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Bible Commentaries

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Psalms 112

PSALM 112

:-. This Psalm may be regarded as an exposition of :-, presenting the happiness of those who fear and obey God, and contrasting the fate of the ungodly.

Verse 1

1. True fear produces obedience and this happiness.

Verse 2

2, 3. Temporal blessings follow the service of God, exceptions occurring only as they are seen by God to be inconsistent with those spiritual blessings which are better.

Verse 4

4. light—figurative for relief (Psalms 27:1; Psalms 97:11).

the upright—are like God (Luke 6:36; Psalms 111:4).

Verse 5

5-9. Generosity, sound judgment in business, and confidence in God, form a character which preserves from fear of evil and ensures success against enemies. While a man thus truly pious is liberal, he increases in substance.

Verse 6

6. not be moved—(compare Psalms 13:4; Psalms 15:5).

Verse 7

5-9. Generosity, sound judgment in business, and confidence in God, form a character which preserves from fear of evil and ensures success against enemies. While a man thus truly pious is liberal, he increases in substance.

Verse 8

8. heart is established—or, firm in right principles.

see his desire— (Psalms 50:23; Psalms 54:7).

Verse 9

5-9. Generosity, sound judgment in business, and confidence in God, form a character which preserves from fear of evil and ensures success against enemies. While a man thus truly pious is liberal, he increases in substance.

Verse 10

10. Disappointed in their malevolent wishes by the prosperity of the pious, the wicked are punished by the working of their evil passions, and come to naught.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 112". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/jfb/psalms-112.html. 1871-8.