View Psalms 147 in the note window.
The psalmist praises God for his care over the church, ver. 1 - 14.
His government over all, ver. 15 - 18.
His giving his word to Israel, ver. 19, 20.
4: Calleth them - He exactly knows them as we do those whom we can
call by name.
9: Ravens - Which he mentions because they were most contemptible,
especially to the Jews, to whom they were unclean: and because they
are not only neglected by men, but also forsaken by their dams as soon as
ever they can fly, and so are wholly left to the care of Divine providence.
10: Delighteth not - As if he needed either the one or the other for
the accomplishment of his designs.
13: Thy gates - Thy strength consists not in thy walls, and gates,
and bars, but in his protection.
14: Borders - In all thy land, even to its utmost borders.
15: Commandment - Which is sufficient without any instruments to
execute whatsoever pleaseth him. Swiftly - The thing is done without
16: Like wool - Not only in colour and shape, and softness, but also
in use, keeping the fruits of the earth warm. Ashes - In colour and
smallness of parts, as also in its burning quality.
17: Ice - Great hail - stones, which are of an icy nature, and are
cast forth out of the clouds, like morsels or fragments.