Psalms 68:19

19 Praise the Lord; praise God our savior! For each day he carries us in his arms. Interlude

Psalms 68:19 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 68:19

Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us [with benefits],
&c.] With all spiritual blessings, with an abundance of grace, as well as with temporal mercies, for which he is, and ought to be, praised day by day: so Aben Ezra and Kimchi supply the text, and suppose the word "blessings" or "goodness" to be wanting; though the words may be rendered, "blessed be the Lord day by day, he will hear us", or "carry us" F15; as a father his child, or a shepherd his lambs; and so he does from the womb, even to hoary hairs; and therefore blessing and praise should be ascribed to him; see ( Isaiah 46:3 Isaiah 46:4 ) ( 63:9 ) ; or "he will put a burden upon us" F16; meaning the burden of afflictions: these are of the Lord's laying upon his people; and he will lay no more upon them than he will enable them to bear; and will, in his own time and way, deliver them from them, and be the author of salvation to them, as follows; and therefore his name is to be praised, ( 1 Corinthians 10:13 ) ; the Targum interprets it of the burdensomeness of the law;

``blessed be the Lord every day, he burdens us, adding precepts unto precepts;''

[even] the God of our salvation;
the author of temporal, spiritual, and eternal salvation, as Christ is.

Selah; on this word, (See Gill on Psalms 3:2).


FOOTNOTES:

F15 (wnl omey) "portal nos", Vatablus, Musculus; "bajulat nos", Cocceius.
F16 "Onus imponit nobis", Lutherus, Gejerus.

Psalms 68:19 In-Context

17 Surrounded by unnumbered thousands of chariots, the Lord came from Mount Sinai into his sanctuary.
18 When you ascended to the heights, you led a crowd of captives. You received gifts from the people, even from those who rebelled against you. Now the LORD God will live among us there.
19 Praise the Lord; praise God our savior! For each day he carries us in his arms. Interlude
20 Our God is a God who saves! The Sovereign LORD rescues us from death.
21 But God will smash the heads of his enemies, crushing the skulls of those who love their guilty ways.