The Book of Psalms by Thomas Kelly CheyneThe Book of Psalms by Thomas Kelly Cheyne

The Book of Psalms

byThomas Kelly Cheyne

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1884. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... EXPLANATIONS. T)SALM I. Prefaces are written last, and this prefatory .*. psalm was evidently written during the fresh enthusiasm for Ezra's law-book (Ezra viii.). The author is a Pharisee of the better son, to whom the law was a "law of liberty." He has taken to heart the parting words of the last prophet (Mai- iv. 4). Ps. xix. 8-14, is written in the same spirit. Ver. i. How delicately the psalmist distinguishes between the three degrees or forms of evil habits ! Ver. 3. by 'water-courses. By canals made for irrigation. Ver. 5. in the judgment. When Jehovah sifts the Jewish community, and expels those who are not " Israelites indeed." Ver. 6. perishes. Loses itself; fails to reach man's true end (fomp. xxv. 8). Psalm II. A lyric echo of the promises to David's seed in 2 Sam. vii. 12, 14-16, to be read with Ps. Ixxxix. The psalmist "sees not yet" a Davidic empire worthy of " Jehovah's son," but trusts the Divine promise (see on ver. 8). What political event suggested the psalm, is uncertain. Ver. 6. What impiety, when. I have established my king ! Ver. 7. my son. So 2 Sam. vii. 14, Ps. Ixxxix. 26. this day. The day that the king was anointed, begotten. Figuratively, in the sense of adoption. Ver. 8. This promise does not occur in 2 Sam. vii., but may be compared with Ps. Ixxxix. 27. Ver. 12. Kiss the Son. " Kiss" as a token of friendly relations (2 Sam. x. i). The word for "son" is a rare one (see Prov. xxxi. 2) adopted from the Chaldee. Some have thought the phrase corrupt or an interpolation; but at any rate we find another Chaldaism in ver. 9. Psalm III. The morning prayer of a pious Israelite at a time of national danger from without. Ver. 2 gives us the language either of open enemies or of desponding friends. salvation. Here in the sense of delive...

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Title:The Book of PsalmsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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