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Psalms 105:14

 

 

He permitted no man to oppress them, And He reproved kings for their sakes:

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

He suffered no man to do them wrong - He protected them as they wandered from place to place, and as they were exposed to dangers. See the history of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, in their wanderings, as it is recorded in the book of Genesis.

Yea, he reproved kings for their sakes - That he might protect them; that he might keep them from danger and from sin. See the case of Pharaoh in the time of Abraham, Genesis 12:17-20, and the case of Abimelech, Genesis 20:3, Genesis 20:6.


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Psalms 105:14". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/psalms-105.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

He suffered no man to do them wrong,.... Though strangers and unsettled, and moving from place to place; and few in number, and weak and defenceless. Thus the herdsmen of Gerar were not suffered to do any harm to Isaac and his herdsmen; but, on the contrary, the king of the place, with some of his chief men, sought an alliance, and entered into one with Isaac. Thus Laban was not suffered to hurt Jacob, nor the Sichemites to hurt him and his sons; the terror of God falling on all the cities round about, Genesis 26:20. The people of God are in this world exposed to the injuries of the men of it, being as sheep among wolves; and it is often in the power of their hands to hurt them, as it was in the power of Laban to hurt Jacob; nor do they want an inclination, there being a rooted enmity in the seed of the serpent to the seed of the woman: but God will not suffer them; though they would willingly, like Balaam, curse them, yet they cannot curse whom God has blessed; he will not suffer them to injure them.

Yea, he reproved kings for their sakes; as Pharaoh king of Egypt, and Abimelech king of Gerar; whom he reproved, both verbally and really, with words and stripes, Genesis 12:17. Kings are to be reproved by men, when they do amiss, as Herod was by John Baptist; and may expect to be reproved by the King of kings, when they do wrong, especially to his people; who are themselves kings and priests unto God, and are esteemed by him above the kings of the earth, and made higher than they.


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Gill, John. "Commentary on Psalms 105:14". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/psalms-105.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved g kings for their sakes;

(g) That is, the king of Egypt and the king of Gerar, (Genesis 12:17) , (Genesis 20:3)

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Psalms 105:14". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/psalms-105.html. 1599-1645.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

reproved kings — Pharaoh of Egypt and Abimelech of Gerar (Genesis 12:17; Genesis 20:3).


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 105:14". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/psalms-105.html. 1871-8.

Calvin's Commentary on the Bible

14.He did not suffer men to hurt them Abraham and his children had not merely two or three enemies: they were harassed by whole nations. As then many rose up one after another in troops against them, the Psalmist says indefinitely, that men were withheld from hurting them; for אדם, adam, is the word here used, which is the one most generally employed to signify man He next amplifies the love of God towards his servants, in setting himself in opposition to kings for their sake. When God did not spare even the kings of Egypt and Gerar, it is evident how precious the welfare of Abraham and his offspring was in his sight. We have said a little before that the holy fathers were of no estimation in the eyes of the world. God therefore displayed his goodness so much the more signally in preferring them to kings. Now we here see, that the Jews were humbled in the person of their fathers, that they might not imagine that they found favor in the sight of God by any merit of their own.


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Calvin, John. "Commentary on Psalms 105:14". "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/psalms-105.html. 1840-57.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Psalms 105:14 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes;

Ver. 14. He suffered no man, &c.] So as utterly to oppress them; for otherwise they had their illusages; such as was the taking away of Sarah, casting out of Isaac, the rape of Dinah, &c. Strangers meet many times with hard measure.

Yea, he reproved kings] Genesis 12:17; Genesis 20:3. Kings and queens must not think themselves too good to nurse God’s little ones, yea, to do them homage, licking up the dust under their feet, Isaiah 49:23.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Psalms 105:14". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/psalms-105.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Both verbally, and really, by his judgments. See Genesis 12:17 20:3.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Psalms 105:14". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/psalms-105.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

14. Reproved kings—The allusion is specially to Pharaoh and Abimelech. Genesis 12:17; Genesis 20:3


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Psalms 105:14". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/psalms-105.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Desire. Or they greedily sought for flesh meat, (Haydock) at Sin, or Pharan, Exodus xvi. 13., and Numbers xi. 31. Chronological order is not observed. (Calmet)


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Psalms 105:14". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/psalms-105.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

man. Hebrew "adam. App-14.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 105:14". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/psalms-105.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes;

He suffered no man to do them wrong; yea, he reproved kings for their sakes - Pharaoh of Egypt (Genesis 12:17) for Abraham's sake; Abimelech of Gerar for Isaac's sake (Genesis 20:3, etc.), to whom chiefly the allusion is.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 105:14". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/psalms-105.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(14) Wrong.—The allusion is doubtless to the incidents connected with Sarah and Rebekah at the courts of Egypt and Philistia. (See Genesis 26:11.)


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Psalms 105:14". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/psalms-105.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes;
Genesis 12:14-17; 20:1-7; 26:14-33; 31:24-29; 35:5; Exodus 7:16,17

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 105:14". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-105.html.

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