Psalms 92:1-15 . should be praised for His righteous judgments on the wicked and His care and defense of His people. Such a topic, at all times proper, is specially so for the reflections of the Sabbath day.
1. sing . . . name--celebrate Thy perfections.
3. In such a work all proper aid must be used.
with a . . . sound--or, on Higgaion perhaps an instrument of that name, from its sound resembling the muttered sound of meditation, as expressed also by the word. This is joined with the harp.
6. A brutish man knoweth not--that is, God's works, so the Psalmist describes himself ( Psalms 73:22 ) when amazed by the prosperity of the wicked, now understood and explained.
9, 10. A further contrast with the wicked, in the lot of the righteous, safety and triumph.
10. horn . . . exalt--is to increase power ( Psalms 75:5 ).
anointed . . . fresh--or, "new"
oil--( Psalms 23:5 ) a figure for refreshment (compare Luke 7:46 ). Such use of oil is still common in the East.
12-14. The vigorous growth, longevity, utility, fragrance, and beauty of these noble trees, set forth the life, character, and destiny of the pious;
15. and they thus declare God's glory as their strong and righteous ruler.