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V. 1, 2. There is no title to this psalm, in the Hebrew; but in the Septuagint it is entitled, For the day before the sabbath, when the earth had been in’ habited, An ode of David : ’ and the Jews have a tradition, that it was composed to be sung on the sixth day of the week, in commemoration of the earth being on that day completed and replenished with inhabitants.
(Notes, Genesis 1:20-31.) The great Creator of the world, the eternal JEHOVAH, is the universal and everlasting King and Governor over all his creatures. Help also " clothed," or arrayed, not as other kings with costly robes, but " with " majesty and power" incomprehensible, yea infinite, which appertain to him, as self-existent, in such a manner that they are absolutely his own ; " he hath girded " himself with them," and not derived them from any other. And the same power, which at the creation established the earth and the whole world, and gave a law which cannot be broken, has also established the throne of the Creator on animmoveable basis, as necessarily resulting from his own eternity and all-sufficiency. The government of God, however, over his own people, seems especially intended : and the Jews themselves acknowledge that the stability of the Messiah’s kingdom is predicted, and that he is peculiarly meant in this and several of the following psalms. Indeed, Immanuel is clothed and hath girded himself with majesty and strength ; and the power which established the world, establishes also the mediatorial kingdom of the Redeemer, " whose goings forth have " been of old, from everlasting."
(Notes, Psalms 45:1-7 - Psalms 96:10-13. Psalms 97:1. Psalms 99:1-4. Jeremiah 10:9-11. Micah 5:2. Zechariah 9:9-10. Matthew 2:3-6.)
V. 3, 4. The impetuous torrents of large rivers, swelled by sudden floods, and bearing down all before them, with irresistible fury and tremendous noise ; and especially " the " mighty waves of the sea," during a violent storm, which absolutely baffles description, and distances imagination ; are the emblems of the numerous and powerful enemies, which have in every age, by varied means, set themselves furiously and clamorously to oppose the kingdom of God and his Christ.
(Notes, Psalms 46:1-3
(Marg. Ref. Notes, Psalms 104:6-9. Psalms 107:23-30. Genesis 8:1-3. Exodus 14:21-23
V. 5. Revealed truth, and the promises grounded on it, are " the testimonies " of God, which " are very sure," and can never fail. (Notes, Psalms 19:7-11. Psalms 119:111-129.
(Notes, Leviticus 10:3
JEHOVAH might have determined to shew his justice, holiness, and awful power alone, in his dealings with the inhabitants of this revolted province of his universal kingdom. But he has been pleased to make choice of fallen men, for the display of the riches of his mercy, and of the power of his renewing grace. In effecting this great design, the Father has " given all power in heaven and " earth " to his only begotten Son, " the second Adam, " the Lord from heaven ;" (Notes, 1 Corinthians 15:20-28
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Scott, Thomas. "Commentary on Psalms 93". Scott's Explanatory Notes, Practical Observations on the book Psalms. https://studylight.org/
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