He is near that justifieth me
His Father was "near" him in his whole state of humiliation; he left him not alone; he was at his right hand, and therefore he was not moved; and "justified" him from all the calumnies of his enemies, or the false charges they brought against him, and from all the sins of his people that were upon him; these he took upon him, and bore them, and made satisfaction for them, upon which he was acquitted; and which is evident by his resurrection from the dead, by his ascension to heaven, and session at the right hand of God; and by the gifts of the Spirit, extraordinary and ordinary, he received for men, and gave unto them; see ( 1 Timothy 3:16 ) . Who will contend with me?
being thus acquitted; will the law and justice of God litigate the point with him? they are both satisfied; will Satan dispute the matter with him? he is foiled, conquered, and destroyed; or will the wicked Jews enter the argument with him? wrath is come upon them to the uttermost. Let us stand together;
face to face, if they dare; let them face me, if they can: who is mine adversary?
let him appear, that he may be known: let him come near to me:
and engage with me, if he has courage or skill. This is bidding defiance to all his enemies, and triumphing over them.