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A Commentary, Critical, Practical, and Explanatory on the Old and New Testaments, by Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset and David Brown [1882] at

Psalms Chapter 124

Psalms 124:1

psa 124:1

The writer, for the Church, praises God for past, and expresses trust for future, deliverance from foes. (Psa 124:1-8)

on our side--for us (Psa 56:9).

now--or, "oh! let Israel"

Psalms 124:2

psa 124:2

rose . . . against, &c.-- (Psa 3:1; Psa 56:11).

Psalms 124:3

psa 124:3

Then--that is, the time of our danger.

quick--literally, "living" (Num 16:32-33), description of ferocity.

Psalms 124:4

psa 124:4

(Compare Psa 18:4, Psa 18:16).

Psalms 124:5

psa 124:5

The epithet proud added to waters denotes insolent enemies.

Psalms 124:6

psa 124:6

The figure is changed to that of a rapacious wild beast (Psa 3:7), and then of a fowler (Psa 91:3), and complete escape is denoted by breaking the net.

Psalms 124:8

psa 124:8

(Compare Psa 121:2).

name--in the usual sense (Psa 5:11; Psa 20:1). He thus places over against the great danger the omnipotent God, and drowns, as it were in an anthem, the wickedness of the whole world and of hell, just as a great fire consumes a little drop of water [LUTHER].

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