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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Psalms 60:2

 

 

You have made the land quake, You have split it open; Heal its breaches, for it totters.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Thou hast made the earth to tremble - This refers, doubtless, to some calamity that might be compared with an earthquake - some disaster, discomfiture, or defeat that had shaken their hopes, as a city is shaken by an earthquake. Such comparisons are common in the Scriptures.

Thou hast broken it - As if it were broken up, or convulsed.

Heal the breaches thereof - That is, Appear for thy people, and repair their disasters, as if after an earthquake thou shouldst appear and fill up the rents which it had made. The prayer is that he would place things in their former condition of prosperity and success.

For it shaketh - It is convulsed or agitated. That is, there is still commotion. Things are unsettled and disturbed. The prayer is, that there might be stability or continued success.


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Psalms 60:2". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/psalms-60.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it,.... As is frequently done by an earthquake; which, whatever natural causes there may be of it, is always to be ascribed to God. The ancient HeathensF13A. Gell. Noct. Attic. l. 2. c. 28. were of opinion that all earthquakes were of God. This respects not the whole earth, but the land of Israel only; and so the Targum,

"thou hast moved the land of Israel, thou hast shaken and rent it;'

and it does not design a natural earthquake in it, but a figurative one; a shaking and rending of their civil and church state; see Hebrews 12:26;

heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh; which will be done in the latter day, when they shall return into their own land, and be restored as at the beginning, Isaiah 30:30.


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Psalms 60:2". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/psalms-60.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast d broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh.

(d) As split with an earthquake.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Psalms 60:2". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/psalms-60.html. 1599-1645.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh.

Tremble — A poetical expression, signifying great changes among the people.


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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Psalms 60:2". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/psalms-60.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Psalms 60:2 Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh.

Ver. 2. Thou hast made the earth to tremble] By sundry fearful and dismal fractions and concussions in our state.

Thou hast broken it] In allusion to earthquakes.

Heal the breaches thereof] Remedy the disorders, and cure the diseases, like a good physician. The Greeks call a king αναξ αβ ακος, Medela from his healing office; God is Jehovah, the physician, the Sun of righteousness hath healing under his wings.

For it shaketh] Nutat ac mox ruitura videtur it will surely down if not timely shored up.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Psalms 60:2". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/psalms-60.html. 1865-1868.

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

Psalms 60:2. Thou hast made the earth to tremble The land. By this figurative expression the Scripture frequently denotes extraordinary troubles and calamities: Compare Isaiah 23:13; Isaiah 29:6. And such were the dreadful commotions and miserable divisions among David's people.


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Coke, Thomas. "Commentary on Psalms 60:2". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/psalms-60.html. 1801-1803.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Made the earth to tremble; a poetical and hyperbolical expression, signifying great and dreadful changes among the people, as Haggai 2:7, compared with Hebrews 12:26,27. See also 1 Samuel 14:15.

Heal the breaches thereof; reconcile all those differences which our civil wars have made among us.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Psalms 60:2". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/psalms-60.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

2. Earth to tremble… broken… breaches… shaketh—Fearful words, descriptive of an earthquake, to which the army and nation, tottering, reeling, breaking, under the shock of disastrous war, are now compared.


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Psalms 60:2". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/psalms-60.html. 1874-1909.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

broken = made fissures. Occurs only here.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 60:2". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/psalms-60.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh.

Thou hast made the earth to tremble - an image for political convulsion and rending of the nation.

Heal the breaches thereof. The healing already has begun (Psalms 60:1; Psalms 60:4): perfect it now. Heal the breaches thereof. The healing already has begun (Psalms 60:1; Psalms 60:4): perfect it now.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 60:2". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/psalms-60.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(2) Earth.—Rather, land; since, though the image is drawn from an earthquake, in which the solid ground trembles and buildings totter and fall (comp. Isaiah 30:13), the convulsion described is political, not physical.


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Psalms 60:2". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/psalms-60.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh.
made
104:32; 114:7; 2 Samuel 22:8; Job 9:6; Isaiah 5:25; Jeremiah 4:24; 10:10; Amos 8:8; Habakkuk 3:10; Matthew 27:51
broken
89:40; 2 Samuel 2:8-32; 3:11-14; Isaiah 7:8; Jeremiah 14:17; 48:38; Haggai 2:6,7
heal
2 Chronicles 7:14; Job 5:18; Isaiah 30:26; Jeremiah 30:17; Lamentations 2:13; Ezekiel 34:16; Hosea 6:1

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 60:2". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-60.html.

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