto the God of gods appeareth every one of them in Sion.
8 O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer: hearken, O God of Jacob.
9 Behold, O God our defender : 115:9-11 and look upon the face of thine 132:10 Anointed.
IO For one day in thy courts: is better than a thousand.
II I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God: than to dwell in the tents of ungodliness.
12 For the LORD God is a light 91:4 and defence: the LORD will give 144:2 grace and worship; and no good thing shall he withhold from them that live a godly life.
Blessedness of serving God in His Holy Temple. vv. 1-7. 2 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God. Verse 10.
Lit. The ways (i. e. to the sanctuary) are in their hearts. Verse 13.
6 Lit. Who passing through the vale of weeping, make it a place of springs; yea, the early rain covereth it with blessings. See 2 Cor. 6:4-10.
7 They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God. "The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day" Prov. 4:18. "We all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory" 2 Cor. 3:18.
Prayer that the blessings of the sanctuary may be shared by those who are absent. vv. 8-13.
8 Selah. Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed" Gen. 32:28.
9 Verse 12.
Io Verse 2.
"Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season" Heb.
12 Lit. For the LORD God is a sun and a shield: the LORD giveth grace and glory: no good thing doth he withhold from them that walk uprightly. Verse 9. Pss. 15, 121. "The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory" Is. 60:19. "Unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings" Mal.
13 Verse 5.
"lovely." 3 K. J. The swallow a nest for herself. 6 "The pilgrim band, rich in hope, forget the trials and difficulties of the way: hope changes the rugged and stony waste into living fountains. The vale blossoms as if the sweet rain of heaven had covered it with blessings."-Perowne. 7 Each difficulty overcome proves a fresh source of strength. 9 Defender, K. J. shield. 10 A thousand; i. e. any number of days elsewhere. II "I had rather be a door-keeper"; lit. I had rather lie on the threshold (i. e. as a servant of the lowest order). The Korahites (see title) were door-keepers in the Temple. 1 Chr. 9:19.
13 O LORD God of hosts : blessed is the man that putteth his trust in thee.
PSALM LXXXV. Benedixisti,
LORD, thou art become gracious unto thy land: thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob.
32:1 86:5 2 Thou hast forgiven the of102:16, fence of thy people and covered 17 all their sins.
Am. P. B., Prop. Ps.'Cons. Ch. (also Irish P. B., Sar., Rom). In Sel. VIII (exc. v. 9). Int. 5th Sun. af. Easter. Sar. Transfig., All Saints. Liturgy S. James, v. 7, Post Comm. Rom. vv. 1, 2, 9, 10, 14th Sun. af. Pent.; vv. 3, 4, 3d in Lent, Cons. Altar; vv. 8, 9, 5th af. Pent. Gk. 9th H., Bur. Priests. T. N. V. Hy. 147, 157, 200, 245. Hy. A. & M. 237, 240. See p. x.
3 Thou hast taken away all thy displeasure and turned thyself from thy wrathful indignation. 4 Turn us then, O God our 74:1, Saviour: and let thine anger cease 89:45 from us.
44:24,25 5 Wilt thou be displeased at us 89:38-45 for ever: and wilt thou stretch out thy wrath from one generation to another?
80:18 6 Wilt thou not turn again, and quicken us that thy people may rejoice in thee?
7 Show us thy mercy, O LORD: 106:4 and grant us thy salvation. 29:10 8 I will hearken what the Lord 55:19 GOD will say concerning me: for he shall speak peace unto his people, and to his saints, that they turn not again.
9 For his salvation is nigh them