Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible, by John Wesley, [1754-65], at sacred-texts.com
psa 105:3Glory - Glory in the God whom you serve, as the only true God.
psa 105:4Seek - The Lord in his strength, in his sanctuary, or before the ark, which is called God's strength. Face - His gracious presence.
psa 105:5Judgments - The punishments which he brought upon Egypt by his mere word.
psa 105:6Of Jacob - The only branch of Abraham's seed to whom the following blessings belong.
psa 105:7Judgments - God executes his judgments upon all nations and people.
psa 105:8Remembered - So as to perform it. The word - The promise. Commanded - Established. Thousand generations - To all generations.
psa 105:9Oath - Wherewith he ratified the covenant with Isaac, Gen 26:3.
psa 105:10A law - That it might be as firm and irrevocable as a law.
psa 105:11Lot - The portion assigned to you by lot.
psa 105:13They went - Both in Canaan, where there were seven nations, and in Egypt.
psa 105:15Anointed - My prophets, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; who are called God's anointed, because they were consecrated to be his peculiar people, and to be kings and princes in their families. And they are called prophets, because God familiarly conversed with them and revealed his will to them, and by them to others.
psa 105:16Staff of bread - Bread, which is the staff or support of our lives.
psa 105:19His word - That word or revelation which came first to Pharaoh in a dream, and then to Joseph concerning the interpretation of it. Purged - From those calamities which were cast upon him, and so prepared the way for his release.
psa 105:23Ham - Ham was the father of Mizraim, or the Egyptians, Gen 10:6.
psa 105:25Turned - That is, suffered them, to be turned.
psa 105:28They - Moses and Aaron, who inflicted that plague after Pharaoh had threatened them.
psa 105:30Land - Their country. In chambers - Which entered into the chambers. Kings - Of Pharaoh and his sons, and his chief nobles and governors.
psa 105:31Coasts - In all their land, even to the utmost borders of it.
psa 105:37Feeble - Diseased or unable for his journey: which in so vast a body, and in a people who had been so dreadfully oppressed, was wonderful.
psa 105:39Covering - To protect them from the heat of the sun.
psa 105:40Quails - He speaks of the first giving of quails, Exo 16:13, which God gave them as a refreshment, notwithstanding their sin in desiring them, which he graciously pardoned. Bread - With manna which came out of the air, commonly called heaven.
psa 105:41River - They flowed in channels which God provided for them, and followed the Israelites in their march.
psa 105:44Labour - The fruits of their labour; their cities, vineyards, olive - yards.