The people praise God and hope for his blessings.
The psalmist makes a wish: “May the earth yield its produce; may God, our God, bless us!” (v. 7)
III. Select Verses
2-3: May God be gracious to us and bless us; may He show us favor, Selah, that Your way be known on earth, Your deliverance among all nations.
4-5: Peoples will praise You, O God; all peoples will praise You. Nations will exult and shout for joy, for You rule the peoples with equity, You guide the nations of the earth. Selah.
7-8: May the earth yield its produce; may God, our God, bless us. May God bless us, and be revered to the ends of the earth.
2-3. Wish/blessing and Rationale
4-6. Anticipated praise from the nations
No comment today. Stay tuned.
VI. Works Used
(see “Commentaries” page)
Collins, John J. “Introduction to the Hebrew Bible,” (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2004).
Craigie, Peter C. “Psalms 1-50” Word Biblical Commentary vol. 19 (Waco, Texas: Wordbooks, 1983).
Gerstenberger, Erhard S. “Psalms Part 1 with an Introduction to Cultic Poetry” Forms of Old Testament Literature (Michigan: Eerdmans, 1988).
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