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A Commentary, Critical, Practical, and Explanatory on the Old and New Testaments, by Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset and David Brown [1882] at

Psalms Chapter 112

Psalms 112:1

psa 112:1

This Psalm may be regarded as an exposition of Psa 111:10, presenting the happiness of those who fear and obey God, and contrasting the fate of the ungodly. (Psa 112:1-10)

True fear produces obedience and this happiness.

Psalms 112:2

psa 112:2

Temporal blessings follow the service of God, exceptions occurring only as they are seen by God to be inconsistent with those spiritual blessings which are better.

Psalms 112:4

psa 112:4

light--figurative for relief (Psa 27:1; Psa 97:11).

the upright--are like God (Luk 6:36; Psa 111:4).

Psalms 112:5

psa 112:5

Generosity, sound judgment in business, and confidence in God, form a character which preserves from fear of evil and ensures success against enemies. While a man thus truly pious is liberal, he increases in substance.

Psalms 112:6

psa 112:6

not be moved--(compare Psa 13:4; Psa 15:5).

Psalms 112:8

psa 112:8

heart is established--or, firm in right principles.

see his desire-- (Psa 50:23; Psa 54:7).

Psalms 112:10

psa 112:10

Disappointed in their malevolent wishes by the prosperity of the pious, the wicked are punished by the working of their evil passions, and come to naught.

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