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Psalms 105



Verses 26-38

Psalms 105:26-28. He sent Moses his servant; and Aaron whom he had chosen. They shewed his signs among them, and wonders in the land of Ham. He sent darkness, and made it dark; and they rebelled not against his word.

So cowed were they by that awful darkness, that for a time they seemed to repent of their rebellion against the Lord.

Psalms 105:29-30. He turned their waters into blood, and slew their fish. Their land brought forth frogs in abundance, in the chambers of their kings.

Though the fish could not live, the frogs could. When good was taken away, evil came. What a strange succession of miracles was this, — the fish slain, but the frogs multiplied!

Psalms 105:31-34. He spake, and there came divers sorts of flies, and lice in all their coasts. He gave them hail for rain, and flaming fire in their land. He smote their vines also and their fig trees; and brake the trees of their coasts. He spake, and the locusts came, and caterpillars, and that without number,

There is great sublimity in this expression. God had only to speak, and whole battalions of devouring locusts and caterpillars seemed to leap out of the earth, or to drop from the clouds: “He spake, and the locusts came, and caterpillars, and that without number.”

Psalms 105:35-37. And did eat up all the herbs in their land, and devoured the fruit of their ground. He smote also all the firstborn in their land, the chief of all their strength. He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.

It was a notable miracle that, after all the oppression they had endured, they should be in such a state of health that “there was not one feeble person among their tribes.” When God makes his people march, he puts them into marching trim.

Psalms 105:38. Egypt was glad when they departed: for the fear of them fell upon them.

Yet this was the mighty nation whose proud king had defied the Lord. At last, they had had enough of the combat; they were glad that the people of God should retire out of their land, and they themselves bowed low before him. May we be taught humility of heart, so that we can sing the hymn I have chosen! “Sovereign Ruler, Lord of all, Prostrate at thy feet I fall; Hear, oh, hear my earnest cry; Frown not, lest I faint and die!”

This exposition consisted of readings from Exodus 10:1-20; and Psalms 105:26-38.


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Spurgeon, Charle Haddon. "Commentary on Psalms 105:4". "Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible". 2011.

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