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Bible Commentaries
Psalms 146

Poole's English Annotations on the Holy BiblePoole's Annotations




The design of this Psalm is to persuade men to trust in God, and in him alone.

The psalmist voweth perpetual praises to God, Psalms 146:1,Psalms 146:2; and exhorteth that none put their trust in man, Psalms 146:3,Psalms 146:4, but in God, in regard of his power, faithfulness, and everlasting government, Psalms 146:5-10.

Verse 3

In princes; in men of greatest wealth and power, in whose favour men are very prone to trust.

In whom there is no help; who are utterly unable frequently to give you that help which they promise, and you expect.

Verse 4

He returneth, in his body, Ecclesiastes 12:7,

to his earth; to that earth from which all mankind, princes not excepted, had their original.

In that very day, as soon as ever he is dead, his thoughts perish; all his designs and endeavours, either for himself or for others.

Verse 6

Both because he liveth for ever to fulfil his promises, and because he is eternally and unchangeably faithful.

Verse 8

The eyes of the blind; either,

1. The eyes of their mind, which he enlightens and directs in doubtful and difficult causes; or,

2. Their bodily eyes, which he did abundantly by his Son Jesus Christ.

Loveth the righteous, even when he doth afflict them, which also he doth out of love, Hebrews 12:6.

Verse 9

He overthroweth their goings, as the phrase is, Psalms 140:4. He maketh them to lose their way; he not only frustrateth their plots and enterprises but turneth them against themselves. This and all the foregoing sentences are so many arguments to encourage all good men to trust in God in all their straits and afflictions.

Bibliographical Information
Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Psalms 146". Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/mpc/psalms-146.html. 1685.
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