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Psalms 30:2

 

 

O LORD my God, I cried to You for help, and You healed me.

Adam Clarke Commentary

Thou hast healed me - Thou hast removed the plague from my people by which they were perishing in thousands before my eyes.


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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Psalms 30:2". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/psalms-30.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

O Lord my God, I cried unto thee - In the time of trouble and danger.

And thou hast healed me - Thou didst restore me to health. The language here evidently refers to the fact that he had been sick, and had then been restored to health.


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Psalms 30:2". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/psalms-30.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

O Lord my God, I cried unto thee,.... In the time of his distress and trouble; and whither should he go but unto his covenant God and Father?

and thou hast healed me: either of some bodily disease that attended him; for the Lord is the physician of the body, as well as of the soul; and that either immediately, or by giving a blessing to means used; and the glory of such a mercy should be given to him: or else of soul diseases, which are natural and hereditary, epidemical, nauseous, mortal, and incurable, but by the grace of God and blood of Christ; and the healing: of them either respects the pardon of them at first conversion; for healing diseases, and forgiving iniquities, signify one and the same thing; or else fresh discoveries and applications of pardoning grace, after falls into sin, which are an healing backslidings, and restoring comforts; and this is God's work; none can heal but himself, and he does it effectually, universally, and freely, and which calls for thankfulness, Psalm 103:1; or this may be understood in a civil sense, of restoring him to his house, his throne and kingdom, and the peace of it.


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Gill, John. "Commentary on Psalms 30:2". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/psalms-30.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast c healed me.

(c) Restored from the rebellion of Absalom.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Psalms 30:2". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/psalms-30.html. 1599-1645.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

healed me — Affliction is often described as disease (Psalm 6:2; Psalm 41:4; Psalm 107:20), and so relief by healing.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 30:2". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/psalms-30.html. 1871-8.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Psalms 30:2 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.

Ver. 2. I cried unto thee] In some great sickness, say some, that befell him about the time that he built his house of cedar, 2 Samuel 5:11, that he might not be overjoyed, and take a surfeit; or rather, when, by my son’s rising up against me, I was likely to have lost my state and kingdom.

And thou hast healed me] That is, helped me, as Jonah 2:6, thou hast restored and re-established me in my kingdom. Kimchi senseth it thus, Thou hast delivered my soul from hell, though in this world thou hast grievously afflicted my body.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Psalms 30:2". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/psalms-30.html. 1865-1868.

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

Psalms 30:2. Thou hast healed me The original verb רפא rapa is used either for the healing of bodily disorders, Psalms 103:3 or to denote the happy alteration of any person's affairs, either in public or private life, by the removal of any kind of distress, personal or national. Psalms 107:20. Isaiah 19:22. So in the place before us, Thou hast healed me, means, "Thou hast brought me out of my distresses; hast restored my health, and rendered me safe and prosperous." Under Saul he was frequently in the most imminent danger of his life, out of which God wonderfully brought him: this he strongly expresses by saying, Thou hast brought up my soul from sheol: Psalms 30:3. Thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. "I thought myself lost, and saw nothing to prevent my destruction; and I can scarcely help looking on the deliverance that thou hast vouchsafed me, otherwise than as a kind of resurrection from the dead."


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Coke, Thomas. "Commentary on Psalms 30:2". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/psalms-30.html. 1801-1803.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

i.e. Delivered me from the fears and troubles of my mind, which are oft compared to diseases, and from very dangerous distempers of my body.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Psalms 30:2". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/psalms-30.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

2. Thou hast healed me—The word for “healed” often means, figuratively, to restore to prosperity, whether of a nation, (Psalms 60:2; Isaiah 6:10;) or, morally, of individuals, (Jeremiah 3:22;) or, physically, of bad waters and malarious marshes, (2 Kings 2:22; Ezekiel 47:9; Ezekiel 47:11.) David had suffered as the head of the nation, as a king and father for his people, and had been reduced to great distress and perplexity, from which he was now “healed” or restored.


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Psalms 30:2". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/psalms-30.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Justice. Symmachus, "mercy." Thou art the judge between us. (Calmet) --- How grievous soever I may be afflicted, yet I trust in thee. (Worthington) --- "I fear that confusion which lasts for ever." (St. Augustine) (Du Hamel)


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Psalms 30:2". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/psalms-30.html. 1859.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.

O Lord. The invocation of 'Yahweh' in the opening of each of the three first verses marks their close mutual relation.

Thou hast healed me - thou hast removed my spiritual malady (my pride, which brought on me chastisement), and the consequent plague which so reduced my people. Compare Psalms 30:10-11; 1 Chronicles 21:14-27; Isaiah 1:5-6; Isaiah 6:10; 2 Chronicles 36:16, margin.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 30:2". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/psalms-30.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.
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6:2; 51:8; 103:3,4; 107:17-22; 118:18; 147:3; Genesis 20:17; Exodus 15:26; 2 Kings 20:5; James 5:14,15

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 30:2". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-30.html.

Ver. 2. O Lord, my God, I cried to Thee, and Thou didst heal me. Every severe suffering appears under the figure of a sickness, and the Lord, who remove it, under the figure of a physician. Compare Isaiah 6:10; 2 Chronicles 36:16. "To heal," here, is explained by the "helping" of Psalms 30:10, and the "gladdening" of Psalms 30:11. To conclude from the expression, "Thou didst heal me," that David had been literally ill of a bodily disease, would be as absurd as to conclude from the expression, "Thou hast drawn me out," of the 1st verse, that he had fallen into a well.


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Hengstenberg, Ernst. "Commentary on Psalms 30:2". Ernst Hengstenberg on John, Revelation, Ecclesiastes, Ezekiel & Psalms. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/heg/psalms-30.html.

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