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Psalms 92

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:-. A Psalm-song—(see on :-, title). The theme: God should be praised for His righteous judgments on the wicked and His care and defense of His people. Such a topic, at all times proper, is specially so for the reflections of the Sabbath day.

Verse 1

1. sing . . . name—celebrate Thy perfections.

Verse 2

2. in the morning, . . . every night—diligently and constantly ( :-).

loving kindness—literally, "mercy."

faithfulness—in fulfilling promises (Psalms 89:14).

Verse 3

3. In such a work all proper aid must be used.

with a . . . sound—or, on Higgaion (see on :-), perhaps an instrument of that name, from its sound resembling the muttered sound of meditation, as expressed also by the word. This is joined with the harp.

Verse 4

4. thy work—that is, of providence (Psalms 90:16; Psalms 90:17).

Verse 5

5. great . . . works—correspond to deep or vast thoughts (Psalms 40:5; Romans 11:23).

Verse 6

6. A brutish man knoweth not—that is, God's works, so the Psalmist describes himself ( :-) when amazed by the prosperity of the wicked, now understood and explained.

Verse 8

8. This he does in part, by contrasting their ruin with God's exaltation and eternity.

most high—as occupying the highest place in heaven (Psalms 7:7; Psalms 18:16).

Verse 9

9, 10. A further contrast with the wicked, in the lot of the righteous, safety and triumph.

Verse 10

10. horn . . . exalt—is to increase power (Psalms 75:5).

anointed . . . fresh—or, "new"

oil— (Psalms 75:5- :) a figure for refreshment (compare Psalms 75:5- :). Such use of oil is still common in the East.

Verse 11

11. see . . . [and] . . . hear my desire—or, literally, "look on" my enemies and hear of the wicked (compare Psalms 27:11; Psalms 54:7) —that is, I shall be gratified by their fall.

Verse 12

12-14. The vigorous growth, longevity, utility, fragrance, and beauty of these noble trees, set forth the life, character, and destiny of the pious;

Verse 15

15. and they thus declare God's glory as their strong and righteous ruler.

Bibliographical Information
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 92". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". 1871-8.