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Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible, by John Wesley, [1754-65], at

Psalms Chapter 27

Psalms 27:2

psa 27:2

Light - My counsellor in all my difficulties, and my comforter and deliverer in all my distresses. Strength - The supporter and preserver of my life.

Psalms 27:3

psa 27:3

In this - That God is my light.

Psalms 27:4

psa 27:4

Dwell. &c. - Have opportunity of constant attendance upon God. To behold - That there I may delight myself, in the contemplation of thy amiable and glorious majesty, and of thy infinite wisdom, holiness, justice, truth, and mercy.

Psalms 27:5

psa 27:5

The secret - In his tabernacle, into which mine enemies cannot come. He alludes to the ancient custom of offenders, who used to flee to the tabernacle or altar. Rock - A place high and inaccessible.

Psalms 27:9

psa 27:9

Away - From thy face or presence, or from the place of thy worship.

Psalms 27:11

psa 27:11

Because of - That I may neither fall into their hands by my folly, nor give them any occasion of triumphing over me.

Psalms 27:13

psa 27:13

The living - David was thus earnestly desirous of this mercy in this life, not because he placed his portion in these things; but because the truth and glory of God, were highly concerned in making good the promise of the kingdom to him.

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