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Psalms 75



Verse 1

Psalm 75:1-10. Al-taschith - (See on Psalm 57:1, title). In impending danger, the Psalmist, anticipating relief in view of God‘s righteous government, takes courage and renders praise.

God‘s name or perfections are set forth by His wondrous works.

Verse 2-3

These verses express the purpose of God to administer a just government, and in a time of anarchy that He sustains the nation. Some apply the words to the Psalmist.

receive the congregation — literally, “take a set time” (Psalm 102:13; Hosea 2:3), or an assembly at a set time - that is, for judging.

Verse 3

pillars of it — (1 Samuel 2:8).

Verses 4-8

Here the writer speaks in view of God‘s declaration, warning the wicked.

Lift … up the horn — to exalt power, here, of the wicked himself - that is, to be arrogant or self-elated.

Verse 5

speak … neck — insolently.

Verse 6

promotion — literally, “a lifting up.” God is the only right judge of merit.

Verse 8
a cup … red — God‘s wrath often thus represented (compare Isaiah 51:17; Jeremiah 25:15).

but the dregs — literally, “surely the dregs, they shall drain it.”

Verse 9-10

Contrasted is the lot of the pious who will praise God, and, acting under His direction, will destroy the power of the wicked, and exalt that of the righteous.


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These files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.
This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed.

Bibliography Information
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 75:4". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". 1871-8.

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