O give thanks unto the God of gods
Not only of the gods of the Gentiles, who are by name and not by nature gods; or of civil magistrates, who are so called, and seem to be designed in the next verse; but the angels, as Aben Ezra and Kimchi. Christ, our Immanuel, is the God of them, the object of their worship and adoration, being their Creator and Preserver, ( Psalms 97:7 ) ( Hebrews 1:6 Hebrews 1:7 ) . So the Heathens say
for his mercy [endureth] for ever;
in the preservation of those excellent creatures from apostasy, when many of their species fell; and in the continuance and confirmation of them in the state in which they were created; and in making use of them as ministering spirits to the heirs of salvation; and as a guard about them while they live, and at death to convey their souls to heaven.
F18 Hierocles in Carm. Pythagor. p. 10.
F19 Macrob. Saturnal. l. 1. c. 9.