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This and several of the following psalms seem to have been wrote for
the service of the church in their solemn feasts. It is composed
alphabetically, each sentence beginning with a several letter of the
The psalmist here praises God for his works, ver. 1 - 9.
Recommends the fear of God, ver. 10.
2: Sought - Diligently meditated upon.
3: Work - Either all his works, or that eminent branch of those
works, his providence towards his people. Righteousness - His justice
or faithfulness in performing his word.
4: Remembered - By their own nature, and the lasting benefits flowing
from them, which are such as cannot easily be forgotten.
5: Meat - All necessary provisions for their being and well - being.
7: The works - All that he doth on the behalf of his people, or
against their enemies. Truth - Are exactly agreeable to his promises,
and to justice. Commandments - His laws given to the Israelites,
especially the moral law. Sure - Constant and unchangeable.
8: Done - Constituted or ordered.
9: Redemption - The deliverance out of Egypt, which was a type of
that higher redemption by Christ. Commanded - Appointed, or established
firmly by his power and authority. For ever - Through all successive
generations of his people to the end of the world. Reverend - Terrible to
his enemies, venerable in his peoples eyes, and holy in all his dealings
with all men.
10: The fear - True religion. Beginning - Is the only foundation
of, and introduction to, true wisdom.