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Psalms 105:41

 

 

He opened the rock and water flowed out; It ran in the dry places like a river.

Adam Clarke Commentary

He opened the rock, and the waters rushed out - See the note on Exodus 17:6, to which I can now add, that a piece of this rock, broken off by the hand of my nephew, E. S. A. Clarke, in the course of the present year [1822,] now lies before me. It is fine granite; and so well distinguished as a granite, that the feldt-spar, the mica, and the quartz, of which granite is composed, appear very distinctly. It is worthy of remark, that, as granite is supposed, in the most accredited systems of geology, to be the very basis of the earth, the original rock, and all other substances to be superimpositions upon it, and as the decompositions of the feldt-spar produce pure vegetable earth, this rock should be used for this purpose, and should be an emblem of Jesus Christ, the Creator and Redeemer of the human race; and that it should signify him who is the basis of all things; who upholds all by the word of his power; without whom nothing is stable, nothing fruitful; from whom alone the water of life proceeds; and in whose name only is salvation. And that rock (in the wilderness) was Christ! and it is the only remaining emblem of him in creation.


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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Psalms 105:41". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/psalms-105.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

He opened the rock … - See the notes at Psalm 78:15. “They ran in the dry places like a river.” Or, “a river.” They flowed along in the desert - a river of waters. See the notes at 1 Corinthians 10:4.


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Psalms 105:41". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/psalms-105.html. 1870.

The Biblical Illustrator

Psalms 105:41

He opened the rock.

The rock at Horeb

I. The source whence the waters are said to have sprung. A rock is in many respects an appropriate emblem of Christ.

1. It suggests the ideas of stability and unchangeableness.

2. Chosen by God Himself.

3. Smitten.

II. The uses for which they were designed.

1. To save from death by thirst.

2. To purify.

3. To refresh.

“Hungry and thirsty,” we are told, “their soul fainted in them.” But the same waters that saved them from perishing, renewed their strength, and enabled them to prosecute their journeyings to Canaan with fresh vigour and alacrity. And is it not thus with the weary and heavy-laden traveller to Zion, when supplies from the Redeemer’s grace are afforded to his soul?

III. The manner in which the waters flowed from the opened rock.

1. Abundantly. So it is with the grace of Christ. It is “exceeding abundant.” Its efficacy to save, to purify, and to refresh our souls is inexhaustible.

2. Freely. So with the blood of Christ. It is open even to the vilest and guiltiest.

3. Constantly. No drought could exhaust nor cold arrest the waters which the Israelites enjoyed in the wilderness; so neither shall any worldly trial deprive the true Israel of the reviving streams of the Redeemer’s grace. Goodness and mercy shall surely follow the ransomed of the Lord through all their earthly pilgrimage. (P. Grant.)
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Psalms 106:1-48


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Exell, Joseph S. "Commentary on "Psalms 105:41". The Biblical Illustrator. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tbi/psalms-105.html. 1905-1909. New York.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

He opened the rock, and the waters gushed out,.... That is, God opened the rock, who before is said to spread the cloud, and bring the quails, for it was a miraculous affair; or Moses, by divine orders, which was done by smiting it, when waters flowed out in great abundance, sufficient to give drink to men and beasts, and which continued, Exodus 17:6. This was typical of Christ the Rock, 1 Corinthians 10:4, and of the opening of his side, from whence flowed blood and water, John 19:34 and of his being smitten with the rod of justice, and by the law of Moses, from whom flow abundance of grace, and the blessings of it, freely to all his people; See Gill on Psalm 78:15. See Gill on Psalm 78:16.

They ran in the dry places like a river; and did not sink and soak into them, but continued their flow, and followed the Israelites, wherever they went; see 1 Corinthians 10:4.


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Gill, John. "Commentary on Psalms 105:41". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/psalms-105.html. 1999.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

He opened the rock, and the waters gushed out; they ran in the dry places like a river.

River — They flowed in channels which God provided for them, and followed the Israelites in their march.


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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Psalms 105:41". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/psalms-105.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Psalms 105:41 He opened the rock, and the waters gushed out; they ran in the dry places [like] a river.

Ver. 41. He opened the rock] Set it abroach, giving them pluviam escatilem, et petram aquatilem, as Tertullian hath it.

They ran in the dry places] Per deserta Sinis et Tzinis, saith Junius. See 1 Corinthians 10:4.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Psalms 105:41". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/psalms-105.html. 1865-1868.

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

Psalms 105:41. They ran in the dry places like a river Or, They went along, a river, in dry places. Or, Rivers flowed down through dry places. Green.


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Coke, Thomas. "Commentary on Psalms 105:41". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/psalms-105.html. 1801-1803.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

They flowed in channels which God provided for them, and followed the Israelite’s in their march, as is noted, 1 Corinthians 10:4. Hence they complained no more of want of water till they came to Kadesh, Num 20, which was many years after this time.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Psalms 105:41". 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

41. The rock—The reference is particularly to Horeb, Exodus 17:6. See note on Psalms 78:16


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Psalms 105:41". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/psalms-105.html. 1874-1909.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

He opened the rock, and the waters gushed out; they ran in the dry places like a river. He opened the rock, and the waters gushed out; they ran in the dry places like a river - (Psalms 78:16; Psalms 78:20.)


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 105:41". "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

(41) Rock.—The Hebrew tsûr refers us to the miracle at Horeb.


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Psalms 105:41". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/psalms-105.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

He opened the rock, and the waters gushed out; they ran in the dry places like a river.
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78:15,16,20; 114:8; Exodus 17:6; Numbers 20:11; Nehemiah 9:15; Isaiah 48:21; 1 Corinthians 10:4

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 105:41". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-105.html.

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