The psalmist recalls God’s kindness and asks him to revive the people.
Truth and justice unite: “Truth springs up from the earth; justice looks down from heaven.” (v. 12)
III. Select Verses
2-4: O LORD, You will favor Your land, restore Jacob’s fortune; You will forgive Your people’s iniquity, pardon all their sins; Selah. You will withdraw all Your anger, turn away from Your rage.
6: Will You be angry with us forever, prolong Your wrath for all generations?
9: Let me hear what God, the LORD, will speak; He will promise well-being to His people, His faithful ones; may they not turn to folly.
11-14: Faithfulness and truth meet; justice and well-being kiss. Truth springs up from the earth; justice looks down from heaven. The LORD also bestows His bounty; our land yields its produce. Justice goes before Him as He sets out on His way.
2-4. Account of salvation
5-8. Petition, rationale
10-14. Hymnic sermon/wish
No comment today. Stay tuned.
VI. Works Used
(see “Commentaries” page)
Gerstenberger, Erhard S. “Psalms Part 1 with an Introduction to Cultic Poetry” Forms of Old Testament Literature (Michigan: Eerdmans, 1988).
Tate, Marvin. “Psalms 51-100” Word Biblical Commentary vol. 20 (Waco, Texas: Wordbooks, 1990).
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