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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Psalms 90:15

 

 

Make us glad according to the days You have afflicted us, And the years we have seen evil.

Adam Clarke Commentary

Make us glad according to the days - Let thy people have as many years of prosperity as they have had of adversity. We have now suffered seventy years of a most distressful captivity.


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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Psalms 90:15". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/psalms-90.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us - Let the one correspond with the other. Let our occasions of joy be measured by the sorrows which have come upon us. As our sufferings have been great, so let our joys and triumphs be.

And the years wherein we have seen evil - Affliction and sorrow. They have been continued through many wearisome years; so let the years of peace and joy be many also.


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Psalms 90:15". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/psalms-90.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us,.... The days of affliction are times of sorrow; and days of prosperity make glad and joyful; and the psalmist here seems to desire an equal number of the one as of the other; not that an exact precise number of the one with the other is intended; but that there might be a proper proportion of the one to the other; and commonly God does "set the one over against the other": there is a mixture of both in the believer's life, which is like unto a chequer of black and white, in which there is a proper proportion of both colours; and so prosperity and adversity are had in turns, "and work together for good" to them that love the Lord: and when it is said "make us glad", that is, with thy favour and presence, it suggests, that these are a sufficient recompence for all affliction and trouble; and if so here, what must the enjoyment of these be in heaven! Between this and present afflictions there is no proportion, neither with respect to the things themselves, nor the duration of them; see Romans 8:18 and "the years" wherein "we have seen evil"; afflictions are evils; they flow from the evil of sin, and to some are the evil of punishment; and even chastisements are not joyous, but grievous: this may have respect to the forty years' travel in the wilderness, in which the Israelites saw or had an experience of much affliction and trouble; and even to the four hundred years in which the seed of Abraham were afflicted in a land not their's; see Numbers 14:33. Hence the JewsF9T. Bab. Sanhedrin, fol. 99. 1. make the times of the Messiah to last four hundred years, answerable to those years of evil, and which they take to be the sense of the text; and so Jarchi's note on it is,

"make us glad in the days of the Messiah, according to the number of the days in which thou hast afflicted us in the captivities, and according to the number of the years in which we have seen evil.'


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Psalms 90:15". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/psalms-90.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

As have been our sorrows, so let our joys be great and long.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 90:15". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/psalms-90.html. 1871-8.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Psalms 90:15 Make us glad according to the days [wherein] thou hast afflicted us, [and] the years [wherein] we have seen evil.

Ver. 15. Make us glad according] Let us have a proportion at least.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Psalms 90:15". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/psalms-90.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Our afflictions have been sharp and long, let not our prosperity be small and short.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Psalms 90:15". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/psalms-90.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

15. According to the days… the years—The period of their sufferings seemed like endless years, and becomes the measurement of the gladness for which the psalmist prays. Let our consolations cause us to forget the length and severity of our sufferings. The symbolical day for a year is here hinted at in the parallelism. Compare Numbers 14:34


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Psalms 90:15". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/psalms-90.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Tribulation. The just are not exempt from it. --- Glorify him, with eternal salvation.


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Psalms 90:15". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/psalms-90.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

according to the days . . . years: i.e. the forty years in the wilderness.

evil. Hebrew. ra"a". App-44.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 90:15". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/psalms-90.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(15) A prayer that prosperity may follow, proportionate to the mercy that has been endured.


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Psalms 90:15". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/psalms-90.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil.
Make
30:5; 126:5,6; Isaiah 12:1; 40:1,2; 61:3; 65:18,19; Jeremiah 31:12,13; Matthew 5:4; John 16:20; Revelation 7:14-17
the years
Deuteronomy 2:14-16

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 90:15". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-90.html.

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