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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Psalms 72:2-17

This is a prophecy of the prosperity and perpetuity of the kingdom of Christ under the shadow of the reign of Solomon. It comes in, 1. As a plea to enforce the prayer: ?Lord, give him thy judgments and thy righteousness, and then he shall judge thy people with righteousness, and so shall answer the end of his elevation, Ps. 72:2. Give him thy grace, and then thy people, committed to his charge, will have the benefit of it.? Because God loved Israel, he made him king over them to do judgment... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Psalms 72:14

He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence ,.... From all the secret and open designs and efforts of their enemies; "from deceit", and deceitfulness of sin and its lusts, so as that they shall not be finally hardened and destroyed by it; from the deceitfulness of the old serpent the devil, and all his cunning wiles and stratagems; and from false teachers, who lie in wait to deceive, and who would, if possible, deceive the very elect, but shall not: and from "violence"; from the... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Psalms 72:14

From deceit and violence - Because they are poor and uneducated, they are liable to be deceived; and because they are helpless, they are liable to oppression; but his equal justice shall duly consider these cases; and no man shall suffer because he is deceived, though the letter of the law may be against him. And precious shall their blood be - If the blood or life of such a person shall have been spilt by the hand of violence, he shall seek it out, and visit it on the murderer, though... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Psalms 72:1-20

The glory of Christ's kingdom. It is written that Satan took our Lord "up into an exceeding high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them" ( Matthew 4:8 ); but they had no charm, for him. In this psalm we are, so to speak, taken up by the Spirit, and shown the kingdom of Messiah; and as its glory opens to our sight our hearts are thrilled with admiration and delight. With renewed ardour we cry, "Thy kingdom come." Consider some things testified here as... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Psalms 72:14

He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence. Messiah's especial tenderness towards the poor and lowly is a main feature in all descriptions of his kingdom (see Isaiah 11:4 ; Isaiah 29:19 ; Isaiah 41:17 , etc.), and was emphasized by our Lord when he came upon earth ( Matthew 11:5 ; Luke 4:18 ). And precious shall their blood be in his sight . Worth, therefore, a mighty ransom (comp. Psalms 116:15 ). read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Psalms 72:14

He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence - He will rescue their lives; that is, he will deliver them from the hands of men who practice deceit, or who are dishonest and unjust - and from the hands of those who oppress. This is stating in another form the idea that his reign would be one of equity, protecting the rights of the poor, and delivering the oppressed.And precious shall their blood be in his sight - That is, so precious that he will not permit it to be shed unjustly, but... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Psalms 72:12-14

Psalms 72:12-14 . For he shall deliver the needy, &c. The fame of his just and merciful government shall induce multitudes either to put themselves under his rule and protection, or to show great respect and reverence for him. He shall spare the poor and needy He shall take pity on them, and add no heavier burden unto that of their lamentable poverty. And shall save the souls That is, the lives, of the needy. He shall not be prodigal of their lives, but as tenderly careful to... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Psalms 72:14

redeem. Hebrew. ga'al. See notes on Exodus 6:6 ; Exodus 13:13 . their soul = them, or their life. Hebrew. nephesh. read more

Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - Psalms 72:14

Psalms 72:14. And precious shall their blood be in his sight— That is, "he shall look upon the life of the poor to be as really valuable as that of others, and not suffer their blood to be shed with impunity." read more

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