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Bible Commentaries

Morgan's Exposition on the Whole Bible

Psalms 18

Verses 1-50

This is one of the most majestic and beautiful of the worship psalms. It is at once a perfect pattern of praise and therefore a great revelation of the method and might and mercy of God. So clear and simple is it in its movement and language that nothing need be said of it save, perhaps, to suggest an analysis to aid in its study.

Prologue of Praise (1-3). Here the psalmist pours out the gladness and gratitude of his heart which thrills with the highest spirit of adoration.

The Peril and Deliverance (4-19). The terrible nature of the peril is first made clear, and then the story of the might and majesty of Jehovah's process is told and the fact of deliverance declared.

The Principle (20-29). The reason of the divine deliverance is declared and the truth of perpetual importance, that God is to man what man is to God, is bed.

The Resultant Confidence (30-45). Again the song breaks forth in almost tumultuous joy. Absolute confidence in God, and assurance of continued triumph are based upon experiences already gained of His goodness.

Epilogue of Praise (46-50). The anthem ends with further sentences which group the benefits conferred on the king by his God and attest his determination to praise God among the nations.

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Morgan, G. Campbell. "Commentary on Psalms 18". "Morgan's Exposition on the Bible". 1857-84.