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Psalms 117

Scott's Explanatory Notes, Practical Observations on the book PsalmsScott on the Psalms

Verses 1-2

Psalms 117:1-2.

V. 1. This Psalm, like the hundred and tenth, seems to be altogether prophetical, of the joy that all the world should conceive, at the coming of the Messiah to give salvation, first to the Jews, and then to all other nations, according to his faithful promise. St. Paul applies the first words of it to this business, Romans 15:11 ; and some of the Hebrews justify his application.’

Bp. Patrick. (Note, Romans 15:8-13.)

V. 2. God promised to Abraham, that in Christ " his " Seed, all nations should be blessed : " he confirmed that promise, when he sent the Saviour, raised him from the dead, exalted him at his right hand, and called the Gentiles into the church : but a still more literal and extensive accomplishment of it will take place at the Millennium.

(Notes,Psalms 22:27-28. Jeremiah 16:19-21, v: 19. Daniel 2:34-35; Daniel 2:44-45. Revelation 11:15-18; Revelation 20:1-6.)


We belong to that very company or innumerable multitude, whom the Holy Spirit here addresses ; and he calls on every one of us to join our Hallelujahs with those of his ancient people : and " therefore we ought to give the more " earnest heed to the things which we have heard." The very circumstance that we sinners of the Gentiles are become the professed worshippers of the true God, by means of the gospel of Christ, that " Seed of Abraham, in whom " all nations shall be blessed," (Notes, Genesis 12:1-3; Genesis 49:10. Galatians 3:15-18; Galatians 3:26-29,) is a sufficient demonstration, that the Scriptures are divinely inspired ; that the mercy of God has prevailed ; and that he is ever mindful of his promise, and faithful to it even to a thousand generations. But let us take care, that none of us " receive " this grace of God in vain : " let us seek the fulfilment to us, personally, of those promises which ensure the believer’s eternal salvation : and while we make it ourbusiness to glorify our God, in word and deed; let us still pray, and endeavour as we can, that all the nations of the earth may " shew forth his praises, for having called them " out of darkness into the marvellous light " of his blessed gospel.

Bibliographical Information
Scott, Thomas. "Commentary on Psalms 117". Scott's Explanatory Notes, Practical Observations on the book Psalms. https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsp/psalms-117.html. 1804.
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