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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Psalms 106:13-33

This is an abridgment of the history of Israel's provocations in the wilderness, and of the wrath of God against them for those provocations: and this abridgment is abridged by the apostle, with application to us Christians (1 Cor. 10:5); for these things were written for our admonition, that we sin not like them, lest we suffer like them. I. The cause of their sin was disregard to the works and word of God, Ps. 106:13. 1. They minded not what he had done for them: They soon forgot his works,... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Psalms 106:18

And a fire was kindled in their company ,.... This seems to be the company of Korah, or however a part of it, the two hundred and fifty men that had censers, and so were of the Levitical race, as Korah was; this fire came from the Lord out of heaven. The flame burned up the wicked ; the two hundred and fifty men with censers, Numbers 16:35 , this was an emblem of that fire which shall consume those that hurt the witnesses; or of that vengeance of eternal fire which wicked men will... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Psalms 106:1-48

The nevertheless of God's mercy. This is actually expressed in Psalms 106:44 , but it is the theme of the whole psalm. Note concerning it— I. IT IMPLIES PREVIOUS AND TERRIBLE PROVOCATION . And, indeed, there had been such: 1 . In sins actually committed. What a catalogue of them the psalm contains! Sin at the very beginning ( Psalms 106:7 ). The former psalm reviewed the history of God's people as a subject for adoring praise, because of God's never-failing... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Psalms 106:6-39

Sin in many forms. It is not only the psalmist who says, "I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord" ( Psalms 32:5 ). It becomes us all to say, "We have sinned … we have committed iniquity" ( Psalms 106:6 ). Sin takes many forms, as this psalm makes clear. We may be guilty of— I. SINFUL FAILURE TO UNDERSTAND . ( Psalms 106:7 .) As the children of Israel "understood not God's wonders in Egypt," so we guiltily fail to recognize the wonderful working of the Divine hand,... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Psalms 106:6-46

The psalmist now enters on his main subject—the transgressions of Israel in the past, and God's manifold mercies vouchsafed to them. These he traces from the time of the Exodus ( Psalms 106:7 ) to that of the Babylonish captivity ( Psalms 106:46 ). read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Psalms 106:18

And a fire was kindled in their company (see Numbers 16:35 , Numbers 16:40 ; Numbers 26:10 ). The flame burned up the wicked. Korah and his "company" were more "wicked" than Dathan, Abiram, and their followers, since they had received a favour from God which ought to have satisfied them ( Numbers 16:9 , Numbers 16:10 ), and since they ought to have been better instructed in the Law than ordinary Israelites. Hence Korah alone is mentioned in Jude 1:11 . read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Psalms 106:17-18

On these verses see Numbers 16:31-35. This refers to the time when they rebelled against Moses. read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Psalms 106:16-18

Psalms 106:16-18. They envied Moses also His authority; in the camp As generalissimo of the armies of Israel, and chief justice in all their courts; and Aaron They envied him his power, as high-priest, on account of his consecration to which office he is here termed the saint of the Lord, and not on account of his inherent holiness, of which, undoubtedly, Moses had a greater share. Hereby the psalmist intimates, that their envy and rebellion were not only against Aaron, but against... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Psalms 106:1-48

Psalms 106:0 Israel’s faithlessness to GodLike the previous psalm, this psalm recounts the history of Israel. But whereas Psalms 105:0 emphasized God’s faithfulness, Psalms 106:0 emphasizes Israel’s unfaithfulness and the punishments it suffered as a result.Since God is good, people should praise and obey him. Then they will enjoy, as individuals and as a nation, the full blessings God desires for them (1-5). The psalmist admits, however, that he and those of his generation have sinned as did... read more

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