This psalm may assist us in our solemn feast - days, in praising God, for what he is, and what he has done, ver. 1 - 7.
In admonishing one another, concerning our obligations to God, the danger of revolting from him, and the happiness of keeping close to him, ver 8 - 16.
To the chief musician upon Gittith, A psalm of Asaph.
|81:5||Joseph - Among the people of Israel. Testimony - For a witness of that glorious deliverance. He - God. Went - As a captain at the head of his people. Egypt - To execute his judgments upon that land.I - My progenitors, for all the successive generations of Israel make one body, and are sometimes spoken of as one person. A language - The Egyptian language, which at first was unknown to the Israelites, Genesis 42:13 , and probably continued so for some considerable time,because they were much separated both in place and conversation from the Egyptians.|
|81:6||Pots - This word denotes all those vessels wherein they carried water, straw, lime, or bricks.|
|81:7||Calledst - At the Red Sea. Secret place - From the dark and cloudy pillar, whence I thundered against the Egyptians.|
|81:8||Testify - This God did presently after he brought them from Meribah, even at Sinai.|
|81:10||Wide - Either to pray for mercies, or to receive the mercies which I am ready to give you.|
|81:15||Him - Unto Israel. Their time - Their happy time.|
|81:16||Honey - With all pleasant and precious fruits.|