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The danger and folly of persecuting the children of God, ver. 1 - 11.
Assurance given to the persecuted, that God will deliver them,
ver. 12 - 23.
4: Utter - Or pour forth freely, constantly, abundantly, as a
fountain doth waters (so this Hebrew word signifies.)
Hard things - Insolent, and intolerable words against thee and thy people.
7: Of Jacob - He who takes that name to himself, but has no regard
to his people.
9: Planted - The word is emphatical, signifying the excellent
structure of the ear, or the several organs belonging to the sense
of hearing. Formed - By which word he intimates the accurate and
curious workmanship of the eye.
10: Know - Mens thoughts and words and actions.
11: Thoughts - Yes, he knoweth all things, even the most secret
things, as the thoughts of men; and in particular your thoughts;
much more your practices.
12: Blessed - Those afflictions which are accompanied with Divine
instructions are great and true blessings.
15: But - God will declare himself to be a righteous judge, and will
again establish justice in the earth. Follow - They will all approve of
it, and imitate this justice of God in all their actions.
16: Rise - To defend and help me. I looked hither and thither, but
none appeared; God alone helped me.
17: Dwelt - In the place of silence, the grave.
19: Thoughts - While my heart was filled with various and
perplexing thoughts, as this Hebrew word signifies. Comforts - Thy
promises, and the remembrance of my former experience of thy care and
20: Shall - Wilt thou take part with the unrighteous powers of the
world who oppress thy people. A law - By virtue of those unrighteous
decrees which they have made.