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Christ is the Alpha and Omega in this psalm.
His government speaks terror to his enemies, ver. 1 - 7.
And comfort to his friends, whom he preserves and delivers, ver. 8 - 12.
1: Isles - The Gentile nations, as this word, used (Isa 42:4), is
expounded, (Mt 12:21).
2: Darkness - A dark cloud doth encompass him.
6: Heavens - The angels, yea God himself from heaven.
7: Confounded - Let them be ashamed of their folly. Gods - All you
whom the Gentiles have made the objects of their worship.
8: Zion - Thy people dwelling in Zion or Jerusalem, to whom
Christ came. Heard - The fame of thy judgments, and the setting up the
kingdom of the Messiah.