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

Psalms Chapter 44

Psalms 44:4

psa 44:4

My king - The whole people speak as one man, being united in one body.

Psalms 44:11

psa 44:11

Scattered - Those who were not slain are carried into captivity, and dispersed in several places.

Psalms 44:16

psa 44:16

Avenger - Who executeth both God's and his own vengeance upon me.

Psalms 44:17

psa 44:17

Yet - Although we cannot excuse ourselves from many other sins, yet through thy grace we have kept ourselves from apostacy and idolatry, notwithstanding all examples and provocations.

Psalms 44:18

psa 44:18

Turned - From thy worship to idols.

Psalms 44:19

psa 44:19

Broken us - By inflicting upon us one breach after another, thou hast at last brought us to this pass. The place - A place extremely desolate, such as dragons love, Isa 13:21-22, and therefore full of horror, and danger. Covered us - With deadly horrors and miseries.

Psalms 44:22

psa 44:22

Yea - Because we are constant in thy worship, which they abhor.

Psalms 44:25

psa 44:25

Our soul - Our persons. Our belly - We are not only thrown down to the earth, but we lie there like dead carcases.

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