The Psalms Translated And Explained (volume 2)

Paperback | January 7, 2012

byJoseph Addison Alexander

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This historic 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. 1856. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE PSALMS. PSALM LI. 1, 2. To the Chief Musician. A Psalm. By David When. Nathan the Prophet came unto him, as he (i. e. David) had come unto Bathshcba. The first inscription was particularly necessary here, to show that the psalm was designed for permanent and public use, since it might otherwise have been regarded as expressive of mere personal emotions. It has reference to the one great crime of David's life, noted as such in the inspired history itself (1 Kings xv. 5), and involving the guilt of both adultery and murder. See 2 Sam. xi and xii. The significant repetition of the phrase came unto in v. 2 is lost in the English and most other versions. As is not a mere particle of time, simply equivalent to when, but suggests the ideas of analogy, proportion, and retaliation. The psalm consists of two parts, a prayer and a vow. In the first, he prays to be forgiven and restored to the divine favour, vs. 3--14 (1--12.) In the second, he shows how he means to testify his gratitude, vs. 15--21 (13--19.) 3 (1.) Be gracious to me, (oh) God, according to thy mercy ; according to the abundance of thy compassions, blot out my transgressions. In this verse and the next, he presents the petition which constitutes the theme or burden of the psalm. The appeal VOL. II. 1 to the divine grace, mercy, and compassion, involves a confession of Lis own guilt and the justice of his condemnation. According to, literally, like thy mercy, i. e. in accordance with it, in proportion to it. Here again there is a tacit admission of the greatness of his guilt, as requiring infinite mercy to forgive it. Abundance, increase, multitude. See above, on Ps. v. 8 (7.) Compassions, tender mercies, a term expressive of the warmest and tenderest affections. See above, on Ps. xviii. 2 (1.) ...

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This historic 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. 1856. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE PSALMS. PSALM LI. 1, 2. To the Chief Musician. A Psalm. By David When. Nathan the Prophet came unto him, as he (i. e. Da...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217606687

ISBN - 13:9780217606684

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