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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Psalms 146:5-10

The psalmist, having cautioned us not to trust in princes (because, if we do, we shall be miserably disappointed), here encourages us to put our confidence in God, because, if we do so, we shall be happily secured: Happy is he that has the God of Jacob for his help, that has an interest in his attributes and promises, and has them engaged for him, and whose hope is in the Lord his God. I. Let us take a view of the character here given of those whom God will uphold. Those shall have God for... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Psalms 146:5

Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help ,.... The God of the patriarch Jacob, the Messiah, who is that God that fed him all his life, the Angel that redeemed him from all evil, with whom in the form of a man he wrestled, when he had power over God, and saw him face to face; the God of the posterity of Jacob, the Angel of Jehovah's presence, who went before them by day and night in the wilderness, and saved and carried them all the days of old; the God of spiritual Jacob, or... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Psalms 146:6

Which made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that therein is ,.... This and the following verses are a description of that divine Person, even Christ, who is the help and hope of his people; and every character of him is a reason for faith and hope in him; all things are made by him, which are in the whole compass of creation, the heaven, earth, and sea, and all in them; the fowls of the airy heaven; the sun, moon, and stars, the hosts of the starry heavens; and the angels, the... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Psalms 146:7

Which executeth judgment for the oppressed ,.... All judgment being committed to Christ as Mediator, he executes it on the behalf of his oppressed ones, and breaks in pieces their oppressors; being oppressed with sin, and lying under the power of it, he condemned it in his flesh, wrought out a righteousness to justify from it, and redeemed them from all their iniquities; being oppressed by Satan, and led captive by him, he took them as a prey from the mighty, and led captivity captive; and,... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Psalms 146:8

The Lord openeth the eyes of the blind ,.... Who are corporeally blind; the eyes of many such were opened by Christ when here on earth, and one who was born blind; and such who are spiritually blind as to any knowledge of divine things, of God in Christ, of the way of life and salvation by Christ, of the Spirit and his operations, of their state and condition by nature, or of the things of the Gospel; the eyes of many such he opens so as to see their sin and danger, their want of... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Psalms 146:9

The Lord preserveth the strangers ,.... The life of them, as he did the daughter of: the Greek, a Syrophenician woman, and a Samaritan, by healing them of their diseases, Mark 7:26 ; and in a spiritual sense he preserves the lives and saves the souls of his people among the Gentiles, who are aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenant of promise; for these he laid down his life a ransom, and became the propitiation for their sins; to these he sends his Gospel,... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Psalms 146:5

Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help - While he that trusts in man is miserable, he that trusts in God is happy. In the son of man, אדם בן ben Adam , there is no help, תשועה teshuah , no saving principle. Every son of Adam naturally comes into the world without this, and must continue so till the Lord open the eyes of the blind, Psalm 146:8 ; but a measure of light is given from that true Light which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. This son of Adam... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Psalms 146:7

Which ewecuteth judgment for the oppressed - For those who suffer by violence or calumny. This may refer to the Israelites, who suffered much by oppression from the Babylonians, and by calumny from the Samaritans, etc., who had prejudiced the king of Persia against them. Giving food to the hungry - No doubt he fed the poor captives by many displays of his peculiar providence. The Lord looseth the prisoners - And as he has sustained you so long under your captivity, so will he bring... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Psalms 146:8

Openeth the eyes of the blind - He brings us out of our prison-house, from the shadow of death, and opens our eyes that we may behold the free light of the day. And it is the Lord only that can open the eyes of any son of Adam, and give him to see his wretchedness, and where help and salvation may be found. Raiseth them that are bowed down - Through a sense of their guilt and sinfulness. The Lord loveth the righteous - These he makes partakers of a Divine nature; and he loves those... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Psalms 146:9

Preserveth the strangers - He has preserved you strangers in a strange land, where you have been in captivity for seventy years; and though in an enemy's country, he has provided for the widows and orphans as amply as if he had been in the promised land. The way of the wicked he turneth upside down - He subverts, turns aside. They shall not do all the wickedness they wish; they shall not do all that is in their power. In their career he will either stop them, turn them aside, or overturn... read more

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