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

Psalms Chapter 107

Psalms 107:3

psa 107:3

Gathered - Into their own land.

Psalms 107:4

psa 107:4

No city - Or rather, no town inhabited, where they might refresh themselves.

Psalms 107:6

psa 107:6

The Lord - Heb. Unto Jehovah, to the true God. For the Heathens had, many of them, some knowledge of the true God.

Psalms 107:7

psa 107:7

Forth - Out of the wilderness.

Psalms 107:10

psa 107:10

Darkness - In dark prisons or dungeons.

Psalms 107:12

psa 107:12

Heart - The pride and obstinacy of their hearts. Fell - They fell into hopeless miseries.

Psalms 107:17

psa 107:17

Afflicted - With sickness.

Psalms 107:20

psa 107:20

Word - His command, or blessing.

Psalms 107:32

psa 107:32

Exalt him - In public assemblies, and before all persons, as they have opportunity. Elders - The magistrates or rulers; let them not be ashamed nor afraid to speak of God's wonderful works, before the greatest of men.

Psalms 107:33

psa 107:33

Rivers - Those grounds which are well watered, and therefore fruitful. And so the water - springs, here, and the standing water, Psa 107:35 are taken. Into - Into a dry ground, which is like a parched and barren wilderness.

Psalms 107:34

psa 107:34

For - He doth not inflict these judgments without cause, but for the punishment of sin in some, and the prevention of it in others.

Psalms 107:35

psa 107:35

Water - Into a well - watered and fruitful land.

Psalms 107:36

psa 107:36

Hungry - Poor people who could not provide for themselves.

Psalms 107:39

psa 107:39

They - These men, who when they are exalted by God, grow insolent and secure. Low - By God's just judgment.

Psalms 107:40

psa 107:40

Contempt - Renders them despicable. Wander - Banishes them from their own courts and kingdoms, and forces them to flee into desolate wildernesses for shelter.

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