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Psalms 105:45

 

 

So that they might keep His statutes And observe His laws, Praise the LORD!

Adam Clarke Commentary

That they might observe his statutes - That they might be properly instructed, and properly disciplined. This is the end proposed by Divine revelation: men are to be made wise unto salvation, and then to be brought under the yoke of obedience. He who is not conformed to God's word shall not enter into Christ's kingdom.


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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Psalms 105:45". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/psalms-105.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

That they might observe his statutes, and keep his laws - The end - the design - of all this was that they might be an obedient people. This was the purpose of all his interventions in their behalf; and their obligation to obedience was enforced and measured by what he had done. The same is true in regard to his people now.

Praise ye the Lord - Hebrew, Hallelu-jah. See Psalm 104:35.


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Psalms 105:45". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/psalms-105.html. 1870.

Coffman's Commentaries on the Bible

WHY GOD DID IT

"That they might keep his statutes,

And observe his laws.

Praise ye Jehovah."

Why did God cast out the nations of Canaan and repopulate the land with Israel? Simply that his laws might be honored and observed in that land. This was the part of the glorious covenant that Israel, except for a small righteous remnant, did not generally honor. In time, the nation became even worse than the peoples whom God had driven out before them; and it was for that reason, that racial Israel, just like the wicked nations expelled before them, was also cast out of the land of Canaan, exactly as Moses had warned them before they entered it. "And ye shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest in to possess it" (Deuteronomy 28:63).


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Coffman, James Burton. "Commentary on Psalms 105:45". "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

That they might observe his statutes, and keep his laws,.... All this the Lord did for them, to engage them by his goodness to them to observe the statutes he appointed them, and the laws he gave them; the contrary to which the Canaanites had done, which caused him to cast them out of the land; but on these his people he heaped benefits, thereby to influence them to a cheerful obedience to his will; and this was all he required of them, and the least that they could do, being so highly favoured by him. And this is the end of our spiritual and eternal redemption by Christ, and of our effectual calling by his grace and Spirit, that we be zealous of good works; live unto righteousness, live to him that died for us; glorify him with our bodies and spirits, which are his; and be holy in all manner of conversation.

Praise ye the Lord, all the Israelites ought to have done so, upon the remembrance of the manifold instances of the divine goodness to them, recorded in this psalm; and so the spiritual Israel of God ought to praise him for their redemption by Christ, out of a worse than Egyptian bondage, the bondage of sin, Satan, and the law; and for their calling into liberty, and to marvellous light; for their meetness for heaven, and right unto it; they should praise him now with joyful lips, as they will in the other world to all eternity.


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Gill, John. "Commentary on Psalms 105:45". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/psalms-105.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

That they might z observe his statutes, and keep his laws. Praise ye the LORD.

(z) This is the reason why God preserves his Church, because they should worship and call on him in this world.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Psalms 105:45". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/psalms-105.html. 1599-1645.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Psalms 105:45 That they might observe his statutes, and keep his laws. Praise ye the LORD.

Ver. 45. That they might observe his statutes] Here the psalmist showeth the final cause of all the service of God; what should be the result, his praise.

Praise ye the Lord] Loquitur ad prudentes, saith Aben Ezra, this he speaketh to those that are wise; for high words become not a fool, saith Solomon.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Psalms 105:45". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/psalms-105.html. 1865-1868.

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary

REFLECTIONS

Now, Reader! you have gone through that part of the Church's history, from the call of Abraham to the settling of the Church in Canaan, and seen how lovely it sets forth God's covenant love and mercy - in Christ; what say you to your personal interest in these things? The apostle Paul's comment upon this history should always be uppermost in our remembrance, whenever we read this account of the Church. Now these things, saith Paul, were our ensamples. By these God the Holy Ghost is now teaching the Church. And if a believing soul so reads, and is so taught of God, as to see his personal concern in the whole, as a part of Christ's mystical body, he will involuntarily join the hymn of praise with which this Psalm begins, and cry out, O give thanks unto the Lord, and call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.

But chiefly, Reader, let you and I view God's covenant love in these solemn transactions, and trace it to its source; in the fountain-head of all mercies, God in Christ in his great salvation. Yes! blessed Jesus, it was thou whom Moses typified, when, at the call of God, he came to deliver thy people, thy chosen! Egypt, at this hour, is still the bondage of the soul, under which all thy people groan, until by thy mighty arm thou bringest them out. And oh! what miracles of grace dost thou work to confute thy foes, and to encourage thy redeemed! While turning water into blood, and alarming the enemies of thy people with tokens of thy displeasure to dismay them, thou art converting the rocky heart into a heart of flesh, and making a wilderness dispensation to blossom as a rose, to give drink to thy people, thy chosen. Blessed Lord! thus nourish my soul through every remaining part of my pilgrimage, until thou shalt bring me out of all, into thine heavenly kingdom, to rejoice evermore in thy great salvation, and to sing upon the everlasting hills the triumphs of Jesus, and his Church in him. Praise, praise the Lord. Amen.


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Hawker, Robert, D.D. "Commentary on Psalms 105:45". "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/psalms-105.html. 1828.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

45. That they might observe his statutes—This is the ultimate end of all the wonderful dispensations of God in calling and planting his Church; and in view of so glorious a result of the divine dispensation, and the admirable methods for securing it, we join the psalmist in his closing “hallelujah.”


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Psalms 105:45". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/psalms-105.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

PSALM CV. (CONFITEMINI DOMINO.)

A confession of the manifold sins and ingratitude of the Israelites.

Repented. Ceased to punish, (Eusebius) when the people repented. (St. Jerome) --- God then regarded them in mercy, having given them grace to repent. (Worthington)


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Psalms 105:45". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/psalms-105.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Praise ye THE LORD. Hebrew Hallelujah = Praise ye Jah.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 105:45". "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

That they might observe his statutes, and keep his laws. Praise ye the LORD. That they might observe his statutes (Deuteronomy 4:1; Deuteronomy 4:40; Psalms 78:7.) Thus, the two-fold reason for God's loving dealings with Israel was:

(1) Faithfulness to His covenant on His part;

(2) That they on their part might obey Him

Obedience on the part of Abraham in 'keeping the way of the Lord' appears in Genesis 18:19, as an object of the covenant made by God with him (Genesis 18:19). Disobedience on the Jews' part, the Psalmist implies, is the cause of their existing captivity in Babylon, and also of their forfeiture of the covenanted possession of Canaan. What ground of hope then remains? It is the purpose of the third psalm in the trilogy, Psalms 107:1-43, to solve this difficulty.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 105:45". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/psalms-105.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

That they might observe his statutes, and keep his laws. Praise ye the LORD.
That
Deuteronomy 4:40; 5:33; 6:1,2,21-25; Ezekiel 36:24-28; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 2:14
Praise ye the Lord
Heb. Hallelujah.
106:1; 150:1; *marg:; Revelation 19:3,4

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 105:45". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-105.html.

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