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The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, [1917], at

Psalms Chapter 118

Psalms 118:4

psa 118:4


(See Scofield) - (Psa 19:9).

Psalms 118:9

psa 118:9


(See Scofield) - (Psa 2:12).

Psalms 118:22

psa 118:22

The stone which the builders refused

See "Christ (as Stone),"

(See Scofield) - (Exo 17:6).

(See Scofield) - (Pe1 2:8).

Psalm 118 looks beyond the rejection of the Stone (Christ) to His final exaltation in the kingdom (Psa 118:22).

See Psalm 2, first of the Messianic Psalms.

Psalms 118:29

psa 118:29

O give thanks unto the Lord

The Messianic Psalms: Summary. That the Psalms contain a testimony to Christ our Lord Himself affirmed (Luk 24:44) and the New Testament quotations from the Psalter point unerringly to those Psalms which have the Messianic character. A close spiritual and prophetic character as surely identifies others. Christ is seen in the Psalms

(1) in two general character, as suffering (for example Psa. 22), and as entering into His kingdom glory (for example Psalms 2; 24.) Compare (Luk 24:25-27).

(2) Christ is seen in His person

(a) as Son of God (Psa 2:7) and very God; (Psa 45:6); (Psa 45:7); (Psa 102:25); (Psa 110:1).

(b) as Son of man (Psa 8:4-6)

(c) as Son of David (Psa 89:3); (Psa 89:4); (Psa 89:27); (Psa 89:29).

(3) Christ is seen in His offices

(a) as Prophet (Psa 22:22); (Psa 22:25); (Psa 40:9); (Psa 40:10).

(b) as Priest (Psa 110:4) and

(c) as King (for example Psa 2, 24.)

(4) Christ is seen in His varied work. As Priest He offers Himself in sacrifice (Psa 22:1-31); (Psa 40:6); (Heb 10:5-12) and, in resurrection, as the Priest-Shepherd, ever living to make intercession; (Psa 23:1-6); (Heb 7:21-25); (Heb 13:20). As Prophet He proclaims the name of Jehovah as Father; (Psa 22:22); (Joh 20:17). As King He fulfils the Davidic Covenant (Psa 89:1-52) and restores alike the dominion of man over creation; (Psa 8:4-8); (Rom 8:17-21) and of the Father over all. (Co1 15:25-28).

(5) The Messianic Psalms give, also, the inner thoughts, the exercises of soul, of Christ in His earthly experiences. (See, e.g, (Psa 16:8-11); (Psa 22:1-2140); (Psa 22:1-17).

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