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Psalms 124

PSALM 124

Psalms 124:1-8 . The writer, for the Church, praises God for past, and expresses trust for future, deliverance from foes.

1, 2. on our side--for us ( Psalms 56:9 ).
now--or, "oh! let Israel"

2. rose . . . against, &c.--( Psalms 3:1 , 56:11 ).

3. Then--that is, the time of our danger.
quick--literally, "living" ( Numbers 16:32 Numbers 16:33 ), description of ferocity.

4, 5. (Compare Psalms 18:4 Psalms 18:16 ).

5. The epithet proud added to waters denotes insolent enemies.

6, 7. The figure is changed to that of a rapacious wild beast ( Psalms 3:7 ), and then of a fowler ( Psalms 91:3 ), complete escape is denoted by breaking the net.

8. (Compare Psalms 121:2 ).
name--in the usual sense ( Psalms 5:11 , 20:1 ). He thus places over against the great danger the omnipotent God, and drowns, as it were in an anthem, the wickedness of the whole world and of hell, just as a great fire consumes a little drop of water [LUTHER].

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