Psalms, Chapter 66
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66:1 (To the chief Musician, A Song [or] Psalm.) Make a joyful
noise unto God, a all ye lands:
(a) He prophecies that all nations will come to the
knowledge of God, who then was only known in Judea.
66:3 Say unto God, How terrible [art thou in] thy works! through
the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies b submit
themselves unto thee.
(b) As the faithful obey God willingly, so the infidels
disguise themselves as obedient out of fear.
66:5 c Come and see the works of God: [he is] terrible [in
his] doing toward the d children of men.
(c) He refers to the slothful dullness of man, who is cold
in the consideration of God's works.
66:7 He ruleth by his power for ever; his eyes behold the
nations: let not the rebellious e exalt themselves.
(d) His providence is wonderful in maintaining their
(e) He proves that God will extend his grace also to the
Gentiles, because he punishes among them such as will
not obey his calling.
66:9 Which f holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not our
feet to be moved.
(f) He signifies some special benefit that God had showed
to his Church of the Jews, in delivering them from some
great danger: of which he promises that the Gentiles
will also be partakers.
66:11 Thou broughtest us into the g net; thou laidst
affliction upon our loins.
(g) The condition of the Church is here described, which
is to be led by God's providence into troubles, to be
subject under tyrants, and to enter into many dangers.
66:13 I will go into thy h house with burnt offerings: I will
pay thee my vows,
(h) The duty of the faithful is here described, who are
never mindful to render God praise for his benefits.
66:16 i Come [and] hear, all ye that fear God, and I will
declare what he hath done for my soul.
(i) It is not enough to have received God's benefits and
to be mindful of it, but also we are bound to make
others profit by it and praise God.
66:18 k If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not
(k) If I delight in wickedness, God will not hear me, but
if I confess it, he will receive me.
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