Psalms, Chapter 81
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 Egyptians.

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.

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