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Psalms 105:37

 

 

Then He brought them out with silver and gold, And among His tribes there was not one who stumbled.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

He brought them forth also with silver and gold - Which they had begged of the Egyptians. In Exodus 12:35, it is said, in our translation, that they had “borrowed” this gold and silver, together with raiment, of the Egyptians. This is an unhappy translation, as our word “borrow” means to ask anything of another for the purpose of using it for a time, with an implied understanding that it shall be returned, if an article to be used - or that as much money shall be repaid, if it is money that is borrowed - and according to this there would have been dishonesty and fraud on the part of the Israelites in “borrowing” these things of the Egyptians, when not intending (as they evidently did not) to return them. The Hebrew word, however, in Exodus 12:35 - שׁאל shâ'al - means merely to ask, “to demand, to require, to request, to perition, to beg.” The idea of an obligation to “return” the things, as in our word “borrow,” is not attached to the Hebrew word.

And there was not one feeble person … - literally, Not one who was lame; or, who halted, or staggered. This, of course, is not necessarily to be understood literally. It is a general description of the capability of the people for traveling, or for war.


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Psalms 105:37". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/psalms-105.html. 1870.

Coffman's Commentaries on the Bible

ISRAEL LEAVES EGYPT; EGYPT GLAD OF IT

"And he brought them forth with silver and gold;

And there was not one feeble person among his tribes.

Egypt was glad when they departed;

For the fear of them had fallen upon them."

"He brought them forth with silver and gold" (Psalms 105:37). See Exodus 12:35 for the Pentateuchal record of this. Also see Genesis 15:14 for God's promise of that very thing.


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Coffman, James Burton. "Commentary on Psalms 105:37". "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/psalms-105.html. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1983-1999.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

He brought them forth also with silver and gold,.... That is, God brought forth the Israelites out of Egypt by means of the above plagues, laden with great riches, with jewels of gold and of silver, which they borrowed of the Egyptians at the command of the Lord; and so to be justified in what they did; and besides it was but just and equitable that they should be paid for their service and hard labour in Egypt for a long course of time; and this was the method in Providence they were directed to take to do themselves justice; and hereby was accomplished an ancient prophecy concerning them, that they should come out with much substance, Genesis 15:14, Besides, in the passages quoted, the words should be rendered of the Israelites that they "asked", and of the Egyptians that they "gave"; the Jews, some of them, sayF3T. Bab. Beracot, fol. 9. 2. that these were given not with the will of the Egyptians, and others say not with the will of the Israelites, but neither of them true. And so in like manner will the people of God, when rescued from the tyranny of the antichristian states, enjoy great riches and honour; see Revelation 17:16.

And there was not one feeble person among their tribes; though there were six hundred thousand footmen, Numbers 11:21, and though they had been used to hard and rigorous service in order to weaken their strength; and though they came from among a people plagued with diseases and deaths. This confronts a lying story told by some Heathen writersF4Justin. e Trogo, l. 36. c. 2. Tacitus, l. 5. 3. Lysimachus apud Joseph. contr. Apion. l. 1. s. 34. , that the Israelites were driven out of Egypt because they had the itch, leprosy, and other diseases upon them. Aben Ezra and Kimchi interpret it, there was not a poor or necessitous man among them, for they abounded with gold and silver; compare with this the case of God's people in the latter day, Zechariah 12:8.


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Gill, John. "Commentary on Psalms 105:37". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/psalms-105.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and [there was] s not one feeble [person] among their tribes.

(s) When their enemies felt God's plagues his children by his providence were exempted.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Psalms 105:37". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/psalms-105.html. 1599-1645.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

with silver and goldpresented them by the Egyptians, as an acknowledgment due for their labors in their bondage (compare Exodus 12:35).

one feeble person — or, “stumbler,” unfit for the line of march. Compare “harnessed,” that is, accoutred and marshalled as an army on march (Exodus 13:18; Isaiah 5:27).


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 105:37". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/psalms-105.html. 1871-8.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.

Feeble — Diseased or unable for his journey: which in so vast a body, and in a people who had been so dreadfully oppressed, was wonderful.


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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Psalms 105:37". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/psalms-105.html. 1765.

Calvin's Commentary on the Bible

37.And he brought them forth with silver and gold (230) The prophet, on the other hand, celebrates the grace of God which preserved the chosen people untouched and safe from all these plagues. If both parties had been indiscriminately afflicted with them, the hand of God would not have been so signally manifest. But now when the Israelites, amidst so many calamities, experienced an entire exemption from harm, this difference exhibits to us, as in a picture, God’s fatherly care about his own people. For this reason, it is stated, Nor was there a feeble person, or one who stumbled; (231) for the verb כשל , kashal, has both these meanings. But I prefer taking it simply in this sense, That whilst Egypt was hastening to destruction, the people of God were vigorous, and free from every malady. When it is said, He brought them forth, and when it is afterwards added, in his tribes, there is a change of the number, which is quite common in the Hebrew language. Some refer the word his to God; but this I am afraid is too forced.


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Calvin, John. "Commentary on Psalms 105:37". "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/psalms-105.html. 1840-57.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Psalms 105:37 He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and [there was] not one feeble [person] among their tribes.

Ver. 37. He brought them forth also with silver and gold] Which they had dearly earned in Egypt, but could not get, till God, the right owner of all, set them in a course, Exodus 12:35-36, dispensing with his own law.

There was not one feeble person] But all able and fit for their journey, Viatico et firma valetudine instructi.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Psalms 105:37". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/psalms-105.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Feeble person; diseased or unable for his journey; which in so vast a body, and in a time of such mortality as it had been in Egypt, and in a people which had been so long and so dreadfully oppressed as the Israelites were, was wonderful; but they all journeyed on foot, Exodus 12:37.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Psalms 105:37". 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

37. With silver and gold—God had promised Abraham (Genesis 15:14) that his descendants should “come out of Egypt with great substance;” and again to Moses, “When ye go ye shall not go empty.”

Exodus 3:21. The words “silver and gold” refer to Exodus 11:2; Exodus 12:35, where the Hebrew word is not “borrow,” but ask, require; and in Psalms 105:36, where the word is rendered lent, the Hiphil form of the verb means, to suffer to ask; literally, to cause to ask, that is, to lend a willing ear to the asker, and to grant his request. “No proof can be brought that the word means to lend, as is commonly supposed. The word occurs again in 1 Samuel 1:28, and there it means to grant or give.”Keil and Delitzsch.


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Psalms 105:37". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/psalms-105.html. 1874-1909.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

their = his: i.e. Israel"s (or Jehovah"s).


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 105:37". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/psalms-105.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(37) Feeble person.—Literally, stumbling. (Comp. Isaiah 5:27 : “None shall be weary or stumble among them,” i.e., none unfit for the march and military duty.)


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Psalms 105:37". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/psalms-105.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.
brought
Genesis 15:14; Exodus 3:22; 12:35,36; Acts 13:17
and there
Considering the immense number of men, women, children, and cattle, it must certainly have appeared extraordinary, that there was none among them weak or feeble, none unable to perform the journey. The order was that "not a hoof should be left behind;" and He who commanded gave strength to obey.

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 105:37". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-105.html.

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