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Psalms 108

A Plea for Victory


A song. A Davidic psalm.

1 My heart is confident, God;[a] I will sing; I will sing praises with the whole of my being.[b]
2 Wake up, harp and lyre! I will wake up the dawn.
3 I will praise You, Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to You among the nations.
4 For Your faithful love is higher than the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches the clouds.
5 God, be exalted above the heavens; let Your glory be over the whole earth.[c]
6 Save with Your right hand and answer me so that those You love may be rescued.
7 God has spoken in His sanctuary:[d] "I will triumph! I will divide up Shechem. I will apportion the Valley of Succoth.
8 Gilead is Mine, Manasseh is Mine, and Ephraim is My helmet; Judah is My scepter.[e]
9 Moab is My washbasin; on Edom I throw My sandal. Over Philistia I shout in triumph."
10 Who will bring me to the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom?
11 Have You not rejected us, God? God, You do not march out with our armies.
12 Give us aid against the foe, for human help is worthless.
13 With God we will perform valiantly; He will trample our foes.[f]

Psalms 108 Commentary

Chapter 108

- We may usefully select passages from different psalms, as here, ( Psalm 57 , Psalm 60 ) , to help our devotions, and enliven our gratitude. When the heart is firm in faith and love, the tongue, being employed in grateful praises, is our glory. Every gift of the Lord honours and profits the possessor, as it is employed in God's service and to his glory. Believers may pray with assured faith and hope, for all the blessings of salvation; which are secured to them by the faithful promise and covenant of God. Then let them expect from him help in every trouble, and victory in every conflict. Whatever we do, whatever we gain, God must have all the glory. Lord, visit all our souls with this salvation, with this favour which thou bearest to thy chosen people.

Footnotes 6

  • [a]. Some Hb mss, LXX, Syr add my heart is confident; Ps 57:7
  • [b]. Lit praises, even my glory
  • [c]. Ps 57:7-11
  • [d]. Or has promised by His holy nature
  • [e]. Gn 49:10
  • [f]. Ps 60:5-12

Chapter Summary


\\<>\\. This psalm consists of several passages out of the fifty seventh and sixtieth psalms, with very little variation. Jarchi and Kimchi refer it to the times of the Messiah. The title in the Syriac version is, ``concerning the calling of the Gentiles,'' to which, no doubt, it has respect.

Psalms 108 Commentaries

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