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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Psalms 108:13

 

 

Through God we will do valiantly, And it is He who shall tread down our adversaries.

Adam Clarke Commentary

Through God we shall do valiantly - From him we derive our courage, from him our strength, and by him our success.

[For the Analysis, see the Psalm 57:1-11; (note) and Psalm 60:1-12; (note). Also see introduction to Psalm 108:1-13; (note)]


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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Psalms 108:13". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/psalms-108.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Through God we shall do … - This also is taken from Psalm 60:12, without change.

Thus the psalm, though made up of parts of two separate psalms, is complete and continuous in itself. There is no break or discrepancy in the current of thought, but the unity is as perfect as though it had been an original composition. It is to be remarked, also, that though in the original psalms the parts which are used here have a different connection, and are separately complete there, yet as employed here, they seem to be exactly suited to the new use which is made of the language; and though the original “reasons” for the use of the language do not appear here, yet there is a sufficient reason for that language apparent in the psalm as rearranged. To an Israelite, also, there might be a new interest in the use of the language in the fact that words with which he was familiar, as employed for other purposes, “could” be thus combined, and made applicable to a new occasion in the national history.


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Psalms 108:13". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/psalms-108.html. 1870.

The Biblical Illustrator

Psalms 108:13

Through God we shall do valiantly.

Assurance of the Church’s victory

1. Whatsoever may be the variety of the exercises of faith, victory and triumph shall close the war, and crown the wrestler.

2. Albeit the means be nothing but vanity without God, yet they must be used, for they are something when they are used by us, and put in God’s hand.

3. What the Lord doth by the believer as His servant, or by any other instrument, God must have the glory of it.

4. The faith of the Church’s victory over her enemies is grounded upon God’s engaging in the war for the Church, and against our enemies. (D. Dickson.)

Faith’s impossible feats

We need the courage of those ancient soldiers who were wont to regard difficulties only as whetstones upon which to sharpen their swords. I like Alexander’s balk--when they said there were so many thousands, so many millions, perhaps, of Persians. “Very well,” said he, “it is good reaping where the corn is thick. One butcher is not afraid of a thousand sheep.” I like even the talk of the old Gascon who said, when they asked him, “Can you and your troops get into that fortress? it is impregnable.” “Can the sun enter in?” said he. “Yes.” “Well, where the sun can go we will enter.” Whatever is possible, or whatever is impossible, Christians can do at God’s command, for God is with us. (C. H. Spurgeon.)
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Psalms 109:1-31


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Exell, Joseph S. "Commentary on "Psalms 108:13". The Biblical Illustrator. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tbi/psalms-108.html. 1905-1909. New York.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

In one. Hebrew, "another." Let none remember them. The ruin of Jerusalem took place within forty years time. (Calmet) --- Arch-heretics are not long followed; their disciples make fresh discoveries. (Worthington)


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Psalms 108:13". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/psalms-108.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

To the chief Musician. App-64.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 108:13". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/psalms-108.html. 1909-1922.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.
Through
18:29-34; 118:6-13; 144:1; 2 Chronicles 20:12; 1 Corinthians 15:10; Ephesians 6:10-18
tread
18:42; 60:12; Judges 15:8; Isaiah 25:10; 63:3; Romans 16:20; 2 Corinthians 2:14

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 108:13". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-108.html.

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