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5. They have mouths, but they speak not:
Eyes have they, but they see not : 6. They have ears, but they hear not:
Noses have they, but they smell not: 7. They have hands, but they handle not:
Feet have they, but they walk not:
Neither speak they through their throat. 8. They that make them are like unto them;
So is every one that trusteth in them. 9. O Israel, trust thou in the LORD :
He is their help and their shield. 10. O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD :
He is their help and their shield. 11. Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD:
He is their help and their shield.
He will bless us;
He will bless the house of Aaron.
Both small and great. 14. The LORD shall increase you more and more,
You and your children. 15. Ye are blessed of the LORD
Which made heaven and earth. 16. The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD's :
But the earth hath he given to the children of men. 17. The dead praise not the LORD,
Neither any that go down into silence. 18. But we will bless the LORD
From this time forth and for evermore.
Praise the LORD.
NOTES ON PSALM CXV.
Verse 1. Sentiment: help us against the heathen, not for our sake, but for thine own glory.
Verse 3. Answer to the scoffing inquiry in the preceding
Verse 4—7. These verses finely describe the folly of idolatry.
Verse 8. Sentiment: all concerned in idolatry are weak and impotent like the idols themselves.
Verse 10. The house of Aaron were the priests, on whom the preservation of the true religion peculiarly depended.
QUESTIONS ON PSALM CXV.
1. What is the subject of this psalm?
of verses 4–7? 6. What is the sentiment of the eighth verse ? 7. Who were the house of Aaron, in the tenth verse?
Thanks for deliverance from great affliction and danger.
1. I love the LORD, because he hath heard
My voice and my supplications. 2. Because he hath inclined his ear unto me,
Therefore will I call upon him as long as I live. 3. The sorrows of death compassed me, And the pains of hell gat hold upon me:
I found trouble and sorrow. 4. Then called I upon the name of the LORD ;
“O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul."
5. Gracious is the LORD, and righteous ;
Yea, our God is merciful. 6. The LORD preserveth the simple:
I was brought low, and he helped me. 7. Return unto thy rest, O my soul;
For the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee. 8. For thou hast delivered my soul from death, Mine
eyes And my feet from falling. 9. I will walk before the LORD
In the land of the living. 10. I believed, therefore have I spoken :
I was greatly afflicted: 11. I said in my haste,
6 All men are liars." 12. What shall I render unto the LORD
For all his benefits toward me? 13. I will take the cup of salvation,
And call upon the name of the LORD. 14. I will pay my vows unto the LORD
Now in the presence of all his people. 15. Precious in the sight of the LORD
Is the death of his saints. 16. O LORD, truly I am thy servant ; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid :
Thou hast loosed my bonds. 17. I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving,
And will call upon the name of the LORD. 18. I will pay my vows unto the LORD
Now in the presence of all his people,
NOTES ON PSALM CXVI.
Verse 3. Sentiment: I was in great danger.
Verse 6. The simple, i. e. the unwary and inexperienced, of whom the psalmist considers himself as one.
Verse 7. Sentiment : quiet thyself again, after thine alarm and danger.
Verse 9. I will walk before the Lord, i. e. I will conduct in such a manner as to please him.
Verse 10. Therefore have I spoken, namely, in prayer, as mentioned in the fourth verse.
Verse 13. The cup of salvation, i. e. the cup of thanksgiving for my recent deliverance.
Verse 15. This is said as a reason why God had saved him.
QUESTIONS ON PSALM CXVI.
1. What is the subject of this psalm? 2. Will you please to repeat the psalm? 3. What is the sentiment of the third verse? 4. What is meant by the simple, in the sixth verse ? 5. What is the sentiment of the seventh verse? 6. What is meant by walking before the Lord, in the ninth
verse? 7. What is meant by the clause, therefore have I spoken,
in the tenth verse ? 8. What is meant by the cup of salvation, in the thirteenth
verse ? 9. What do you say of the fifteenth verse?
The safety of the righteous under God's protection.
1. I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills,
From whence cometh my help. 2. My help cometh from the LORD,
Which made heaven and earth.
3. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved :
He that keepeth thee will not slumber. 4. Behold, he that leepeth Israel
Shall neither slumber nor sleep. 5. The Lord is thy keeper :
The Lord is thy shade upon thy night-hand. 6. The sun shall not smite thee by day,
Nor the moon by night. 7. The LORD shall preserve thee front all evil:
He shall preserve thy soul. 8. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in
From this time forth, and even for evermore.
NOTES ON PSALM CXXI.
Verse 3. The psalmist addresses himself.
General remark. There is a striking peculiarity in this psalm, which consists in this, that the closing words of one clause are often repeated in the next.
QUESTIONS ON PSALM CXXI. 1. What is the subject of this psalm ? 2. Will you please to repeat the psalm ? 3. What do you say of the third verse ? 4. What is meant by the phrase, upon thy right-hand, in the
fifth verse? 5. What is the sentiment of the sixth verse ? 6. What is the sentiment of the eighth verse ? 7. What is the general remark?
А prayer to God for help. 1. Unto thee lift I up mine eyes,
O thou that dwellest in the heavens,