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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Psalms 105:8-24

We are here taught, in praising God, to look a great way back, and to give him the glory of what he did for his church in former ages, especially when it was in the founding and forming, which those in its latter ages enjoy the benefit of and therefore should give thanks for. Doubtless we may fetch as proper matter for praise from the histories of the gospels, and the acts of the apostles, which relate the birth of the Christian church, as the psalmist here does from the histories of Genesis... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Psalms 105:11

Saying, unto thee will I give the land of Canaan ,.... To each of the above persons, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and to their posterity, the children of Israel. Not that the word "saying", as Gussetius F3 Ebr. Comment. p. 822. well observes, signifies that the words following it are expressive of the covenant, for that is expressed Psalm 105:7 , the main article, sum, and substance of it, being this, that the Lord was their God; but it only signifies that this earthly promise was... read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - Psalms 105:11

Verse 11 11.Saying, I will give thee the land of Canaan As this was only a small portion of the blessings offered to the fathers, the prophet seems at first view too much to limit the covenant of God, which extended even to the hope of an eternal inheritance. But he considered it enough to show, by the figure synecdoche, that a part of what God had promised to the fathers had received its complete accomplishment. His drift is to intimate that they did not possess the land of Canaan by any other... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Psalms 105:1-45

The "introduction" forms a strophe by itself. It is usual to divide the historical portion into strophes; but this can only be done arbitrarily, there being no really marked divisions. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Psalms 105:1-45

The testimony of history. God reveals himself in many ways; of these one is found in human history. All history may be studied, that we may understand his Divine thought and purpose; but more especially sacred history, his dealings with his ancient people. The psalmist is continually returning to this as a source of striking and convincing illustration. Among other lessons brought out by this psalm are the following:— I. HIS FAITHFULNESS . ( Psalms 105:8-11 , Psalms 105:42-44 ... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Psalms 105:1-45

He watching over Israel slumbers not nor sleeps. I. A BLESSED RETROSPECT . 1 . He knows it is blessed, because, ere the psalmist sets it down, he summons, in intensely earnest, varied, and emphatic wag, all people to give thanks unto the Lord. 2 . And he tells them wherefore they should hearken to his Word— because the Lord "hath remembered his covenant forever," etc. ( Psalms 105:8 ). 3 . Then comes the covenant history. He tells what the covenant was ( Psalms... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Psalms 105:11

Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan (see Genesis 13:15 ; Genesis 17:8 ; Genesis 26:3 ; Genesis 28:13 ). The lot of your inheritance; literally, the cord, or line, of your inheritance (comp. Psalms 78:55 ). The words are not found among the promises made to the patriarchs, but are perhaps regarded by the writer as implied in them. When the allotment of Canaan to the several tribes was made, recourse was doubtless had to the measuring line. read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Psalms 105:11

Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan - Genesis 13:14-15.The lot of your inheritance - Or, that shall be the lot of your inheritance; or, what you shall inherit. The margin is, “the cord.” The Hebrew word - חבל chebel - means properly a cord, a rope; and then, a measuring-line. Hence, it means a portion “measured out” and assigned to anyone as land, Joshua 17:14; Joshua 19:9. Compare Psalms 16:6. The meaning is, that the land of Canaan was given by promise to the patriarchs as their... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Psalms 105:8-11

Psalms 105:8-11. He hath remembered his covenant for ever Or, will remember it; that is, practically, so as to perform and make it good. The word The promise; which he commanded Established, or appointed, to a thousand generations To all generations; a certain number being put for an uncertain. And his oath unto Isaac Wherewith he ratified the covenant with him, Genesis 26:3. And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law That it might be as firm and irrevocable as a law; saying,... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Psalms 105:1-45

Psalms 105:0 God’s faithfulness to his covenantGod’s covenant people Israel, the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, are reminded to worship their God continually and to tell others of the great things he has done (1-6). In particular they are to remember God’s faithfulness to the covenant he made with Abraham. This covenant was his work alone. He chose Abraham from all the people of the world, and promised to make through him a nation and to give the land of Canaan to that nation for a... read more

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