Notes, Critical, Explanatory, and Practical, on the Book of Psalms. Author's Ed

Notes, Critical, Explanatory, and Practical, on the Book of Psalms. Author's Ed

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...has chastened--has chastened me." See Notes on ver. 13. The psalmist had been greatly afflicted, and he now looked upon his affliction in the light of a fatherly chastisement or correction. It had been a severe trial, and he was not insensible to its severity, though he regarded it as designed for his own good. % But he hath not given me over unto death. He interposed when I was in danger; he rescued me when I was on the verge of the grave. This is the close of the psalmist's statement in regard to the Divine dealings with him. He had passed through great danger; he had been sorely afflicted; but he had been rescued and spared, and he came now to express his thanks to God for his recovery. In the following verse he addresses those who had the care of the sanctuary, and asks that he might be permitted to enter and offer his thanks to God. 19. Open to me the gates of righteousness, etc. The gates of the house devoted to a righteous God; the gates of a house where the principles of righteousness are strengthened, and where the just emotions of the heart may be expressed in the language of praise. Comp. Notes on Isa. xxvi. 2. The language here may be regarded as addressed to those who had charge of the house of the Lord--the priests--requesting that they would open the doors and permit him to enter to praise God for his mercy. Comp. Isa. xxxviii. 20. 20. This gate of the Lord. This gate dedicated to the service of the Lord; that belongs to the house of the Lord. % Into which the righteous shall enter. Through which the righteous pass. That is, It is for such persons, and all who come with a purpose to serve and worship God should be permitted to pass through them; I claim the privilege, therefore, of so passing through these gates into the more

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