Psalms 108

A song. A psalm of David.

1 [a]My heart, O God, is steadfast; I will sing and make music with all my soul.
2 Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn.
3 I will praise you, LORD, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples.
4 For great is your love, higher than the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.
6 Save us and help us with your right hand, that those you love may be delivered.
7 God has spoken from his sanctuary: “In triumph I will parcel out Shechem and measure off the Valley of Sukkoth.
8 Gilead is mine, Manasseh is mine; Ephraim is my helmet, Judah is my scepter.
9 Moab is my washbasin, on Edom I toss my sandal; over Philistia I shout in triumph.”
10 Who will bring me to the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom?
11 Is it not you, God, you who have rejected us and no longer go out with our armies?
12 Give us aid against the enemy, for human help is worthless.
13 With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies.

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.

Cross References 20

  • 1. Psalms 112:7; Psalms 119:30,112
  • 2. S Psalms 18:49
  • 3. S Job 21:12
  • 4. Numbers 14:18; Psalms 106:45
  • 5. S Exodus 34:6
  • 6. S Psalms 36:5
  • 7. S Psalms 8:1
  • 8. S Psalms 57:5
  • 9. S Job 40:14
  • 10. Psalms 89:35
  • 11. Psalms 68:35; Psalms 102:19
  • 12. S Genesis 12:6
  • 13. S Genesis 33:17
  • 14. Genesis 49:10; S Psalms 78:68
  • 15. S Genesis 19:37
  • 16. S 2 Samuel 8:13-14
  • 17. S 2 Samuel 8:1
  • 18. S Psalms 44:9
  • 19. Psalms 118:8; Psalms 146:3; Isaiah 10:3; Isaiah 30:5; Isaiah 31:3; Jeremiah 2:36; Jeremiah 17:5
  • 20. Psalms 44:5; Isaiah 22:5; Isaiah 63:3,6

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. In Hebrew texts 108:1-13 is numbered 108:2-14.

Chapter Summary

INTRODUCTION TO PSALM 108

\\<>\\. 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