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Psalms 105:6

 

 

O seed of Abraham, His servant, O sons of Jacob, His chosen ones!

Adam Clarke Commentary

O ye seed of Abraham - Ye Jews especially, who have been the peculiar objects of the Divine favor.


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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Psalms 105:6". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/psalms-105.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen - All you who are descendants of Abraham and Jacob; the former being particularly mentioned here because he was the great ancestor of the Hebrew people; the latter, because the events referred to were closely connected with the history of Jacob - with his going down into Egypt, and with the division of the tribes named after his sons. The word rendered “his chosen” would seem in our version to refer to Jacob. In the original, however, it is in the plural number, and must agree with the word rendered “children,” “Ye chosen sons of Jacob” (compare Psalm 105:43). So it has been translated in 1 Chronicles 16:13, “Ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones.”


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Psalms 105:6". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/psalms-105.html. 1870.

Coffman's Commentaries on the Bible

"O ye seed of Abraham his servant,

Ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones."

This verse identifies the chosen people as the persons addressed.


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Coffman, James Burton. "Commentary on Psalms 105:6". "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

O ye seed of Abraham his servant,.... These are the persons all along before addressed; the Israelites, who descended from Abraham, were his natural seed and offspring, and who had reason to give thanks unto the Lord and praise his name, since so many and such wonderful things had been done for them; though all that were his natural seed were not the children of God; and such who have the same faith he had, and tread in the steps he did, are Christ's, and partakers of his grace; these are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise; and are under the greatest obligations to praise the Lord. Abraham is here called his servant, as also in Psalm 105:42, being a true worshipper of God; though sometimes his friend, which is not inconsistent; though this character, according to the Septuagint, Vulgate Latin, and all the Oriental versions, belongs to his seed, they rendering it in the plural, "his servants". It follows,

ye children of Jacob his chosen; this is added to distinguish the persons intended from the other seed of Abraham in the line of Ishmael; for in Isaac his seed was called, which were the children of the promise, and that in the line of Jacob, and not in the line of Esau; from whom they were called Israel or Israelites, a people whom the Lord chose above all people on the face of the earth; for the word "chosen" may be connected with the children as well as with Jacob. The whole spiritual Israel of God, whether Jews or Gentiles, all such who are Israelites indeed, as they appear to be the chosen of God, so they are bound to praise his name.


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Gill, John. "Commentary on Psalms 105:6". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/psalms-105.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

chosen — rather qualifies “children” than “Jacob,” as a plural.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 105:6". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/psalms-105.html. 1871-8.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen.

Of Jacob — The only branch of Abraham's seed to whom the following blessings belong.


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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Psalms 105:6". "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

6Ye seed of Abraham his servant. The Psalmist addresses himself by name to his own countrymen, whom, as has been stated, God had bound to himself by a special adoption. It was a bond of union still more sacred, that by the mere good pleasure of God they were preferred to all other nations. By calling them the seed of Abraham, and the sons of Jacob, he reminds them that they had not attained so great dignity by their own power, but because they were descended from the holy fathers. He, however, affirms at the same time, that the holiness of their fathers flowed exclusively from God’s election, and not from their own nature. He expressly states both these truths, first, that before they were born children of Abraham, they were already heirs of the covenant, because they derived their origin from the holy fathers; and, secondly, that the fathers themselves had not acquired this prerogative by their own merit or worth, but had been freely chosen; for this is the reason why Jacob is called God’s chosen Although Abraham is also here called God’s servant, (Genesis 26:24) because he purely and sincerely worshipped him, yet in the second clause it is testified that the commencement of this distinction was not to be traced to men, but to God alone, who conferred upon the Israelites the honor of choosing them to be his peculiar possession.

From this covenant the Psalmist infers that although the government of God extends through the whole world, and although he executes his judgment in all places, he was nevertheless especially the God of that one people, (verse 7) according to the statement in the song of Moses,

“When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people, according to the number of the children of Israel: For the Lord’s portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.” Deuteronomy 32:8

The prophet again intended to show that the reason why the children of Israel excelled others was not because they were better than others, but because such was the good pleasure of God. If the divine judgments are extended through all the regions of the globe, the condition of all nations is in this respect equal. Whence it follows that the difference referred to proceeded from the love of God, — that the source of the superiority of the Israelites to other nations was his free favor. Although, then, He is the rightful proprietor of the whole earth, it is declared that he chose one people over whom he might reign. This is a doctrine which applies to us also at the present day. If we duly ponder our calling, we will undoubtedly find that God has not been induced from anything out of himself to prefer us to others, but that he was pleased to do so purely from his own free grace.


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Calvin, John. "Commentary on Psalms 105:6". "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/psalms-105.html. 1840-57.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Psalms 105:6 O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen.

Ver. 6. O ye seed of Abraham, &c.] Do thus, or else your pedigree will profit you no more than it did Dives in the flames, that Abraham called him son. An empty title yieldeth but an empty comfort.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Psalms 105:6". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/psalms-105.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Children of Jacob; to whom he restrains the former more general expression, because these were the only branch of Abraham’s seed to whom the following covenant and blessings belong.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Psalms 105:6". 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

6. Abraham… Jacob—He reminds them of their holy ancestry: they are the children of those whom God had called, and chosen, and loved; and he grounds the foregoing exhortation in these hallowed relations and memories.


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Psalms 105:6". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/psalms-105.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Sinned. Here commences the confession of sins. The just man first accuses himself, Proverbs xviii. 17. (Calmet) --- The same prayer is repeated, Judith vii. 19., and Daniel ix. 5., as it might be applicable to the captives. (Berthier) --- We have injured ourselves, our neighbours, and our God. (Worthington)


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Psalms 105:6". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/psalms-105.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Abraham. Some codices read Israel. Compare 1 Chronicles 16:13.

servant. Septuagint and Syriac read plural, "servants".

children =. sons.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 105:6". "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

O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen.

O ye seed of Abraham his servant - the ground of hope to the afflicted Jews: they are 'the seed of Abraham, God's servant' or client (Psalms 105:42), and are therefore heirs of God's promises to Abraham and Jacob (Romans 9:4).

Ye children of Jacob his chosen. The parallelism favours the Hebrew reading of our manuscript, whereby "His chosen," is genitive singular, and agrees with "Jacob." But the present Hebrew text has the plural agreeing with "ye children:" Psalms 105:43 accords with this (cf. Isaiah 43:20).


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 105:6". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/psalms-105.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen.
ye seed
Exodus 3:6; Isaiah 41:8,14; 44:1,2; Romans 9:4-29
his chosen
Deuteronomy 7:6-8; John 15:16; 1 Peter 2:9

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 105:6". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-105.html.

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