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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 135

Psalms 135:1

psa 135:1

A Psalm of praise, in which God's relations to His Church, His power in the natural world, and in delivering His people, are contrasted with the vanity of idols and idol-worship. (Psa. 135:1-21)

In the general call for praise, the priests, that stand in the house of the Lord, are specially mentioned.

Psalms 135:4

psa 135:4

God's choice of Israel is the first reason assigned for rendering praise; the next, His manifested greatness in creation and providence.

Psalms 135:6

psa 135:6

heaven, and . . . seas, and all . . . ends of the earth--denote universality.

Psalms 135:8

psa 135:8

The last plague [Exo 12:29] is cited to illustrate His "tokens and wonders."

Psalms 135:10

psa 135:10

The conquest of Canaan was by God's power, not that of the people.

Psalms 135:13

psa 135:13

heritage--or, "possession."

name . . . memorial--Each denote that by which God is made known.

Psalms 135:14

psa 135:14

will judge--do justice (Psa 72:2).

repent himself--change His dealings (Psa 90:13).

Psalms 135:15

psa 135:15

(Compare Psa 115:4-8).

Psalms 135:18

psa 135:18

are like unto them--or, "shall be like," &c. Idolaters become spiritually stupid and perish with their idols (Isa 1:31).

Psalms 135:19

psa 135:19

(Compare Psa 115:9-11). There we have "trust" for "bless" here.

Psalms 135:21

psa 135:21

out of Zion--(Compare Psa 110:2; Psa 134:3). From the Church, as a center, His praise is diffused throughout the earth.

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