Psalms 106:47

47 1Save us, O LORD our God, and 2gather us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise.

Psalms 106:47 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 106:47

Save us, O Lord our God
Here the psalmist represents the people in captivity, and represents them as praying for deliverance; as well knowing that none but God could save them: and a prayer of this nature, with respect to spiritual salvation, supposes danger, and a sense of it; that they are not able to save themselves, nor any creature able to save them; only the Lord, who is both willing and able; and of this kind is the prayer of faith.

And gather us from among the Heathen;
in Babylon, and other countries; (See Gill on Psalms 106:1).

To give thanks unto thy holy name;
bring us out of captivity to our own land, to Jerusalem, to the temple there to give thanks to thy holy name for the merciful deliverance of us; see ( Psalms 122:4 ) .

And to triumph in thy praise;
in thy salvation, in thy wondrous works, worthy of praise; or while praising thee: the word signifies to glory therein; and such who are sensible of the mercies they receive from the Lord will make their boast of him and them, and glory; see ( Psalms 34:1-3 ) .

Psalms 106:47 In-Context

45 For their sake he remembered his covenant, and relented according to the abundance of his steadfast love.
46 He caused them to be pitied by all those who held them captive.
47 Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise.
48 Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting! And let all the people say, "Amen!" Praise the LORD!

Cross References 2

  • 1. For ver. 47, 48, see 1 Chronicles 16:35, 36
  • 2. See Psalms 107:3