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

Psalms Chapter 84

Psalms 84:4

psa 84:4

They - That constantly abide in thy house; the priests and Levites, or other devout Jews who were there perpetually, as Anna, Luk 2:36-37. They will - They are continually employed in that blessed work.

Psalms 84:5

psa 84:5

Whose strength - Who trusteth in thee as his only strength. Thy ways - Blessed are they whose hearts are set upon Zion and their journey is thither.

Psalms 84:6

psa 84:6

Baca - A dry valley in the way to Jerusalem, here put for all places of like nature. Make a well - They dig divers little pits or wells in it for their relief. The rain - God recompenses their diligence with his blessing, sending rain wherewith they may be filled.

Psalms 84:7

psa 84:7

They go - They grow stronger and stronger. Appeareth - This is added as the blessed fruit of their long and tedious journey.

Psalms 84:9

psa 84:9

Look - Cast a favourable eye towards him. Anointed - Of me, who though a vile sinner, am thine anointed king.

Psalms 84:10

psa 84:10

Than dwell - In the greatest glory and plenty.

Psalms 84:11

psa 84:11

A sun - To enlighten and quicken, and direct and comfort his people. Shield - To save his people from all their enemies. Grace - His favour, which is better than life. Glory - The honour which comes from God here, and eternal glory.

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