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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Psalms 77:12

 

 

I will meditate on all Your work And muse on Your deeds.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

I will meditate also of all thy work - That is, with a view to learn thy real character; to see whether I am to be constrained by painful facts to cherish the thoughts which have given me such trouble, or whether I may not find reasons for cherishing more cheerful views of God.

And talk of thy doings - Or rather, “I will muse on thy doings” - for so the Hebrew word signifies. It is not conversation with others to which he refers; it is meditation - musing - calm contemplation - thoughtful meditation. He designed to reflect on the doings of God, and to ask what was the proper interpretation to be put on them in regard to his character. Thus we must, and may, judge of God, as we judge of our fellow-men. We may, we must, inquire what is the proper interpretation to be put on the events which occur under his administration, and form our opinions accordingly. The result of the psalmist‘s reflections is stated in the following verses.


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Psalms 77:12". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/psalms-77.html. 1870.

The Biblical Illustrator

Psalms 77:12

I will meditate also of all Thy work.

Meditation

I. Motives to meditation.

1. It is the proper occupation of the mind.

2. Our character in the sight of God depends on the character of our thoughts.

3. Meditation is essential to the success of God’s Word.

II. Subjects for meditation.

1. God’s existence and attributes.

2. His works.

3. His claims. Their comprehensiveness, their spirituality, their perpetual obligation. Our guilt in neglecting them.

4. Your future. (Evangelical Preacher.)

The need of meditation

In mere apprehension, whether through reading or hearing, there is little or no profit. The profit begins when that which is apprehended is so pondered as to become part and parcel of the man’s inner nature. A man may run through a picture gallery so as to see every painting it contains, and to derive from the sight a certain amount of pleasure; but he alone profits by such an exhibition who pauses and studies each worthy work of art, and gathers ideas from it which enrich his mind, or learn lessons from it which refine his taste. “It is the settling of milk,” says an old writer, “that makes it turn to cream,” and it is the settling of truth in the mind that makes it turn to spiritual nutriment. (W. L. Alexander.)


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Exell, Joseph S. "Commentary on "Psalms 77:12". The Biblical Illustrator. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tbi/psalms-77.html. 1905-1909. New York.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

I will meditate also of all thy work,.... Or "works"F20בכל פעלך "de unoquoque opere tuo", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator. , which were many; he desired not to forget any of them, but remember the multitude of his tender mercies, and not only call them to mind, but dwell upon them in his meditations and contemplations, in order to gain some relief by them under his present circumstances:

and talk of thy doings: for the good of others, and so for the glory of God, as well as to imprint them on his own mind, that they might not be forgotten by him; for all things that are talked of, and especially frequently, are better remembered, see Psalm 145:4, the Targum is,

"I will meditate on all thy good works, and speak of the causes of thy wonders.'


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Psalms 77:12". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/psalms-77.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Psalms 77:12 I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.

Ver. 12. I will meditate also of all thy works, and talk, &c.] {See Trapp on "Psalms 45:1"}


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Psalms 77:12". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/psalms-77.html. 1865-1868.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Taneos. Hebrew Tsohan, (Haydock) which means, "spreading," either because the plagues spread from this capital, or because it was in a plain, (Berthier) or very extensive, (Haydock) on the eastern branch of the Nile, in the Delta. (Calmet) --- Here Moses wrought his wonders. (Worthington)


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Psalms 77:12". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/psalms-77.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

work. Some codices, with Aramaean, Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "works" (plural)


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 77:12". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/psalms-77.html. 1909-1922.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.
meditate
104:34; 143:5
talk
71:24; 105:2; 145:4,11; Deuteronomy 6:7; Luke 24:14-32

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 77:12". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-77.html.

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