This one is said to be for the feast of tabernacles.
| 1 ¶ O give
thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.
2 Let Israel now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.
3 Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.
4 Let them now that fear the LORD say, that his mercy endureth for ever.
5 I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place.
6 The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?
.7 The LORD taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.
8 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
9 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.
- Let Israel now say ... The repetitions
are emphatic. Compare v10 and onward.
1 - Mercy From chesed, also meaning "love." See on ps03605.
| 10 All nations
compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them.
11 They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
12 They compassed me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
13 Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the LORD helped me.
14 The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.
.15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.
16 The right hand of the LORD is exalted: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.
- Fire of thorns Thorny brush has little
mass so when burning would be easily put out. Thorns also imply hostility.
14 - Strength and song In Hebrew, equivalent to ex1502.
15 - Tabernacles An older English word for "tents."
| 17 I shall
not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.
18 The LORD hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death.
18 The Lord has disciplined me severely, but He has not given me over to death. (NASB).
- Not die Reformer John Wycliffe recited
these words in his last illness, confident that he would report the evil
actions of the friars.
18 - Chastened me For those who follow the Lord, our troubles may develop our characters. jb0517, pr0311, he1205, he1211.
| 19 ¶ Open
to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise
.20 This gate of the LORD, into which the righteous shall enter.
21 I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.
.22 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.
23 This is the LORD'S doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.
- Gate ... enter Compare re2214.
22 - Stone Jesus clarified the meaning lu2017.
| 24 This
is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
.25 Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.
.26 Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD.
.27 God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.
28 Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee.
29 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
- This is the day When did the Lord make a day? ge0201.
25 - Save now The cry at the triumphal entry mt2109.
26 - Cometh in the name A promise of the Messiah.