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This psalm may assist us in our solemn feast - days, in praising God,
for what he is, and what he has done, ver. 1 - 7.
In admonishing one another, concerning our obligations to God, the
danger of revolting from him, and the happiness of keeping close to
him, ver 8 - 16.
To the chief musician upon Gittith, A psalm of Asaph.
5: Joseph - Among the people of Israel. Testimony - For a
witness of that glorious deliverance. He - God. Went - As a captain at
the head of his people. Egypt - To execute his judgments upon that land.
I - My progenitors, for all the successive generations of Israel make
one body, and are sometimes spoken of as one person. A language - The
Egyptian language, which at first was unknown to the Israelites,(Ge 42:13), and probably continued so for some considerable time,
because they were much separated both in place and conversation from the
6: Pots - This word denotes all those vessels wherein they carried
water, straw, lime, or bricks.
7: Calledst - At the Red Sea. Secret place - From the dark and
cloudy pillar, whence I thundered against the Egyptians.
8: Testify - This God did presently after he brought them from
Meribah, even at Sinai.
10: Wide - Either to pray for mercies, or to receive the mercies
which I am ready to give you.
15: Him - Unto Israel. Their time - Their happy time.
16: Honey - With all pleasant and precious fruits.